Note App: Simple web based note taking and note library

A note-database app for note taking, note ordering, editing and printing of notes. Simple and intuitive interface and easy set-up.

First, you should really just try it, as it explains itself quite well.


This app enables you to have all your notes in an open tab in your browser while you work or surf the web in other tabs.

Notes can be created, grouped, ordered, re-ordered, edited, printed, and deleted. And there is a search function too

You can import existing notes from text files, and export NoteApp notes to "*.txt" files.

As the software is web-based you may even put it on the www so that you have access to your notes through your VPN or whatever you use. Note, however, that this software has no access control so you will have to keep it somewhere behind an existing login.

Note App will display nicely on older hardware as well as on modern smartphones/tablets, etc.

For personal use only

This software is for personal and private use only. You are not allowed to use this software for commercial purposes.


The user interface is quite straight-forward, try the demo (link below) and you will instantly "get it".

There is a "README.txt" file in the root folder with extra information and a 3-step guide to get started.

Technical requirements

To run the software you will need:

For a quick and easy way to get all this, check out how to get a server and DB installed on Windows - quick and easy.


This software does not depend on any third-parties to work and it does not call home. It uses no jQuery, no AWS, no googlewhatever, and no Facebook. No trackers, no frameworks, nothing. This software does not even require an internet connection to work.

Try it


Please note that the DEMO-version does not allow you to save any edits or to make new notes. Also, that the layout and design can be changed easily to suit your preferences.


The zip file has two main folders: "sql" and "note_app". The "sql" folder contains a SQL script to create the database tables, and the "note_app" folder contains the app.

Install and uninstall

To install the software, first unzip the downloaded zip-file to your PC. Then, read the "README.txt" file for setup instructions. Next, configure the database and upload the lot to your web server. That's all.

The folder "sql" contains a "note_app.sql" file for easy setup of the database. Just run it as a SQL query or import it into phpMyAdmin.

If you do not have a web server, DB, etc you will still be able to install all that as well as Note App in less than 15 minutes.

To uninstall the software, just delete the software files. This will not delete your database (you may want to use a database manager such as phpMyAdmin or Adminer to manage that part).


Current version

The most recent version is 3.0

Version history

Version history
Version 3.0 (II) (2022-12-31)
Version 2.9 (2022-12-12)
Version 2.8 (2022-09-17)
Version 2.7 (2022-08-22)
Version 2.6 (2022-08-16)
Version 2.5 (2022-08-14)
Version 2.4 (2022-07-30)
Version 2.3 (2022-07-28)
Version 2.2 (2022-07-22)
Version 2.1 (was 2.9) (2022-07-12)
Version 2.0 (was 2.8) (2022-07-10)
Version 1.9 (was 2.7) (2022-02-18)
Version 1.8 (was 2.6) (2022-02-17)
Version 1.7 (was 2.5) (2022-02-15)
Version 1.6 (was 2.4) (2022-02-10)
Version 1.5 (was 2.3) (2022-02-06)
Version 1.4 (was 2.2) (2022-02-03)
Version 1.3 (was 2.1) (2022-01-31)
Version 1.2 (was 2.0) (2022-01-25)
Version 1.1 (was 1.9) (2022-01-22)
Version 1.0 (was 1.8) (2022-01-20)
- first public release

A Roman Numeral (if displayed) indicates the number of times that a version has been updated without changing version number.

As per 2022-07-22 the version numbers have been rebased. As the first public version had the version number 1.8 it was decided to change this number to 1.0 and adjust all other numbers accordingly.

Versions earlier than 1.8 were not publicly available.


This software is "Free For Personal Use Only".

It is provided at no cost for individuals who may even modify it, and the full source code is available. Use of the software is not allowed for commercial purposes or in any type of organization. Any type of organized distribution, hosting, or in any way making the software available to others as a product or service (even for free) is not permitted. Only strictly personal use is permitted.

I have tried to find a license document that would reflect this but I could not find any. So, I have to spell it out: See "Terms of Use" below.


This software is copyright © by the author. All Rights Reserved.

This software is not "Free Software" and not "Open Source".

Terms of Use

The terms are really simple and clear-cut:

Warranties and Liabilities Disclaimer

Warranties are none and void

There are no warranties. At all.

This software does not claim to be fit for any particular purpose and hence you should not use it unless you consider it to be fit for some purpose. The sole responsibility for such a decisions rests on you.

As the software source code is 100% accessible and available you have the right, the possibility, and the obligation to check if the software is fit for your particular purpose before you use it. You can even let others do that check for you if you are not sufficiently technically competent. If the software is not fit for your purpose do not use it.

Liabilities are none and void

The authour of this software assumes no responsibility for any kind of damage, suffering, or loss connected to your use of this software. If you, or anybody else, should happen to suffer any kind of negative impact connected to your use of this software you have the full resposibility yourself, and you can make no legal claims against the author of this software and no request for compensation.

Before you put this software into any use you are free to examine every detail of the source code, and to evaluate if this is a suitable product for your purpose. You are encouraged to do so. If you think, feel, or suspect that there could be any risk of negative consequences from your use of this product, do not use it.