Create or Load a Workspace

If you enter a name of a workspace that does not exist, it will automatically be created for you.


If you want to just see the features of webnote, feel free to explore the sample workspace.

Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. It allows you to quickly write something down during a meeting, class, or any other time that you have a web browser available.

You start by creating a workspace and creating notes in the workspace. You can save your workspace at any time and return to them from the same computer or any other computer. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or url) to a friend.


the site is moving!
posted by tony @ Jul 30, 2023, 2:48 pm

The site is soon going to move permanently to https://test.aypwip.org/webnote/! Your notes should already be on the new site. If you don't see them, try saving from the old site first. If you are having problems moving your notes, you can contact me via email.

new host!
posted by tony @ Nov 12, 2017, 10:23 pm

I'm in the process of migrating the website to a new hosting provider. If you want to try it out (you can think of it as a beta release), please save your notes, then load them from https://test.aypwip.org/webnote/. The new host should provide additional security. Let me know if you find any bugs by sending me an email.

the server is melting
posted by tony @ June 16, 2007, 3:00 pm

Please don’t embed your webnote page in an iframe or a frame if you’re going to be sending thousands of users a day. Thanks.

database update
posted by tony @ December 24, 2006, 5:49 pm

I’ve made a change to how the database of the site works. It’s been split into lots of little tables which should mean slightly faster page loads. It also makes it easier for me to backup the sites.

Anyway, this shouldn’t cause any noticeable changes. If anything seems broken, let me know via email.

Update: This change has made workspace names case sensitive. Previously, the workspace name “sample workspace” would load the same workspace as “Sample Workspace”. Now, you need to match the case used when you first saved the workspace. If you’re having a hard time figuring out the right case, email me with the workspace name and I’ll look it up.

posted by tony @ February 10, 2006, 12:39 am

Two new features:

1) Click and drag on the workspace to move around
2) Notes now have scrollbars if the content exceeds the size of the note

You may need to reload to see the changes.

Email me if you have any problems.

posted by tony @ November 14, 2005, 6:45 pm

An unrelated service on the same server as Webnote caused the database to crash. It should be back up now. If anything seems out of place (notes missing or something), feel free to send an email to me at tony@ponderer.org

posted by tony @ August 30, 2005, 10:35 pm

The web server was down a bit over the past couple of days. Our hosting provider has been trying to diagnose the cause of the problem and they think it’s a hardware problem. They have replaced the power supply and the motherboard in hopes preventing future crashes.

Also, I’m making an extra backup of the database right now on to another computer, so rest assured, your notes are all being backed up and won’t be lost.