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  • Notezilla icon


    Colorful & powerful sticky notes app for Windows & Phones. Set reminder alarms, attach them to any website or document, organize them using folders/tags, sync...

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

    • Notezilla is a Post-It like sticky notes software while Treepad is a hyerarchical text software. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • wikidPad icon


    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • CintaNotes icon


    CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.

    Freemium Windows

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  • KeepNote icon


    KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X. With KeepNote, you can store your class...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.
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    Notational Velocity

    Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes. With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is...

    Open Source Mac

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  • MyTetra icon


    MyTetra is open source and cross platform personal manager for information accumulation. It is powerful program for data memorization and structuring notes. .

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Outwiker - Personal wiki and outliner License: GPL 3 EN: OutWiker is designed to store notes in a tree. Such programs are called "outliner", personal...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Fetchnotes icon


    Fetchnotes helps you capture and organize short notes like books to read, ideas and shopping lists - like sticky notes for the modern age. Spend less time organizing...

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

    • Discontinued App not updated since 2014, website is not available

TreePad Comments

On Linux only via WINE

Comment by JohnFastman
about TreePad and Wine Jan 2017

As far as I can see, Treepad is available for Windows only and promises to work on Linux via WINE. That's fine, but it's not the same as being Linux native. Just so that's clear for any interested Linuxers.


TreePad has No Competitor 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by luizmenezes
about TreePad Dec 2015

I have searched a lot, but did not find an app better than TreePad Business or TreePad X Enterprise for Note Taking and Notes Management.

[Edited by luizmenezes, December 02]


Lacking... but still no viable alternative

Positive Comment by dam2311
about TreePad Jul 2012

Treepad is small, fast, and supports RTF.

I'm continuously desperately searching for an app that will serve me better... Personalbrain / The Brain, OneNote, and Evernote are the closest. However:

  • OneNote and Evernote don't have the infinitely hierarchical structure that I find so important in Treepad. The ability to simply hit a button to add a subtree whenever the detail gets too much and needs breaking out... rather than wrapping your head around categories, pages, sections, yada yada yada,... is crucial for workflow and moving at the speed of your thoughts.
  • PersonalBrain is overkill and very expensive
  • None have a mobile app which is as powerful as the desktop app (ie. you can work/manage from the mobile app, rather than simply doing a partial note/post, which you then have to file when you get back to the full desktop app).

Having said that - Treepad has no real mobile app itself, no cloud service/sync, and no appreciable ongoing development. I'm amazed no-one has come up with a viable cloud/mobile version of Treepad, including Treepad/Freebyte themselves!

[Edited by dam2311, July 04]


[a couple additional thoughts:...]1) TreePad is a tiny app ...

Comment by musichemyst
about TreePad Jun 2011

[a couple additional thoughts:...]

1) TreePad is a tiny app with very little impact on your computer's CPU/RAM compared to Microsoft OneNote which, like most Microsoft apps, is kind of bloated and can be a system resource hog.

2) When you consider that TreePad is free (the Lite version is at least) and OneNote is somewhat expensive piece of retail software, that more the makes up for the clunky interface I mentioned in my previous comment.

Ultimately, quite an underrated app. Give it a try.


The interface may be clunky and outdated, but the app is ac ...

Comment by musichemyst
about TreePad Jun 2011

The interface may be clunky and outdated, but the app is actually loaded with an overwhelming amount of useful features and capabilities while still being easy to get up and running right out-of-the-box. The way it lets me organize my notes, records, etc. in a tree structure really lets you see the "big picture" of everything going on in my life and has greatly increased my level of productivity. I couldn't do without it now.

However, I did briefly try Treepad's popular competitor, Microsoft OneNote, and while it does have some key features that are lacking in TreePad, I found that keeping track of my data (i.e. being able to see that "big picture") was problematic and certain items inevitably got lost in the shuffle. I quickly went back to exclusively using TreePad and have used it ever since as my daily organizer.


I love this program and find it indispensable. I have tried ... 1 Helpful

Comment by 10basetom
about TreePad Jun 2011

I love this program and find it indispensable. I have tried pretty much all of the free outliners out there over the years, but I always come back to TreePad for one reason or another. I may be in the minority here, but I like the fact that it does NOT save notes in RTF format, so the file sizes are smaller. It is also very fast and resource friendly as compared to other more bloated outline programs. Probably one of my favorite features is that when you perform a search, TreePad will list all of the nodes containing matching text; you don't see this feature on most other outliners out there.