Note App: Simple note taking, and notes archive in your browser

An app for note taking, note ordering, editing, and printing of notes. It runs in a browser and requires no setup. Simple and intuitive interface as well as use.

About

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

Note App will display nicely on older hardware as well as on modern smartphones/tablets, etc. All customizable using standard CSS.

Everything is extremely simple and intuitive, and getting started is quick and easy. It takes less than 5 minutes from download to using the software. Less than one minute can be done. Literally.

You should really just try it (link to online demo), as it explains itself quite well.

Features

[*] MySQL, MariaDB, and SQLite are all fully supported. SQLite is default.

For personal use only

This software is strictly for personal and private use only.

See Terms of Use below.

Documentation

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:

The default database engine is SQLite. This software is installed by default on Mac, Linux, as well as recent Windows versions. No configuration required.

Dependencies

Apart from requirements above, 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 is usually a few versions behind, so not all features are available. Also, it does not allow you to save any edits or to make new notes.

Download

The zip file contains two folders: "sql" and "note_app". The "note_app" folder contains the app, and the "sql" folder contains an optional SQL script to create the database tables (for those that want to use an alternative Database Engine).

Install and uninstall

To install the software, just unzip the "note_app" folder from the downloaded zip-file into a folder on your PC that your web server will display[*].

To use the software, just point a browser to the folder that you unzipped above.

To uninstall the software, just delete the software files (you may want to export your notes first, which is easily done).

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[*] If you want to use another DB engine than the one provided by default you will have to set this up. See below. Of course you can just start with the default (which requires no setup), and switch later.

Use of alternative DB Engines (mySQL or MariaDB)

The software comes with SQLite pre-configured and will run that out-of-the box, with no configuration required.

Optionally you may use a mySQL type database. MariaDB and MySQL are both fully supported, with directions for use included.

The folder "sql" contains a "note_app.sql" file for easy setup of a mySQL type database. Just run it as a SQL query or import it into eg. Adminer, or phpMyAdmin. Further instructions are in the "README.txt" file.

Installing a DB Engine

SQLite is installed by default on Linux, Mac, and recent Windows systems.

For Mac and Linux it is assumed that you know how to install a mySQL type database, if you want/need that in stead. For Windows, check out how to get a server and DB installed on Windows - quick and easy.

Versions

Current version

The most recent version is 3.6

Version history

Click for Version history
Version 3.6 (2024-01-18)
Version 3.5 (2023-12-17)
Version 3.4 (2023-11-11)
Version 3.3 (2023-11-06)
Version 3.2 (2023-10-22)
Version 3.1 (2023-03-12)
Version 3.0 (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 (2022-07-12)
Version 2.0 (2022-07-10)
Version 1.9 (2022-02-18)
Version 1.8 (2022-02-17)
Version 1.7 (2022-02-15)
Version 1.6 (2022-02-10)
Version 1.5 (2022-02-06)
Version 1.4 (2022-02-03)
Version 1.3 (2022-01-31)
Version 1.2 (2022-01-25)
Version 1.1 (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 after the release date without changing version number.

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

Versions earlier than 1.0 (internal version 1.8) were not publicly available.

License

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.

Restrictions

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 (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.

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 personally find it to be fit for some purpose entirely by your own judgement. The sole responsibility for such a decision 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 have reason to believe that there could be any risk of negative consequences from your use of this product, do not use it.

Copyright

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

While this software is provided free-of-charge, it is not "Free Software".

Also, while every single part of the source code is available for inspection and modification, this software is not "Open Source".