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Paper sticky notes have become ubiquitous in both homes and offices; they're an easy way to keep track of important information. Or they are until their adhesive fails and they disappear under your desk or get stuck to the back of some other piece of paper. We've encountered numerous programs that seek to duplicate the utility of sticky notes by allowing users to place virtual notes on their desktop, but we're not sure that we've encountered any that are as comprehensive as Pnotes. This program takes the best aspects of the sticky note concept and adds numerous useful features.

Pnotes appears as an icon in the system tray, and getting started is as simple as right-clicking on it to display a lengthy menu of options. Select New Note from the menu and a fresh sticky appears on the desktop, ready for you to type whatever it is that you need to remember. Notes come with a full complement of formatting options: you can change the font, font size, and font color; bold, italicize, underline, strikethrough, and highlight their text; and align or add bullet points to your list. Notes can also be used as reminders, and alerts can be scheduled to occur once or to repeat at specific intervals ranging from seconds to years. There are a variety of options to help you organize and find notes: you can arrange them in groups, add tags to them, and search for them. The notes come with one basic yellow skin, but you can download additional skins from the Pnotes Web site. An online Help file gives a good overview of the program's many features. Overall, we think that Pnotes is a great choice for just about everyone; it's as easy to use as the paper version, but its numerous options make it quite a bit more useful.

Pnotes comes as a ZIP file. It's accessible after extraction with no need for installation, meaning that you can keep it on a USB drive and access it wherever you go.

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4 stars

"love PNotes"

February 03, 2012  |  By imontheinternet

 |  Version: PNotes 8.5.106


can be used as simply or elaborately as you want (has just about every helpful feature you can think of).

definitely comparable to other notes software that you have to pay for.

can make your own skins.


can't adjust size of additional skins (but there are some skins that are bigger in size).


after trying PNotes you may think twice about paying for other notes software that don't really have more features than PNotes but just perhaps appearances that you may want to pay for.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.5.106
    Version 8.5.106:
  • Fixed bugs:
    • Number of backup copies is not saved
    • Unlocking program by hot key does not prompts for password
    • "OK", "Cancel" and "Apply" buttons are not visible on some displays with font size larger than normal
    • Under certain circumstances notes lose RTF formatting when they are restored from autosave after crash
  • New features:
    • Added option to "pin" notes to specified window
    • Management of hotkeys is now concentrated on one dialog which is called from main menu
    • Added ability to add and manage groups of contacts
    • Added option for local synchronization, with ability to make it automatically when program is started from removable (USB) drive
    • Added note's ID column to Control Panel
Publisher Andrey Gruber
Publisher web site
Release Date November 18, 2011
Date Added November 21, 2011
Version 8.5.106
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.27MB
File Name PNSetup_9_3_0.exe
Total Downloads 24,424
Downloads Last Week 26
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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