Google Notebook

As of July 2012, Google Notebook has shut down and all Notebook data should now be in Google Docs. As previously announced, in most cases we were able to automatically export the Notebook data, so please visit Google Docs. Also please update any bookmarks or links to Notebook so that they point to Docs instead.

Here are answers to some questions about this transition. We may add or update questions over time.

Where is my auto-exported notebooks data?

For auto-exported documents, you should see a new document in Google Docs for each notebook you had in Google Notebook. The titles of these documents will be “Imported from Google Notebook - ” followed by the original name of the notebook. These documents will contain the data from the original notebook including labels, comments, and urls. You can edit, share, or delete these new documents just like normal docs.

If you are having trouble finding the new docs, search for “Imported from Google Notebook” in the doc list.

What happened to public notebooks?

All public notebooks were unshared.

What happened to bookmarks stored in

Bookmarks data is not affected; you will still be able to access your bookmarks at However will no longer be available.

I’ve never used Google Docs. How can I learn to use it?

The Google Docs team has put together a getting started page here.

What should I do if there’s a problem with my data?

First make certain that your notebook data hasn’t been exported, by searching in Google Docs for “Imported from Google Notebook”.

If you’ve confirmed that there really is a problem with the export (duplication of data or missing notebook data) you can start a thread in the Google Docs discussion forum and we will investigate the issue.

Why did you make this transition?

We loved working on Notebook, but sometimes we have to make the hard decision to focus more of our efforts on products and technologies that will yield the most benefit to users in the long run. With all the great innovations and improvements to Google Docs in the last few years, we think it’s a great replacement for Notebook.