Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs

Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs

Collect your thoughts with a simple, beautiful notepad in each new tab.

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What is Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs?

Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs is a Chrome extension by christinecha.com. This extension has 476 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.60, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 9 months ago. The latest version, 1.0.41, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-05-12
Stats date:
Users: 476
Rating: 4.60 (5)
Version: 1.0.41 (Last updated: 2018-02-12)
Creation date: 2018-02-12
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
Featured: No
Size: 207.87K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
Collect your thoughts with a simple, beautiful notepad in each new tab.

The simplest way to keep your thoughts where you need them - right in your Chrome browser, as your "New Tab" view. Keep your notes synced to built-in storage - no account needed.

Features ✨

- Simple editing tools, from inline code blocks to checklists.
- Continuous syncing across all your open tabs.
- A simple, minimalistic style.
- Private mode (click on the leaf in the top-left).
- It's free.
Safety
Risk impact

Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Birch - a minimalistic note pad in your tabs may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
This is a great extension, I just wish it had a alternative dark mode other than that it's perfect. I hope this can be implemented in future versions.
by Ben Arthur Graphics Ben Arthur Graphics, 2021-02-23

nice notepad with WYSIWYG editor. I wish that there was a dark mode (I like dracula!) and support for larger code blocks like the ones in github flavored markdown.
by Penguinlvr Penguin Penguinlvr Penguin, 2020-12-01

Birch has a pleasant, minimalist design and thoughtful features. It's not overwhelming or cluttered.
by A Google user, 2018-12-23
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Manifest

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

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  "content_security_policy": "script-src 'self' https://ssl.google-analytics.com; object-src 'self'",
  "background": {
    "persistent": true,
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