CintaNotes 2.9.3

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (95 votes)


Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP / Freeware / 4,722 downloads

CintaNotes is a simple and free portable note manager that can be used to store all kinds of text based information. Key features include the ability to capture text from almost any application, auto URL population for webpage captures, Ctrl+F12 quick capture hot key, note retreival simply by typing a word or phrase, exporting to Unicode Text and XML.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Notes list: added option to completely hide tags (in "Options/Notes List")

    - Added "Options/Search/Start New Search on Ctrl+F" option

    - Added "Options/Search/Multi-step reset on Esc" option

    - Store path to the PDF file in the Link field when clipping from Adobe Reader (works only for PDF files opened by double-clicking)

    - Editor: numbered list lost on copy paste when text font is large

    - Editor: crash when trying to delete a note which was deleted from the notes list

Reviews of CintaNotes

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.9.3 (Jul 28, 2015)

    Works great for my needs. Author of this app just gets it. I have come to really rely on it for my day-to-day workflow.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.9.2 (Jul 16, 2015)

    Picked the full license version up for free from GiveawayOfTheDay a while ago. I wanted to use it with Simplenote syncing. Sure, it synced, but then it completely broke and duplicated my notes in SN about a hundred times each. Uninstalled completely. Useless for my purpose, maybe it's good as standalone but if I wanted that I'd just use a regular text editor and Dropbox.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.3 (Dec 16, 2014)

    using CintaNotes for taking notes is comfortable.It is versatile , has understandable interface , easy to use.
    Try CintaNotes to see the difference.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.1 (Nov 1, 2014)

    -Great user interface.
    -Low memory usage.
    -Helpful support

    This goes way beyond those simple post-it notes on your desktop, managing a huge amount of information, that is easily accessible through its main interface, and using a tags system.

    Just great, try it!

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    Radiant Quartz Heater

    Reviewing 2.6.1 (Jul 21, 2014)

    Happy long time CintaNotes user here (I have a licence for the Pro version). There is a lot I like about the program:
    -Simple interface
    -Tagging functionality (I prefer tags to find content over a non-tagged database and plain text searching, though tags are optional in CintaNotes and it does offer normal text searching as well)
    -Program is updated often, and the developer listens to CintaNotes users.
    -Stability (I don't think I have ever had the program crash on me once, which is good for data integrity)

    There are some things I don't like:
    -No file or image attachments, it is text only at the moment (this is a feature on the roadmap however)
    -No encryption (again, this is something on the roadmap)
    -This doesn't affect me now, but I mention it as it did affect me before I became a licence Pro user: The feature-set offered in the Free version is a bit odd compared to most other programs I am familiar with. The main one being that you can operate multiple databases in the Free version, but cannot access them via the File menu, as you can with virtually every other Windows program (unlocking the other databases section of the File menu is a Pro feature) - instead, you have to set multiple CintaNotes shortcuts to swap between databases.
    -The licence price for a Pro licence is quite high for what the program is (a note taking software) - and it is a 12 monthly renewal as well

    All in all, I do recommend CintaNotes though - I wouldn't have bought a Pro licence had I not been willing to do so.

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