CintaNotes

CintaNotes Free

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  • Simplenote Synchronization Properties
  • New Note
  • Main Screen
  • Note Appearance Configuration
  • Note Browsing/Creation
  • Hotkey Configuration
  • Main Window
  • Synchronization
  • Notes - Format

Editorial review

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Juan Perez Senior editor

This review applies to version 2.5. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

CintaNotes can help you manage your notes. The application has a nice interface; yet, in my opinion, it needs more visual clues, such as buttons, to help the user perform the basic operations of creating a new note or notebook.
The applications lets you identify your notes with a title, tags, and remarks. Besides, it allows organizing them in various sections. Moreover, it allows querying for specific words within their contents. Unfortunately, it does not support using formatted text or linking media objects, such as images or sounds. In addition, you cannot use your notes as time reminders because, unlike other similar programs, this application does not support setting time alarms. Luckily, you can export your notebooks to various formats, including Unicode, XML and HTML; and of course, you can also copy and paste text via the clipboard.

CintaNotes has the advantage of being portable, small, and free. Besides, it allows synchronizing your notes on the Cloud via Simplenote, a paid service. Although it is true that it does not clutter your workspace with multiple notes, some users may find that the commonly used procedure of sticking notes onto the desktop is handier or more visually relevant.

Pros

  • It is light.
  • It is portable.
  • It supports synchronizing notes on the Cloud.
  • It supports exporting to various formats.

Cons

  • It does not support using formatted text or linking media objects, such as images or sounds.
  • It does not allow setting alarms.
  • Some users may find that the commonly used procedure of sticking notes onto the desktop is handier or more visually relevant.

What's new in version 2.4

Features:

- Enhanced hyperlink support in notes. Now it is possible to turn any text into a hyperlink targeting either an arbitrary URL, a file, or another note.
- Note properties: display character and word counts.

Enhancements:

- Editor: change title from "Edit 'Smth'" to "Smth (Edit)".
- Simplenote sync: prevention of duplicates when syncing an exported notebook.

Fixes:

- Simplenote sync: notes containing %25 synced with errors.
- Recycle bin: note with paraformats can't be opened.
- Esc key handling: immediate minimize and non-multistep reset fail when search box has focus.
- Editor: When no text is selected, text formatting shortcuts now toggle formatting for current word only and not whole paragraph.
- Editor: Fixed a numbered list formatting error
- Editor: Fixed indents being reset on applying list format
- HTML export: links without protocol prefix didn't work
- CN could crash on changing notebooks via File menu
- In some cases a "License Expired" message could be shown on valid license.
- Tags not assigned to any note were not imported.

What's new in version 2.2

Features:
- Simplenote sync: support for syncing of multiple sections
Enhancements:
- Unified portable and installer versions into one distributive which can be installed both ways.
- Simplenote sync: got rid of "Uid:" lines in synced notes
- Recycle bin: added column with first non-empty text line from deleted note
- Recycle bin: view deleted note on double-click.
- License renewal support
Fixes:
- Notes list: note color didn't change when note was moved to another section
- Reverted back to SQLite 3.7.13 due to performance and stability issues
- Recycle bin: note couldn't be restored when section didn't exist

What's new in version 2.0

Simplenote synchronization
Finally you'll be able to access your notes from your mobile device! (Commercial)

Tabbed notebook sections
Divide your notebook into colorful sections! (Up to 3 sections in the free version, unlimited number of sections in the licensed version.)

Linking notes with each other
Now you can link notes together! More than that, now you can place a link to a CN note into any rich-text enabled app! (Commercial)

Application icon colorization
Now the application icon is colored according to selected color theme, which helps to distinguish between icons in the notification area when you run multiple instances of CN.

What's new in version 1.8

- Updated translations
- Updated help
- Fixed crash on searching for "/"
- Case change in tag names using Rename command was not possible
- Note selection painting was wrong if note didn't have text and tags.
- Tag hierarchy support and expandable tag trees on the Tag Sidebar.
- "Display Related Tags Only" mode for the Tag sidebar This mode makes it really easy to focus on what's important at the moment - only tags related to the current tag selection are displayed.
- Tag properties dialog
- Possibility to create tags not associated with notes
- Note properties dialog to edit note's timestamps.
- "Check for Updates" command.
- Automatic update check.
- New option: "Options/Startup/Restore last tag selection".
- New option: "Options/Tags/Accept On/Single mouse click".
- Tooltips for some commands.
- - Toggling of tag count display in the Tag Sidebar's context menu
- Compiled with support for SSE instructions.
- Add/Remove tags dialog: Remove tags field now only suggests tags which are present in the note.
- Minor visual changes: note selection has been made more prominent, crossed out tags are now less bright.
- To avoid problems while searching, accepting suggestions on spacebar now doesn't apply to the search box
- New shortcuts for Tag sidebar: Ctrl+Alt+Click crosses out all tags except the clicked one (to display notes having this tag only and no other tags);
Shift+Alt+Click crosses out all children of a parent tag (to display notes having this parent tag but not having any of the child tags).
- Pasting notes into other apps was not working under some circumstances.
- Exception when notebook path access was denied.
- HTML export didn't specify encoding with a byte order mark, which could lead some browsers to display the file with wrong encoding.
- Editor: Ctrl+Left/Right selection ignored international characters like German umlauts.
- Wrong line breaking in text preview with Courier font.
- Editor: Title text got clipped on mouse hover (in XP).
- Editor: Undo/redo for text formatting worked only when you pressed Ctrl+Z(Y) many times.
- Label controls flickered on window move.
- Editor: "something.xy" was recognized as a hyperlink regardless if .xy was a real top level domain
- F11 shortcut was not displayed in File/Export menu item.
- Fixed wrong wrapping of East-Asian characters in the note preview.
- URLs were not saved when clipping from Opera 12 x64.
- Notes having only titles were lost on merging.
- "Options/Startup/Run at system startup" could display wrong state.
- Wrong message about "inaccessible path" in case of newer notebook file version.

What's new in version 1.7

- Updated translations
- Updated help
- Fixed crash on searching for "/"
- Case change in tag names using Rename command was not possible
- Note selection painting was wrong if note didn't have text and tags.
- Tag hierarchy support and expandable tag trees on the Tag Sidebar.
- "Display Related Tags Only" mode for the Tag sidebar This mode makes it really easy to focus on what's important at the moment - only tags related to the current tag selection are displayed.
- Tag properties dialog
- Possibility to create tags not associated with notes
- Note properties dialog to edit note's timestamps.
- "Check for Updates" command.
- Automatic update check.
- New option: "Options/Startup/Restore last tag selection".
- New option: "Options/Tags/Accept On/Single mouse click".
- Tooltips for some commands.
- - Toggling of tag count display in the Tag Sidebar's context menu
- Compiled with support for SSE instructions.
- Add/Remove tags dialog: Remove tags field now only suggests tags which are present in the note.
- Minor visual changes: note selection has been made more prominent, crossed out tags are now less bright.
- To avoid problems while searching, accepting suggestions on spacebar now doesn't apply to the search box
- New shortcuts for Tag sidebar: Ctrl+Alt+Click crosses out all tags except the clicked one (to display notes having this tag only and no other tags);
Shift+Alt+Click crosses out all children of a parent tag (to display notes having this parent tag but not having any of the child tags).
- Pasting notes into other apps was not working under some circumstances.
- Exception when notebook path access was denied.
- HTML export didn't specify encoding with a byte order mark, which could lead some browsers to display the file with wrong encoding.
- Editor: Ctrl+Left/Right selection ignored international characters like German umlauts.
- Wrong line breaking in text preview with Courier font.
- Editor: Title text got clipped on mouse hover (in XP).
- Editor: Undo/redo for text formatting worked only when you pressed Ctrl+Z(Y) many times.
- Label controls flickered on window move.
- Editor: "something.xy" was recognized as a hyperlink regardless if .xy was a real top level domain
- F11 shortcut was not displayed in File/Export menu item.
- Fixed wrong wrapping of East-Asian characters in the note preview.
- URLs were not saved when clipping from Opera 12 x64.
- Notes having only titles were lost on merging.
- "Options/Startup/Run at system startup" could display wrong state.
- Wrong message about "inaccessible path" in case of newer notebook file version.

What's new in version 1.5

-Tag autocomplete now matches any word in multi word tags
-New option "Options/Editor/Auto-Indent" which controls whether a new line in editor gets automatically indented like the previous one.
-Turning off Options/Editor/Text Formatting now warns about possible loss of text formatting (if notebook contains notes with formatting).
-Note editor: if nothing is selected, Ctrl Del clears formatting of the whole current paragraph.
-Updated translations.
-Search highlight positions could be wrong because of tabs.
-Note editor: links were still highlighted even when "highlight links" was off.
-Resolved performance issues with XML import.
-Eliminated possible crash on XML export.
-Layout of "Preview min max lines" option labels was not suited for all languages.
-CN could fail to start on WinXP 2002 SP2 with large font sizes.
-Note editor: URL highlighting could get broken
-Note editor: "Monospace" and "Highlight" text styles were lost on copy-pasting.
 

Publisher's description

A free, lightweight and user-friendly note taking application.
CintaNotes lets you quickly save and tag any useful information that you come across or just need to jot down.

Clip text from anywhere. Just select it and press the hotkey!
The text-clipping "magic" works in any application that can copy text to clipboard. CintaNotes automatically saves the text and its source URL, and you don't even have to install a plug-in to integrate it with your web browser!

Fast as-you-type searching.
Retrieving information is also trivial: just open CintaNotes and start typing! Only notes containing the typed phrase remain in the list. More sophisticated search criteria are supported, like searching by title or by URL the note was taken from.

Powerful tagging system.
You can use tags for note organization, and later use tag union, intersection and subtraction filters to quickly find what you need.

Access notes from your mobile device.
Using the Simplenote synchronization feature in the PRO version of CintaNotes, you can get full read/write access to your notes on any iOS, Android or Windows Phone device.

Synchronize notes across multiple PCs.
Live note synchronization is supported with the help of free online services such as Google Drive, DropBox, or SugarSync.

Run it from your flash drive.
CintaNotes is a totally self-contained application, meaning that you can put it on a flash drive and run it directly from there. In this way, your notes will always be with you.

Latest comments

 
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    Chris Chamberlain 3 years ago

    Elegant minimalist note-taking software. Best of its kind. Also free.


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