How to Use The Action Center to Create Notes in Windows 10

With so many things you have to do on your computer, it’s only natural that you’ll need to create notes to remember things. It’s a greate way to keep certain information accessible whenever you need it. You probably even have an app for taking notes on your Android device too, right?

In Windows 10, there are different ways to create notes and using the Action Center is one of them. If you click on the Action Center icon, you will see various options that also include the Notes square. By clicking on it, you’re automatically taken to OneNote to create your note.


OneNote is a great option for taking notes, but it doesn’t integrate all that well with Windows 10. Or, maybe you don’t want to feel the obligation of having to use that particular app.

How to Create Notes with Action Note for Windows 10

An App that works a lot better with Windows 10 is Action Note. It’s a free app you can download from the Windows Store right this very instant. The note taking app is very easy to use, and you won’t be left scratching your head wondering how even to begin creating a note.

To use the app click on the Action Center icon and you’re going to be asked which app you want to complete the action with. Choose Action Note, and the app should automatically open. If you always want to use Action from now one make sure you enable that option, so you won’t have to see that popup anymore.

How to Create a Note in Action Center in Windows 10

To create your first note from the ActionCenter, click on the icon and you should see Action Note at the top. Click on the drop-down menu icon, and you will see where you can add a title and details about your new note.


Don’t forget to click on save or else you’ll lose your work. Once you save your note, it will appear in the Action Center. Whenever you want to see your note, just click on it and Action Note will automatically open.

How to Personalize Your Quick Note

When you first open the app, you’ll see different options at the bottom. You can either click on the mic icon to dictate your note, Categorize it, Add an image,  and Attach a document. If you want to pin your note to the Star Menu, just click on the pic icon and the app will ask if you’re sure that’s what you want to do.

How to Pin Notes to Windows 10 Start Menu - create notes

When I pinned the note to the Start Menu, the tile was small. If you want to make it bigger like I did, right-click and choose the option to modify its size.  In Action Note’s Settings, you can personalize the app by either giving it a dark or light theme, Auto- Save notes, Order Notes by, Add Default Title, Live Tile Type, and Synchronize Across All Devices.

Action Note is a simple yet useful app to use whenever you need to jot down an idea. It’s a great alternative to OneOne and easier to use. Do you think that you will give the app a try? Leave a comment and let me know.




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