Kindle gets a Notepad app

It's a pretty good one, too.

Have you ever used one of the Notepad ebooks on the Kindle? If not, you can make one by creating an empty ebook and then adding typed notes. They never really worked well for me, which is why I'm glad to finally get a real notepad app.

Late last night the latest app from 7 Dragons went live in the Kindle Store. Notepad brings most of the features of the standard Notepad app to your Kindle. You can read and edit TXT files, and it has 6 font sizes and 2 font types for you to choose from.

I managed to get in on the beta testing, and the app was pretty good then. Now it's better. I like how the shortcuts are designed, and I like the design of the menu system. It's also pretty fast at showing what you type. Also, speaking as someone who has an original Kindle, it was a joy to see the cursor move around the screen so quickly.

Notepad

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6 Comments on Kindle gets a Notepad app

  1. is this again an US only App?
    it says ‘Not currently available’ to me.. :/

  2. at $0.99 I think I will have to get this! 🙂

  3. I’ll stick with Evernote on my PC and Android phone.

  4. You have an original Kindle ?? The screen is normally not directly addressed with a cursor on that. The rolling silver thing does it on the side with popup dialog boxes although you can type in pop-up input boxes. The whole note is a popup input screen then maybe?

    But the description doesn’t list the Kindle 1 as a device for the Notepad app. Might you be on Kindle 2 rather than the original Kindle ? Or is it just not recommended for Kindle 1 but doable? Interesting!

    • Let me clarify.

      I appreciate how fast the cursor moves around on my K3 because I remember how slow the original Kindle was in typing and moving the cursor around a block of text.

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