Notepads For People Who Are Always Online

Notepads For People Who Are Always Online

Taryn Williford
Feb 11, 2013

Our devices and apps can do a lot these days -- give you directions, save you money, plan your room layout and even help you garden. But even those of us who are attached to our screens 20/7 (you have to stop checking emails and sleep sometime, right?) occassionally need to jot down quick notes the old school way--with pen and paper.

With each of these notepads, your offline note-taking doesn't have to break your digital stride. Whether you're all about retro floppies, or want to feel like an Interface designer when you take calls, there's a note pad for you.

• Sure, these are made for app and web designers to sketch their ideas, but there's no reason you can't use one to jot down your grocery list. Grab one that looks like your browser window, iPad, Android tablet, iPhone or Windows phone. UI Stencils ($6.95-$26.95)

• I remember using floppy disk labels to quickly jot down phone numbers--they was usually the closest thing around. Disks are long gone, but old habits don't have to die. Floppy Disk Sticky Note (£7.95, $11.81)

• Sticky pads that look like oversized computer keys? We're in. There's something satisfying about crossing your to-do list off a notepad branded with "Del." Ctrl + Alt + Del notepads (sold separately for $20)

• Turn these sticky notes upside down to completely change the message for the unsuspecting reciever. Like or Dislike Pixel Pad ($4)

• Write like you're living in an 8-bit world with this notebook made to mimic the look of a word processing desktop icon. Now all we need is a pen that looks like the Pen Tool in Photoshop. Icon Notebook (€7.95, $10.64)

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