Quickly Add Notes When Using Vivaldi Browser


Vivaldi browser comes with a useful feature of taking quick notes.

To enable it and make it visible in the sidebar, click on the menu and select View > Notes Panel (shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+O).

adding the Notes feature in Vivaldi side pane

It can now be accessed from the sidebar.

Notes pane visible in sidebar

By default, it is also available on the new tab page from the Notes section.

Notes feature is available in the new tab area too

To use it, simply click on it. It will open up a panel with the list of notes in the top pane and the notes to be entered at the bottom.

Notes in Vivaldi

You can also make a new folder and store notes in it by clicking on the folder icon from the top pane. They can also be searched for, added and deleted from here.

The note-taking pane at the bottom is just like any text editor but it also allows adding images as well as screenshots and files.

adding notes in Vivaldi

Other than that, you can also switch to the mark-up view when taking notes.

To open the notes in the note-editor for better editing, right-click the note from the top pane and select Open in Note Editor.

open notes using the note editor in vivaldi

This will open a basic text editor within the browser and the notes can then be edited and typed more easily.

using the note editor in vivaldi

Web notes:

Another useful feature is the ability to take notes right from web pages. To copy-paste information from a web page to the notes, select it, and use right-click to choose the Copy to Note option (shortcut keys: Ctrl+Shift+C).

copy-pasting information directly as notes in Vivaldi

The text will be directly visible as a new note along with the screenshot or image with it if available and the source URL.

Web info added as a contextual note in Vivaldi browser

To delete these notes, select them from the top-pane and click on the – sign or right-click and choose Delete.

deleting existing notes in Vivaldi browser

Exporting and importing notes:

The existing notes in Vivaldi can be exported and saved as a text file. To do this, go to Menu > Tools > Quick Commands (shortcut key: F2).

accessing vivaldi quick commands

Then in the floating window, type in export notes and select it from the drop-down.

export notes command in vivaldi

The selected note or the folder with notes in it can then be saved locally. Similarly, you can import notes using Quick Commands by typing import notes

existing notes from vivaldi exported as text files

This is a useful feature in Vivaldi than you can use it for jotting down quick and short notes without the need for any add-on.

Happy note-taking.


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