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AM-Notebook Lite v6.5.4 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Oct 2020
  • 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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Info-Base v10.2 Updated

agam on 18 Oct 2020
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Oct 2020
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. In all texts, searches etc., but not in file names.
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch InfoBase.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language, help and dictionary files.
What's new? see "WhatsNew.txt" in the ZIP file ...
Latest comments
Tr3b0r76 on 2018-05-16 14:36

I love this little program. Small, fast, easy to use, and free.
Thumbs up :)

FileHandler on 2019-04-04 09:13

Great tool. Super-fast, customizable in many areas (key shortcuts, font-sizes for sidebars and editor, BG-colors, very reliable, filters and additive (AND) search function, fully portable. Takes a bit of getting used-to, but it's worth the effort.

IanFromBarrie on 2020-09-01 09:18

Today (Sept 1, 2020) Firefox threw up an warning that this file's hosting site may try to install unwanted programs, and wouldn't let me proceed to download.

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EssentialPIM Free v9.4.1 Updated

billon on 13 Oct 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Oct 2020
  • 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.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware
How to extract: Download the installer, run and choose "Portable version". Launch EssentialPIM.exe.
What's new? See:
https://www.essentialpim.com/blog-and-news/version-history
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2018-03-24 13:06

Starts with an upgrade ad every other start, does anyone know how to disable? Must click skip to go to program.

gjsmith1949 on 2020-10-24 15:09

I have used this PIM for many years however since Yahoo inflicted their new security measures I have been unable to download messages from my Yahoo account, I have followed all the instructions provided by Yahoo to add Essential PIM to the list of message services but to no avail.

Even Anton at Astonsoft could not help as his recommendations were exactly the same as those from Yahoo.

DzejPy on 2020-10-26 09:34

EssentialPIM free since version 9 can not add e-mail account Google (Gmail) or Microsoft (Outlook) - fails 2-step verification (OAuth).
Version 8 can do it...
Tested repeated on different computers and operating systems.

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TreeSheets Oct 23 2019 Updated

billon on 3 Oct 2020
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2019
  • 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).

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: zlib License
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract using 7-Zip to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR, uninstall.exe and unnecessary translations
  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 20:58

@Smaragdus: you are right, of course

Ennovy on 2020-09-30 07:43

A video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB-saQZfrsw

hamasaki on 2020-10-01 01:28

Download link doesn't work here, but does if you visit the website.

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TreeLine v3.1.3 Updated

billon on 16 Aug 2020
  • 63MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by BigD

TreeLine is a unique cross between an outliner and a database. It stores information in a tree structure, but each node in the tree functions like a mini database with its own data types and field formats. It supports a wide variety of import/export options, one of the most useful being for Mozilla-type bookmarks.

Note: This program is not a typical tree-based outliner and requires some effort to read and digest in order to grasp the the program's data model and associated concepts. See the How to Use section of the website.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download treeline-x.x.x-install-user.exe to a folder of your choice and launch
  2. Uncheck the file association, shortcuts and uninstaller tasks
  3. Launch treeline.exe and select "Program directory" in the "configuration file location" pop-up window
What's new? See:
https://treeline.bellz.org/
Latest comments
Midas on 2011-10-12 12:52

Treeline can now import plain text, delimited text, Treepad text, bookmarks (both HTML & XBEL formats), generic XML, and Open Document (ODF) files; export options include delimited text, HTML, generic XML, XSLT, and ODF. Hard to beat in one of the weaker aspects for this type of programs... The only downside up to now seems to be the sizable memory footprint (see this for a comparison between an a freshly started Treelines with an empty database and sibling Python based wikidPad bearing 302 pages, which BTW feels somewhat sluggish, both in portable installations: http://i54.tinypic.com/2mflnnt.png )

Checker on 2011-10-12 16:56

@ Midas: DB updated

Midas on 2014-05-23 15:38

Treeline development is ongoing -- latest "development release" is v1.9.4, touted as a major rewrite of this unique program (changelog at http://treeline.bellz.org/).

WARNING: "There are some file format changes between TreeLine 1.4.x and this version. Older files opened in this version are automatically converted when saved. Files saved in this version may not be fully compatible with TreeLine 1.4.x."

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