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MSD Organizer Freeware v13.7 Updated

billon on 28 Jul 2020
  • 31MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jul 2020
  • 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:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
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://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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iDailyDiary Free v4.20

billon on 10 Jun 2020
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

iDailyDiary Free is a program tailored for taking daily notes, creating a journal, putting your thoughts into writing etc. The documents you create are encrypted and require a password to access. The built-in editor supports graphics, hypertext links and links to other diary pages. iDailyDiary is fully searchable so you can track down important dates and reminders. You can also export your diary to HTML web pages.

A "pro" version is available with additional features including spell checker, thesaurus, topics (group related entries), themes support (50+ themes included), tables, etc.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Registry: Last window location and last opened diary.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Liteware
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. Launch iDD.exe
What's new? See:
https://splinterware.com/info/news.html
Latest comments
Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:32

I have version 3.41 and use it occationally.

@infestedtassadar-x17;
I found this in the Help file:
"All versions of iDailyDiary have always encrypted the diary data files, whether they are password protected or not. From version 3.00 the encryption has been improved to a 128bit Blowfish cipher."

Mixture on 2011-12-29 00:35

@infestedtassadar-x17;
If you need a formless text editor with strong encryption, please try CryptoTE 0.5.390.
https://idlebox.net/2009/cryptote/

dany on 2011-12-29 00:49

@Vavo: with the exception that the files reside encrypted on my HD at home and not unencrypted on an unknown and far away server which you have no control over.

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AlephNote v1.6.34

billon on 20 Apr 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

AlephNote is extensible, lightweight desktop note manager. Features include search, interactive checkbox lists highlighting, clickable highlighted links, notes backup, drag-and-drop capability for files and text, and sorting notes into folders. The program supports tags, in-editor markdown rendering, customizable shortcuts, stay-on-top capability, tray control, themes and more.

Notes can be saved locally or synchronized with cloud services including Simplenote, Standard Note, Nextcloud/ownCloud.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlephNote.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResophNotes
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Mikescher/AlephNote/releases
Latest comments
Sinchu on 2018-05-13 23:59

will not load just comes up with errors that plugins will not load then nothing

shnbwmn on 2018-05-14 04:33

@Sinchu

From the dev:

"This sounds like windows marked the dll files as untrusted.

Try going to the properties dialog of each file (right-click -> properties) and clicking the unblock button."

Someone else on the forum said that using 7-Zip to extract the ZIP worked for them.

webfork on 2018-12-15 15:15

My notetaker program of choice for about 6 months now and just keeps getting better.

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UK's Kalender v2.5.6

billon on 11 Apr 2020

UK's Kalender is a personal calendar that sits in the system tray and reminds you of upcoming events or deadlines. Events can be displayed in weekly, fortnightly, monthly or yearly view. They can also be organized into different categories with their own settings. Documents or programs can be attached to an event so that they are automatically launched when the event fires. The program also allows sharing via network (multi-user).

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Kalender.exe.
What's new?
  • The colors of the custom tray icon can be changed now.
  • Fixed:
    • Error, where the selected date for entering a new event was overwritten if a new event category was selected;
    • Error, where the color mark of the current day was not updated, if alarms were disabled.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-10-11 00:22

The missing forum thread- http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=107

Checker on 2015-10-11 02:13

@smaragdus: Thanks ... forum thread added ;)

smaragdus on 2015-11-04 09:36

The latest version is 2.4.4.

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AM-Notebook Lite v6.5.3

billon on 2 Dec 2019
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2019
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

AM-Notebook is provides a way to store notes (rich text), formula-supported spreadsheets, to do lists, tasks, and calendar with alarm. The program works via a simple system tray utility, includes spellcheck and tabbed view.

Note: The "Lite" version is missing some features available only in the "Pro" version, including address book, encryption and global search.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Free for personal use
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. Create a text file and paste the following content:

    [General]
    Lite=1
    Portable=1


  4. Name this file nbcommon.ini
  5. Launch notebook.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new? See:
https://www.aignes.com/note_history.htm
Latest comments
arnold on 2008-04-09 08:38

The version I downloaded "AM-Notebook 5.0.1" dated "08-Apr-2008" allows for the installation of the lite version on a USB-Stick ...nice app but I'll stick with TreeDBNotes Pro (http://www.mytreedb.com/) since I already paid for it ...AM-Note need the spell-checker loaded on the local machine ..which isn't cool with me (-;

mikek on 2008-04-09 15:53

I've been using version 4.13 for awhile. Love the program. It got even better w/ v5.01. Added Contacts, Calendar, and ToDo list to the notes. Don't need to Extract as it have an option to install portably on a thumbdrive (although no options to choose a folder).

Scooby on 2008-04-10 16:36

AM is good, but others you might want to try are Keynote and Totaltext. Both have more features, are portable, and freeware.

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