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WhizFolders

$35
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    9,329
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $35.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    17.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Approaching a writing project logically has many benefits for the writer, not the least of which is better organization. This is where WhizFolders Organizer Pro enters the scene. It's a powerful word processing and outlining suite designed to help writers improve their productivity and work habits, but where it shines is in helping people capture new ideas when they strike. It's optimized for writing tasks, but its ability to quickly save your ideas, notes, and jottings and integrate them in an overall narrative is useful not just for writers but also for entrepreneurs, artists, project managers, executives, and lawyers, to name but a few.

WhizFolders is based around WhizFolder documents, which can contain not only rich text but also images and objects. The left-hand navigation panel features the Topic List, a hierarchical display of saved WhizFolder documents and their dependent submenus, each of which is known as a Child. The program opened with a default document containing a comprehensive selection of instructions for adding, editing, and managing Notes, the program's most basic unit. Clicking Add Topic on the program's extensive toolbar created a new Note; right-clicking any note or heading called up an equally impressive context menu of commands and options. Highlighting any Note displayed its content in the tabbed main window, called the Note Viewer. Each new WhizFolders file adds a new tab to the interface and places an additional, smaller toolbar beneath the main toolbar for adding topics, searching, and other housekeeping. It is with some trepidation that we pressed the button labeled Make a Child, but all it did was add a subentry to our document, much to our relief.

If WhizFolders seems complex at first, it's because it's a complex program that does a lot more than we can adequately summarize, not just as a file manager but also as notekeeper, word processor, and organizational aid. However, the underlying concept is quite simple: a flexible means of capturing, organizing, and integrating your ideas into an outline that you can print out, e-mail, save to a disk, turn into a self-running eBook, protect with passwords, and customize in still more ways. WhizFolders offers lots of help at every step, too.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.5.2. The trial version is limited to 30 days and some features were disabled.

 
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5 stars

"It is one such software which is worth investing !!! Yo"

November 13, 2014  |  By R. GÓMEZ DEL CAMINO

2014-11-13 08:16:18  |  By R. GÓMEZ DEL CAMINO

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.6

Pros

It is very versatile. If for pleasure (write a novel in your spare time) or working (making a claim) you have to handle large volumes of information and you need to sort ideas, I promise you will not find anything better than this software to be able to do.

Its interface is quite intuitive, so you will not need much time to begin to take advantage quickly.

It is very comprehensive. His wealth of options makes it a benchmark program in its field in the market. It has many options and can be said to go where others do not.

Its value - price is laughable.

If you've been looking for a long time structuring text quality and reliability ... DO IT ENDS. Here you have it, you have found it!

Cons

To say the least, I miss that is translated into Spanish. However, its interface is so intuitive that it does not become a real problem.

So we could say that there are no significant cons.

Summary

- Intuitive
- Stable
- Do not consume many resources
- Many options
- Designed to go where others fail
- Good doc and pdf export
- Good value for money

What more do you want ?!

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4 stars

"An excellent outlining tool"

October 14, 2012  |  By paulceaston

2012-10-14 03:32:20  |  By paulceaston

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.5.7

Pros

I searched long an hard for the "perfect" outlining tool after I became frustrated with the limitations of using MS Word as an outliner. This is absolutely the best personal outliner program I've tested. The Pro and Deluxe versions are well worth the money, far less priced than other outline software that offer fewer features. What really sold me was the search, import, and export capabilities.

Cons

Not great for remote collaboration. The "perfect" solution would be an on-line version that allowed multiple people to view and work on an outline at the same time.

The import feature could be improved. A few other outliners will import MS Word documents by using MS Word styles. To do the same with this program you must as delimiters and you need to have fairly advanced MS Word skills to get a multilevel styled word document into outline form with this tool. If you have many outlines created in MS Word and want to import them into this tool, there will be a bit of manual manipulation you'll have to do on each file first.

Summary

Best personal outliner I've found, but lacks collaboration features and lacks the ability to easily import MS Word outlines (e.g. based on heading styles).

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5 stars

"Immediately improved my writing productivity."

September 19, 2012  |  By NativeNRG

2012-09-19 17:22:04  |  By NativeNRG

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.5.7

Pros

Helps keep thoughts organized. No more saying the same thing again and again.

Cons

A bit of a learning curve but well worth the time.

Summary

Immediately improved my writing productivity. Helps organize thoughts and forces the user to work from an outline. I'm still learning to use it and look forward to many advanced features.

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5 stars

"this is great!"

February 06, 2011  |  By fredbat

2011-02-06 14:56:54  |  By fredbat

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.5.2

Pros

A great idea that works well.

Cons

won't shine your shoes--that's it.

Summary

get it, use it.

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5 stars

"good software"

February 02, 2011  |  By godfrid34

2011-02-02 11:32:38  |  By godfrid34

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.5.2

Pros

This software works really well. It is simple to use and I use it all the time.

Cons

Nothing bad to say about it.

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4 stars

"Easy to Use, Good Value for Price"

August 05, 2010  |  By SallieL

2010-08-05 12:10:37  |  By SallieL

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.3.5

Pros

After spending two or three hours testing note organizer downloads, my choice is WhizFolders. 1. Good instructional programs. .2. Allows integration from many kinds of sources. 3. Flexible to rearrange, recombine and regroup ideas.. 4. Ebook feature.

Cons

I'd like to be able to add keyword tags, and I can't do that unless I upgrade from the $25 to the $50 version.The other vaunted feature of the upgrade -- seeing the whole document on a page, may be achieved by exporting to MS Word.

Summary

Easy to use, clear directions, and the price is right.

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4 stars

"Nice product to help keep you organized"

July 26, 2010  |  By dynnise

2010-07-26 06:51:11  |  By dynnise

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.3.5

Pros

Pretty easy to use; allows you to keep all information regarding a project in one place; can enter formatted text, graphics, tables; pretty easy to use; can search an entire WhizFolder; ability to export to an e-book; ability to print topic

Cons

I wouldn't necessarily call this a con, but it would be nice if the Check-box feature was a little more functional.... like automatically moving the item to a completed folder.

Summary

It has really helped keep me organized. Nice to have so much information in one place. It has a pretty nice editor that allows you to add tables, bulletted or numbered lists. It is great to be able to quickly put a note on a topic, say after a phone call, and be able to see all information related to the topic in one place. The price is really reasonable too, for all of the features it gives you.

Nice product. I would recommend this to my colleagues.

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5 stars

"I consider Whizfolder an spectacular tool."

September 18, 2009  |  By veroalvarez

2009-09-18 10:19:16  |  By veroalvarez

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 6.1.3

Pros

Whizfolder is my primary tool to work. It helps me to organize all the recoleted information in just one file. Once I got all the information I don't need to get back to the source and it is easier to write my articules. I save space, paper and time.

Cons

I realy don't have any complain of Whizfolder.

Summary

I'm a literature specialist, my work consist in investigation and research to write papers, articules, books, etc., for me and other persons. I collect amount of information: bibliography, pictures, text notes, scan papers, internet address and much more. I organize all this information in Whizfolder and then it's easier for me to aproach the information when I'm going to write the articules and papers. I just open one file and I have there all I need. I save paper, I save space in my computer and, most important, I save time. All that infomation is available for me any time I need and I do not have to get back to the sources. Besides, creators of the program are extraordinary people, always attentive and ready to help. I totally recommend this program.

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4 stars

"A very useful tool for organizing the loose threads of daily life"

November 05, 2005  |  By frtheodore

2005-11-05 19:50:06  |  By frtheodore

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 5.6.3

Pros

I really like the ability to add ole editable objects, the note linking feature, and being able to open up each note in it's own editable window

Cons

The only thing that I might suggest, and that I liked about keynote (though it was limited), was the tab feature.

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5 stars

"feedback"

August 20, 2005  |  By artemiii

2005-08-20 15:11:06  |  By artemiii

 |  Version: WhizFolders Organizer Pro 5.6.3

Pros

This program will be helpfull for people designing creative content; i work as a game designer and writing a book. this program allows to write any part of your document: start, end , middle, random episodes - and it will all be organized automatically. all u will have to do is drag notes to gain the right order then paste it to MS word, work on formatting and you done. This program saves time and just helps. i live in russia and this is going to be the first non-entertainment software i am going to purchase.

Cons

what i dont like is weak support of russian fonts.. some times weird symbols appear instead of my language fonts.. and i have to copy 1 russian word paste it to the whiz and start typing.. and still i am using it.

artem

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.5
Version 7.1.5: Tool bars and menus further improved.
General
Publisher AvniTech Solutions
Publisher web site http://helpingthings.com
Release Date June 19, 2016
Date Added June 20, 2016
Version 7.1.5
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.83MB
File Name installwhizfolders.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,329
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $35

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