μPad

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Why?

Taking notes is a fundamentally important task, especially for students. However, most powerful notepad/notebook apps lock you into their platform.

μPad (MicroPad) is open source and free. It uses a simple file format (which has an open-source parser) and can export to markdown-formatted plain text.

Screenshots

Main UI Non-linear note Solarized theme Midnight theme Note with drawings
Note with drawings | Midnight theme | Solarized theme | Non-linear note | Main UI
Demo Video

Features

Infinite Canvas

Note-taking is a very different task to document-writing, and being restricted to a vertical page limits you. We think taking notes is better on a whiteboard than on a lined sheet of paper. μPad provides an infinite canvas for your ideas, letting you structure your thoughts as you please.

Truly Cross-Platform

The web-client works on any modern browser + the app works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Get your notes anywhere with μSync

μSync is built right into μPad providing a complete and seamless experience. μSync will keep your notes in sync across all of your devices quickly and securely with AES-256 encryption.

Evernote Import

Export your notes to the enex format, and they can instantly be uploaded and imported into μPad.

Unlimited Organisation

Notebooks can hold unlimited sections, and every section can have notes and other sections in it. This allows for a notepad that can handle anything from planning lunch, to planning the development of an open source notebook app 🤔.

Hashtags - Tagging notes without any effort

If you put a simple "#todo" in a note, MicroPad will automatically link it to all of the other notes that also have "#todo" in them across all of your notebooks. This makes searching and tagging for notes super easy.

Due Dates

On every element in a note you can assign a due-date. In the side-bar, a quick overview of all of your due-dates makes sure you don't get a nasty shock.

Markdown Editor

Markdown is a way to format text without having to lift your hands off of the keyboard. This standard is built right into μPad with helpful additions like: mathematics, todo lists, and tables.

Downloads

Get the source on GitHub

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