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Freebie Notes

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Jot down notes and keep them organized on your desktop, keeping your other desk top a bit less cluttered. Freebie Notes provides a simple alternative to the paper sticky note.

This freeware is incredibly simple to use. By choosing a new note from the toolbar, users write themselves a quick note and place it on the desktop. This no-frills note system is perfect for jotting down ideas, phone numbers, or other brief info. Freebie Notes also provides several helpful options to go along with its primary function. A wide spectrum of colors ensures that you don't have a desktop covered in neon yellow notes, but can color code to your preference. In addition, the fonts and type size are adjustable. However, the best feature of Freebie Notes is its ability to remind the user with simple alarms that cause a note to pop to the foreground daily, a day from now, a month from now, or even a year from now.

The only downside to Freebie Notes is that it teases users with options only available in other programs you'll need to pay for. If, for example, you wanted a URL to open when the note's alarm sounded, you would be advised to purchase another of the publisher's notes programs. However, if you are looking for a simple reminder system, this is the perfect download to keep track of those little bits of information you need to keep onhand.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "NOT EASY AT ALL,WAY TOO COMPLICATED,TOO MANY OPTIONS"

    February 3, 2013  |   By Kkaykk

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.53

    Pros

    If you like lots of options,this would be a Pro for you, lots of options.
    If you like having 2 different ways to access the same program on your desktop, then again this would be a Pro for you
    Gives you the option to Hide ALL NON FREE OPTIONS, this is a plus for everybody that is complaining about teasers,click it immediately before you start customizing & you won't even know what your missing,lol
    If you like making a million decisions to post a sticky note than this is your sticky note program...hahaha

    Cons

    Way too many options for a sticky note(IMO)
    3 places to edit all your text options, color,style, backround, again make it confusing as to which one is going to show when you actually create a sticky.
    Beginning of each sentence/text on the left side of note is missing like the first word or two...dunno why, tried a lot of fixes & changed options & read all the help stuff, could not find an answer or a fix for this.

    Summary

    I just felt there were too many options for a simple sticky notes program, I get the alarms & calendar deal but have not idea whey you would need 3 seperate places to pick your font style & backround???Very confusing....
    After you choose your font optons, your not sure which one is going to be showing when you make a note, even if you put them all the same color & backround color, it never shows the color you picked..????Maybe it's just me. I read all the help stuff & couldn't find an answer to which font/color/background tool is the default one.
    It has 2 different toolbars or options bars(whatever you want to call them) on your desktop...again, that is confusing, which one should you use?? They have the same option on them & one of them has more than the other of course for more detailed options, which I don't believe you need ALL that to POST A STICKY...you shouldn't be having to study or look anything up to write a post it/sticky note,lol....
    It shouldn't take you half an hour to write a sticky & also biggest CON is it cuts off the start of all sentences/text in every line of your note on the sticky...yes I adjusted size,font & text placement to see if I could fix this & none of them made any difference, my sentences were always cut off on the front. I also just tried to make the actual sticky note larger to see if that would help make it visible & it did not do anything but make a larger note with the front of my sentences missing as well. Uninstalling now... There are so many good reviews on this, I can 't imagine it's just me having these problems...or is it? : (

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very very nice"

    October 30, 2010  |   By --Myst--

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.40

    Pros

    it's a nice and fun program, easy to use

    Cons

    nothing at all

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  • 3.0 stars

    "HMMM::::.."

    May 2, 2010  |   By MexicanMalena

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.36

    Pros

    Easy to use, floating bar... seems ok

    Cons

    teasers... indeed... but it seems ok...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Many problems starting up program after the first time"

    March 1, 2010  |   By rudenun

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.34

    Pros

    Offered various colors for notes

    Cons

    cnet review was not kidding when they mentioned the "teasers" They were annoying, to say the least.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great one .. Very easy and HANdy... esayyyyy"

    February 11, 2010  |   By Bhupindersm80

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.34

    Pros

    Great one .. Very easy and HANdy... esayyyyy

    Cons

    notes space bigger than required

    Summary

    good if u want easy one

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Used to cut & paste any useful website & viewed later"

    January 3, 2010  |   By ashugandhi

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.33

    Pros

    Very accessible, and can be a handy , never get lost tool.

    Cons

    Sometimes minimising prompts a message if the Freebie note needs to be deleted. haven't figured out why and when.

    Summary

    Wonder if further applications of the product can be suggested, as this product holds huge potential.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great notepad which is accessible offline and online !"

    August 25, 2009  |   By ashugandhi

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.29

    Pros

    New features awaited very eagerly. Use it to copy paste paragraphs which can be read when offline. Excellent.

    Cons

    More apps need to be developed. Secondly there should be a provision to "fly" the notes from one computer to another.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like it very much"

    August 23, 2009  |   By MorgaineLeFey

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.29

    Pros

    Customizable, easy to work with, useful

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet

    Summary

    Doeswhat it is supposed to do, and does it well.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "accessible and easy to use."

    July 14, 2009  |   By bernlamar1

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.28

    Pros

    always available and easily accessed.

    Cons

    I have no cons to give.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy, helpful"

    May 5, 2009  |   By snowbear13

    Version: Freebie Notes 3.26

    Pros

    Ease of use, helpful tool for those quick little reminders you don't want to create an Outlook calendar or task list item for. Easy to edit, size, reposition/organize the notes on your desktop.

    Cons

    It's such a basic utility that there's not much to complain about. Create the note; delete it when done. What could be simpler?

    Summary

    The paid version probably has some neat bells and whistles, but I use this instead of paper sticky notes, and the freebie version does a GREAT job of that. Glad I happened upon it.

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