Free Online Note Taking Service to Keep Notes Online: Fargo.io

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Fargo.io is a free online note taking service which can be used in a lot of different ways. It can serve just as a note taking pad, where you write down things that you need to remember, or you can use it for outlining and developing ideas, plans, managing projects, collaboration or anything else that you can think of that involves exchange of information via notes.

Screenshot below shows us a note open inside Fargo. Left sidebar holds some very basic text formatting options. At the top you can access a note management menu where you can create new notes, open existing ones and also publish them online so that other people can view the notes that you take.

Fargo default window

Similar software: Online Video Notes.

Fargo.io works in sync with Dropbox, that’s where notes that you save are gonna be stored. You’re gonna have to give it access to Dropbox where it will create a folder for itself. Notes are saved as OPML file format. OPML is short for Outline Processor Markup Language. It’s a special markup language that focuses on creating hierarchical lists.

Key features of Fargo.io free online note taking service are:

  • Web based – manage all your notes, projects, and ideas online
  • Basic text formating – change text to bold, italic, strikethrough
  • Saves created notes directly to your Dropbox account
  • Allows you to import OPML files from other similar apps
  • Send to feed – allows you to publish notes via RSS feeds
  • Online publishing – publish created notes so others can view them

Notes that you publish online using Fargo will have its own URL address as a subdomain. You can name created notes and with that also name the subdomain where the note can be found when you publish it online. Here’s a few pointers to help you get started.

How to manage and save notes online with Fargo.io free online note taking service

When you open up Fargo homepage by clicking on the links down below, you’ll be notified right away that you need to connect your Dropbox account.

Fargo editing setting up notes

Account is also gonna be created automatically on the Fargo website and you should also see a note created. If it’s not, select File >> New. To add entries to the note you’ll have to click on the plus sign from the left sidebar. They are time stamped automatically, and grouped hierarchially according to date.

Fargo preview note

By clicking on File >> View In Reader you can preview how the created note is gonna look like when you share it publicly. You’ll first have to create a note name which is gonna be used for the subdomain. Check it out live over here.

Conclusion

Fargo is a very unique way how you can manage projects, collaborate with your teammates or just write down crazy ideas and plans that pop into your head using this free online note taking service. It’s up to your creativity to find a use for it. Register a free account and see just how easy it is to use and what you can do with Fargo.io.

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