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Textpad

Simple online notepad, no fancy stuff. Just write.

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Paulo Nunes@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
Hello everyone! I'm Paulo Nunes, and i built TextPad. I built it for personal use, copy/pasting text online, drafting ideas i want to publish, and taking notes when doing research without switching between a text editor and the browser. Hope it's useful for you too, thank you!
Paul de Fombelle@paulodef · sows Mailify, reaps email marketers
@syndicatefx Not sure I'll dismiss my good ol' NotePad++, but let's give it a try ;)
Paulo Nunes@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@paulodef I'm with you, but it depends on what you're doing, or need.
GeoNomad@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx What are the 3 characters at the beginning of the saved file for?  EF BB FF
Paulo Nunes@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@geonomad Can you tell me what software you're using to open your .txt file on your computer? Those characters are explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By... I couldn't replicate that on any editors i use, but since TextPad saves file as "text/plain;charset=utf-8", that is the reason you might be seeing those characters at the beginning of your file, based on the wiki link above.
GeoNomad@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx I am saving the file from Chrome/51.0.2704.103 on W10 and opening with Editpad Pro 5.4.5. You are right it is saving it as a UTF-8 stream instead of plain text. If I convert from UTF-8 to ANSI, they go away. No big deal. My editor was just expecting pure text in the file.
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Israel Obiagba@israelobiagba · Technical trainer, CodeSpark Foundation
Love the simplicity.
Sajeesh Philip@philipsajeesh · Founder: TriangleDesk.com & Pagefolio.co
@israelobiagba Yeah.. No distractions. Just write.
Kaushal Vyas@kaushalvyas010 · Product Manager; Entrepreneur
@israelobiagba If it's 'extreme', it's not simple!
Israel Obiagba@israelobiagba · Technical trainer, CodeSpark Foundation
@kaushalvyas010 thanks for the correction :D
Israel Obiagba@israelobiagba · Technical trainer, CodeSpark Foundation
@kaushalvyas010 thanks for the correction :D
Luzi@luztweet · founder, ningo.me
@israelobiagba looks like a stripped-down copy of https://shrib.com to me...
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
Hello everyone! I'm Paulo Nunes, and i built TextPad. I built it for personal use, copy/pasting text online, drafting ideas i want to publish, and taking notes when doing research without switching between a text editor and the browser. Hope it's useful for you too, thank you!
Paul de Fombelle@paulodef · sows Mailify, reaps email marketers
@syndicatefx Not sure I'll dismiss my good ol' NotePad++, but let's give it a try ;)
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@paulodef I'm with you, but it depends on what you're doing, or need.
GeoNomad@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx What are the 3 characters at the beginning of the saved file for?  EF BB FF
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@geonomad Can you tell me what software you're using to open your .txt file on your computer? Those characters are explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By... I couldn't replicate that on any editors i use, but since TextPad saves file as "text/plain;charset=utf-8", that is the reason you might be seeing those characters at the beginning of your file, based on the wiki link above.
GeoNomad@geonomad · Nomadic Inventor and Entrepreneur
@syndicatefx I am saving the file from Chrome/51.0.2704.103 on W10 and opening with Editpad Pro 5.4.5. You are right it is saving it as a UTF-8 stream instead of plain text. If I convert from UTF-8 to ANSI, they go away. No big deal. My editor was just expecting pure text in the file.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
True.
Not bad but looks like Papier with fewer features.. https://www.producthunt.com/tech...
Paul de Fombelle@paulodef · sows Mailify, reaps email marketers
@zac_46 I like the idea of not having to install an extension
Dhruv Patel@dhruvp2014 · Co-Founder, SalesHandy
@paulodef @zac_46 Does it save text, on closing browser and reopening it again ?
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@dhruvp2014 Yes it does!
@paulodef I agree with you despite we are talking about a 1-min task to do once.
@syndicatefx what are the main differences with Papier?
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@zac_46 I have not used Papier thoroughly. But from what i could gather from a quick test, this is what i think the main differences are between TextPad and Papier(which looks/feels like a great app too, by the way). - TextPad is browser vendor independent, no extensions to install, works on all modern browsers. - Lightweight and fast, even on mobile(the whole online app is one html file weighing 22.7kb). - Also uses LocalStorage, though in a much simpler way because there is no text formatting going on. Resulting in a small footprint on storage capacity which for text purposes isn't that significant but still takes up less than Papier. - Enables you to directly download your text as a .txt file, Papier only has print option if you want to store a copy on your disk. - TextPad uses html textarea element, Papier uses a contenteditable div. Paste text into it without bringing in any formatting of the original copied text, cleaner output and less error prone. Wrapping up i think the only things TextPad really misses are the text formatting options, keyboard shortcuts and synchronization. Otherwise they are equal in features.
Maxine Kerley Bowen@maxine_kerley_bowen
Is there a way to have minimal margins?
Paulo Nunes
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@syndicatefx · Front-end developer
@maxine_kerley_bowen Not sure what you mean by minimal margins. The margins on either side of the text are hard coded in the CSS, and get progressively smaller on smaller window sizes. But there is no way right now for a user to customize those settings.
Maxine Kerley Bowen@maxine_kerley_bowen
Thanks