Anchor Notes


Anchor Notes is a simple, streamlined, page-specific notepad.

Find a recipe online?
Made some changes you want to remember next time?
Drop an anchor!

Pull up the Anchor Notes notepad by clicking the anchor icon in your browser, and jot down your notes. The next time you want to revisit that recipe, pull up the Anchor Notes notepad, and magically, your notes will be there. No need to remember where you saved the file. Your notes are specific to you and to the page you were on when you made them.

Visting a friend, and want to show them your recipe changes? If they also have Anchor Notes, just log into their Chrome browser with your credentials, and visit that recipe page. YOUR notes will be there! Even if your friend has taken their own notes on that page!

I designed this extension with the mantra, “Do one thing, and do it well”. Therefore, Anchor Notes doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles. Here’s a short list of the ones it does have:

– Autosave – Whenever you stop typing for two seconds, Anchor Notes updates your saved note. No need to click anything!
– Speech To Text – Don’t feel like typing? Just click the microphone, and say your notes. The HTML5 Speech To Text API handles the rest!
– Copy to Clipboard – Copy the entire note to the clipboard with just one click of the clipboard icon!
– Toggle Position and Opacity – Is the note in the way of your reading? Don’t want to hide it completely? Simply click the side-pointing arrow to toggle the note to the other side of the page, or click the Opacity toggle at the bottom of the note to make the note transparent!

NOTE: Please do not use this app for storing passwords or state secrets. It’s purpose is convenience, not security!

Update – V2.3.0 – 03/15/2017
Added fallback to save notes to localStorage if connection to the db should ever fail. Also added basic protection to the routes, so you will no longer be able to save to the db if you do not upgrade. So, please upgrade!

Anchor Notes
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