Supports High DPI displays on Windows 10. Also runs on Windows 7.
A Smart, Effective Note Taking Tool for Windows 10 Desktop
Use an Outliner to brainstorm all kinds of notes, ideas, links and lists in WhizFolder notebook files. Save and recall a variety of information in Rich Text with links, pictures and OLE objects.
A Hierarchical List of Notes combined with a Rich Text Editor lets you put this software to many different uses--Notes Organizer, Writer's Outliner, Personal Wiki, Thinking Aid, Study Tool, Research Tool, Journal, Free-format Todo List, Personal Wiki more...
Use it as a Notes Organizer: Manage hundreds of notes in separate, tabbed notebook files.
Use it as a Writer's Outliner: Write your book in a hierarchical outline consisting of short notes and combine them later to produce a draft.
Use it as a Thinking Aid or Idea Organizer: Brainstorm your thoughts and ideas by arranging them in a hierarchy.
Use it as a Research Tool: Collect bits and pieces of information from Internet and other applications through auto-paste and then reorganize them.
Use as a Knowledgebase software to keep Tips and Articles: Used in this way by professionals such as Doctors, Lawyers, Managers and Teachers. The templates feature helps tremendously for such use.
Use it as a Study and Learning Tool: Learn complex subjects easily by outlining your study notes in small understandable chunks and in a hierarchy and sequence better understood by you rather than following the sequence in a book. Paste pictures of diagrams or even text from Ebooks whenever possible to save your time.
Use it as Journal Daily Diary Software: There is no restriction on the length of the Rich Text note with Pictures that you can put in each day item. Use a Setting to automatically use Date and Time in the Note Titles to use as a Journal that supports rich text and pictures.
Use it as a Simple Free-format Todo List: Again, there is no restriction on the length of the Rich Text note with Pictures that you can put in each Todo item. Further, you can wwitch on a setting to show check marks against note titles.
Use it as a Free-Format Calendar containing unlimited Rich Text notes with pictures: You can download a Free Calendar file with special links going to next or previous day, week, month as well as a direct access to each date, week or month from the list.
How you use this powerful, hierarchical list of notes is only limited by your imagination. See the Video Presentation below.
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."
Better note taking involves being able to cope with new ideas and cross thoughts as and when they strike you
You need a powerful List type tool that not only lets you record your ideas and notes but rearrange, link or join them as necessary. The key to managing your notes and ideas well is to be able to briefly list them by a title, in a hierarchy. You look at the content of a note only when you really need it. You won't find this powerful list metaphor in a word processor or text editor.
Instead, you need a List-based tool like WhizFolders where you write notes in pieces, classifying and keeping each piece of note separately as you go.
How does it help when you are able to write your notes as pieces in a list?
This helps in many ways. You keep the related notes and ideas together, and that helps you get a better hold on your subject matter whether you are planning or learning. You can move around the pieces later to change their order as your ideas change (as they often do). WhizFolders has all these features and is a perfect tool for any kind of note taking and research.
What is more, you can bunch up any number of notes to export a full document any time. Save your effort in brainstorming new ideas and plans. Use WhizFolders for all your note taking.
See how a WhizFolder notebook file looks like with its powerful Outlining list. Go to the Quick Demo to take a look.
The Outlining List in WhizFolders is like a table of contents of notes that you directly control for maximum creativity.
The list shows the titles of notes, quite similar to file names.
You can arrange these titles in a hierarchy by a quick drag and drop or by "Move" buttons.
The best thing is that you can merge many of these notes together to make a single document while doing copy/paste, export or printing.
Working in such an outlining list helps you think, write and learn better. Click here to know how.
How does this Outlining List help you think, write and learn better?
If you are working on a difficult or new concept, you quickly break it down into multiple notes in a hierarchy.
Move the notes around or insert more notes to aid in your thinking.
If you are a writer, you will understand this process as "outlining." This helps you plan your book in pieces.
When you are done, you can print or export everything together to make that first draft, ready for your word processor for advanced formatting.
This makes WhizFolders a first-class Research Tool with free format notes.
A similar principle helps you learn any difficult subject faster. Click here to know how.
When you are learning a new subject, the list really helps a lot.
For example, see the screenshot on the left where I was studying ASP.NET, a development framework, from a book.
I made notes only for the things I didn't know and in the order that I understood them better.
I broke the difficult concepts into many notes and child notes as necessary. This helped me classify them better.
I made my own Tips and Tricks branch as I read along.
This study session was even faster because the book I was studying was an eBook, and I saved time by copying and pasting pictures of the sample source code instead of typing it.
Click here to read the remaining part on learning.
In study and learning, the "reviewing" phase is equally important.
The picture shows another set of notes I made when reading a copy writing book. I often review these notes and mark important notes by colors and icons.
I insert hyperlinks that allowed me to go from one related note to another when reviewing.
I assign my own keyword tags to notes in order to find them by keywords later.
Finally, I often print all the notes together with an automatic Table of Contents, made up from the list.
There are many more useful features in this list. Click here to know more.
Here are some more outstanding features of the list of notes in WhizFolders:
The note titles can be wrapped on multiple lines. If you are a writer, this gives you an instant outlining tool where you build up the table of contents of what you are going to write. Then fill up the text later.
You can highlight a note to make it stand out by changing its color or by assigning an icon.
You can switch on the Check-marks feature to turn this into a Todo list contaning free-format, detailed notes.
You can copy, paste, duplicate, print and export a complete branch of notes with proper indentation.
The combined power of the list and the rich text note editor make it possible to have many more powerful features in WhizFolders. Click here to continue reading.
Here is a list of additional major features in WhizFolders:
Insert Hyperlinks to connect your notes and manage those cross-thoughts.
You can use drag and drop to move whole branches of notes in the list that include the children.
Assign keyword tags to find notes easily.
Search for words with AND, OR, NEAR operators.
Recover deleted or changed notes from a special archive.
Advanced clipboard features to collect research material.
Click on the Features page above to see more details on features. Click here to continue reading.
You can make a Todo List of Notes by using the features of drag and drop and check marks.
You can put such to-do tasks within your own named branches. For example, see tasks under "High-priority" in the picture.
Another advantage here is that the actual text of an task can be as large as you want with rich text and pictures.
Drag and drop lets you move the tasks easily, for example, to the "High priority" branch.
Click here to continue with the Todo list example.
You can be very creative with these free-format Todo lists.
You can design your own branches and move the tasks around. For example, see "Tomorrow" and the "Postponed" branches.
Normally, you would use Check-marks to mark the tasks as done. But you can even make a "Finished" branch and drag to it.
This was just an example of creative use of WhizFolders. There are many more. Click here to continue reading.
Make your own text applications with WhizFolders
Realize the power you get when you combine an easy to use outlining list with a capable rich text editor.
See the Demos link at the top of this this page
Get an idea of the kind of applications possible with a note outliner like WhizFolders.
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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