There are other note taking apps out there, but I have always found they are just "yet another thing" to do, instead of making my life easier. My desktop is maybe chaotic, but it works. CintaNotes, however, feels natural and sits in the system tray ready to spring into action whenever you need it: highlight text, hot key, you're done. Easy.
This is a really cool notes manager that has more features than most. It works by allowing you to clip text from any browser or app that allows copy/paste while providing a source link to the original information. There is a tagging system for organization, multiple PC and device syncing, and it can run from a flash drive. It also has an on board search system with predictive text to find notes quickly.