Parses a web app manifest entry for a URL to open to take a new note in a note-taking web app, allowing OS integrations. The "note_taking" and "new_note_url" web app manifest fields are described in


Note-taking apps often have OS and user agent integrations. This adds a way for web apps to identify themselves as note-taking apps, and a declarative way to do a simple note-taking action: open a URL to take a new note.

Status in Chromium


No active development (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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No separate explainer due to being such a small change (mostly in a spec) and will only be used to match existing Chrome App behavior in CrOS (see tracking bug). Discussion happened on issue ( and can continue on manifest-incubations spec (

Last updated on 2021-03-22