KeyNote NF v1.8.5.01 Updated

Ennovy on 3 Feb 2024
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Feb 2024
  • Suggested by joby_toss

KeyNote NF is a tabbed notebook that is particularly suitable for writing and organizing free-form information, especially those that fit naturally within a tree-based structure, such as lists or outlines. It supports rich text and images, multi-level notes and strong encryption. A search function quickly locates information you are looking for. Notes can also be securely encrypted using IDEA or Blowfish.

KeyNote NF is a fork of the original open-source Keynote, which is no longer being developed. It adds many new features, including check boxes on children of selected nodes, hidden nodes, alarms on nodes, better treatment of tables, improved treatment of links, multi-language support, automatic compression, etc.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: MPL 2.0
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch keynote.exe.
What's new? See:

23 comments on KeyNote NF  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

FileHandler 2024-01-28 15:52

Been using it for over a decade. Elaborate export feature that turns tree branches into headings, customizable key shortcuts, BG-colors, fonts, icons...
And with recent improvements, it got better than ever. Lots of hidden features, if you take the time to dig deeper.

Alternative margins, for instance, to name just one example. You set them up in keynote.ini, then toggle them on via View > Alternative Margins. Allows to set up a distraction-free writing area with plenty of white space left and right, when coupled with hidden sidebars.


User2100 2024-01-28 07:03

I love this program. Glad someone picked it and started updating it again, if only so it remains running on future hardware and OSes.


Midas 2018-07-11 08:01

@portfree: FYI, a comprehensive solution for creation of portable shortcuts that could be used for that was posted to the forums -- check ...


portfree 2018-07-09 00:19

poss quik way is to create a Keynote shortcut on the desktop
right click for properties
on the shortcut tab go to Target
add at the end after keynote.exe
a space
then -noreg
click apply at the bottom then OK


PAFuser 2017-03-28 20:29


I am Baas 2016-04-25 03:54



Keynote NF is available at

The -noreg argument is NOT required.


PAFuser 2016-04-23 16:13

Keynote NF 1.7.9 Beta 6 rar (Jan 3) is available. Am using on Windows 10 - 64 bit. No problems found. Great program.


rb161 2014-03-17 09:21

I've used this constantly every day for a couple of years now and absolutely love it. I run it from an encrypted partition and it's proved to be extremely stable and reliable on my two PCs (XP and Vista). I particularly like being able to pull in text or RTF files as virtual nodes. Better support for images (JPGs with drag and drop) would be useful so they could be included in notes.


avelvet 2010-10-06 17:24

The download link for KeynotePortable zip appears to point to a link that only provides the source code. I'm not absolutely sure about this, but I'm pretty sure. I'm trying to run it on Linux using Wine. I searched around until I found a direct link to the most recent iteration of Keynote, which is now back in development, at where all "new" Keynote files are hosted. When I downloaded keynote-nf (New Features) which was packaged in Release_1.7.9.1 Beta 1.rar 799 KB and extracted keynote.exe it ran as normal without a hitch. This is a wonderful little app and I am extremely happy to see someone pick it back up for continued development. We are all better off for it.

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