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Send Notes to Your E-mail Account with Scribbly

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Are you looking for a note-taking app that can easily send notes to your e-mail account and stay out of your way? Then join us as we take a look at Scribbly.

Getting Started

During the install process you will be asked if you would like to have a “Desktop Shortcut” set up and if you would like to have Scribbly start immediately after installation. Notice that the “Installation Location” points towards “Program Files” but does show a folder for the app itself…though it is your choice you should go ahead and designate/create a new folder for Scribbly.

Note: Scribbly requires Adobe AIR (link provided at bottom of article).


This is what Scribbly looks like when it starts up. It is small, unobtrusive and can remain on top of other apps.


The top toolbar has the following commands available: “Change Settings, E-mail Your Scribble, Online Indicator, Close (Minimize)”.


And the bottom toolbar has these commands available: “Insert Time Stamp, Clear All, Mute, Donation Button”.


The first thing that you will need to do is go into the settings. There is only one item to take care of…entering the e-mail address that you would like to have your notes sent to. Once you have entered your e-mail address click “Save”.


Now you can start adding those notes. Notice that there is a “Subject Line” to help you differentiate your notes from each other in your e-mail account. If desired you can even add a “Time Stamp”.


To send your completed notes to your e-mail account simply click on the “Letter Icon” and your notes are instantly on their way. You will see a small confirmation message displayed as soon as your notes have been sent out. At this point you can add more content to your current notes or use the “Clear All Icon” and start a fresh set.


With a simple filter you can really keep your Scribbly notes organized in your e-mail account. Curious what notes look like after being sent out? Here are the notes from our example…nicely “boxed/outlined”, time stamp visible, and the subject line just the way that we wanted it.


If you need to exit Scribbly just right click on the “System Tray Icon” and click on “Close”.



If you have been looking for a quick and simple way to organize the notes that you collect during the day, then you should really give Scribbly a try. One small, unobtrusive, and very useful app combined with an e-mail filter can make a big difference.


Download Scribbly (Homepage)

Download Adobe AIR

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/13/10

Comments (4)

  1. Doctor

    Oh cool but I use a wigdet right in Chrome and it’s on a laptop so I can take it every where

  2. Wevenhuis

    Oh, dear, so close but yet still too far! This app would have been perfect if four items were added:

    1) If the note could actually be saved as a filetype for multiple platforms (e.g. notes in outlook)
    2) If web snippets, video and photos and files could be added
    3) If ink support and ink-to-text recognition was integrated as wel
    4) If you could also directly send a note with this app to a dedicated smartphone/pocketpc app and that notetaking and saving works both ways.

    Then the app would be complete and you would have a winner!

  3. Greg

    I find it’s always been a simple process to just write myself an email for notes I need to remember. Which allows me to paste pictures and links in the note. This seems like its trying to make something simple out of something that is already simple.

  4. jean

    Very nice and simple to use application, I think simplicity makes it perfect.

    Good find.

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