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Get a Solid Grasp on your Notes and Ideas by Outlining them in a powerful Tree List. The idea is simple yet powerful as described below.

Note Taking Software

Outlining is the process of breaking up complex thoughts into short notes and arranging them in a hierarchy.

Moreover, in WhizFolders, rearranging these short notes in the List becomes so easy that you can gain control of any complex thought process whether you are writing, studying or thinking up a strategy.

Further, when you are done with your notes, you can export or print them together with a neat table of contents created from your hierarchical list contents. Not only that, this powerful concept helps you use WhizFolders for a variety of applications as shown below.

Don't go back to put all your notes in a word processor or editor.

Text Editors or word processors fail to give you an overview of your notes because they need too much scrolling for an overview. See the Video below to know how a Tree List really helps.

Hundreds of Uses possible

A Hierarchical List of Notes combined with a Rich Text Editor lets you put this note taking software to many different uses--Notes Organizer, Writer's Outliner, Personal Wiki, Thinking Aid, Study Tool, Research Tool, Journal, Free-format Todo List and Planner, more.

VIDEO: How to outline notes better with a List. See many applications of this powerful concept.

Watch the following video to see why an Outlining List with an RTF Editor is an easier device for organizing your notes. If you have been using a text editor or word processor to manage your notes, find out how this list-based Organizing and Outlining is different and better. Use this tool for random brainstorming of ideas and notes as well as for organized writing where you prepare an outline and then can even merge all the notes into a single draft for printing or export.

User comments on WhizFolders

"It is by far the most valuable software I have purchased in the last two years, and I recommend it to all of my colleagues and students. It has become the center of my work. It is elegantly straightforward and powerfully flexible. It does what it intends to do without extraneous functions. I have explored other note-taking and PIM software, and I can find none better."

"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. And its ability to handle double-byte languages is a huge plus; many of my notes are in Japanese."

Bill Kelly

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What features to look for in Note Taking Software? Please go through the following feature cards.

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Major distinguishing features

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.

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