I just finished making a little module for Google Personalized homepages (if you have/use one). Basically, it shows a small text box that you can write things down in and edit. Very simple, very straightforward. The nice thing is, if you go to a different computer or log off and log back on again, your notes will still be there. Also, there are three different notepad sizes available, so you can choose the size that’s right for you. Here’s a picture of what it looks like:
It’s completely free, and I basically did it for my needs—if you want to use it too, you’re more than welcome to do so. Here’s how to add it to your Google Personalized Homepage:
First, login to your Google homepage at www.google.com/ig. If you don’t have a Google account, let me know and I can get you one.
To add one of the new modules, click any of the button(s) belowSmall Notepad
Once the module appears on your homepage, fill in the blanks appropriately (for example "email@example.com", "miscellaneous", and "Random" are filled in below). Click "save" and your notepad will be ready to go. (edit: now you can also select font size, timezone, and toggle display of "last update" time)
Note that this stuff isn't password protected, so I recommend against using a password in your keyword field or in the notepad area itself. You can get some degree of privacy by choosing an unusual keyword. Alternatively, you can create a shared notepad by sharing the email & keyword combination with your friends. Also, there is not a strict requirement that the email field contain an email address: both the email and keyword fields are just text fields and can be whatever you want.
P.S. I know that you can effectively produce the same results by sending emails to yourself. However, (1) that makes a for lot of outdated messages to sift through, (2) to edit them, you have to reply/forward the emails to yourself again, and (3) there’s simply too much effort involved if you just want to keep a simple reminder or short to-do list.