For some projects, a couple of folders on your desktop is all you need to stay organized. For others, however, organization is a more complicated task that requires sophisticated tools. Tolon NoteKeeper seeks to provide users with a better way to keep multiple files and folders organized. It's not perfect, but it is an interesting option for users who need a way to keep track of text, images, and more.
Tolon NoteKeeper has a plain and fairly intuitive interface, and a Quick Start guide gave us an overview of the important features. In short, the program lets users create tree hierarchies of notes within folders. You can use this strategy to organize any number of things, whether you're writing a book, studying, keeping a diary, or working on any other project that requires lots of information. Creating a hierarchy was easy, though we wished for either a button or a keyboard shortcut to create new folders and notes; right-clicking and selecting the appropriate option from the context over and over was a cumbersome process. We also found it a little odd that we could drag and drop an image into a note but that the image didn't actually appear; rather, Tolon NoteKeeper recorded it as a shortcut to the actual file, which we could click on to launch the image. The program saves information in the proprietary NKP format, but files can be exported as RTF files. Tolon NoteKeeper also has a built-in task minder, which is helpful if you're working on a project that includes tasks that must be completed at particular times. Overall, we found Tolon NoteKeeper to be a simple but useful tool for organizing information; it has some limitations, but its straightforward operation make it a good choice.
Tolon NoteKeeper installs politely but leaves a desktop icon, a Start menu item, and a folder behind upon removal.