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AlephNote v1.7.3 Updated

billon on 21 Jan 2021
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • 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.

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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
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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.

PAFuser on 2021-01-09 09:43

Looks like a great program, but I have tried for almost a year to get it to load without success. Followed every instruction, only error messages. Never loads.

webfork on 2021-01-09 13:12

@PAFuser: This program is in active development and the dev is fairly responsible if you want to drop him a note about your experiences. I've stepped away from using this program due to what I hope are some sync issues with the SimpleNote service.

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iDailyDiary Free v4.30 Updated

billon on 18 Jan 2021
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2021
  • 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.

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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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Info-Base v10.5 Updated

agam on 20 Jan 2021
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2021
  • 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? - added: e-mail program (mailto:)
- added: roll down (note delimiter)
- added: temporarily the default browser
- improved: save settings
- improved: viewers
- delete the file "Hotkeys.ini", if existing (hotkeys have been changed)
- some fixes and improvements
Latest comments
IanFromBarrie on 2021-01-04 12:04

agam, this morning (2021 Jan 04) Firefox continues to block your site. Chrome and Edge do not.

agam on 2021-01-04 12:52

I have been using Firefox for many years and have never experienced this before. Maybe there is something wrong with your Firefox ??

hamasaki on 2021-01-08 02:57

It's blocked for me in FF too: "The site ahead may contain harmful programs"

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Rdex V1.5.6 New

billon on 27 Dec 2020
  • 220KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by MakoSoft

Rdex is a freeform database which can be used to store addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, online ids, recipes etc. basically any miscellaneous piece of information. It is based on the idea of a cardfile, like a Rolodex. Just click "New Card," paste or type in some info and click save. Later, you can search for any text contained in the card by typing the word you are searching for into the search box at the top.

Rdex is available for Windows, Java and Android. If you keep the data file on a cloud storage service such as Dropbox, your data is available anywhere and you can maintain sync between mobile and desktop access. Rdex can also encrypt the data file if you wish to ensure privacy.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch rdex.exe.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2020-12-27 05:27

Have used this for sometime now as my default desktop note app. Launches very quickly, easy to setup and use, and has a small footprint. Useful for taking basic notes quickly. Other than fonts, doesn't provide other options to change its appearance, allowing the user to focus on writing notes rather than on distracting options such as page layouts, backgrounds, colors, graphics, structure, or setting up menus.

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EssentialPIM Free v9.6.1 Updated

billon on 26 Dec 2020
  • 25MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Dec 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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