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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,199,590 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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  • #281


    Can you please add the dot icons from the minimap icon set?

    Especially green and red ones. I tried doing that myself but couldn't do it.

    The current icons in the addon are very difficult to notice on the map for me and I like the small dot icons the minimap uses.

    Also, when I view a map fullscreen and then alt + right click, the create note window appears behind the map which is invisible which forces me to close to map to edit the note.


  • #282

    ooh those would be very nice!

  • #280

    The new handynotes is no longer placing icons for me on the maps. The lunar festival ones seem to work, but nothing in Draenor.

  • #279

    wäre schön, wenn die findbaren schätze von pandaria eingebaut werden.

  • #278

    i've seen a few comments about placing & moving notes, i can still place markers by using alt right-click, but cannot seem to MOVE the marker using CTRL+SHIFT Left Drag (in the tooltip). I remember being able to do this before.

    Is there a way to manually edit the coordinates in the data file? I see a lengthy number for e.g. 43447806 which is placed on the Timeless Isle. Does that work out to x=43 and y=78? Thanks :)

  • #276

    I was curious if there was a way to share notes you've made with your other characters or other players even.

  • #275

    Do you think you could add support to the waypoint arrow in the addon "Dugi Questing Essential"?

    Basically, do what you do with TomTom... detect if that addon is loaded, and if so, add an item in the Handy Note popup menu that says "Add waypoint to Dugi Arrow" or somesuch.

    The Dugi addon has much better overall waypoint arrow integration (it works with the default quest UI for starters) and I'd like to get rid of TomTom.  The only reason I'm keeping at at this point is simply because I also use Handy Notes.


  • #274

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_FORBIDDEN] AddOn 'HandyNotes_DraenorTreasures' tried to call the protected function 'UseQuestLogSpecialItem()'. !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:589: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:589> [C]: in function `UseQuestLogSpecialItem' ..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:198: in function <..._ObjectiveTracker\Blizzard_QuestObjectiveTracker.lua:191>

    Locals: nil

  • #272

    Thanks for this addon. It is very helpful...

    However... I am unable to 'alt-right-click' to make new notes. All it does is zoom out of the map. No combination of shift, alt, ctrl, left-clik or right-click will add a new note.

    The only way I can add a new note is by utilizing the "hnnew" command.

  • #273


  • #271


    When you take a treasure in WoD should they disappear like the notes for rares do? when i kill a rare it dissappear but why does the note still show after taken a treasure? Before they dissappeared, but not anymore

  • #270

    This addon is amazing, so great for leveling and getting garrison resources. The only issue is that it adds 3+ seconds to my blue bar load time. I'm using a single submodule - HandyNotes_DraenorTreasures.

    This may be unavoidable, I don't know because I'm not an addon developer. Just want people to be aware. I'll be keeping it installed, but disabled except when I'm leveling.

  • #269

    Feature Request:

    Locations of all recruitable follower events.

  • #268

    Feature Request:

    Ability to share custom/player made/newly created notes with friends/guildies/party members.

  • #277
    Quote from roflstomper1 »

    Feature Request:

    Ability to share custom/player made/newly created notes with friends/guildies/party members.

    Yeah, This.

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