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Outline Software for Windows that helps you think and plan

Break up your thoughts as Rich-text Notes in a Powerful Tree List. Reorganize these Notes easily by Drag and Drop. Print or Export as a Merged Draft Anytime. Helps you get a solid grasp on complex thoughts and ideas. Think, write and learn faster, better. Download...

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VIDEO 1: How does a WhizFolder file of Outlined Notes look like?

You can keep and view hundreds of notes nicely outlined in a Hierarchical List in different Notebook files. What is more, you can print or export this hierarchy with the note contents for a merged draft.

VIDEO 2: Why the Hierarchical List of Rich Text Notes in WhizFolders is faster for outlining your notes and ideas as compared to a Word Processor? Discover many more uses of this List too.

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.

Testimonial that says it all

Outline software that encourages writing one short note at a time to plan and manage big writing tasks easily.

All you need is the right outlining tool that lets you quickly rearrange short notes in a new hierarchy.

Any writing, study and research involves making new notes and putting them in a proper place in the existing notes. Often, you also need to rearrange the existing notes as you get more familiar with the concept being written or studied. An Outline in WhizFolders gives you the intuitive features to place new notes, rearrange existing notes and join many notes to make the most productive use of your time. Being able to constantly rearrange your notes lets you think, write and learn faster! For example, when you are making notes from a book, your notes are often in a different sequence and hierarchy than those made by the author. This is the work of your "unique" genius. Similarly, when working on a new writing project, you need to constantly rearrange the notes that you write or collect.

The idea in WhizFolders is to outline the notes only by their "titles." You can select multiple titles easily and move them. Do you realize what you have been missing in your word processor all this time?

In a word processor, selecting the whole text of notes for moving would be too difficult or almost impossible. The multi-selection paradigm is missing in word processors. Outline Software with emphasis on a tree list of note titles

How does it help when rearranging the notes?

Less scrolling: It's like looking at a table of contents, fully under your control. You have to scroll less to see the whole outline or structure of your document.

Drag and drop ease: Less scrolling also helps when you need to select a bunch of notes and move them to a different place in the hierarchy.

Powerful multi-selection, easy promote and demote and more. Let's continue this discussion below.

Powerful multi-selection

You can select three different notes in different parts of the outline and bring them all at once under a previous section by a drag and drop. In a word processor, the multi-selection paradigm does not even exist, you can not select three different notes in different parts of a document at once.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not against the use of word processors.

A word processor is still very useful, but for presentation and not for outlining or starting a writing project. The idea is simple, use an outlining software or app like WhizFolders in the initial creative writing, research and brainstorming stages. When you are done, export the results to edit in a Word Processor for those fine presentation touches required of a manuscript.

Easy promote and demote

Just drag one or more note titles and drop them on another title. They become the child items of the target note. Simple right and left arrow buttons are also there to quickly promote or demote the levels of selected notes.

Auto processing of children

When you drag or copy a note title, its children are automatically included. When you do an export or printing, you get the choice of including the children if you did not select them to start with.

Easy inserts of new information

If you have to paste new information, you can quickly scroll to select a target in the list and paste. The information is pasted as a new note with rich text and pictures included. Auto pastes to collect web clippings or text from other applications is also possible.

Processing partial outlines

In many operations like printing and export, you may need to process only part of an outline. This is possible by the multi-selection feature.

Add-on features for organizing

In order to let you find desired items faster, you can assign color or icons to the note titles. In addition, you can assign keyword tags or insert hyperlinks. There are many more features like logical search, hoisting, and auto paste listed under "Major distinguishing features" below.

Major distinguishing features of WhizFolders as a Writer's Outline Software and also a Note Taking Software

I'm not going to list the usual features that you find in many two-pane Outline Software Tools and Organizers. Instead, I'm going to show you unique features that you may not find in other programs. Note that what I call "outline items" in these features are actually the note titles or headings that you see in the left pane above. What you are outlining in WhizFolders are these note titles by arranging them in a hierarchy. The actual note content appears in the right pane when you select a note title.

Word-wrapped outline items

You don't have to horizontally scroll the outlining list to see complete items. Each item is word-wrapped.

Highlighting an outline item

You can highlight specific outline items by changing their highlight color or by changing the icons.

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

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.

Pictures, tables and OLE objects

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.

Inituitive copy/pastes

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

Print a draft from full or partial outline

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

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.

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.

To Do List or Task List

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

Automatic paste (Watch Clipboard)

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

Logical search with AND, OR

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

Tags or Keywords

Assign Tags (Keywords) to outline items and find them easily. Tags are used to assign relevant terms not present in the actual text of an item.

Precise drag and drop

When dragging items in the outline from one position to another, precise drop marks appear to guide you as to where the dragged items will be dropped. You can drag and drop multiple items and even complete branches of items. See the presentation for a small video on this feature.

Word compatible RTF export

You can export the merged outline in Word compatible RTF or outline format. This helps give fine finishing touches to your final draft in Word.

Audit Database

You can recover old or accidentally deleted notes from a "changed notes" database.

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