SimpleNote is a note-taking application by the developers of WordPress that syncs your notes to the SimpleNote server. The Windows version of SimpleNote can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

SimpleNote Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download the SimpleNote installer from the SimpleNote website.

Run the installer. By default, SimpleNote installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\SimpleNote.

Run SimpleNote once to set your preferences. If you haven't already created a SimpleNote account, you may do so during setup.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

  • Executable: The path to your Simplenote.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Simplenote\Simplenote.exe.
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your Simplenote.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Simplenote
  • Parameters: No parameters are required. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see SimpleNote running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run SimpleNote as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to SimpleNote or specify which CPU or core SimpleNote will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).

Then click OK to finish setup and start SimpleNote!