Quick Notes

Products: IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio

Vendor: Jitendra Rana





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Quick Notes is a plugin written for IntelliJ IDEA. This plugin adds the ability to manage multiple text notes within the IDEA itself. These could be some tips, notes, code snippets, etc that usually comes to mind while coding and Quick Notes provides an ideal way to save those thoughts quickly and easily.

Quick Notes is compatible with multiple opened IDEA instances, so any change made to any note in one instance of IDEA gets reflected in the other IDEA instances without any delay.

Quick Notes plugin provides many features aimed towards easy maintenance and quick access to the Notes. Here are some of the major features of this plugin

  • Add and Manage multiple notes
  • Rename an existing note
  • Delete an existing note
  • Manage notes across multiple IDEA instances
  • Any change in one IDEA instance gets reflected across other IDEA instances
  • Notes are saved in user's home folder "userhome.ideaquicknotes"
  • Show or hide line numbers
  • The toolbar can be placed at top or bottom location
  • Ability to change Font of notes
  • Ability to search notes
  • Ability to save notes to a file

Click here to read/download the manual for this plugin.

For any bugs or suggestions, please leave a comment on the plugin page at
Downloads: 24193
Participated in rating: 17
Version Since Build Until Build File/URL Size (Kb) Date Details
2.9.4. 69.7000. . Download 157.6 2013-09-02 21:28:49 details
2.5. . . Download 84.58 2009-12-03 17:57:52 details
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Recent change notes:

Quick Notes plugin fixed for EAP 13 compatibilty


2014-07-30 04:37:22
Is it possible to change the default note save location? I want to keep my notes synced over my development PC and laptop. I can use dropbox, for syncing by placing the notes folder in dropbox. Thnx
2014-01-22 01:04:38
May i add a suggestion: one note apply to one (pair) or more (map) file line number position, ui action like a debug breakpoint or tooltips ? e.g for personal function todo note. I love it.
2014-01-03 04:56:50
Very useful and well done. Feedback: - On IntelliJ 13 on Mac OSX 10.7.5 the UI widgets on the Save dialog box are disappearing in the background. They reappear when using the tab key but disappear again when left idle. IntelliJ reports a NPE but it's unclear if it's related. I'm using Quicknotes v 2.9.4
2013-10-17 12:59:55
Great plugin, lots of options to configure and personalize. Feature Request: Please add tabs to navigate between notes. just like chrome browsers.
2013-09-02 21:35:58
Thanks for all your support and encouragement and special thanks to Muppet Gate for the fix to make the plugin compatible with latest EAP 13. Also, please accept my sincere apology to provide the fix so late as its that time of the year when suddenly every customer project becomes a high priority :)... Enjoy the Labor Day !!! - Jitendra Rana
2013-08-20 10:20:26
The following exception is thrown on start-up: com/intellij/peer/PeerFactory: com/intellij/peer/PeerFactory java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/intellij/peer/PeerFactory at com.jsrana.plugins.quicknotes.QuickNotes$1.projectOpened( at com.intellij.openapi.project.impl.ProjectManagerImpl.e( at com.intellij.openapi.project.impl.ProjectManagerImpl.openProject( at com.intellij.openapi.project.impl.ProjectManagerImpl.loadAndOpenProject( at com.intellij.ide.impl.ProjectUtil.openProject( at com.intellij.ide.RecentProjectsManager.doOpenProject( at com.intellij.ide.RecentProjectsManagerBase$MyAppLifecycleListener.appStarting( at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusConnectionImpl.deliverMessage( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusImpl.doPumpMessages( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusImpl.pumpMessages( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusImpl.sendMessage( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusImpl.access$000( at com.intellij.util.messages.impl.MessageBusImpl$1.invoke( at $Proxy41.appStarting(Unknown Source) at com.intellij.idea.IdeaApplication.c( at com.intellij.idea.IdeaApplication.access$600( at com.intellij.idea.IdeaApplication$IdeStarter$ at com.intellij.openapi.application.impl.LaterInvocator$ at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch( at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl( at java.awt.EventQueue.access$200( at java.awt.EventQueue$ at java.awt.EventQueue$ at Method) at$1.doIntersectionPrivilege( at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent( at com.intellij.ide.IdeEventQueue.d( at com.intellij.ide.IdeEventQueue._dispatchEvent( at com.intellij.ide.IdeEventQueue.dispatchEvent( at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters( at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter( at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy( at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents( at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents( at Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.intellij.peer.PeerFactory PluginClassLoader[Quick Notes, 2.9.3] at at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( ... 39 more
2013-08-18 12:19:46
Still broken under 130.1619 :-(
2013-08-16 13:26:18
This is very useful, but it does not work on latest builds.
2013-08-08 13:50:13
Unfortunately, it's broken under EAP 130.1486 .. :-(
2013-06-26 16:24:44
Thank you for this useful plugin. Can you add to source editor context menu: - Insert selected text to new note; - Insert selected text to current note; - Insert file path and selected text to new note; - Insert file path and selected text to current note; - Insert reference and selected text to new note; - Insert reference and selected text to current note ? Example (after file path and selected text were inserted): D:\Work\project\server\src\com\ourfirm\budget\ <- file path public CurDict() <- selected text on next line <- empty line
2013-05-22 14:10:55
Hi!! Thanks for this plugin it's really useful. The only thing that I feel that it's missing is support to change the text style like bold, underline or mark as deleted. Simple commands like in Jira would be great!! Cheers!
2013-05-22 09:17:02
Hi, thanks for your plugin. I have a few suggestions to make this plugin even better: * Could you please activate the search box per default or introduce a feature to show it permanently. Futhermore, show the search? Maybe enhance context menu of source editor for storing/inserting notes is possible? * I'd like to see key strokes for automatically copying a text selection to a note and vice versa: inserting a note at the current cursor position. * Configurable keystrokes (suggestion for defaults for active NOTES-Panel): CTRL+PageUp/PageDown or ALT+LEFT/RIGHT for navigating to the previous/next note; alt+del for deleting current note; CTRL+T for adding a new note * Absolute Highlight: being able to position a note within the source code just like a real 3m-Note on continuous text: scrolling the source will scroll the note and eventually show/hide it. Thanks, Romeo
2013-05-15 14:46:31
I need this plugin. But I can't find it anywhere. I'm using PhpStorm 6. Plugin is installed (from file) and enabled in plugins list. Please help! Thx
2013-04-30 19:17:11
Now added ability to change the background and line colors. Also ability to hide the background lines.
2013-03-06 15:59:56
Please can you add the ability to configure the background color / pattern? I would personally like it to just be plain white (as I find the note-pad paper effect quite distracting)