A Quick Notes Organizer & Outliner for Windows 10

WhizFolders makes it easy to create, outline, manage and link all your notes with drag & drop ease. See all these power features for demanding users.

Notes Organizer Software

Fast Notebook Files: A single notebook file can keep hundreds of notes and yet opens fast. Keep different files on different subjects open in separate tabs as shown.

Two-pane interface: Tree list of notes in the left pane for quick overview and Rich Text Editor in the right pane for the selected note.

Hierarchical List of Notes: Quickly rearrange or outline the notes in the Tree List with drag and drop or by toolbar buttons.

Rich Text Editor: A note can have rich text along with pictures, links and even ole objects. Full-screen editor also supported.

Connect notes with links: Insert links to open related notes, bookmark web sites, or open file system folders and files in their respective applications.

Highlight important notes in the List: Make important notes in the list stand out by a color highlight or icon.

Quick Start Tutorial: Nice tutorial in a sample notebook file gets you started started in minutes!

Advanced Search: Find notes quickly by searching for words with boolean search.

Make Copies or Move Notes Easily: Copy and move notes by drag and drop or by using the clipboard.

Collect Text Snippets from Internet: Automatic paste feature to collect useful information from Internet or from other applications.

Recover deleted or changed notes: A changed notes archive is automatically created to make this possible.

Powerful Printing Features: Print notes with or without outline indents and an automatic table of contents.

Powerful Export, Import Features: Export your notes in plain text, RTF or Word Outline format with or without indents. Import notes from text or RTF files. Special import utility for advanced users.

Flexible settings: Tabs for each file, fonts, desktop remembering, desktop shortcuts to directly open a note, more.

Spelling-checker and Thesaurus: Available in paid version.

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."

Bill Kelly

See more comments from Users
Note taking and cross thoughts

Don't lose precious cross thoughts. Give your mind the tool that it deserves.

Do not lose brilliant ideas. Write them down and brainstorm them with this organizer software While writing your notes and ideas, you often get a cross-thought, that "other" brilliant idea that pops up in your creative mind unexpectedly. You may have had a tendency to ignore cross-thoughts all along just because your software made it inconvenient to note that down elsewhere. Don't do that. WhizFolders makes it easy to write down a cross thought as a separate note, and have a link going to it from the current note if it is related.

One Software Many Uses

Once you get the power of outlining, classifying, marking, linking and breaking up your notes, how you use this tool is only limited by your imagination. See some of the uses below.

Notes Organizer: Manage all kinds of notes and ideas in a powerful hierarchical list.

Thinking Aid: Various features for Outlining, marking and hyperlinking help you think and plan better.

Writer's Outliner: Learn the benefits of List Based Outlining that you learn in this tool.

Research Software: Being able to collect information and correlate it is the key to doing Research Better. Use the Auto-Clipboard collection feature to gather information quickly from other applications.

Knowledgebase keeping software for professionals such as Doctors, Lawyers, Managers and Teachers: The template feature helps you insert canned text to be filled up to make uniform case notes.

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.

Simple Free-format Todo List: Switch on a setting to show check marks against note titles. It becomes a Todo list that gets all the benefits of having rich text notes for each item in the list.

Journal Software or Daily Diary Software: Use Setting to automatically use Date and Time in the Note Titles to use as a Journal that supports rich text and pictures.

Calendar Software: Use it as a Textual-Calendar with detailed notes and easy links to other days. See this blog article.

More uses are only limited by your imagination. See the Video Presentation below.

Major distinguishing features of WhizFolders

Tree list of note titles

Convenient tree list to manage and outline notes by their titles. A list is better for managing your notes as compared to a word processor or editor where too much scrolling is involved.

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. Regular Find Text for exact text is also there.

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.

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.

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.

WhizFolders is also a powerful outliner. If you have only done outlining in an editor or word processor, this is different!

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.