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Note Taking Software to Review, Understand, Find and Print your Notes better
Manage all kinds of Notes, Ideas and Writing Snippets easily in two panes with WhizFolders
What is a good Note Taking Software or Tool? Learn to identify easily in the following 4 points.
First, the common definition that you already know. Note Taking Software enables you to take down your notes and thoughts as text. But that's not enough! You will find lots of tools already doing that.
It is even more important that the software should also help you organize your notes so that you can find, review and understand them easily.
If you can organize the notes in a hierarchical form, so much the better because it gives a structure to your notes just like the table of contents in a book.
Finally, you should be able to print a nice book of notes with the table of contents.
WhizFolders has all the above features and is Easy to Use! Get started within minutes with the help of quick tutorial included in the software. Or, click here to take a look at the FREE User Guide that gives detailed steps.
It's easy to create and organize your notes by titles in the Left Pane that shows a hierarchical list (an Outline)
It serves as a neat, fluid "Table of Contents" for your notes or writing snippets that helps you find and review them easily. See the "Biggest advantage" of this list below, in a quick slide show of short video clips.
Enter the text of the note in the Right Pane that contains a powerful Rich Text Editor
In addition to Rich Text, insert pictures or OLE objects like an Excel spreadsheet. Or, go ahead and insert links to navigate to other notes, web sites or even external files
Hundreds of uses
WhizFolders is 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.
Discover many uses of this handy List of Notes (Outline) combined with a Rich Text Editor
Biggest Advantage as a note-taking tool: Review hundreds of notes faster!
Why is it faster? Because the Compact Tree List only contains the titles of notes, just like a Table of Contents in a book.
The list is hierarchical. You can make it more compact by collapsing some branches.Such a tree list of titles helps you locate any note as long as it is properly placed in the hierarchy.With WhizFolders, you become adept at breaking large text into smaller notes.
Here is why that gives you unprecedented productivity in any kind of writing, thinking and learning. Click to go to Next Card
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Next Advantage: Complex information becomes manageable when broken in pieces
In note-taking, the mere act of putting each note in its proper place in the tree list gives you a deeper understanding of what you are writing or learning.
And this understanding improves as you revise the notes in the hierarchy, adding, discarding or moving notes.
This is called "Outlining" and it's not just for writers. It helps in thinking and learning too. Click to go to Next Card
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Next Advantage: Cross-thoughts and ideas from your Muse are not lost
How do you cope with cross-thoughts or ideas that occur when writing or taking down notes?
They are often ignored if you are using a text editor or word processor. It's cumbersome to interrupt your writing, make a new file to note down an idea and remember where you put it.But cross-thoughts originate from the subconscious mind that mulls over various problems. They are too precious to ignore and are the source of all creativity.
In WhizFolders, you can quickly note them down in the same or a different Tree List. Let me show you an example of this note-taking approach. Click to go to Next Card
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Example of a cross-thought when taking notes
I was researching Charts and making notes on them with examples and pictures from the Internet.
After a while, I switched to another tab to continue writing a long software guide.Suddenly a cross-thought popped in my mind--"Polar chart." I vaguely recalled reading about it.I searched Google and found the Wikipedia page describing it. I could quickly switch to "Chart notes" to add the "Polar chart." I have recreated this scenario in the accompanying video clip. Notice how WhizFolders pastes the source Location when I paste the text from Internet.
Why WhizFolders should become your favorite learning and note-taking tool
Try WhizFolders next time you learn something to make notes, especially from an Ebook.
Take a look at these notes that I made from several books on Copywriting.The Tree List becomes my custom Table of Contents.The notes are outlined in an order that makes more sense to me. This is not the same as the book's original table of contents.Also notice how I have highlighted certain notes with an icon or a different color.One of the items "Link to Article" with the Earth icon is a direct link to a web site. You can also insert links going to other related notes.
When you print the notes, you get an automatic Table of Contents made up from the Tree List of notes.
Here is a video clip that shows printing of the Help--Tutorial Notes file from WhizFolders.Printing is done to a PDF file by using PrimoPDF printer.Instead of printing all notes, you can just print some selected notes too.Similarly, you can export your notes to an RTF file with indentation preserved.
"I should have bought this app earlier. It's really helpful. Many, many years ago I used to write my texts with MaxThink, which I really loved. Now I feel like coming home again. Writing long texts is almost impossible if you only have a normal word processor. The hierarchical writing with Whizfolders can make anybody a writer. You see what's missing and can fill out the holes. You see your own way of thinking and you can correct it easily."
"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."
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
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.
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
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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