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Overview of Yahoo Notepad

If you've ever written something important down on a piece of paper, only to lose it the next day, then Yahoo Notepad is for you. Keep track of your notes and access them from any computer by signing in to your Yahoo Mail account.

Access Yahoo Notepad

Create and manage your notes and Notebooks with Yahoo Notepad. Here's how to get started.

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Click the Notepad icon Graphic of Notepad icon. in the Left Navigation column.
    - Yahoo Notepad appears.

  Good to know: No matter what you're doing in Yahoo Mail, you can click the Notepad icon to quickly view your notes. All the other icons stay in the top left too!

Add, edit, and delete notes

Add a note

  1. Click New Note in the left column.
    -  A new note appears to the right with "New Note" highlighted in the title field.
  2. Press Backspace or Delete to remove the "New Note" text.
  3. Enter a title.
  4. Click below the title to compose your note.
  5. Click Save.

Your note will be saved as "Unfiled" by default. See "Moving notes" below to learn how to move a note to a Notebook.

Edit a note

  1. Click a note's title to open it.
  2. Make your changes.
  3. Click Save.

Delete a note

  1. Click a Notebook to view its notes.
  2. Click a note's title.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click Delete to confirm.

     Important: Deleted notes do not move to your Trash folder. Once they're deleted, they can't be recovered.

Add, delete, and rename Notebooks

Think of Notebooks as folders where you can store similar notes for convenient access.

Add a Notebook

  1. Click New Notebook in the left column.
    - The field becomes editable.
  2. Enter your Notebook's name.
  3. Press Enter.

Delete a Notebook

  1. Right-click on a Notebook's title in the left column.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click Delete to confirm.

Rename a Notebook

  1. Right-click on a Notebook's title in the left column.
  2. Click Rename Notebook.
    - The field becomes editable.
  3. Update your Notebook's name.
  4. Press Enter.

Reorder Notebooks

Yahoo Notepad organizes your notebooks in numerical and alphabetical order. To change the order of your Notebooks you'll need to rename them using an alphanumeric naming convention. 

Organize your notes

Move a note

  1. Click a Notebook's title to view its notes.
  2. Click a note's title.
  3. Click Move.
  4. Select the destination Notebook from the drop-down menu.

Find a note

Yahoo Notepad saves notes as "Unfiled" by default. If you have trouble locating your notes? Our article about how to find notes has you covered.