Use Notepad

Notepad is a personal place to write down any type of notes you want. Make a grocery list, save important links or images, and even convert notes to tasks later!

What you'll need

  • Notepad is available on every ClickUp Plan.

  • Everyone, including guests, has unlimited access to Notepad.

  • Notes are private, so no one else in your Workspace can see them.

Enable or disable Notepad

In ClickUp 2.0 by default, the Notepad displays in the lower-right corner. To disable this feature: 

  1. Click your account avatar.

  2. Select My Settings.

  3. Scroll down and flip the toggle for Notepad on or off.
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In ClickUp 3.0, the Notepad can be opened from the Quick Action menu and pinned to the toolbar.  

To open or pin the Notepad:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the toolbar, click the grid icon to open the Quick Action menu. 
    • To open the Notepad, select Notepad.

      Screenshot of the Quick Action menu open, and Notepad being selected.
    • To pin the Notepad, hover over Notepad and click the pin icon.
    • To unpin, click the pin icon again.

Create a note

To create a new note:

  1. From anywhere in your Workspace, use the p hotkey or click the grid icon in the lower-right corner in ClickUp 2.0 and in the upper-right corner in ClickUp 3.0. 

  2. Title your new note.

  3. Type out your ideas.

    Not sure where to start? Click the + icon next to an empty Note to add a content block or set text formatting.

  4. Come back anytime. You'll be right where you left off! 

    Notepad is connected to your account, not a specific Workspace. If you have multiple Workspaces, Notepad content created in one will appear in the Home view of any other Workspace. If you need to create something for a specific Workspace, convert your Note to a task instead. 

Use ClickUp AI

AI is available everywhere in ClickUp text can be used. Use AI to write, edit, or translate your Notepad content.
Take a look at our Intro to ClickUp Brain article for more info on purchasing and using AI. 

Add rich editing and attachments with /Slash Commands

Type / to use /Slash commands to a note to add rich editing like headers, bold font, and much more!

You can also use /attach or drag and drop files like images, gifs, and videos directly into your notes.
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You can use checklists in your notes to add simple to-do list items for yourself. This is the perfect way to create a personal action item that might not relate to a specific task!

Notepad features

You have a couple of options when first opening the Notepad:

  • Search: Search your notes by keywords found in the title or description of a note.

  • Ellipsis ... menu: Click here to enable the Show archived option.

    Use the show archived option to view and restore archived notes!

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When you hover over an individual note, or open a note and click the ellipsis in the right top corner, you will see four additional options:

  • Rename: Rename your note.

  • Archive/Unarchive: Archive or unarchive an individual note.

  • Delete: Delete your note.

    Deleted notes cannot be recovered.

  • Convert to task: Convert your note into a task.

  • Convert to Doc: Convert your note into a Doc.

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When you open a note, you have four new options presented in the lower-right corner:

  • Print Description: Print your note.

  • History: View and revert changes to notes.

  • Full screen: Expand any note to fill your screen.

  • Convert to task: Convert your note into a task.

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You can take your notes with you using the ClickUp Chrome Extension.

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