I spent 15 minutes this morning throwing together Scratchpad, a very simple web interface for jotting down quick notes. The text is saved on every keystroke locally in your browser’s localStorage, which means the data never hits a server. It’s meant to serve as a Stickies replacement in situations where you just need to write something down real quick, which is likely a daily occurrence if you make a living writing software. Think of it as a dry erase board useful for chicken scratch.

Scratchpad is hosted on GitHub Pages and gets its SSL certificate from a free CloudFlare account. I’m still amazed how these modern tools let you spin up something in no time on a custom subdomain for zero cost.