Google Chrome offers a ton of incredibly amazing features, but not all of them are immediately obvious.
One of these hidden capabilities is the ability to convert your Chrome browser into a notepad.
Because we spend the majority of our computer time in the browser, it makes sense to have a convenient method to take notes. Let’s see how to use Google Chrome as a notepad.
How to Use Google Chrome as a Notepad?
It is quite easy to convert your Google Chrome into a browser. Type the following in the address box where you would typically enter a URL:
data:text/HTML, <html contenteditable>
Hit Enter, and that’s it! Your chrome tab will turn blank, and you will be able to enter text directly into it.
You could be thinking to yourself, “I’m not going to write that every time I need a notepad.“
Fortunately, you don’t have to. Simply bookmark your blank notepad page in Google Chrome and click it whenever you need a fresh blank notepad page.
There are, of course, certain limits here. The Chrome Notepad feature provides a very basic notepad. You can’t style your content in any way, and you can’t save anything you type in.
This notebook is designed for rapid note-taking.
Try it out and see if it fits into your workflow! Check out Chrome’s other interesting feature, the ability to snap full-page screenshots.