Kindle Notepad is available for $1. It now has 39 reviews with 34 5-star reviews.
People are coming up with lots of interesting ways to use the Notepad App so thought it would be worth sharing them. This post also lists some help tips.
Ways to use the Kindle Notepad App
Here are different ways that Kindle owners are using the Kindle Notepad app –
- For Notes.
- For jotting down ideas.
- For keeping reminders.
- For listing down birthdays.
- For listing down appointments like Doctor appointments.
- For ToDo Lists
- Grocery Lists and Shopping Lists.
- Lists of phone numbers.
- Writing down book reviews.
- Writing down lists of the books in a series.
- Writing down lists of Books You Want to Read, Samples you found interesting, Books to Buy.
- Listing down your Favorite Kindle Tips. Ex: Alt+G = refresh the screen and remove ghosting.
- As a Diary or Journal.
- As a Dream Journal.
- Keep a list of tests taken, allergies, and doctor appointments. Courtesy Marcy –
When the dr. says “when did you have this test or that test, we never know for sure. Put all the information in notepad along with drug allergies etc. Takes just a few minutes, is editable, and saves guessing.
- To add a note named – (apostrophe) If found, return here – and adding in their contact information. Another helpful tip is to name your Kindle using your email address and phone number. Example: 324-543-3234 email@example.com. Thanks to J. Siedel for this tip –
My very first note is entitled ” ‘If found, look here ” and has my name, phone and email address.
FYI, there is an apostrophe at the front of my ‘If found note so that it always sorts to the top when I alphabetize my notes.
If you have found some interesting new way to use Notepad please do let us know.
Recent Additions to Kindle Notepad Help
We now have Kindle compatible versions of the Help Files. We also have one giant help file that is a compilation of all the other Kindle Notepad Help files:
- All Notepad Help Files in 1 File – Notepad All-in-One Help (Mobi Kindle format).
- Kindle Notepad Main Help – Kindle Notepad Main Help (Kindle format).
- Kindle Notepad Q&A – Kindle Notepad Q&A (Kindle format).
- Kindle Notepad App Backup & Restore – Kindle Notepad Backup & Restore (Kindle format).
- Transferring Notes – Kindle Notepad Transferring Notes (Kindle format).
Transferring Files Detailed Help
There is now a post on Transferring Files from Kindle Notepad to PC and vica versa.
Users also found one handy trick – Create a shortcut to the folder in which your notes are kept.
Shortcut to Kindle Notepad Notes Folder on PC
This is the folder you have to go to when your Kindle is plugged in: Kindle > .active-content-data > 8a5982e82ae68fb2012bc688405e0026 > work > user .
When you are in the work folder, just right-click on the User folder and choose – Create Shortcut.
Name it something like Notepad Files and then save it to your desktop. Then, instead of searching for the correct folder every time your Kindle is plugged in, you can go directly to your notes by clicking the shortcut.
Please Note: If you have lots of USB devices the drive the Kindle is listed as might get changed and then the shortcut will stop working.
Shortcut on Mac
Again we have notes in this folder: Kindle > .active-content-data > 8a5982e82ae68fb2012bc688405e0026 > work > user .
This post on Creating Shortcuts to Folders in Mac explains how to create a shortcut.
How to Delete a Note
To delete a note, do the following:
- In Kindle Notepad press Menu key to bring up the Menu.
- In the Kindle Notepad Menu choose All Notes to go to the All Notes page.
- Move the cursor to the note you want to delete.
- Press the DEL key on your Kindle keyboard.
- In the confirmation dialog, which asks you if you are sure you want to delete the note, select OK.
Please Note that deleted notes cannot be recovered unless you have done a backup or have saved them on your PC.
How to Type Capitals
Note: In V1.1 or V1.2 we will change this to match what the Kindle does. We missed this as we were used to pressing Alt+alphabets at the same time.
To get a capital – Press and Hold down Shift key (up arrow). Then press an alphabet (a) to get A (capitals).
On the Kindle you can first press Shift and then let go and then press a and you will still get A. At the moment Notepad does not support this persistent Shift. We will add it in V1.1 or V1.2.
Please Note: We have no ETA and have not yet started on this fix but will let you know when the update with this fix is done and available.
The Save Confirmation Dialog disappears automatically
Just a quick note: When you save a note there is a small message saying – Your Note has been Saved – that appears. It is not necessary to click OK – the message goes away within a second. If this message is bothering you let us know and we will see if we can do another type of notification.
Let us know if you find bugs or have feature requests
We are currently compiling requests and bugs and figuring out what to add in V1.1.
If there is a bug that is bothering you, or a feature you would like, please leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can explore your request and figure out whether it can fit into V1.1.
Finally, Thank You for taking us to #15
Notepad now has 34 5-star reviews, which we treasure, and is at #15 in the Kindle Store. Thank you very much for your support.