Notepad by Dmitry Nazarov

Notepad by Dmitry Nazarov

Notepad by Dmitry Nazarov is one of the best Android note taking apps out there. It checks off most all of the important features: offline first, fast, free, supports Markdown, inline images, linking notes, encryption, backup and restore, and tons of settings. He even has a Notepad.Lite version without Google Sync for those like me who want to be Google-free.




  • Attach image has to be added to one of the app folders (via the app) before you can attach it
  • No in-app help


  • No tags within a note (see Good)
  • No audio recording
  • Share via SMS does not include bullet character "- "
  • Share via email (Fastmail) did not attach images and lost formatting
  • Not WYSIWYG editing
  • No image thumbnails in note list
  • No card view in note list


  • Fast
  • Tag a note
  • Text formatting: bold, italics, underline, highlight, strikethrough, superscript, subscript, code, quote
  • Inline image (see Ugly)
  • Hyperlinks
  • Headings
  • Undo and redo
  • Discard all changes
  • Re-order bullets
  • Numbered list
  • Toolbar which can be collapsed
  • Print a note
  • Discard all changes
  • Folders and sub-folders
  • Copy a note
  • Favorite a note
  • Add note to home screen
  • A widget to show the note on Android home screen
  • Dark theme
  • Note properties shows word count, character count, line count, last modified date
  • Backup and restore
  • Trash with retention period
  • Share via SMS
  • Customize how much of the note text to show in the Note list


  • Markdown support
  • Tables
  • Themes
  • 20 font colors
  • 22 font sizes
  • 20 note colors
  • Insert date and time
  • Pin note to notification bar
  • Change character encoding
  • Color code a folder
  • Bookmark a note or a folder
  • 7 video tutorials
  • Sync to Google Drive
  • Store on SD card


  • Offline first
  • Free!
  • Inline images
  • Link notes!
  • Encrypted notes using AES-256
Code block
Quotes and nested quotes