PNotes 9.3.0 Pick
Software Product Description
PNotes (Pinned Notes or Portable Notes, use what you prefer) is written entirely in C and Windows API - so it is fast and light-weight. It has flexible settings - both for the program in whole and for individual note. Skins, fonts, colors, alarms, tags, transparency level - all-in-one. Any portion of note's text can be formatted separately.
There is a variety of skins for PNotes and, moreover, you can create your own one if download PNSkinCreator - a small utility for creation PNotes skins. Notes can also be skinless, that allows stretching them to any reasonable size.
You may set the password, which will prevent unauthorized access to program. In this case you can also store the notes as encrypted files, so even if you lose your USB stick nobody could read them.
Scheduling is also important feature of PNotes. It is possible to schedule each note to remind you about significant events by three different ways - alarm you once, every day at specified time or pester you every specified interval.
One more PNotes feature - ability to join notes into groups by your choice. You can create, modify, delete and relocate groups by simple click or drag-and-drop. Changing group for each note performed by dragging it onto appropriate group. There is also special group of notes: "Diary".
PNotes is fully Unicode supported and translated into many languages. And, obviously, it is portable - it leaves no traces in Windows registry and can be started from any drive (fixed or flash) on any computer. Take your notes with you to any location.
What's New in version 9.3.0:
- Fix: New group is created with black background
- Fix: Sending note text as e-mail body fails on special symbols
- Fix: Search dialog does not get focus after applying hot key
- Fix: Password protected notes appear without login dialog after switch between skinless and skinnable mode
- Fix: Note still appears on the screen while its group is deleted
- Fix: PNotes stops working when user tries to save the note whose group is already deleted
Review Date: 2011-05-24
Pros: portable saves screenshots
Other Thoughts: Tried many other higher rated stickies, but found that none of them would accept a screenshot. Pnotes does. Sometimes, it is just simpler to paste a screenshot rather than copy and paste the text. A must for anyone searching online.