How to use Google Chrome as a Notepad


Google Chrome has tons of really cool features, but all of them immediately apparent. One of these secret features is that you can turn your Chrome browser into a notepad. Since most of our computing time is spent primarily in the browser, it makes sense to have a way to take notes quickly. Let’s take a look at how to use Google Chrome as a notepad.

How to Use Google Chrome as a Notepad

Turning your Google Chrome into a browser is very simple. Go to the address bar where you would normally enter a URL and enter the following:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

Google Chrome Notepad URL

Hit Enter, and that’s it! Your chrome tab will turn blank, and you will be able to enter text directly into it. 

Google Chrome Notepad

You may be thinking; I’m not going to type that every time I need a notepad. Well, luckily, you don’t have to. You can simply make a bookmark of your blank notepad page in Google Chrome and click that anytime to get a new blank notepad page.

Google Chrome Notepad Bookmark

Of course, there are some limitations here. The Chrome Notepad feature offers a very simplistic notepad. You can’t format your text in any way, and you also can’t save anything you type. This notepad is meant to be used for quick note-taking. 

Know that you know how to Google Chrome as a notepad, try it out, and see if you can incorporate it into your workflow! Also, check out another cool feature Chrome has, the ability to take full page screenshots.