CintaNotes

CintaNotes

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    7,240
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    7.17MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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CintaNotes helps you keep track of ideas and snippets of text that you want to save and refer back to later -- all through a streamlined interface. With just a few hot key strokes, you can paste a selection into the app and keep right on going with your reading or research.

Pros

Hot keys: Hot key activation of different note-taking features is a great option in this program. To add a new original note, all you have to do is hit the Insert (Ins) key, and a new dialog box will open, so you can type in whatever you'd like. Or if you'd like to copy and paste an item from a Web page or other document that you're reading, just highlight the desired entry and then hit CTRL+F12 to have your selection automatically added to the CintaNotes main database.

Organizational tools: This program also makes it very convenient to go back and find specific notes when you need to. You can add Tags to each note to help categorize them and make them easier to search for later. And even if you didn't tag a particular note, you can still search for any keywords you choose, no matter where they show up in the note. You can also view notes by Time Created, Time Modified, Title, Link, or Size, and you can switch to Reverse Order as well for any of these categories.

Cons

No images: CintaNotes does not support saving images in your notes. Depending on how you take notes and what you're using them for, this may or may not present a problem. But copying and pasting images is a feature that a lot of similar programs do offer.

Bottom Line

CintaNotes offers a nice set of tools to facilitate your note-taking, while at the same time not overloading you with options or a complicated interface. As long as the lack of image saving isn't an issue for you, this is a great program to try out. You can use it for free for 10 days to get a sense of how it works; and if you'd like to purchase it after that, it costs $25.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CintaNotes 2.5.2.

 
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5 stars

"use CintaNotes for taking note"

December 16, 2014  |  By avanos007

 |  Version: CintaNotes 1.0b

Pros

versatile
understandable interface
usage is easy

Cons

there is no cons for me.

Summary

at least try CintaNotes. and you will see the difference

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5 stars

"Simply fantastic"

November 01, 2014  |  By gusts23

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.5.2

Pros

Great user interface
Fast
Helpful support
Low memory usage
Just excellent

Cons

None that I can recall

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3 stars

"not secure"

October 27, 2014  |  By tortilamila

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.5.2

Pros

nice and useful interface, good speed

Cons

notes without encryption and password protection is nonsence in the end of 2014

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5 stars

"Good notes software that I ever use"

June 29, 2014  |  By liwende

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.5.2

Pros

very useful, the classification function, the style, which all attract my interest.

Cons

there is no cons for this software.

Summary

One of the best notes software

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5 stars

"This is one of my indispensable programs."

June 05, 2014  |  By DoctorPanacea

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.5.2

Pros

The pros really are too numerous to list, but here are some in the free version:

*Select any text, whether on the internet or in a document file. Hit Ctrl+F12 and the text is saved as an item in a database file. You can then add "tags" which are index tags.

*A database can be huge. The theoretical limit is 4 gigabytes.

*Ease of use: Just dump everything into one database, and add some index tags. If you want a separate database for a particular subject, you can create one and use it. The free version imposes a limit on the number of databases that you can have open at one time (three, I think). Believe me, though, using just one database works fine.

*All of your index tags for all your notes show up in a scrollable column at the left side of the screen. Just click a tag, and all of those notes will be displayed; the others will be hidden.

*It works fast and efficiently.

*You can change your font and the font size.

*You can run searches for words that are not index tags.

Cons

I have used this program regularly for more years than I even remember (I think I started using it when it was at something like version 0.9).

Honestly, I cannot think of anything that I regard as a con. The most frequent complaint that I see is that CintaNotes does not support saving graphics. I can understand that some people might want graphics. For me, however, that has never been a drawback. Even if CintaNotes had the capability of saving graphics, I would hope to be able to turn off that feature.

PLEASE NOTE: Someone said in a review of an older version that CintaNotes installs unwanted toolbars. I cannot remember that this has ever happened. I am very cautious about such things. The person who wrote that may have installed the program with a particular installer that included such a "feature", but I always download the installer directly from cintanotes.com, and I have never had a problem.

Summary

CintaNotes is a free program that I find to be indispensable. I used the free version for years, and the free version is completely sufficient for what I do.

Several days ago I upgraded to the professional version. To be perfectly honest, I really did not need to upgrade, but the license fee was inexpensive, and I felt really grateful to have this wonderful program, which the author maintains with updates released at reasonable intervals. You never feel that he has abandoned the program, nor do you have to update every two weeks, as you do with some programs.

Usually I am a real tightwad. I am one of those guys who never make a "donation" despite hints that a donation would be appreciated. But I did it in this case, because CintaNotes helps me enormously in things that I do. If I have a thought about a literary work that I am writing, I can just create a new note by bringing up the program (it sits in the tray). I type my note, give it a tag or two, and minimize the program.

If I see something on the internet that I can use in a sociopolitical essay or tract that I am working on, I select the text from the internet material, hit Ctrl+F12, and CintaNotes pops up with that text already in a note. All I have to do is to add some tags, and maybe some commentary of my own on the note.

Right now I have a database that is still pretty small despite several years of collecting things in it. It is less than 4 megabytes, and consists of only about 1700 notes. It contains notes on dozens of unrelated subjects. I can access all of them in a flash just by clicking on an index tag.

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5 stars

"Simple and effective"

May 18, 2014  |  By InvenioCNET

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.5.2

Pros

Minimal resources required.
Fast.
Stable.
Automatic backup.
Hotkeys.

Cons

?Paid version not free.

Summary

I use this for making quick notes on a daily basis. Runs in the background and takes up very minimal resources. Lightening fast and stable. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"A compelling favorite!"

March 27, 2014  |  By arcflight

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.3

Pros

Blazing fast and easy to use, its windows can actually be held on the top layer of the screen! This makes taking notes possible in a way that other programs would make annoying.

It situates there for you and can be knocked down into the "minimize" bar as well.

Anyone needs CintaNotes. Anyone needs to know that it can take notes wonderfully and you don't have to press "SAVE" to be assured that they note has taken.

Why clutter up various folders with odd files when CintaNotes can keep track of all notes -- spontaneous on-the-fly notes, notes worth keeping long-term, notes that you don't know if you'll ever use or not, just-in-case notes, and sporadic records of messages that you (or someone else) wrote that you don't want to forget.

It also lets you save as many different databases/files of notes as you like, so it can be multi-purposed. And it comes with both install and standalone portable packages.

CintaNotes works great!

Cons

CintaNotes still in development means that there can be more features on the way -- which is not necessarily bad in the long-term.

It would also be nice if it did bookmarks in special format by assigning a special key to send them to concatenate under a select title.

Summary

Quite the capable note-taking apparatus, it's not likely to disappoint.

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4 stars

"Great Handy way to Capture Thoughts, Notes, ToDos etc!"

December 16, 2013  |  By ilcaa72

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.3

Pros

Shortcut keys has ability to capture notes and lookup notes quickly and efficiently. Great search functionality as well, TAGS and linking makes organizing thoughts and grouping ideas together quick and easy. No learning curve necessary (compared to wikis, etc) Syncs notes online and have notes available on all laptops and PCs
Free version has everything I need to stay on top of things and quickly capture ideas before they escape my mind. a "Ctrl -" pops opens the program, start typing and it enters text and filters instantly. F5 opens TAGS and tree structure. "Ctrl +" opens a new clean note to quickly capture! "Ctrl L" creates links to files, urls, folders, other notes! Easy, quick, efficient, and free!

Cons

would like to add pics to my notes, current version doesnt allow but can link pic file locations...
would like to add a table style to notes, current version doesnt allow..

Summary

overall a great little, lite (low memory usage, file size) program to quickly capture, organize and link notes together to stay organized. Better and easier to master then wiki notes systems or other 3rd party note taking systems. Free version has all the major features, excellent support as well!

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2 stars

"It adds unwanted toolbars"

August 28, 2013  |  By pradeepshama

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.3

Pros

None in the face of unwanted items.

Cons

Why does CNET not highlight this in the write up.

Summary

Any download with unwanted toolbars is unacceptable, however good.

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4 stars

"Love, love, love, love"

July 29, 2013  |  By peterbutler

 |  Version: CintaNotes 2.3

Pros

The 4-item set of metadata (title, description, tags, URL) works very well for my link collection needs. Simple and easy to use. Robust search and filtering features. Relatively light resource footprint; quick, easy install.

Cons

No integrated syncing features (i.e. maintaining a consistent set of notes between multiple computers), but I use Dropbox to sync my notebook, and it works OK.

Summary

Love it. Use it. NOTES.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.2
Version 2.8.2 improves right-to-left languages support with the new settings "app.mainframe.rtlenabled" and "app.mainframe.userightalignbydefault".
General
Publisher Cinta Software
Publisher web site http://cintanotes.com
Release Date November 18, 2014
Date Added November 18, 2014
Version 2.8.2
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.17MB
File Name CintaNotes_2_8_2_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,240
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $25

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