Use your browser as Notepad

We all uses notepad or sticky note or some editor to take immediate notes on something like code snippet, ideas, blog content, todo. Recently I came to know that we can use our browser just like notepad. The trick hacks around Data URI scheme and html contenteditable attribute.

All you need to do is type the following code into the browser's URL bar:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

It will make your page as editable just like notepad. If you want to save your content, do the usual browser save(CMD+S for OSX). It will save your content as html file. You can also bookmark above data url to make it easier.

After I share this post in Hacker News, I got cool new things from cool guys.

Editor with little bit styles by bichiliad

data:text/html, <html contenteditable><style>body {color: #333; width: 960px; margin: 0 auto; display: block; height: 100%; font-size: 36px; padding: 20px;}</style></html>

Theme that changes the background color as you type by bgrins

data:text/html, <html><head><link href='' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'><style type="text/css"> html { font-family: "Open Sans" } * { -webkit-transition: all linear 1s; }</style><script>window.onload=function(){var e=false;var t=0;setInterval(function(){if(!e){t=Math.round(Math.max(0,t-Math.max(t/3,1)))}var n=(255-t*2).toString(16);"#ff"+n+""+n},1e3);var n=null;document.onkeydown=function(){t=Math.min(128,t+2);e=true;clearTimeout(n);n=setTimeout(function(){e=false},1500)}}</script></head><body contenteditable style="font-size:2rem;line-height:1.4;max-width:60rem;margin:0 auto;padding:4rem;">

I love this. Sublime Text Flavor with Ace by thinkxl

data:text/html,<title>DoJS</title><style type="text/css">#e{font-size: 16px; position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;}</style><div id="e"></div><script src="" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script><script>var e=ace.edit("e");e.setTheme("ace/theme/monokai");e.getSession().setMode("ace/mode/javascript");</script>

Web is awesome. Have a nice day.

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