FileNote


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
206.8KB
Date Added:
February 05, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Total Downloads:
5,220
Downloads Last Week:
6
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

Editors' review

It's supposed to give users a way to add notes to their files, but in reality this application is just a quick way to create a text file of the same name. File Note is added as a new context menu option. When you select it, it automatically creates a Notepad file named the same as the selected file.

To be fair, the operation was speedy and effective, and the newly created text file was conveniently saved in the same location as the source file. However, because the note isn't integrated with the file itself, you'll have to take an extra step if you want to share your notes when you send the file to others.

Most users probably won't think too much of this simple application, and even its freeware status doesn't add much to its allure.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Make a note easily for any program with a weird name."

    April 24, 2013   |   By davidroper

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    So easy to use, just right click and choose FileNote and write a description or Put the Product Key for the program. The filename will match the main program. MyGrep.exe will make a FileNote named MyGrep.txt for you. Freeware.

    Cons

    There are NO defects with it. Nothing bad. Hard to find now.

    Summary

    If you can find a copy, get it and burn the little thing on a separate CD to keep it forever. If you ever upgrade PC's and you will, you will need to re-install this GEM. I cannot get along without it. Remember it's FREEWARE.

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  • 5 stars

    "I have on every computer I use"

    February 18, 2012

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    I'm so get used to it, I can't work on any computer without it. It's handy, it's simple and useful especially if you play with too many files.

    Cons

    Nothing to think of

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  • 4 stars

    "Very useful little utility."

    May 25, 2011   |   By PThrumpit

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    Does what I wanted.

    Cons

    Few, but would like a few improvements.

    Summary

    I'm only entering this because I think Cnet's review is a bit harsh. This does exactly what it says it does. Yes, we can do it ourselves, but this does away with the intermediate steps. It has been around for a long time, and I've used it on and off for many years. However, I would like to see the peeps at Moon modify it a bit.
    The notes themselves add to the list of files, and can cause clutter, so I would like to see all notes placed in a single, devoted directory. To this end the right-click menu would have Create Filenote, and View Filenote instead of the one. Create does what it does now, only saves into the dedicated folder, and View Filenote would quickly search the dedicated directory. If a note exists, it displays it, if not, it - not sure, what you think - just opens Notepad and we assume no note exists, or opens a windows saying so?
    Anyway, just adding my tuppenceworth.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent piece of software!"

    December 11, 2010   |   By MMextr

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    Just a right click and you have a txt file opened for you to record all your notes in there.

    Cons

    Pity it has no 64-bit version.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple right click on the file pops open a txt document"

    November 30, 2010   |   By dream1up

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    It saves the review to the folder and names it the same as the file name all automatically!

    Cons

    Really no cons but it might be nice for future app to select which editor to use and other admin options.

    Summary

    I love this little app, I use it everyday. Whenever you download an app from CNet, right click the file, copy and paste the review from the website and ctrl+s does the rest. I also use this in my pictures folder when I want to give a little more detail or description to a photo so I remember it later. Again, right click the photo, select 'FileNote...' and a text document pops open that has the same name as the photo I selected and 'Ctrl+s' automatically saves the document to the same folder as the photo. Awesome App! :)

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  • 5 stars

    "CNET Reviewer unrealistic...very useful tool"

    May 14, 2010   |   By simon_cnet

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    This is an exceptionally useful context menu tool for speedy creation of file notes.

    Cons

    Nothing really.

    Summary

    This is an exceptionally useful context menu tool. I use it regularly. Instead of renaming files that you download you can instantly create a text file with the same name and add all the info you like about the program/software. I also use it for notes about specific images (photos) I take with my camera...and other uses as well, for accompanying documents sent to others. Definitely saves a lot of clicking.

    Contrary to no one seeing the 'allure' it is very useful, and of course free.

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  • 2 stars

    "Couldn't get it to install properly on Windows 7"

    March 19, 2010   |   By bichonmomma

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    was "right there{" when you needed it!!

    Cons

    did not "attach" to file but had same name.

    Summary

    can no longer use it!

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  • 5 stars

    "ALWAYS READY TO GO"

    April 05, 2008   |   By khamma

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    I have always opened Notepad to make a note about anything I downloaded because the setup names are often cryptic and I seldom install them right away. Then when I'm ready to install, I can easily determine which setup file is for which application. FileNote makes this a quick simple process since I no longer have to search for Notepad. Before I found FileNote, I often wanted to make notes about other files on my system so I could save myself the trouble of loading a whole program to see what it was or if it was the version I was looking for, but it was too much trouble to do so. Now it is just a quick simple task so I am saving myself loads of time.

    Cons

    There are no cons if you have a reason to use it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Limited use, but really handy for some things"

    December 08, 2007   |   By hightails

    Version: FileNote 1.1

    Pros

    I have used this for years to label downloaded files that have unhelpful filenames. It can be hard to remember what bf1760.exe or setup.exe is when you're tidying up your downloads file.

    Just right click the file and in the NotePad window that opens enter the application name, version, and anything else you want to record. Then save this text file with the downloaded file.

    I haven't found any other uses for this, but for me it serves this one purpose brilliantly.

    Cons

    Nothing

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