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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 2,011,459 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/08/2014
  • Created 08/07/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.3.2
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About HandyNotes

Handy Notes for your maps. This addon is intended to be a small and simple replacement for Cartographer_Notes and functions in a similar manner.

Use /handynotes to access options.

You can add notes to the maps in 3 ways:

  • Alt-RightClick on the world map to add a note.
  • Use "/hnnew" without the quotes to add a note at your current location.
  • Use "/hnnew x,y" without the quotes to add a note at location x,y on your current zone's map.

HandyNotes supports plugins that other authors can write to display their own set of notes on the map. See this link for a list of such addons:

Changes from v1.1.6 to v1.2.0

  • Fix HandyNotes to use Astrolabe-1.0 instead of Astrolabe-0.4.
  • Place the New Handy Note dialog box above the World Map by parenting to it if the World Map is open.
  • Add a 6th optional return value "dungeonLevel" to the pluginHandler:GetNodes() API. This value is used if it is different from the input dungeonLevel, similar to the 2nd return's "mapFile".
  • HandyNotes plugin authors will need to be update their plugins to use Astrolabe-1.0 and its new API that has changed from using (C, Z) pairs to (mapID, level) pairs. HandyNotes has provided some additional functions to help with this (these functions will not work for instance and BG maps):
    • HandyNotes:GetMapFiletoMapID(mapFile)
    • HandyNotes:GetMapIDtoMapFile(mapID)
    • HandyNotes:GetZoneToMapID(zone)

Changes from v1.1.5 to v1.1.6

  • Update TOC Interface to 40000.
  • Add optional AddonLoader delayed load support.
  • Use latest version of Ace3 and Astrolabe libraries.

Changes from v1.1.4 to v1.1.5

  • Use latest version of Astrolabe library which has Hrothgar's Landing data.
  • Play nice with Carbonite which is trying to fake as being Cartographer.
  • Add HandyNotes to the Blizzard Interface Addon Options too.
  • When quest objectives are enabled, the HandyNotes icons on the world map will now show their tooltips again on mouseover.
  • When creating or editing a note on a map with dungeon levels, you may now choose which dungeon level the note appears in or choose to have it appear on ALL dungeon levels.
  • HandyNotes will now pass as 3rd parameter the dungeon map level when it calls pluginHandler:GetNodes(mapFile, minimap, dungeonLevel). Existing user notes in HandyNotes will still display on all dungeon map levels, but new notes will be level specific.
  • Remove compatibility code with all WoW versions earlier than patch 3.1.
  • Convert to use wowace localization system at
  • Notes without a title will now show "(No Title)" as the tooltip title rather than have no tooltip on mouseover.
  • Add the ability to create/change/copy/delete profiles in HandyNotes. HandyNotes was already using Ace3 profiles, just that this wasn't exposed.
  • Add ability to enable and disable plugins from showing on the map in the HandyNotes options.
  • Add a wider range of icons to select from.

r247 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-08 13:58:44 +0000 (Sat, 08 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v1.3.2 (from /trunk:246)

Tagging as v1.3.2
r246 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-05 15:41:24 +0000 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua
   M /trunk/HandyNotes_HandyNotes.lua

Some more local variable cleanups
r245 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-05 15:38:47 +0000 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua

Remove unused parameters
r244 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-05 15:17:35 +0000 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua

Fix minimap notes on maps not enumerated by GetMapZones
r243 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-03 08:52:39 +0000 (Mon, 03 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.toc

Use @project-version@ in the toc Version field
r242 | nevcairiel | 2014-11-02 12:23:19 +0000 (Sun, 02 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes_HandyNotes.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-enUS.lua

Remove cartographer waypoint support
r241 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-26 15:34:07 +0000 (Sun, 26 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes_HandyNotes.lua

Use TomTom:AddMFWaypoint instead of AddZWaypoint to avoid a bug in TomTom
r240 | kemayo | 2014-10-21 06:40:58 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.toc

Add an optdep on Astrolabe.
r239 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-19 11:10:52 +0000 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes_HandyNotes.lua

Add Draenor continent mapping
r237 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-18 12:03:29 +0000 (Sat, 18 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua

Restore mapping for the "World"/"Azeroth" view (continent id 0)
r235 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-15 09:40:31 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua

Fix GetMapZones weirdness
r234 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-15 09:13:21 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.lua
   M /trunk/HandyNotes_HandyNotes.lua

Update for 6.0
r233 | nevcairiel | 2014-10-15 07:47:16 +0000 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/HandyNotes.toc
   M /trunk/Libs

Update TOC and strip Ace3 svn:externals


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  • #238

    Is Handynotes compatible with ElvUI interface. My map shows nothing.

    Last edited by JoeB2010 on 11/27/2014 6:06:42 PM
  • #239

    Nevermind. I see markings on my world map.

  • #236

    Since the new update, it shows me some things I've definitely already looted. This isn't fun!

  • #233

    Could you add a button on the world map frame to toggle handynotes? Preferably one that can be moved so it doesn't conflict with other addons that have their own buttons.

  • #235

    I would also like this feature.

    The Draenor zones are full of icons and I can barely make out where my quest objectives are located!

    Edit: For now I lowered the Icon Alpha , helps at least with my problem.

    Type /handynotes then..

    > Plugins > DraenorTreasures

    Last edited by fixthepieces on 11/24/2014 8:11:28 AM
  • #232

    Just a consideration. Adding Event/Quest Followers you can grab. I missed a few on my first time through because they were in corners and such like Blook.

  • #230

    Thank you for the amazing addon!

    One request, if there could be a way for me to manually remove notes that would be great. Some of them I don't care about like old gear, and some do not disappear after I have collected the Garrison Resources.

  • #228

    Is there a way to scale the icons / notes you create yourself using Alt+Rightclick ?

  • #229

    ya i think there is in the option in interfase menu

  • #227

    would be nice haveing a button on map to tern off the icons on map 


  • #225

    Hi there,

    Still trying to figure out what happens, but I randomly get a strange behavior on some (draenor treasures) nodes, appearing about 200 pixels on the right of their "real" position on the map.

    Coordinates seem ok since the icon is at the right place on the minimap, and a /reload do the trick for some time, by refreshing the map itself.

    I'll try to disable everything else, just to make sure there's no library / name clash with another plugin. Anyone else in this case ?

  • #223

    Is there any option to open list of not looted items ?

  • #222

    Is there any way to delete a point on the map manually? I've got a treasure that I looted in nagrand that won't disapear. Thank you for this addon and your hard work!

  • #224


    Same issue here, im using the DraenorTreasures plugin and some of the icons dont go away after I loot them, I would like to be able to manually remove those.

  • #237


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