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A simple but smart note-taking app

FromScratch is a little app that you can use as a quick note taking or todo app.

  • Small and simple, all the focus is on the text you type
  • Saves on-the-fly, no need to manually save
  • Automatic indenting
  • Note-folding
  • Use checkboxes to keep track of your TODOs
  • Replaces common syntax with symbols, such as arrows
  • Free


FromScratch is cross-platform and open source. Downloads available for:

FromScratch is built upon these open source projects: Electron, React, Fira Code, CodeMirror and Electron-react-boilerplate

Source code is available at Github. You can report issues and send pull requests there.


  • cmd/ctrl up - move current line up
  • cmd/ctrl down - move current line down
  • cmd/ctrl d - delete current line
  • cmd/ctrl w/q - close application
  • cmd/ctrl +/= - zoom text in
  • cmd/ctrl - - zoom text out
  • cmd/ctrl 0 - reset text size
  • cmd/ctrl ]/[ - toggle note collapsing
  • cmd/ctrl f - search (you can also use regular expressions, by starting and ending with a /)
  • shift+cmd/ctrl f - replace
  • shift+cmd/ctrl r - replace all
  • cmd/ctrl g - jump to line (you can also use : notation, or go relative lines with + and -)
  • cmd/ctrl / - add or toggle checkbox
  • alt - show or hide menu (Windows only)
  • cmd/ctrl s - ...this does nothing.