Create And Edit Text Files In Google Chrome With Online Notepad

Online Notepad is a Google Chrome add-on that can create, open, and edit locally saved text files. It also works offline and supports the editing of files stored in Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and more.

Online Notepad add-on in Chrome Web Store
Download and install it from the Web Store here.

After it is installed, a welcome page will open in a new Chrome tab, along with the steps on how to use it.

default welcome page after installing Online Notepad

By default, the add-on is not pinned. So, click on the Extensions icon and pin it next to the Chrome address bar.

Extensions icon in Chrome

pinning the add-on
To use Online Notepad, click on the add-on icon.

Online Notepad add-on iconCreating text files with Online Notepad:

To create a new text file, enter the text in the writing area.

creating a new text file using Online Notepad

Then, click on the Save File button. Name the text file.

saving the new text file

It will be saved locally in Chrome’s download folder.

saved file downloaded in Chrome's download folder

Editing local text files:

Click on the Choose File button to open an existing text file from the PC or online storage services like Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

opening a saved text file using Online Notepad

choose a text file for editing
This will display the contents of that text file.

editing the text file

Edit it as needed in the writing area.

saving the edited text file


To save the changes, click on the Save File button. Name the file as needed and click on OK.

name the text file to save it
The edited file will not overwrite the original one. Instead, this file will be saved in Chrome’s download folder path.

saved file
There are no other settings for Online Notepad as it is a simple add-on. Right-click on the add-on icon and select Manage extension.

accessing Online Notepad settings

By default, the add-on is disabled for incognito mode. So, it can be enabled by turning on the Allow in Incognito option.

Allow Online Notepad to run in incognito mode

Overall, it is a lightweight and simple offline Chrome add-on. All it does is create a new text file or upload an existing one, allow editing, and then save it back locally.

For more features, there are other note-taking Chrome add-ons too.

All done.

  1. Carlos says:

    I installed Online Notepad and I don´t see its icon in any add-on list to turn it off.
    I want to turn it off because whenever I open a ppt file from Google Drive a notepad appears instead of the ppt file. ANY HELP?

    • admin says:

      Type in the address bar:

      You will see the list of all installed extensions, remove it from there.