New Easy-to-Use Scratch Pad Tool

Jot Down Your Next Great Idea

The member interface has a new feature that Expert Authors just like you are already gushing over!

The new Scratch Pad feature will help you keep your ideas, goals, and notes organized. Simple, accessible, and easy-to-use, you can easily jot down ideas from your research, webinars, customer feedback, and much more!

Effective Scratch Pad Uses

While there are a variety of uses for the Scratch Pad, here are a few ways you can begin using the Scratch Pad to stay organized and use your time effectively:

  • Editorial Calendar: Creating an Article Writing Plan or Editorial Calendar is an incredible way to effectively achieve your goals. Simply plan out your article topics anywhere from a week to a month ahead of time and then refer to it in your Scratch Pad to stay on track!
  • Take Notes: Get rid of stray pieces of paper and keep all of your notes in one spot: the Scratch Pad. Whether you are participating in a webinar, researching your niche, gathering customer questions and feedback, or scoping out the Library tab for Expert Author training tips, jot down all of your ideas or key points to remember.
  • To-Do List: Never skip an important part of your article writing process again. Plan out your day with a checklist. For example: Check for EzineArticles notifications, keyword research, title writing, idea generation, write articles, edit/proof articles, submit articles, etc. This will help you stay on track and effectively make use of your time.

The sky is the limit with the new Scratch Pad!

How to Access the Scratch Pad

  1. Go to
  2. If you have not accessed, you can do so by using your current username and password.
  3. Select the Scratch Pad icon from the top toolbar (small yellow square in the upper-right corner of your screen).

How to Use the Scratch Pad

It’s super easy:

  • If you haven’t already saved a note on the Scratch Pad, simply begin typing into the “Notes…” field. We recommend beginning the note with a simple keyword phrase that can be easily searched for later, i.e. To-Do List or Top Keywords.
  • When you are finished, simply select the “Close” button and your note will automatically be saved.
  • To create a new note, select the “New Note” button and repeat the process.
  • If you have already saved a note or two, the most recently updated note will appear whenever you open your Scratch Pad.
  • You can also search your saved notes by entering the note’s beginning keyword phrase in the search bar (that’s where your keyword phrases come in handy).

If you haven’t tried, now is the time! All of your favorite tools from are already waiting for you on, as well as tons of new tools and information.

Like the Scratch Pad, we will continue to add brand new tools to the new interface. Stay tuned for the next quick and easy tool to save you time and amplify your article writing efforts!

Special Note: Get your feedback and comments in today to save your favorite features and let us know what isn’t working for you! Backed by our data and design team, serves you, the Expert Author. Please share your comments and suggestions so we can continue to make the ULTIMATE article writing platform tailored to your needs AND wants!


Jeff Herring writes:

Nice touch folks…

Somewhere for both myself and my students to jot down and KEEP the content ideas flowing out of us…

Well done!

~ Jeff

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 9:36 AM


Ruth writes:

Love It!

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM


Jon writes:

Nice suggestion given by you as always. I must need scratch pad like this as I have a tendency to forget things quickly and this will help me to remind thins. Cheers!

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM


Paulette Salvia writes:

This is a wonderful addition. Thank you.

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Now that is an AWESOME idea, kudos and accolades to the brilliant individual who suggested that, plus, the EzineArticles team that brought it to fruition.

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 1:03 PM


Carl writes:

Awesome tool for keeping me organized and improving my article writing skills.

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM


Opal Marrs writes:

I have a file of little notes, just a few lines on a sheet of note pad paper, but accessing them is the problem. Looks like you solve problems before they really become problems. I think I will be using this tool a lot.

Comment provided January 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM



This tool is awesome, I like It.
Thanks for create this tool.

Comment provided January 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM


Kingsley writes:

No doubt about the great inclusion, I have used the “scratch pad”. It is great, I thought I lost all my writeup but I found out it automatically saved my work. This is really great, no doubts.

Comment provided January 24, 2012 at 4:48 AM


paban writes:

Great tool. Thanks for sharing the information!!!

Comment provided January 24, 2012 at 8:59 AM


Lynn David writes:

Wow, you guys should publish an app with this exact same simple and clean functionality…one that could run alongside a browser would be real nice.

Comment provided January 24, 2012 at 3:13 PM


Pnina writes:

Would love to try it, It sounds like a great organizer.

Comment provided January 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM


Winifred Bragg writes:

I just tried the scratch pad. It seems like a GREAT tool!!

Comment provided January 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM


Leonard Arden writes:

Like many others, the ideas come and then: To cite a hymn verse: “Fly forgotten as dream dies at the opening day. Thanks for the scratch pad. ‘Tis a boon indeed.

Comment provided January 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM


Albert writes:

Thanks for adding another great tool. This will help writers for sure.

Comment provided February 8, 2012 at 5:38 AM


John writes:

What a nice tool, thanks thanks Penny for letting me know another time saving tool.

Comment provided February 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM


king writes:

Doesn’t anyone have any problem with this tool, stuffs like compatibility, efficiency and others. The efficiency we hear here is all positive… So its a 100% perfect software! Kudos, I’ll be trying it!

Comment provided October 28, 2012 at 6:06 AM


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