Five Apps: Note-taking add-ons for Firefox
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Firefox note-taking add-ons
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There are times when you just need to quickly take a note, jotting down something you need to do or a thought that pops into your head that you don’t want to forget. Sure, you couldrnopen up a text editor or even text yourself that forgettable notion.rnBut when you’re already working within an application that offers the power ofrnadding easy note-taking features, why not take advantage of it?
Firefox is just that. With its powerful add-on system, yourncan include note-taking to the already long list of things Firefox do.
I have found five solid note-taking add-ons for you to try. Each offers thernvery basic feature of allowing you to take notes, while some offer just arnlittle bit more to entice you into usage. Let’s see which one suits your needsrnbest.
QuickNoternis a basic note-taking tool that offers but a few frills. Once it’s installed, yourncan enjoy tabs, browser/email integration, and auto-save. You can openrnQuickNote as a floating window, a sidebar (see the screenshot), or within a tab.
Customization of QuickNote includes: Per-user note savingrnlocations, font type, background color, custom CSS styles, auto-save on Xthrncharacter, and more.
QuickNote has a single keyboard shortcut (Ctrl-F7) that you can customize to open QuickNote in its various forms (floating window,rnsidebar, or tab).
You can get to the QuickNote Settings through the Firefox Tools menu.
QuickNote is free and does require a restartrnupon installation.
2. UberNote toolbar
UberNote toolbar is an extension that requires a service and that you sign up for arnplan (which means you can access your notes from any supported browser).
To start working with UberNote, select Launch UberNote fromrnthe drop-down, and your Dashboard will open in a new tab.
3. Note Board
Note Board is another account-based application that opens inside a tab withinrnFirefox. This app is less like an extension and more of a bookmark for a webrnpage, but it’s still effective.
Note Board functionality
You can rename your boards by clicking the Board button andrnthen clicking the edit icon for the board you want to rename.
You’ll notice the free account does includernadvertisements. To get rid of the ads, you’ll need to purchase a premium planrn(single payment of $1.99 here).
QuickFox notes is a multi-tab note-taking extension for Firefox. This particular takernon the note-taking add-on uses either an integrated bookmarking systems orrnsqlite database to store notes. With it, you can either store your notes locallyrnor integrate them into a cloud-based storage solution.
Click the drop-down, and you can define where yournwant QuickFox to open (in tab, new window, or application content). Click thernQuickFox button, and the QuickFox floating window will appear.
From the QuickFox window, you can access the main settings ofrnthe tool. Click the settings drop-down, and you can set up your cloud storagern(under Network) and much more.
QuickFox is free and requires a restart upon installation.
FloatNotes is one of the more interesting note-taking add-ons I’ve found. Whatrnthis handy little extension does is allow you to take notes on web pages — anywhere on the page. All you do is right-click where you want the note to bernand then select Add Note. A small window will appear wherernyou can add your note.
If you close the page, re-open the page… thernnote is still there! This makes it incredibly handy to take quick notes on arnweb site and be able to recall them later. Once a note has been taken, you canrnaccess the settings of that note by hovering over the note window.
You can also pin a particular note to a page, a site, orrneven globally (to all sites).
FloatNote is free and does require a restart uponrninstallation.
If you’re looking for a handy way to take notes from withinrnyour web browser (and who isn’t?), give one of these five note-takingrnapplications a try. There’s something for nearly everyone here and one of thesernapps should have you efficiently taking notes either about the sites you workrnwithin or just random thoughts you need to be able to quickly recall.