Store Notes In Google Chrome With Chrome Cuts

Martin Brinkmann
May 15, 2010
Updated • Mar 25, 2018
Google Chrome

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.

Update: Chrome Cuts is no longer available. You may use an alternative extension such as Sticky Notes or Nimbus Notes which offer similar functionality.

Chrome Cuts review

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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  1. The Gopher Dances said on May 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The extension serves a purpose and makes it’s feature optional, most people like options. Congrats to it’s developer and the persons who make this site a great source of information.

    I think it’s awesome when people pointlessly criticize and use unsubstantiated cuts on something (cheezy is really the best you had?). Love a hit and run. Next time you’re going to try to be insulting and sarcastic, “try” spell check and a peek at grammar first.

    ~ “so [he’s] got that goin for him”

  2. Mark said on May 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I’m the developer of this, thanks very much for the article. I’ll definitely take up your suggestion and look into adding keyboard shortcuts.

    @Bill, your right about Opera, I made this to fill in a void that Chrome had compared to such browsers.

    1. Anonymous said on September 23, 2013 at 12:22 am


      Is there a way for it to show in the left hand side like Opera Notes and Firefox does?

  3. AJ Guard said on May 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    What a cool app. I had never heard of chrome cuts.

    Thanks for sharing about it.

  4. Bill Murray said on May 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Next timevm do your homework. Opera has had notes for years. Also its not really news worthy every time Google adds a missing feature to its cheezy browser.

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