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Offline joclaire
24 Jan 2011, 03:05 PM | Post: #1

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Notepad

I'd LOVE a little notepad function - maybe in experimental. Nothing sophisticated, just somewhere where I could make notes not relating to books I'm reading. Kindle Smile
Offline carryonvending Reading An Officer & a Spy - Robert Harris
24 Jan 2011, 03:30 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Notepad

(24 Jan 2011 03:05 PM)joclaire Wrote:  I'd LOVE a little notepad function - maybe in experimental. Nothing sophisticated, just somewhere where I could make notes not relating to books I'm reading. Kindle Smile
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Offline TheKindleWorm Reading The Last Battle
24 Jan 2011, 05:39 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Notepad

Me too !

If you have a 3G Kindle, there are online notepads you will be able to access from anywhere - I use http://www.simpletext.ws because I can also sync this up with the iphone but there are other online apps. If you're an Evernote user, you can use your email account on the Kindle web browser to push notes through to your Evernote account: http://www.kinworm.com...

If you have a wifi-only Kindle then online notepads may be a bit restrictive as you'll only be able to access those when you're in a wifi hotspot. You can make a simple text file on the PC containing something like:

Note 1
Note 2
Note 3

Save the file when you've added in all the text you want, copy it into the documents folder when your kindle is plugged into your PC. Then you can open the text file on your Kindle as you would open any book and append notes to it when you want. You cannot have a blank text file because the notes have to be appended to text that is already there.

Anyway a couple of alternative options.
Offline joclaire
25 Feb 2011, 11:12 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Notepad

I'm not a 3g user sadly, so that workround isn't for me.

I have emailed Amazon Feedback as I actually find it unbelievable that they have farted about with MP3 players et al before this very useful function on a device with a full QWERTY keyboard!
Offline carryonvending Reading An Officer & a Spy - Robert Harris
26 Feb 2011, 07:44 AM | Post: #5

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RE: Notepad

(25 Feb 2011 11:12 PM)joclaire Wrote:  I'm not a 3g user sadly, so that workround isn't for me.

I have emailed Amazon Feedback as I actually find it unbelievable that they have farted about with MP3 players et al before this very useful function on a device with a full QWERTY keyboard!

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Offline StanH Reading Winterkill by C.J.Box
28 May 2011, 12:00 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Notepad

(24 Jan 2011 03:05 PM)joclaire Wrote:  I'd LOVE a little notepad function - maybe in experimental. Nothing sophisticated, just somewhere where I could make notes not relating to books I'm reading. Kindle Smile

I Agree. I'd love to be able to write into various apps like Notebook, Diary, Reminders, Contacts List, Birthdays, etc.

I can't believe some clever little fellow hasn't come up with a
solution to this really important user requirement - its more than a "nice to have" as it would only add to the popularity and value and sales of this clever little device.

It seems to me that, the fact that we can already use our Kindle keyboard to type SEARCH Queries into a little box at the foot of the screen, to then add the extra bit of software code needed to save similar little boxes of User Input into a formatted file - formatted as a diary, a notebook, an address book, etc., surely can't be that far away from becoming a reality.

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