OI Notepad APK

Version 1.5.4 - org.openintents.notepad
Last updated: 2019-09-05

Create and share your notes with OI Notepad.

APP Information

Download Version 1.5.4 (10084)
Apk Size993.36 KB
App DeveloperOpenIntents
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.3.x and up
App Packageorg.openintents.notepad.apk
Website http://www.openintents.org/en/notepad

Download OI Notepad 1.5.4 APK

App Description

OI Notepad is openintents,notepad,productivity, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.17 by 12 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit OpenIntents website who developed it. org.openintents.notepad.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.3.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.5.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 12298+ times on store. You can also download org.openintents.notepad APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

OpenIntents accepts student applications for Google Summer of Code 2012

OI Notepad is a full-featured open source note taking application. With it you can tag, search, and send your notes, in addition to basic functionality such as creating, deleting, and editing notes. Advanced features like encryption, import/export, and voice memos are all available through extensions. All of this functionality is brought together in a simplistic and efficient layout, customizable through a variety of themes. 

This application is ad free and does not require the internet permission. 

The source code of this free and open source application is available at: 

For the complete list of changes and a list of frequently asked questions, please visit: 

You can help to improve the translation into your language at Launchpad: 

* Add, edit and delete notes.
* Long-press on notes to add tags.
* Change font size and sort order.
* A clearly arranged layout with a variety of themes.
* Quickly search through notes.
* Send notes as MMS or SMS.

Available extensions for "OI Notepad": 
* Record and attach voice memos to notes
* Import/export notes from the SD card.
* Show the license information.
* Insert the date and time into notes.
* Turn text upside down.

International versions: 
Bloc de notas OI, Bloc de notes d'OI, ແພ່ນຂຽນ OI, OI 메모장, OI Blocco Note, OI Blokčić, OI Notatblokk, OI Notatnik, OI Not defteri, OI Notepad, OI Notesblok, OI Notitieblok, OI Notizblock, OI Piezīmju bloks, OI Poznámkový blok, OI Talaan, OI المفكرة, OI خاتىرە دەپتەر, OI يادداشت, OI Σημειωματάριο, OI Бележник, OI Нататнік, OI नोटपैड, OI ਨੋਟਪੈਡ, OI メモ帳, OI记事本, פנקס OI

App ChangeLog

  • - Fix crash, add fling gesture
  • - Fix permissions
  • PLEASE READ: The font size got adjusted for HD devices.
  • Use menu > settings > font size to set the desired size.
  • - Integration of Box OneCloud (Online storage via Box app)
  • - Instructions adapted for action bar (patch by Alok Sharma)
  • - Spinner in NotesList is updated after editing tags (patch by Ganesh V R Kumar)

App Screens

OI Notepad App Screen 1OI Notepad App Screen 2


requires following permissions on your android device.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Functional but not the most intuitive of UI designs. Still, if your device is strapped for resources, this app just might be for you. I appreciate it.

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    I am an artist and i have stored my lyrics in OI Notepad. i have atleast 200 plus songs and medleys either hand written or copy-pasted from various sources. Am now changing my device and i cant move my notes from my old device to the new. it is such a stuggle. i dont know what to do and how to go about moving such bulky content coz OI Notepad doesn't give a backup n restore option. Plz help me or suggest me how i can fix this situation. Love the app but stuck in a hole right now, plz help, thanks

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    Awesome works....but where is data stored for recovery?

  4. guest-avatar

    You didn't at all fix crashing. It does nothing but continuously crash!

  5. guest-avatar

    will not work on Samsung s9. the moment i try to import a file from SD card it crashes

  6. guest-avatar

    No light theme, only dark. Not all of the OI Notepad users are undertakers.

  7. guest-avatar

    Used for years with OI shopping. Now it just crashes on the LG G7 thinQ I'm

  8. guest-avatar

    I like this app 👍

  9. guest-avatar

    been using it for years

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    omprakash Timsina


    very good app

  11. guest-avatar

    Used OI Notepad for about 7 years, 2010-2017. Easy to use. Good for taking quick notes or writing long texts. Everything you write can be exported to PC in text format. No ads. Few permissions. Loved it! Unfortunately, the developer abandoned this product after 2015. It still works well, but no updates. So performance on newer Android systems is buggy. Nevertheless, I still use OI Notepad occasionally on my KitKat Nexus 7. It works perfectly.

  12. guest-avatar

    Was good but crashes every time I try to import notes made on marshmallow phone onto a S7 nougat. CSV has password protected notes secured with excellent oi safe & haven't been able to access them since lost marshmallow phone. Shame, I now use Google keep.

  13. guest-avatar

    Great app but 2 suggestions UNDO feature and a "SAVE" feature in case you need to move notes over to a new phone. Update: No word from developers after years of dedicated usage. Sharing 100 notes individually to my email with no way of importing into my new phone is tedious. Seeking a new app.

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    Stephen Goldstein


    Loved this and have used it for years. Just upgraded my Note 5 to a Note 9 and it crashes trying to access the SD card. Searching online shows many with the same problem but no solution. No way to import all my notes! Looking for a new note app that can import my saved notes from CSV.

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    Jennifer Martin


    Update 5/4/2019-- OI convert does not work on Samsung Note 9. VERY DISSAPPOINTED!! Used to be best app on my phone. Now useless since I cant convert the file to back it up to my pc.

  16. guest-avatar

    App crashes everytime I try to save to internal SD card on Android Nougat. Fortunately I can paste the text into a document in another app. Would be 5-star worthy if it could save directly.

  17. guest-avatar

    Used to be good, but crashes when trying to read or write to SD card. Makes backups and import/export of notes not possible. Lost too many notes when phone had to be wiped. Uninstall.

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    Alistair Hughes


    Takes notes well but does not store them in an accessible fashion unless you manually export them to the SD card. Worse, from time to ti me, it deletes all your files - seemimglt when it updates (which us fortunately not too often)

  19. guest-avatar

    Only drawback is, not able to edit files saved in memory card. 12/16/17: after long time uninstalling app due to crashing by using oi folder app...

  20. guest-avatar

    Simplicity! Been using since I got my first android phone, roughly 6 years and I have no plans to stop using it yet. Enough said?

  21. guest-avatar

    Big trouble when upgrading to an Galaxy S6. Trying to import to the new phone, but the app keeps stopping. Can you help?

  22. guest-avatar

    It used to work fine but with my new phone ZTE Z max pro it won't let me load from SD cards

  23. guest-avatar

    App keeps crashing when I try to Open from SD card.

  24. guest-avatar

    Love this app! Indispensable. Easy to share notes as texts or emails.

  25. guest-avatar

    Encrytpion does not work. Amdroid 7 s7 edge. Been using it for ever. Loved it. Pls fix.

  26. guest-avatar

    Crash on start both android 5.1 And 8.0

  27. guest-avatar

    Always Crashing on Oreo. It was a good useful app,now is utter garbage

  28. guest-avatar

    Does not save to SD card on Android 7.1.1.

  29. guest-avatar

    simple text editor ... works as advertised

  30. guest-avatar

    perfect little notepad application.

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    Divya Maheshwari


    Easy to take quick notes.

  32. guest-avatar

    best one I've had

  33. guest-avatar

    great app

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    Christopher Robin


    I'd love to love this, it's simple, has few permissions and no network permissions, but it's awkward to use, and has no real options except text size. No capitalisation. Can't set up a default storage location, means you have to search to open and save notes every time if you want them on SD card. Crashed every time I tried to use in conjunction with OI Safe, and at other times. Desperately needs some options. Android 4.2.2

  35. guest-avatar

    Saving text files to SD card was the biggest feature I liked in this app. But it stopped working after the first or second run. I even installed OI File Manager but every time I try to save files to extSdCard it gives "Error while writing file". Please address this issue. I desperately need an app that autosaves my notes to external microSD card so that I don't lose anything while factory reset. And it gets worse. No response from the devs for about 1.5 months.

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    Michael Barbieri


    Lightweight, simple, no-BS notes app. Would be perfect if I could take all the 100s of .txt files exported from my previous notes app and import them here in one fell swoop. Very disappointed that it lacks this.

  37. guest-avatar

    hemanth sudarshan


    I am using both OI safe and and OI notepad, I have encrypted note pad files using OI safe. Now when i try to open OI note pad file is crashing and i am not able to view the encrypted files. I am getting the following error " Decryption failed due to changes in Operating system ( Android) '. Kindly help me fix this issue

  38. guest-avatar

    I've used this app for years and relied on being able up back up notes to MyBackup Pro. This functionality doesn't seem to work anymore. Wrote to developer and never got response. Will need to find alternative.

  39. guest-avatar

    seems to have issues with oi safe and encrypting an edited file. fails to save edits when exiting editor.

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    Genandjason Parkes


    Would be 5* if it was easier to back up/export notes. However this is a minor gripe as what makes it great is its simple ease of use.

  41. guest-avatar

    Happily used the previous versions for years, had trouble with an update, but developers fixed it quickly.

  42. guest-avatar

    Is there a way to backup everything I've written so I won't loose it?

  43. guest-avatar

    Cannot encrypt. Forces closes when attempting to encrypt a note. Please fix

  44. guest-avatar

    Katlego Motloung


    Best app to use no ads and it doesnt require many things or permissions. Easy to use for creating html.txt files and etc... Like the apps it's awesome...

  45. guest-avatar

    I love this simple, user friendly app. Plus, the only time I've ever had to contact support in the years I've used it, I received a super fast and helpful response. I'm a fan!

  46. guest-avatar

    Good and simple app... like Notes in iOS but no cloud backup. No ads which is a plus.

  47. guest-avatar

    Does what it is supposed to and I love it. ❤💙💚💛💜💓💕💖💗💘💝💞💟💌

  48. guest-avatar

    But the app isnt backed up anymore. Need to find another app

  49. guest-avatar

    Lightweight app that does what it says. Devs are very responsive to issues.

  50. guest-avatar

    Wyatt Atlee and The Great Outdoors


    I loved it. It really helped me

  51. guest-avatar

    I used to love this notepad until the encryption stopped working...

  52. guest-avatar

    I have been using this with the file manager, both are a must install.

  53. guest-avatar

    Sets an example for other apps. Way to go OI !

  54. guest-avatar

    How do I save to sd card? Back up options?

  55. guest-avatar

    Eugene Dementiev


    Why is Google Cloud Print not in the Share menu?

  56. guest-avatar

    Bridget Anderson


    So easy to use, don't have to think about it.

  57. guest-avatar

    Love it

  58. guest-avatar

    Simple app. Works for me. Thanks dev.

  59. guest-avatar

    Simple, quick, and clean.

  60. guest-avatar

    Charles Infinite


    Great app

  61. guest-avatar

    Bhushan Ghodake


    Very easy

  62. guest-avatar

    Best NOTE app ever!!!!!!!!

  63. guest-avatar

    Light. Faster.....

  64. guest-avatar

    Have been using it for many years but After updating to new version yesterday 30th Oct, cannot get the App to work. Its keeps stopping and crashes. When is the fix coming ?

  65. guest-avatar

    Simple and to the point, love it

  66. guest-avatar

    Crash after update on Android 5.1.1. Xperia Z2

  67. guest-avatar

    It has non-deterministic behavior when displaying the list of note titles. Sometimes the title consists of the first N lines (for some value of N), with an ellipsis. Other times, it displays the first N characters of the first line for some value of N such as 3, with an ellipsis. Sometimes it displays the first line of the note, which is the behavior that I would like it to maintain. but can't control, despite playing with the marquee title option. I suspect this oddity came about when the marquee option was added. An option to open with the cursor at the top, or bottom, or last position would be nice. Some notes I want to append new data, others I pre-pend. Other than that, and another issue with OI Date, it's great.

  68. guest-avatar

    I love this app! Some one recommend Ol Notepad to me and it is very useful. Like many people before me said -it is simple -that is what I like about this app. I write stories and little things to remember on there. Other apps I'd recommend is Quickoffice and Keep. Quick office allows you to make files for Documents, Spreadsheets, or Presentations. Keep allows you to make a list that you can check off, a quick note, and use Google Speak Now to make a list. You can also add pictures. Decent app!

  69. guest-avatar

    I'm using it several years. My trouble is absence of save button and inconvenient entering in select mode. Every time when I save important info I have to export it because it not protected from accident change (

  70. guest-avatar

    ... I seem to have a problem where, after having it installed for a month or 2, it uninstalls. I don't know if It's a problem with the HTC One V, or if It's the app (none of my other apps do this). Please look into the issue. Thanks!

  71. guest-avatar

    I do not look favorably upon applications that hide my data from me. There is stuff that I have typed that I see stored in OI Notepad but I don't know where the heck it put it on my Android. I don't see the data directory for the program anywhere. Yes I realize that once I save the file I know exactly where it is... But in the meantime it shouldn't be hidden from me completely.

  72. guest-avatar

    Works as it should. Never fails, might be a microscopic learning curve for those that think this is a real piece of paper, it functions ever so slightly different. (j/k) Once *understood*, you will be installing it on everything you may or may not own. (friends devices) ;-) OI is a trusted name for me, no funny business in the background clogging up resources. If you like that kind of stuff, D/L everything found by searching "notepad" at will. If not, and you want a trusted program, this is your company.

  73. guest-avatar

    No redo/undo buttons. Wont be added either, have used this app faithfully for years out of habit, finally going to search out something else because having NO UNDO/REDO SUCKS. IT'S NECESSARY IN A DOCUMENT EDITOR. WANT 5 STARS? Pay attention to those rating you

  74. guest-avatar

    Used this fantastic app for years with its Exchange CSV import, but can't install on Lollipop at all. Support email bounces, I guess this is abandonware now. Such a shame, it was the best notes app, especially with encryption

  75. guest-avatar

    This app just works! Want to make and keep a note? Short or long length, this will do that without fuss. Not perfect for a long letter or document, but that's a different purpose.

  76. guest-avatar

    Osric Fernandes


    Unable to install OI Safe if OI Notepad is already installed. If I uninstall Notepad I'm able to install Safe, but then I'm not able to install Notepad. This may be because of the new security settings in Android L. Kindly fix before the final version of Android L is released.

  77. guest-avatar

    It's very useful, free and ads free, I've been using it for at least 3 years, but one thing if you can change it to make it even better. If you could make a choice to mark/select the notes and then save them to SDcard for more simplicity and usefulness. Thanks 😊

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    Jeffrey Clement


    I installed this app just to write a bad review on the video. I thought about keeping the app but then realized that if the creators of the video had anything to do with the app then it would be garbage. So I deleted it right away. Hahahahahahaha. Please think about what you place to advertise before actually doing it. Lol

  79. guest-avatar

    OI simply is 1 of the best app companies. This app is very simple with no ads and no intrusive permissions . I cannot imagine how I could ask for more. Thank you Dev.

  80. guest-avatar

    Can't save to SD card anymore. I have had to go into OI File Mgr to move files to SD card for safe keeping. Would absolutely love if we could link between devices via user account or email that would save having to send and save files every time they're updated. No matter, I love the app for how it's made & no nonsense features.

  81. guest-avatar

    Nikhilesh Ganesh


    An awesome note taking app it's like the notepad in windows. Obeys you like a faithful servant. You can encrpyt your data with Oi security another small app doesn't take much space.

  82. guest-avatar

    To dev: any chance of putting inertia on scroll? It would be nice for scrolling through longer notes. Thanks. Keep up the good work!

  83. guest-avatar

    Opening encrypted notes causes app to crash. Can't access my encrypted notes which makes encryption and app useless.

  84. guest-avatar

    This is an awesome app and pretty much exactly what I needed! All except that you should really add an undo/redo button. I tend to make mistakes or paste something in the wrong place, or twice in a row, and it takes awhile to just delete. Also I think on the revert button, there should be a pop up that double checks you want to reset the WHOLE doc. I personally used it thinking it was an undo button since the sign LOOKED like one, and was very distressed to find out it wiped my whole doc and couldnt undo it

  85. guest-avatar

    Kiefac Fakename


    I can't find the Windows Theme! Which was disappointing, because it looked really cool on your website. :( Maybe you should put a download on your website.

  86. guest-avatar

    Today it crashed and asked if I wanted to send a report. As it took all my notes with it, a missile would be more appropriate.

  87. guest-avatar

    Muhammad Nur Hidayat Yasuyoshi Yatsuko


    finally I found an app that can save notes in .txt file to be sent to laptop via bluetooth!!! a lot of other apps are saved in .csv which the formatting gone when opened with windows 7 notepad!! and others can't save to .txt! thank you very much!

  88. guest-avatar

    I loved this app on my old samsung epic 4g but since I switched to the samsung note Ii All the app does is crash please fix

  89. guest-avatar

    Needs a few more basic options copy/paste function, ability to open files from sd card without dl another app etc. Also should be able to change app name if its going to insist on being stupid. I dont like having a corny app on my homescreen called ol notepad. Not sophisticated. Serves basic function well tho which is y i dl it, to just jot a note real quick. Simple user interface, unlike the majority of note apps i tried b4 this one strangely.

  90. guest-avatar

    Chaim Weintraub


    Cannot be installed at the same time as OI Safe on Lollipop, now I have encrypted notes that I can't access!

  91. guest-avatar

    Have used this app for years, but does not install on lollipop. Too bad...

  92. guest-avatar

    It's very simple, which I like. All my lists are right there and it's easy to switch from one to another without a bunch of screens (no offense, Evernote)!

  93. guest-avatar

    Finally a notepad app that does what a notepad does without trying to do a whole bunch of other crap. Love it.

  94. guest-avatar

    Long files take forever to scroll, no "flicking" ability. Please fix it?

  95. guest-avatar

    This used to be simple and easy, but ever since it was updated to work better for tablets, it no longer works correctly on my G2. The titles dissapear or are severly truncated, which makes it all but useless. This has been this way for months with no update to fix it.

  96. guest-avatar

    OI notepad is just the right thing for quick notes and one doesnot even have to save the note. It saves automatically! !!

  97. guest-avatar

    Come across encrypted notepads that cannot be migrated completed. Some are missing (not listed at all) and some are still encrypted.

  98. guest-avatar

    No bullcrap to get through or around, signing in, syncing, etc...just a note taking app, that lets you take notes...EXACTLY what you want and need it for, nothing else!

  99. guest-avatar

    Its a simple notepad app that gets the job done very well but there are a couple of bugs & important missing features & emailing the dev has got me nowhere as no one replies back.