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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply fantastic"

    November 1, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is one of my indispensable programs."

    June 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 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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