CNET Editors' review
Simpler is better, we often hear, and nowhere more so than in notekeeping applications that can bring order to the most chaotic life. Like CintaNotes. This freeware note-taking application is designed to help you save, organize, and make good use of those great ideas and newfangled concepts you're always turning up. You can quickly save personal notes, Web addresses and snippets, articles, images, and anything else that exists in the cyberworld that you'd like remember, take note of, and tag for retrieval.
When it comes to the user interface, notekeepers tend to range from tiny black rectangles to NASA's version of a Busy Box for astronaut trainees. CintaNotes strikes a nice balance that (thankfully) tips toward the simple end of the scale with a plain field for creating, displaying, and sorting notes and a minimal control set that consists only of a search tool and a drop-down list for sorting notes under various headings such as Title and Modified (Created is default) as well as a manually. CintaNotes offers plenty of options, including themes and colors, startup behavior, hotkeys, and editing options. There are many ways to create a new note, including from the program's System Tray icon, but the quickest way may be simply to press the Insert (or Ins) key on your keyboard. The New Note dialog has a blank field for typing or pasting notes and other content, a title field, and two fields at the bottom labeled Tags -- for entering your own identifiers -- and Links, which includes a go-to button for opening active links. We simply typed in our note and pressed OK (or Cancel) and the new note appeared in a rectangular box in CintaNotes with its title and enough of the content showing to lets us know what it was. Double-clicking a note in the interface opened it for editing in the same dialog we used to create it.
Whether we were typing or mousing, CintaNotes made it easy not only to create new notes but to retrieve existing ones. The program offers lots of help for getting the most out of it, including a forum and translations.
From Cinta Software:
CintaNotes is your an assistant in the daily task of organizing information, such as your own thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, blog postings, quotes from famous people, research data, curious facts, Wikipedia entries, you name it. It lets you quickly jot down and tag any useful text that you come across. Unlike browser-based tools like Google Notebook, CintaNotes does not require a web browser to work: the text-clipping "magic" works in any application that can copy text to clipboard.
What's new in this version: Version 2.2 has enhanced Recycle bin by adding column with first non-empty text line from deleted note.
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"Hassle Free Awesome Note Taking Application - Get it!"
Version: CintaNotes 1.6
CintaNotes is a software application I have been using since its creation. I am a big fan. I have regularly updated it and watched new features added with each use new release. I use a plethora of notes software from the simple e.g. Stickies to the complex e.g. Task Coach but CintaNotes has always been a mainstay as other apps have been installed and uninstalled from the computers I use. CintaNotes allows quick and easy creation of notes as well as categorization, tagging and searching of those notes and this is just the beginning! Better still it is a small program with minimal memory/resource use and it's portable! I really cannot recommend it enough. Once you get and use it you will wonder how you lived without it - check it out here - http://cintanotes.com/
None! There are no cons to mention!
"Exactly what I needed"
Version: CintaNotes 1.6
easy to add notes - easy to find notes. Simplicity
haven't found any
Except for credit cards, I kept all my passwords and lots of account notes in a Notepad txt file because it's so easy to open and amend, and I stored it in an encrypted file with credit card data. But finding things was becoming a nightmare. CintaNotes installed on my encrypted USB flash drive, opens with a desktop shortcut after mounting the encrypted drive and resides in the sys-tray until I dismount the encrypted file. Whether I'm looking for my Cnet login, the model number of my DirecTV receiver, or my Ooma account number, CintaNotes works instantly and perfectly! And you don't have to try to alphabetize, just develop a naming system and the search feature puts any fact in view within a couple of keys.I wouldn't call this a CON so much as a preference. I keep the mouse in my hand most of the time. I would rather have a click-able icon on the header for a new note rather than a shortcut key or the two-click Edit>New menu item.
I've passed on many note-taking, banking and password programs because they are so cumbersome and set-up heavy. Just take 30 seconds to install CintaNotes and use!
Updated on Apr 10, 2012
"My Good friend"
Version: CintaNotes 1.4.3
Easy to use.Stable & Reliable.Quick.A reliable workhorse that gets the job done.Tried a lot of others which didn't cut it.
Lack of formatting options.Can't store images.Use Evernote if you need to do this.
Stickies by Zhorn is another free goody notebook.
Note use Tags: to organise notes into categories.
A nice feature is that when you highlight or select text from a web page and insert it (ctrl + F12) it automatically embeds the web link into the note.
"I use it everyday as a "to-do-list"."
Version: CintaNotes 1.4.2
When I open my computer there is my CintaNotes with all my "to-do-list" items of what must be accomplished for the day.
So far there are none
I've tried other lists, such as "notes", they haven't worked as well as the CintaNotes.
"Great functionality; ease of sue; stable performance"
Version: CintaNotes 1.3
Seems to be very flexible. haven't found any boundaries as of yet on size of notes. Minimize the amount of keying that needs to be done.
Does not lend itself to direct input of multiple notes from the same document. Requires putting first note in edit and then copying and pasting additional information.
A nice feature would be to have a condition where a ctrl/f-12 would put in an active note with the source reference. As distinct from the merge function.
"I use this every day."
Version: CintaNotes 1.3
It is on whenever I want to add a new reminder.
It is great.
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