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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

"Very good desktop notes"

September 05, 2012  |  By chrisausten

 |  Version: PNotes 9.1


Great looking notes especially the "classic yellow".
Lots and lots of options to use.
Can be "installed" into windows, or simply used as a basic exe. without installation.


None that I know of.


I have been using this for a long time and just upgraded to this new version. It operates perfectly on Win.7-64. You can download it here, or you can go to the vendor's web site and download a zip package...place the contents of the zip package in a convenient location (such as documents) and run it from there as an exe.(Place a shortcut in your startup folder to make it start with windows).
PS - Pay no attention to the review below that says "minus one star...do not download" -- I can tell you that it runs great and it will uninstall in a snap with no registry problems. The person who wrote that review is probably still using Windows 95!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.1
Version 9.1 has fixed bug where alarm timer for invisible notes does not start when program starts.
Publisher Andrey Gruber
Publisher web site http://pnotes.sourceforge.net
Release Date August 31, 2012
Date Added September 01, 2012
Version 9.1
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
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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