Most web browsers do not come with options to quickly jot down notes to access them at a later time again. Some browsers, for example Vivaldi, come with note taking functionality but the bulk does not.
The option to add notes to web pages that you visit can be useful at times, for instance to act as reminders or to provide you with information.
While note taking is not natively available in most browsers, those that support browser extensions usually have some that you can install to use the functionality.
Two different types of note taking applications are common: those that save data locally and those that save them remotely.
Chrome Cuts is a basic note taking application for the Google Chrome browser. It adds the typical icon to the main toolbar after installation which offers access to the extension's features.
Notes are created and displayed with a left-click on the extension's icon in the toolbar. Each note consists of a label and the actual note. The order of notes can be changed at anytime and it is furthermore possible to hide or delete specific notes as well as edit them if needed.
It takes two clicks to add a new note. The text of existing notes can be copied and pasted just like any other text on the site which may make it useful as storage for text that you use often, for instance when you are writing comments.
An experimental synchronization feature has been added recently by the developer. It uses chrome's sync functionality to share notes between multiple computer systems running the browser and extension.
The width of the popup window containing the notes as well as its color can be changed in the extension's options.
Chrome Cuts is a helpful extension for the Google Chrome browser. It misses keyboard shortcuts to optimize the workflow of copying and pasting notes as well as options to copy and paste notes from the right-click menu.
Another thing that it misses is an option to search all notes. Not a problem if you use it for a couple of notes but if you go note-crazy, you may prefer a solution with search as it may be difficult to keep an overview otherwise.
The extension is available at Google's Chrome extensions gallery.
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