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Info-Base v7.0 Updated

agam on 18 Jun 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by agam

Info-Base is a very fast, effective, and easy PIM (personal information manager) and a freeform database for any kind of texts, notes, snippets, and similarly other data. It is a clone of the good old "Info-Select", Version 1.0 for Windows (3.x) - by Micro Logic Corp. with some new options like links, spell checker, tagging, global search, clips from browsers or / other programs (with , global hotkeys) , and much more.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. in all texts, searches etc., but not in file names.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch InfoBase.exe
  3. Optionally, delete unnecessary language, help, and dictionary files
What's new?
  • improved: templates
  • improved: read file links
  • added: update file link (size and date)
  • bug fixes and some improvements
  • improved: file comments (Descript.ion)

RedNotebook v1.15 Updated

billon on 11 Jun 2017
  • 100MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Hydaral

RedNotebook is a modern journal that includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and a "cloud" box containing frequently used words and tags. The program also includes spell check, formatting, insert images, files, and links, automatic backup, templates, export to multiple formats. You can also format, tag, and search your entries. Your data is stored in plain text files -- no database needed.

Cross-platform and available in more than 20 languages. Alternatively, RedNotebook Portable is stealth, smaller, re-opens your last journal, and has faster startup times. X-RedNotebook is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates:
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Open \files\default.cfg with a text editor and change "portable=0" to "portable=1"
  4. Launch rednotebook.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.36 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:

  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
What's new?
  • Bundle pygtkspellcheck 4.0.5 since earlier versions contain a bug.
  • Fix toggling autostart.
  • Set system tray icon name.
Latest comments
Erkhyan on 2012-11-05 12:30

Can we check that the Windows/Portable versions are up-to-date before updating the entry? As of this comment, the entry reflects the Linux version that’s been available for several days now (1.6.0), but the Windows installer and both Portable versions are still stuck at 1.5.0…

Checker on 2012-11-06 17:51

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0

smaragdus on 2017-06-11 06:08

I cannot find RedNotebook version 2.0 for Windows (as of 2017-06-11):
it seems that currently it is available for Linux only.
The latest version available for Windows is 1.15.

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CintaNotes v3.8 Updated

billon on 8 Jun 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by AlexJenter

CintaNotes is a tag-based, text-only personal notes manager for collecting bits and pieces of information such as thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, quotes, research, etc. A global hot key (by default Ctrl-F12) clips pieces of text from other applications such as web browsers or any local program. The window title becomes title/subject of the note and the highlighted text selected becomes the body.

The program is useful to quickly take down and tag any piece of useful text that you come across and quickly organize by date, keywords, title, link and note size. A search tool searches the entire database with search keyword highlighting.

Note: Some features limited to a "pro" version include tabbed sections, pasting notes into other apps, hierarchical tags, and multiple notebooks.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Trialware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CintaNotes.exe.
What's new? Features:
  • Autosave currently edited note Completely transparent to the user: in case of crash or power failure, edited note will be reopened after startup.
  • Editor: Added “Paste as plain text” command to context menu with Ctrl+Alt+V shortcut.
  • Added option to auto minimize on losing focus to the Options menu. Use Options/Window/Minimize on losing focus submenu to configure timeout.
  • Notes list: more prominent display of selected tags in note previews.
  • Retain tag filter when hiding tag sidebar.
  • Double the length limit for names of note links.
  • “Window/Close to tray” option is now active by default.
  • “Window/Minimize to tray” option is now not active by default.
  • Added “–close” (“-c”) command line option to close all app instances from batch files.
  • Updates subscription ending notification couldn’t be hidden.
  • Editor:
    • Fixed extremely slow opening of some notes;
    • Entering uppercase accented letters was not possible in some locales. Added “editor.shortcuts.rightalt.enabled” option to regulate this;
    • Pasting from Outlook inserted “&nbsp”‘s.
  • Remembered password shouldn’t be requested upon clipping.
  • Recycle bin: zlib decompress error upon opening.
  • Rules: rule windows underneath main window when main window is “always on top”.
  • Don’t focus main window after closing editor if main window wasn’t active when this editor was created.
  • Print and HTML export: line breaks in wrong places.
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-09-18 14:48

@ wkm: Thanks ... and done.

Ennovy on 2016-12-22 15:04

Version 3.5 released, Simplenote synchronization is now also available without a PRO license.

PAFuser on 2017-06-09 02:17

Also available from Portable Apps:

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EssentialPIM Free v7.51 Updated

billon on 7 Jun 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Jun 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

EssentialPIM includes a calendar/scheduler, todo list, contact manager, basic e-mail client, and tree-like multi-level notes tool that supports rich text, formatting, and images.

While many advanced functions such as synchronization and encryption are exclusive in the Pro version, the program is capable of manually importing from variety of formats including Outlook, TreePad, Google calendar etc. Additionally, it can export to many formats including HTML, vCard, iCal, RTF, CSV, iPod, text, etc.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "ElPIM Free Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EssentialPIM.exe.
What's new? See:
Latest comments
FireRabbit on 2016-12-14 18:24

General warning:
Databases used with 7.2 are not compatible with v7.13 or earlier.

As the free version is mostly used around here I doubt this next warning is really needed but just in case. V7.2 shipped with a bug in the networking system that makes it impossible to use the business edition networking feature with user accounts. At the time it is strongly advised to avoid updating to version 7.2 if you use the business/network edition.

PAFuser on 2017-01-21 16:10

Jan 21 2017 Saturday: Link on EssentialPIM site is to 7.21 not 7.22. Pro link is 7.22, maybe free version will be updated Monday.

PAFuser on 2017-01-23 16:51

Monday: 7.22Free is available

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Flashnote v4.8 Updated

billon on 27 May 2017
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 May 2017
  • Suggested by garbanzo

Flashnote is a quick notes manager for saving and organizing notes in a hierarchical tree structure. It supports word wrap, URL detection, search inside notes and global search, multiple databases, database back-up, restore and synchronization, export of notes, database encryption (AES-256) and more.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Flashnote-portable.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: MemPad, The Guide
What's new?
  • Added support for data synchronization between computers using cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. Use Options -> Database -> Clone and Switch in order to move your database to the corresponding folder. For portable users: don't try to move the whole program folder into Dropbox, only the database file!
  • Please note that this version does not support Windows XP\Vista.