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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,917,727 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 08/07/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.3.3
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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.

r249 | nevcairiel | 2015-02-24 14:35:16 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v1.3.3 (from /trunk:248)

Tagging as v1.3.3
r248 | nevcairiel | 2015-02-24 14:34:41 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/HandyNotes.toc

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  • #316

    I have an issue with my handynotes.  It does not remove the treasures I have already looted.  Is there a way to correct this?  I found an option to show treasures I had already looted, but is is not selected.

  • #315

    Is there a way to remove coordinates?

  • #314
    How to Update Files:

    A simple solution to update your Handynotes:

    Open the Handynotes (meaning the core Handynotes; not the additional addons like Draenor Treasures, World Map Button, etc.) TOC file in your WoW interface folder. Change the first line ## Interface: 60100 to ## Interface: 60200 and it should update all of your Hadynotes addons.

  • #311

    i am using use out of date and still not working anyway to make it work like this?

  • #310

    Need a Current version of Handynotes, currently having to use Load Out of Date Addons to make it work

  • #308

    I continue to wish for a hotkey to quickly turn off handy notes so I can see an uncluttered map without having to go through 3 menu selections to disable it.

    This seems like something that should be pretty basic to an addon like this.

  • #313

    There is a Handy Notes addon that adds a button to your world map so you can quickly show or hide the items. 

  • #309

    I was just going to post about this. If not a hotkey, button at the map window could work just fine too.

  • #312
    I was wanting the same thing, so try this as a macro and bind it to a key:
    /run if bHandyToggler then HandyNotes:Enable() else HandyNotes:Disable() end; bHandyToggler=not bHandyToggler;

    It works pretty nice, especially when you disable the icons and then see a rare that was hiding under it :)

    Important:  Use MUST have HandyNotes enabled in interface options for this to work!


    Last edited by neevor on 7/22/2015 11:55:25 AM
  • #307

    Is there a ay to make a Note that is shown on the normal map. Because everytime when i make a note, it is only shown on the zoomed out World Map.

  • #305

    Plz Update it.

  • #304

    Is there a hotkey or macro to toggle on/ off handy notes?  when I'm questing, it's hard to find the next quest POI.

  • #303

    Can this please get updated to work with 6.2 the draenor version is updated but requires this and this cannot be properly used without being updated.

  • #302

    Would nice if you could change your Version-number to a better format in front wow version, after that your version. example: 6.2.0.x

    NPCscan, Archy, LibSharedMedia, Ackis Recipe List and more authors doing it.


  • #300
    Re: HandyNotes Class Filter

    i miss a class filter, that only show loot for the actual or a specific class, i think this can be very useful to equip twinks

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