I use CintaNotes for about a year now and here's what I love about it:
Comparing to other bloatware like Evernote, Cinta's resource consumption is vanishingly small. Its installer is less than 3M and memory usage is about 13M. (Maybe that's an old-fashioned way of thinking but seriously, 82M for an Evernote's 5.3.1 installer?!!! This is just ridiculous.)
It has a portable version.
Also, Cinta's GUI is very clean and intuitive.
It's straight to the point
Cinta is for taking notes. Not for saving pages, watching videos, chatting with friends, teamwork, etc. Just notes. It's ideal for storing code snippets, system commands, setup instructions, etc. It supports text-formatting for greater readability. It doesn't require Internet connection at all if you don't want synchronization.
It stores all necessary meta
Besides the content itself Cinta stores the user-defined tags, URL of the page the note was clipped from (if any), user remarks and note modification date/time.
It's easy to use
Notes are organized via tags which allow quick access to the ones on topic via a sidebar. Tags can also be nested (in paid version). Moreover, Cinta has a powerful search-as-you-type search that can find notes based on any field like text itself, title, tags, time, URL, etc.Cinta has hotkeys for almost everything (clip text, show/hide main window, create note, move through note's fields, etc.)
It's in active development
Cinta has an open public roadmap where you can place your feature requests, suggestions, bug reports and questions. There's quite a big community so your message won't be ignored.
Also, you can check out what features are being developed and what's planned next. Currently among them are file and image attachments, search and replace inside note text, docking to screen edges, TODO list support, etc.
You can use it for free
Unless you want some extra features like multiple notebooks, nested tags, Simplenote sync, HTML export, etc. you can use it completely for free for an unlimited time.
Though there are some missing functions like image attachments but otherwise IMO there are no downsides to this app. It's always in my system tray and I really use it on a daily basis. So if you are looking for a light and easy to use note app I do recommend at least to have a try with Cinta.
I downloaded this tool out of curiosity three years ago, and grow fond of it very fast. And now I'm spoiled. Cintanotes makes everything simple, while other alternatives seems to make things difficult.
it's FAST - beside the standard installer, developer offers portable offline version which is small ( ~7mb ) and loads very quickly even on 2gb ram computer. No resource hog, no slow loading times. The UI adapts to OS theme, which I believe makes it very fast and has no ghost effects (damn you, spotify)
fast, no bloatware features
it's COMPACT - despite having simple interface, it provides many features to manage and keep lots of text clean and well arranged without tedious work. What I like most are the Sections, which allow to have each subject separately, but still keep them in one file. Also, each section can have it's own color. Everything can be set up from options dropdown menu. No unnecessary dialog windows.
very efficient UI, no bloatware "skins"
it's SIMPLE - Features such as Tag Sidebar and realtime Search Panel are intuitive and neatly done. Note editor offers many features such as standard text formatting, find&replace, indents, timestamps, links, remarks, text alignment, word counter, file attachments (duh!), and so on.Key shortcuts allows to quickly copy pages and automatically save them as notes.
well-arranged editor to work with
+ BONUS - 99% of it's features are free. Only the advanced ones such as export, embedded links, online synchronization, password protection, file attachments and autotag rules are in paid version.
10/10 would discover again in 2014.
CintaNotes After 2 days of extensive research and experimenting with CitaNotes ...
CintaNotes is just a bunch of very basic note-listers strung together side by side.
It has all been done before in 2012 in another (hardly popular) tags based note taker. Tobu
The CintaNotes website looks very impressive with endless help, BUT it is no outliner if you are hoping to store thousands of notes.
Free CintaNotes is OK if you only have one section with only on-the-fly (24 hour life) notes.
Just simple, light weight, portable, the best, rules for categories and tags, etcPlease work on your price you have a world wide market$/£5 x 1 million = £/$ 5m i could live on that...
Also when are you going to create a mobile version??
This is a very good software!The features/features that individuals prefer are as follows:
** When there is any information I want to keep, press the shortcut key to enter directly, the speed is very fast! (CyberArticle is also used at the same time; Evernotes is too cardged and out of shape)** The tag is fully functional, which is a must for the future world. . . The query is very fast. . . Click on the tag directly to quickly filter. . .** Ctrl+M merges the selected notes, which is very convenient;** The latest notes are at the top;** With hourly/dayly/weekly backup, safe and intimate.At present, there are more than 3,000 nodes of all sizes, and the query speed is still very fast.
Very lean KM (Knowledge Management) app with responsive developer. Synchronizes with Simplenote, captures web pages, and has hierarchical tagging. (Now, we need icons / emoticons and flags with colors!)
simple, Clean,Neat,No bloatware and SMART
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