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Info-Base v6.8 Updated

agam on 6 Apr 2017
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 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.

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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: search and global search
  • improved: TBCopy.exe
  • added: 'Edit batch copy' (IBcopy.txt)
  • added: 'Copy linked files' with time comparison
  • added: 'Copy linked files' with directory structure
  • bug fixes

EssentialPIM Free v7.24 Updated

billon on 30 Mar 2017
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Mar 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.

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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?
  • Better integration with Gmail accounts (IMAP).
  • Copy and paste from Excel into EPIM's email now works correctly.
  • The "Auto Type" feature in Passwords should work more consistently.
  • Optimization of the mail removal process.
  • Synchronization of Unicode characters will work correctly with all CalDAV services.
  • Improved letter bar in Contacts.
  • Fixed issue with EssentialPIM.exe process staying in memory, preventing automatic program's updates.
  • Other bug fixes and stability improvements.
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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TreeSheets Mar 26 2017 Updated

billon on 28 Mar 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TreeSheets is a mashup of many different program types including spreadsheets, mind mappers, outliners, PIMs, text editors and small databases. It has a tabbed interface and is lightweight and fast, using few system resources even with large files.

It's like a spreadsheet, but much more suitable for complex data because it's hierarchical. It's like a mind mapper, but more organized and compact. It's like an outliner, but in more than one dimension. It's like a text editor, but with structure. It is capable of many kinds of data organization, including todo lists, calendars, project management, brainstorming, organizing ideas, planning, requirements gathering, presentation of information, etc.

Functional in 64-bit and cross platform (Linux and Mac).

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. All settings written to TreeSheets.ini.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: ZLIB
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  2. If the $_OUTDIR folder is present, move docs, examples, and images to the main folder
  3. Launch TreeSheets.exe -p
Similar/alternative apps: XMind
What's new? See:
https://github.com/aardappel/treesheets/commits/master
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-10-07 17:12

@Realist: so the program is rubbish because you don't understand how it works and what it does.

smaragdus on 2016-10-07 20:05

@Ennovy
Why are you feeding the troll?

Ennovy on 2016-10-07 20:58

@Smaragdus: you are right, of course

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CintaNotes v3.6 Updated

billon on 24 Mar 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Mar 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.

Category:
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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CintaNotes.exe.
What's new? Features:
  • Parse HTML for links and basic formatting upon clipping.
  • New Options/Clipping/Formatting submenu.
  • Support pasting of HTML into notes list and note editor.
Enhancements:
  • Note links: open another notebook’s note if it exists in opened notebook.
  • Make scrollbars clickable when window is maximized and mouse is at the rightmost edge.
Fixes:
  • Export: XML not created when previous directory is removed.
  • Note links: keyboard shortcuts didn’t work in Russian.
  • HTML export: regression – no spacing between paragraphs.
  • Editor:
    • Tab indents not lining up correctly;
    • Unwanted keyboard layout change upon paste.
  • Drag and drop: block keyboard while drag.
  • Notes list: weird selection behavior when selection.followedited = 0.
  • About dialog: missing licensee info.
  • Simplenote sync: sync could fail because of certificate security error.
  • Clipping was not always working in IE9+.
Latest comments
wkm on 2013-09-18 00:18

There's again portable version of distribution file. You can change link from *.exe to *.zip file, and change description of installing.

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.

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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.2 Updated

billon on 24 Feb 2017
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by Ennovy

MSD Organizer Freeware is an personal information organizer that includes a wide variety of modules. These include a phone book, todo list, calendar with reminder function, password manager, foreign currency support, word processor, calculator, import/export capabilities, etc.

Note: The free version does not include password protection, password encryption, Google sync, history manager, advanced filter, network messenger, and news.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch MSDOrganizer.exe
  3. For the free version, uncheck the "Enable the additional features of the professional version of the program"" box at the bottom of the window that appears
Optionally, leave this checked to test out the professional version (not freeware).

Note: Settings will only be written to the application folder if the application files are located on a removable drive. Otherwise, settings will be written to the user profile folder.
Similar/alternative apps: Essential PIM Free
What's new? See:
https://www.msdsoft.com/eng/products/agenda/help/introhistoria.htm
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2015-04-10 06:46

Installed on my harddrive and tested the portable version again, under Windows 7 64 bit.
Settings and data are now written in the application folder.
The user profile folder contains an empty folder C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft

Ennovy on 2015-04-10 09:31

MSD Organizer uses the folder I mentioned (C:\Users\my_name\AppData\Roaming\MSD_Soft)for temp files.
The files in that folder are deleted on exit.

dot on 2015-11-26 14:44

It doesn't even run and hangs if you don't allow it to connect to the Internet (at least the first time). Tried three times and dumped it for good after about one minute.

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