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Notes Organizer and Outliner Software

Great Set of Features--Easy for new users and a few that will satisfy even the most advanced users

Also take a look at the User Testimonials to get ideas on features.

WhizFolders featured in an article on Evernote Alternatives

Recently, WhizFolders was featured in an article on Evernote Alternatives. Please find the details at the end of this page.

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.

Using on Mac possible through VM utilities: Some users are using WhizFolders successfuly on Mac this way through Virtual Machine programs

Some of our users who shifted to Mac from Windows wanted to continue using WhizFolders. I have reports from many such users saying that they can use WhizFolders through the following Virtual Machine programs. In fact, it's possible to run any Windows programs on Mac the same way. Note that you will need a copy of Windows to install when creating a virtual machine in above utilities. You can even download a copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft and use it. It gives you a trial period of about a month.

What's New in WhizFolders 7

If you have used WhizFolders earlier, please take a look at the features by most recent order in Recent Features.

WhizFolders featured in an article on Evernote Alternatives

Please take a look at the excellent article that shows several tools used for note-taking: "The Best 75 Evernote Alternatives — The Complete Review [2020]."

Our own viewpoint on a comparison between desktop software like WhizFolders and an App like Evernote

While WhizFolders and Evernote are both used for note taking, the simlarity ends there. The functional use of these tools are in entirely different areas.

Evernote is a note-collection App that helps you store and collect notes in Html format on the cloud from many devices like mobile phones. It has no desktop software type features for heavy usage, such as, hierarchical organization, outlining or serious word processing like merging the notes to make a single draft or document.

WhizFolders goes beyond note-collection but works on Windows desktop only and uses RTF format for the notes. It has heavy-use type desktop features that allow you to outline or organize your notes and writing snippets in a hierarchy and to merge the notes for making a single document with table of contents. The RTF format also makes it easier to exchange your notes or the final merged draft with word processors like Microsoft Word that use the same format. In addition, if you store WhizFolder files on a cloud drive like Dropbox, you can share them across multiple Windows computers.