A quick and easy Notes App for Windows desktop--Gather Notes and Ideas in a handy Tree List that makes it easy to review, study, find and print all kinds of notes in Rich Text with pictures and links. Being used for writing, study and research by a wide range of users from writers, teachers, students, and researchers to doctors, lawyers, developers and managers.

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Testimonials from Users

"I use it for my research and I can't imagine a writing program that is more efficient. It's the perfect tool for any multipotentialite who loves nothing more than to have a tool that organizes and connects the wide range of ideas and thoughts we have floating around in our head."

"What I appreciate is your focus on notes. I'm so tired of programs that start out well-composed but then think that they must add more and more features to become 'multi-purpose' and end up clogging themselves with lots of junk that most users don't need or want. Notes are at the core of what most of us do, and a program that optimizes note-taking and management will always be of great value."

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VIDEO 1: A quick, 1-minute Video that shows how you get a better and faster overview of your notes in a hierarchical list of note titles.

You can keep hundreds of Rich Text Notes neatly organized in a Hierarchical List in different Notebook files. What is more, you can print a nice book of notes where the Table of Contents is created autoamtically from the Tree List of notes. Download the Trial Edition that allows you to create unlimited notes and files to see how well that works.

VIDEO 2: An 8-minute Video that shows the benefits and features you get by outlining your notes in such a hierarchical list. The Video shows some of the uses as a study or research tool, writer's outliner, free format todo list, textual calendar and more.

See how easy it is to create notes and move them around in this powerful Tree List connected to a Rich Text Editor. Once you get the idea, how you use this list is only limited by your imagination.

FEATURES: Major distinguishing features of WhizFolders as a Note Taking Software and >Writer's Outliner Software


Tree list of note titles

Convenient tree list to manage and outline notes by their titles. See the presentation to know why a list is better for managing your notes as compared to a word processor or editor where too much scrolling is involved.

Powerful rich text editor

You can insert pictures, tables and OLE objects, such as Excel Spreadsheets. What's the use? You can keep usage notes about the spreadsheet in the same note.

Find notes by Keyword Tags

Assign Tags (Keywords) to your notes and find them easily. Tags are used to assign relevant terms not present in the actual text of a note.

Changed notes archive

If you accidentally changed or deleted a note, you can recover them from a "changed notes" database.

Logical search with AND, OR

You can find one or more notes easly by doing a boolean search for words with AND, OR, NEAR.

Print full or partial list

Just select complete or partial list of notes and do a print or export to get a merged draft that you can use in your word processor for those final finishing touches. A copy, paste operation can also merge the selected notes, with or without headings, with or without level indents.

Clipboard auto collect

A note is automatically pasted when you do a copy to clipboard in another application. There is no need to switch back and forth between the other application and WhizFolders.

Web clippings

When you paste information from a web site, the location is automatically pasted for reference. This is a great way to quickly collect information from the Internet and later research it by using the links pasted with them.

Highlighting a note in the list

You can highlight specific notes in the list by changing their highlight color or by changing the icons.

Connect notes with links

You can insert links that allow you to jump from note to related notes. Helps tremendously when reviewing and brainstorming the notes.

Bookmarks for files and web

You can insert links going to external files, folders and web sites. So you can use WhizFolders as a launchpad or bookmark manager with the added feature of keeping helpful notes about those links.

Inituitive copy, paste with merge

Copy, paste works just the way you would want it to work. If you copy some notes and paste them in the same or another list, the child notes are automatically pasted. If you paste them in an external application like Microsoft Word, a merged copy is pasted.

Precise drag and drop

When dragging notes in the tree list from one position to another, precise drop marks appear to guide you as to where the dragged notes will be dropped. You can drag and drop multiple notes and even complete branches of notes. Alternatively, buttons are also there to move or change levels of the notes in the tree list.

Word compatible RTF export

You can export the merged outline (a bunch of notes) in Word compatible RTF or outline format. This helps give fine finishing touches to your final draft in Word.

Todo List or Task List

You can turn your notes list into a simple, free format To Do List by showing Checkmarks on each note. See the presentation for an example.

Advanced outlining features

If you have only done outlining in an editor or word processor, this is different! Read more.


The note titles are outline items

In WhizFolders, you outline the titles of the notes in a powerful tree list with drag and drop features. If you have never outlined in a list before, you will love this aspect. See the presentation to know how this gives you the combined power of an outliner and an organizer.

Word-wrapped outline items

You don't have to horizontally scroll the outlining list to see complete note titles. Each title is word-wrapped.

Hoisting and hiding

You can hoist part of an outline to concentrate on it. Other parts of the outline are hidden from you to avoid distraction.

View combined outline of notes

WhizFolders is primarily a two-pane outliner. But at times, you want to view the complete outline along with note contents, indented. Deluxe edition supports this feature.

Within minutes of using WhizFolders, you will get ideas on how you are going to use it for many different tasks. Its applications are only limited by your imagination.

On the Demos page, there is an interesting Presentation on how you can use WhizFolders in many different ways--for writing, for learning, as a textual calendar, and a to do list. These are just the starting ideas. Once you get the hang of it, what you can do is only limited by your imagination.

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