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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

GridNote - A grid of sticky notes

GridNote is a webpage of sticky notes that you can use to jot down things you need to remember (like a timesheet log, or restaurant prices, or calorie counts).

GridNote uses a cookie to remember your notes - no database is involved, so your privacy is protected. Source code.

These sticky notes are perfectly laid out for you. If you've got a third monitor or some extra screen real estate, try putting GridNote there.



  • This is really very useful and simple. The only downside of course is that the notes are not accessible on another computer, since it's cookie based.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2007 9:43 a.m.  

  • UHF - Glad you find it useful. I find I'm using it daily.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/29/2007 12:42 p.m.  

  • Jon, this is a great idea! I wonder if you'd consider allowing other people to use the code on their own sites. I'd be happy to give you credit by leaving the link to your blog.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/22/2008 6:02 a.m.  

  • Hi Gregory - sure thing - go for it!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 1/22/2008 7:28 p.m.  

  • Thanks, Jon! I've played with GridNote a bit, and I think it's great. But I see one little problem: when it loads the contents of the textareas from the cookies and echos them to the screen, PHP escapes single quotes, ampersands, backslashes, etc. with backslashes. If you refresh the page, they get backslashed again; this can carry on ad infinitum. Any ideas how best to deal with this?

    (I'm also having a problem with non-ASCII characters, but that's a separate issue.)


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2008 3:37 a.m.  

  • Hrm - I'll need to look into that bug when I get some time.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 1/24/2008 9:10 p.m.  

  • Hi Jon, thank you for this tool. Is there a line of code I can add on my site which will allow me to export my notes to a text file?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/15/2011 4:00 p.m.  

  • Hi Anonymous - No, there isn't currently a way to export the text of all your notes. I haven't touched this code in a few years, but let me know if you really want it, and I'll add it.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 7/21/2011 7:29 p.m.  

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