A free, lightweight and user-friendly note taking application
CintaNotes lets you quickly save and tag any useful information that you come across or just need to jot down.
Clip text from anywhere. Just select it and press the hotkey!
The text-clipping "magic" works in any application that can copy text to clipboard. CintaNotes automatically saves the text and its source URL, and you don't even have to install a plug-in to integrate it with your web browser!
Fast as-you-type searching
Retrieving information is also trivial: just open CintaNotes and start typing! Only notes containing the typed phrase remain in the list. More sophisticated search criteria are supported, like searching by title or by URL the note was taken from.
Powerful tagging system
You can use tags for note organization, and later use tag union, intersection and subtraction filters to quickly find what you need.
Access notes from your mobile device
Using the Simplenote synchronization feature in the PRO version of CintaNotes,
you can get full read/write access to your notes on any iOS, Android or Windows Phone device.
Links to notes: Added "Copy Note Link" context menu item to note editorEnhancement
Links to notes: "Create new note" from dropdown now opens the new note for editingEnhancement
Links to notes: the initial contents of the dropdown suggestion edit is initially selectedEnhancement
Support for opening notebooks from command lineEnhancement
When clipping from a CN editor window, a cintanotes:// link to note is placed into the Link fieldEnhancement
Editor: changed strikeout text shortcut to Ctrl+KEnhancement
Periodic Simplenote sync could lead to crashFix
Simplenote sync: proper syncing of note linksFix
Simplenote sync: don't put simple links in <a> tag, use URL recognitionFix
Links to notes: right-click on note link behaved unintuitivelyFix
Links to notes: inserting timestamp into note link broke itFix
Possible crash when running from Program Files (x86)Fix
Editor: Ctrl+Alt+Z and Ctrl+Shift+Z shouldn't UndoFix
Possible error on clipping (precondition violation)Fix
CN could put Internet Explorer into offline modeFix
Search scope and "search inside words" were not remembered in each sectionFix
Tags with use count of 0 were not displayed even if marked as not autodeletedFix
Error when saving tag with forward slash as first symbolFix
Possible error on startup when there are many sections and section bar is hiddenFix
Editor: "Column uid not unique" error on saving noteFix
Notes list: after pasting several notes, only one of them was selectedFix
Notes list: Left Click + Wheel scrolled more than page of textFix
Filter control: Ctrl+Down was not working properlyFix
Dec 19, 2012 — Version 2.0!
Finally you'll be able to access your notes from your mobile device! (Commercial)
Tabbed notebook sectionsFeature
Divide your notebook into colorful sections! (Up to 3 sections in the free version, unlimited number of sections in the licensed version.)
Linking notes with each otherFeature
Now you can link notes together! More than that, now you can place a link to a CN note into any rich-text enabled app! (Commercial)
Application icon colorizationFeature
Now the application icon is colored according to selected color theme, which helps to distinguish between icons in the notification area when you run multiple instances of CN.
Option to associate CintaNotes with .db Files Enhancement
The new Options/System/Associate with .db files option (requires running CintaNotes with administrator privileges).
Editor: Pressing F7 when caret is on a link opens this link.Enhancement
Some performance optimizations in the notes list.Enhancement
Notes list: returned the "New Note" context menu item.Enhancement
Note editor: fixed undo behavior for block indentsFix
Typing search query was possible even when search box was disabledFix
Search field is now enabled regardless of how many notes are foundFix
When a child tag is deselected, the parent stays selected if it was selected before.Fix
Tag sidebar: Unrelated tags became more readableFix
Nov 27, 2012 — Version 1.8.5
Keyboard shortcuts to manipulate current tag selection from the search boxEnhancement
Ctrl+, Shift+, and Alt+Enter now work from the search box to change current tag selection.
Regression: accepting tags on spacebar not working anymore.Fix
Regression: Single Ctrl+Enter not enough to apply tags on tag sidebar.Fix
Don't focus main window when after closing one editor other gets focused.Fix
"2." not found in note text when note has a title.Fix
Note preview: pressing right arrow not always immediately scrolls note's text.Fix
Nov 13, 2012 — Version 1.8.4
Put newly opened notebooks to the bottom of the MRU list, not the top.Enhancement
Beep when selecting current notebook in File MRU list.Enhancement
After closing editor, always focus main window.Enhancement
Unexpected filter reset after modifying note data.Fix
Performance problems when rendering large notes.Fix
Wrong search highlight positions for text coming after spaces and tabs.Fix
URL detection: arbitrary domains were not recognized.Fix
Oct 30, 2012 — Version 1.8.3
New menu option "Options/Editor/Initial Focus"Enhancement
New menu option "Help/Debug/Debug Logging"Enhancement
Updated translations, added new languages: Indonesian, Serbian.Enhancement
Export: Small export dialog enhancements.Enhancement
Editor: trimming spaces also after manual save.Enhancement
Note properties: added settings file option "noteproperties.validatedates" to control whether date validation should be performed.Enhancement
Regression: "-m" command line parameter no longer working.Fix
Regression: Tag sidebar: child tags sometimes not displayed.Fix
Editor: problems with copying words from numbered lists to clipboard.Fix
Editor: lockup when replacing trailing spaces with newline.Fix
Notes list: wrong highlighting of very long tags.Fix
CN could crash when Notes List/Render text formatting was unchecked.Fix
Tag autocomplete: "abc/b" was not suggested when entering "b".Fix
Oct 15, 2012 — Version 1.8.2
New "-d" command line option to enable detailed debug logging.Enhancement
Editor: no space trimming on manual save, only on closing.Enhancement
CN version 1.8 and 1.8.1 didn't start up on some PCs.Fix
Titles are no longer lost on merging (even if note text is not empty).Fix
Wrong sorting order of tags with some national symbols.Fix
HTML export: eliminated another reason why notes could get truncated.Fix
URLs of the form something.co.XX were not recognized.Fix
Fixed "Postcondition failed" error that could come up on clipping.Fix
Oct 2, 2012 — Version 1.8.1
Wrong TAB alignment in the notes list.Fix
Clipping: only plain text clipboard content was restored after clipping.Fix
CN could quit silently several seconds after startup.Fix
HTML export: some notes got cut off.Fix
HTML export: font from editor.fonts.monospace not used in exported file.Fix
Editor: Monospace toggle on text selected with Ctrl+A not working properly.Fix
Editor: font unexpectedly turned to monospace after save.Fix
Editor: Asian chars appear condensed after save and reopen.Fix
Editor: when space trimming enabled, links and text effects got into wrong positions.Fix
Editor: URLs with [ and ] characters were not correctly recognized.Fix
Note properties dialog: wrong date set when selecting from drop-down calendar.Fix
Clipping for copy-pasting text with links from IE could produce text with wrong encoding.Fix
About dialog: license label in some languages gets cut off.Fix
Registering via clipping the purchase email not working in IE.Fix
Entering ".." in Russian locale suggested tags with only one "." in them.Fix
Note text could get altered on copy paste.Fix
Ctrl+R to toggle the Display Related Tag Only mode was not restricted to Personal and Company licenses.Fix
Auto updater ignored changes in 4th version digit.Fix
Sep 25, 2012 — Version 1.8
"Expand All/Collapse All" context menu commands in the Tag Sidebar.Feature
Keep supported text formatting on clip/paste from rich text enabled applications such as MS Word.Feature
New commands in note editor: F5 to insert current timestamp, Shift+Enter to add a new paragraph to the current list item, Ctrl+Tab and Shift+Ctrl+Tab to indent/outdent text blocks.Feature
The "Display tag counts" feature is now available with the Basic license!Enhancement
Support working with read-only databases.Enhancement
Tag sidebar: Relevant tag marks are now affected also by the text search filter.Enhancement
Tag sidebar: now remembers the last selection when reactivated.Enhancement
Tag sidebar: Click on 'All' now doesn't reset the 'Display related tags only' mode.Enhancement
Editor: added "editor.trimlines" settings file option to automatically remove trailing line whitespace on save.Enhancement
Display fonts preview in the Note Appearance dialog.Enhancement
Improved tag auto suggestion.Enhancement
"Cut", "Copy", "Paste" and "Delete" context menu items in the search filter box.Enhancement
Double click on a tag in any tag edit field selects the whole tag.Enhancement
Note Properties dialog enhancementsEnhancement
Default focus on Created Date, no more on-the-fly date validation.
Enhanced system window menu (right-click on app title icon).Enhancement
Ctrl+R to toggle 'Display related tags only' mode.Enhancement
Lists in exported XML and HTML are now be defined by tags.Enhancement
Old tag name to appear in new name field of rename dialog.Enhancement
Hugely degraded performance on bases with lots of deeply nested tags.Fix
Note preview: wrong line breaks for mixed monospace and normal lines.Fix
F3 behaved differently in the note editor compared to the notes list when having more than one search term.Fix
Note properties dialog: created date was not saved for new notes.Fix
Strange selected notes after removing tag.Fix
Wrong URL highlighting when using german umlauts.Fix
Various window focusing issues.Fix
Various search related issues.Fix
Certain text was disappearing from note preview.Fix
Key shortcuts in popup menu were not properly aligned.Fix
Crash on search with 0 results + Down Arrow + Alt+Enter.Fix
Was not possible to add multiple non-autodeleted tags through the New Tag dialog.Fix
Unnecessary tags present in exported XML.Fix
On Ctrl+BkSp only first tag was expanded in the Tag Sidebar tree.Fix
Buttons in notebook message dialog were too narrow for some languages.Fix
Strange tag display when searching with 0 results and "Display related tags only" is on.Fix
Not possible to switch 'display related tags only' mode with negated tag selection.Fix
Tags disappear on Alt+Click when 'Display only related tags' mode is on.Fix
Wrong indentation of wrapped bullet list lines.Fix
Numbered list numbers could not be deleted with DEL.Fix
Editor: Table formatting was not stripped on paste.Fix
Removed repeated parent tags in exported HTML.Fix
Editor window repaint artefacts when opening a specific note maximized.Fix
Editor: dates label not painted if window configured to open maximized.Fix
Wrong line breaking in note preview for specific text.Fix
Jul 14, 2012 — Version 1.7.1
Fixed crash on searching for "/".Fix
Case change in tag names using Rename command was not possible.Fix
Note selection painting was wrong if note didn't have text and tags.Fix
Jul 9, 2012 — Version 1.7
[Commercial] Tag hierarchy support and expandable tag trees on the Tag Sidebar.Feature
You can now define hierarchical tags using the "/" symbol. CintaNotes will automatically assign parent tags when you assign children, and remove children when you remove parents.
[Commercial] "Display Related Tags Only" mode for the Tag sidebar This mode makes it really easy to focus on what's important at the moment - only tags related to the current tag selection are displayed.Feature
Tag properties dialogFeature
Right-click on a tag on the Tag sidebar and choose "Properties...".
Possibility to create tags not associated with notesFeature
Uncheck the "Delete automatically" tag property to make a tag permanent (tags created via "New" and "New Child" context menu commands are permanent by default).
Note properties dialog to edit note's timestamps.Feature
"Check for Updates" command.Feature
Automatic update check.Feature
New option: "Options/Startup/Restore last tag selection".Enhancement
New option: "Options/Tags/Accept On/Single mouse click".Enhancement
Tooltips for some commands.Enhancement
Toggling of tag count display in the Tag Sidebar's context menu.Enhancement
Compiled with support for SSE instructions.Enhancement
Add/Remove tags dialog: Remove tags field now only suggests tags which are present in the note.Enhancement
Minor visual changes: note selection has been made more prominent, crossed out tags are now less bright.Enhancement
To avoid problems while searching, accepting suggestions on spacebar now doesn't apply to the search box.Enhancement
New shortcuts for Tag sidebar: Ctrl+Alt+Click crosses out all tags except the clicked one (to display notes having this tag only and no other tags); Shift+Alt+Click crosses out all children of a parent tag (to display notes having this parent tag but not having any of the child tags).Enhancement
Pasting notes into other apps was not working under some circumstances.Fix
Exception when notebook path access was denied.Fix
HTML export didn't specify encoding with a byte order mark, which could lead some browsers to display the file with wrong encoding.Fix
Editor: Ctrl+Left/Right selection ignored international characters like German umlauts.Fix
Wrong line breaking in text preview with Courier font.Fix
Editor: Title text got clipped on mouse hover (in XP).Fix
Editor: Undo/redo for text formatting worked only when you pressed Ctrl+Z(Y) many times.Fix
Label controls flickered on window move.Fix
Editor: "something.xy" was recognized as a hyperlink regardless if .xy was a real top level domain.Fix
F11 shortcut was not displayed in File/Export menu item.Fix
Fixed wrong wrapping of East-Asian characters in the note preview.Fix
URLs were not saved when clipping from Opera 12 x64.Fix
Notes having only titles were lost on merging.Fix
"Options/Startup/Run at system startup" could display wrong state.Fix
Wrong message about "inaccessible path" in case of newer notebook file version.Fix
May 14, 2012 — Version 1.6.2
Ability to tag imported notes: "Add tags" field in the import dialog.Enhancement
Licensed version is now fully portableEnhancement
License key file is written into the CintaNotes folder. Only if the write into this folder fails (when e.g. the folder is inside of Program Files), the Application Data folder is used.
Editor window could open on wrong monitor in a multi-monitor system.Fix
Editor: Pasting from MS OneNote was not working.Fix
Search for "-word" with "Search inside words" ON produced wrong results.Fix
Fixed lost portability because of storing absolute paths to .db files: now relative paths are used for .db files located in the application folder and below.Fix
Fixed SQLite syntax error on searching for "|".Fix
Fixed possible "Internal protection error" problem.Fix
Automatic notebook reloading was not properly working, which could hinder DropBox sync.Fix
Fixed wrong editor window positioning when closed while partly off-screen.Fix
Tag highlight highlighted "|" even when it meant OR.Fix
Fixed huge search performance drop when using the OR operator ("|").Fix
Fixed CN crash at startup if notebook drive was inaccessible.Fix
Fixed exception on closing notebook if the next file in MRU list had been deleted.Fix
Fixed tags filter resetting after clipping even with "Assign active tags" option.Fix
Apr 24, 2012 — Version 1.6.1
Note Editor: title is now displayed with font configured for title in "Options/Notes List..."Enhancement
Ctrl+Enter in search field shouldn't clear non-matchesEnhancement
Ctrl+Delete in the note editor to delete the current noteEnhancement
Alt+Enter to open the note editor and close the main windowEnhancement
Ability to view exported file after exportEnhancement
Ignore empty lines on license recognitionEnhancement
Tag counters became less obtrusiveEnhancement
Improved notebook opening and switching speedEnhancement
Fixed tag and text filters resetting after a timeoutFix
Pre-filtering with tag filter now always improves search speedFix
Fixed regression: Crash on Ctrl+Enter in empty search fieldFix
Fixed regression: Import from XML slower in 1.6 than in 1.5.7Fix
CN rewrote settings file on every run AND close, even if no settings changedFix
Fixed 125% DPI rendering problemsFix
Fixed "Column name is not unique" error on adding tag "__"Fix
Clipping from XChat was not workingFix
Tag search highlighted only first matchFix
Fixed incorrect tag rendering if tag name contained '&'Fix
Apr 10, 2012 — First Commercial Release! Version 1.6
License change notice: with this version, the licensing model changes to "Freemium". Basic functionality (which covers all features of version 1.5.7) continues to be free, but the new commercial features require buying a Personal or Company license.
Multiple notebooks support. (Commercial) Feature
CintaNotes now has the "File/Open" and "File/Save As..." commands, and also has the recently opened files list to easily switch between different DB files. The name of the currently opened DB file is displayed in the main window title (unless it is "cintanotes.db").
Ctrl+Enter shortcut to paste note text into currently active application. (Commercial)Feature
Exporting notes to HTML format. (Commercial)Feature
Tag sidebar can now display tag usage counts. (Commercial)Feature
This allows you to easily see which tags are underused and can be merged or removed. Tag count display can be turned off in Options/Tags menu.
Unified and consistent search behavior: Search behavior is now unified and consistent. "Exact search" mode has been removed. Instead there's an option to search inside words. Now you can always use the logical operators: space as AND and '|' as ORFeature
If you need to search for an exact quote, put it in doublequotes, like this: "to be or not to be".
Support for mixed case tags.Feature
"Cut" command for notes, and custom clipboard format to transfer notes from one notebook to another while keeping text formatting.Feature
New "Help/License" dialog to manage product licensing: The dialog includes ability to automatically fill licensing data from clipboard and also via clipping.Feature
Tag sidebar can now be resized with the mouse.Enhancement
New Options/Tags submenu to configure tagging options.Enhancement
New option: "Options/Clipping/After Clipping/Assign currently active tags"Enhancement
When this option is on, newly clipped notes are automatically assigned tags which are currently selected on the Tag Sidebar.
Note editor: Alt+C now works as shortcut for "Cancel".Enhancement
Ctrl+U shortcut for displaying untagged notes.Enhancement
Last used export format is now remembered in settings.Enhancement
Main menu reorganization. "Note Appearance" menu item moved to the Options menu.Enhancement
The executable is now signed with a digital signature.Enhancement
Proper metadata and version information in the executable.Enhancement
Note export dialog now includes the "Export scope" groupbox.Enhancement
Ctrl+Home/End in search box to focus note list and go to first/last note.Enhancement
Eliminated possibility of painting artefacts on window maximization.Fix
Full-text search was not working for East-Asian languages.Fix
Searching for "-a" lead to a "Malformed MATCH expression" error.Fix
Search could produce wrong results if query contained punctiation or delimiter characters.Fix
Copy/pasting note in the notes list lost text formatting.Fix
Pasting text in main window didn't recognize links.Fix
Removed redundant formatting tags in exported XML file.Fix
Non-ASCII characters in page URLs were corrupted on clipping.Fix
USB stick could not be safely removed after note import or export.Fix
Restoring focus after clipping was not working in Opera.Fix
Note editor: wrong window position after being mazimized.Fix
Note editor: lower pane height changed on Ctrl+S.Fix
Note editor: pressing Enter twice didn't cancel bulleted and numbered lists.Fix
Note editor: Undo behavior was incorrect after pasting text from clipboard.Fix
Note editor: pressing F7 when Link is empty opened Windows Explorer.Fix
Mar 20, 2012 — Bugfix release: 1.5.7
Daily backup scheduling was broken, CN was constantly doing daily backup.Fix
Note editor was not reused for new notes after manual save, what could lead to losing newly entered data.Fix
Fixed std::out_of_range error on pressing Ctrl+BkSpc in title/tags/link fields.Fix
It was not possible to clip text from CN editor window.Fix
Editor: Underlined text style was lost when pasting from clipboard.Fix
Feb 20, 2012 — Bugfix release: 1.5.6
Note editor: placed last modification date under the creation date for easier comparison.Enhancement
Note editor: activating links with Ctrl+Click.Enhancement
Note editor: F3 and Shift-F3 keys for find next/previous were not working (regression).Fix
Note editor: creation and modification time labels were not updated on Ctrl+S.Fix
Note editor: the "Note saved" message on Ctrl+S was not always visible.Fix
Note's last modified date always changed if note font was the same as the configured monospace font.Fix
Replaced confusing error message on trying to import a non-existent .db notebook file with a more user-friendly one.Fix
Notes could be lost when merged while sorted by modified order.Fix
Fixed non-intuitive date assignment behavior on creating and saving notes.Fix
Fixed distorted painting of note title's search highlights if max preview text lines was set to 0.Fix
Fixed possible crash when importing notes from older .db files.Fix
Feb 7, 2012 — Version 1.5.5
Configuring how the note's timestamp is displayed in the notes listFeature
You can set whether creation of modification time should be displayed (or both), and also if the time of day needs to be displayed.
Searching by modification timeFeature
New search mode "Modification Time" has been added.
Improved speed of XML import and export.Enhancement
Display of note creation and modification time in the editorEnhancement
(You can turn this off using the "editor.displaydates" parameter in cintanotes.settings.)
Main window was not visible after single tray icon click if "Minimize to tray" was not set.Fix
USB stick could not be safely removed after note import or export.Fix
Importing .db could modify the source file if it was from an older CintaNotes version.Fix
Note last modification date was not exported to XML and imported from itFix
In order to export to an XML file readable by CintaNotes 1.5.4 and earlier, you need to use the special "XML for CintaNotes 1.5.4" format.
Sort order by modification date was broken after importing from XML.Fix
Note's modification time always changed if note had a styled link.Fix
Text search could crash the app when maximum text preview lines was set to 1.Fix
It was impossible to select an italic font in the Note Appearance dialog.Fix
Jan 12, 2012 — Version 1.5.4
Sorting notes by last modification dateFeature
Note editor: fixed wrong Ctrl+S behavior on new notesFix
Tags didn't always fit into the tac AC dropdownFix
Fixed out_of_range error when pressing Ctrl+BkSp in empty search boxFix
Removed unnecessary empty space on the bottom of the tag AC dropdownFix
Notes list: Some note titles could appear clippedFix
Note editor: Unsupported paragraph formatting was not cleared on pasteFix
Note editor: In title edit box letters could appear clipped on the bottomFix
Window position was not saved if "Always on top" was setFix
Dec 14, 2011 — Version 1.5.3
Text highlight color and monospace font are now configurable in .settings file.Enhancement
New parameters editor.fonts.monospace
Ctrl+S in note editor to save note immediatelyEnhancement
Ctrl+Enter in empty search box to view untagged notesEnhancement
Fixed error when changing language while editing new notesFix
Fixed crash on pressing Ctrl+Bksp on a note without tagsFix
Maximized state of main and editor windows was not saved in settings fileFix
Editor: When editing note title Ctrl+Alt+Key shortcuts were recognized as Ctrl+KeyFix
Editor: Pressing Enter with non-empty selection resulted in wrong selectionFix
Editor: Ctrl+Backspace did not delete previous word in title and tagsFix
Editor: Dates were recognized as numbered listsFix
Editor: Empty lines were selected wronglyFix
It was impossible to use bold variants of some fontsFix
Note editor: Text copy-pasted into the note from PDF received highlightFix
Fixed incorrect note duplicate recognition at importFix
Nov 14, 2011 — Version 1.5.2
Tag autocomplete now matches any word in multi word tagsEnhancement
Words within tags can be delimited by many common non-alphabetic characters, like this: "my-tag", "projects/cintanotes", "prio:high", "cn_rocks".
New option "Options/Editor/Auto-Indent" which controls whether a new line in editor gets automatically indented like the previous one.Enhancement
Turning off Options/Editor/Text Formatting now warns about possible loss of text formatting (if notebook contains notes with formatting).Enhancement
Note editor: if nothing is selected, Ctrl+Del clears formatting of the whole current paragraph.Enhancement
Search highlight positions could be wrong because of tabs.Fix
Note editor: links were still highlighted even when "highlight links" was off.Fix
Resolved performance issues with XML import.Fix
Eliminated possible crash on XML export.Fix
Layout of "Preview min max lines" option labels was not suited for all languages.Fix
CN could fail to start on WinXP 2002 SP2 with large font sizes.Fix
Note editor: URL highlighting could get brokenFix
Note editor: "Monospace" and "Highlight" text styles were lost on copy-pasting.Fix
Nov 3, 2011 — Version 1.5.1
Basic text formatting support in notes editorFeature
You can now format text in notes editor. Bold, italics, underline, strikeout, monospace and highlighting are supported. Also you can make bulleted and numbered lists. Text formatting support is optional and can be turned off in the Options / Editor menu.
Notes list can display formatted text in note preview.Feature
Import and export of text formatting to and from XML.Feature
New "Options/Startup" submenu.Feature
The "Run at System Startup" option has been moved here, along with two options which previously has been available only via manual editing of the .settings file: "Run Minimized", which makes CintaNotes run minimized to tray, and "Allow Multiple Instances", which is used to run many copies of CN simultaneously.
Refreshed program icons and logo, by a professional designerEnhancement
Tab characters now don't get autoconverted to spaces.Enhancement
Updated "About CintaNotes" dialog.Enhancement
Display of a descriptive message when trying to load unknown new version of the notebook file.Enhancement
Search: click on a note used to erroneously accept tag suggestion.Fix
XML export without specifying 'XML' extension could lead to failure.Fix
When editing note title Ctrl+Alt+Key shortcuts were not recognized.Fix
German umlaute in tags were not lowercased correctly.Fix
Apr 7, 2011 — 1.4.3 Version Released!
Added the "Notebook Parameters" dialog.Feature
The dialog box is called up with the "File/Notebook..." menu item and allows to setup the notebook file path, adjust synchronization settings, and move current notebook to another location.
Added translations of the UI into Hungarian, Lithuanian, Slovenian and Spanish languages.Feature
Updated translations: Chinese Traditional, Japanese.Enhancement
File "log.txt" was created when the "lang" folder was not foundFix
Backup folder was created even when all backup was turned offFix
Note editor: the text area is now always initially focused in case text search has been activeFix
"Show main window hot key" didn't work when the startup.minimized parameter was set.Fix
When startup.minimized was set, CintaNotes started up minimized when the user was changing UI language.Fix
Feb 14, 2011 — 1.4.2 Update Released!
Added translations of the UI into Danish, Portuguese, Korean and Traditional Chinese.Feature
F3 and Shift+F3 now work in note editor to find next and previous instances of currently selected text.Feature
CintaNotes loads new language files automatically.Enhancement
Fixed error "ios_base::failbit set" after installing into Program Files when run installer as admin and agreed to lauch CintaNotes after install.Fix
CintaNotes crashed if 'Lang' subfolder didn't exist.Fix
Feb 2, 2011 — Version 1.4.1 is out!
Added translations of the UI into Chinese, Belarusian, French, Italian, Japanese
Thanks a lot to all who helped with the translation!
Enhanced search highlights in note preview.Enhancement
Now you can navigate search matches both forward and backward using
the F3 and Shift+F3 keys, and match counts in the form of "current/total"
are displayed (can be turned off via the
noteslist.search.highlights.displaycounts option in the settings file).
A number of new parameters in the settings file.Enhancement
1) Option to pick whether note's title or text is initially focused in the
editor via the "editor.focus.title" parameter. 2) The -i, -m, -noactivationmsg command line parameters are now backed
up by "startup.multipleinstances.allowed", "startup.minimized" and
"startup.multipleinstances.activationmsg" parameters in the settings file.
Regression: "-m" command line parameter didn't work.Fix
Crash when middle-clicking on tag while no notes displayed.Fix
Extra " "(space) symbol at the beginning of the Tags field in editor.Fix
Extra empty lines when scrolling in note editor using mouse wheel.Fix
Error when moving notes while text search is active.Fix
Changing language would lose unsaved notes.Fix
A number of minor fixes.Fix
Jan 19, 2011 — Version 1.4 released!
Support for multiple languages in UIFeature
Now CN supports languages other than English! German
and Russian translations are bundled with this release.
You can switch language with the "Options/Language" menu.
(If you'd like to have CintaNotes in your language, please check this topic on the forum
if the language file has already been submitted. If not, you can edit the
"CintaNotes\lang\en.lang" file and post the file in that thread. Thanks!)
Scroll long notes via holding a spacebar to "pin" themFeature
Reading long notes in notes list using just the left and right
arrow keys was not convenient. Now the note can be "pinned"
using spacebar (or left mouse click), and the text can be scrolled
with all usual navigation keys or mouse wheel.
Import command filters out exact duplicates.Enhancement
Useful for merging conflicted database files DropBox creates when you take notes while offline.
Fixed crash during search if max note preview line count is set to zeroFix
Jun 16, 2010 — Version 1.1A Released
DropBox synchronization without closing the program.Feature
Put the notes file into your DropBox folder and it will be automatically
synchronized across all your PCs. And now you don't have to remember
to close CintaNotes before leaving!
Exclude tags via Alt-clicking on them in the tag sidebar. Tag union (OR-mode) uses now Shift-click.
The '-i' command line switch allows to run different instances of CintaNotes simultaneously.Feature
Great new icons, kindly contributed by Alessandro Onorati!Enhancement
Note previews are auto-scrolled to the first search match.Enhancement
You can use F7 to cycle through focused note's search highlights.Enhancement
New keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+Ins and Shift+Ins for Copy/Paste, Ctrl+N to add new note.Enhancement
Fixed exception while scrolling if note is higher than viewportFix
Backup folder was created even if all backup was turned offFix
Fixed possible exception when moving to bottom with active tag filterFix
Fixed main window resize bug after making tag sidebar visibleFix
Fixed possible exception when tagging multiple notesFix
Fixed crash during export if tag filter activeFix
Esc didn't minimize if there were no notesFix
Mar 17, 2010 — 1.0B Update
Added keyboard shortcuts for sorting.Enhancement
F9 - reverse order, Ctrl+Alt+<Field first letter> - sort by field.
Fixed sorting control redrawing issue.Fix
Fixed runtime error at startup for non-administrative accounts.Fix
Mar 16, 2010 — CintaNotes 1.0A Hot Fix
Fixed possible runtime error at startup.Fix
Some minor fixes.Fix
Mar 15, 2010 — CintaNotes 1.0 is released!
SQLite is now used as internal notes database.Feature
Full text search with extended query syntax.Feature
Sorting notes by date, title, link and size.Feature
New parameters in the .settings file.Enhancement
Some minor bugfixes.Fix
Oct 16, 2009 — Hot Fix: Beta M10.5
Hot Fix: Page URL was not captured if the "Open in Editor" option was set.Fix
Oct 14, 2009 — Beta M10.4 Update
Added minimum number of note preview text lines option.Enhancement
Added alpha separator lines to tag sidebar.Enhancement
F3 for browsing link now works in note editor.Enhancement
Clipped notes are now discarded on "Cancel".Enhancement
"Copy" command now copies only note text.Enhancement
To include note time and title, use Ctrl+Alt+C.
No URL check in note editor, any runnable link is allowed.Enhancement
Pasting a note adds active tags to it so that it stays in view.Enhancement
Pressing Esc in note editor is the same as pressing OK.Enhancement
No more accidental data loss. If you want to discard changes, press the "Cancel" button.
CintaNotes didn't work with Actual Window Manager.Fix
It was not possible to select text in note editor if CintaNotes was inactive.Fix
Note merging now uses notes' time to determine ordering and thus works correctly in reversed order view.Fix
Pressing Del crashed CN when viewing an empty tag intersection.Fix
Runtime Exception when searching for consecutive spaces.Fix
Paste command didn't respect reverse order view and focused wrong note.Fix
Wrong note was focused after deleting several notes.Fix
Keyboard could be blocked when editor opened after clipping.Fix
Selecting text with Shift+Down in note editor didn't go to the end.Fix
Sep 14, 2009 — Beta M10.3 Update
Automatic reloading of changed notebook fileEnhancement
If you use services like DropBox or Syncplicity to synchronize your CintaNotes notebooks, this will protect the newer version of the notebook from being overwritten with the old version (this could happen if you kept CintaNotes running on two or more PCs simultaneously).
CintaNotes hang when you used the clipping function while having the note editor active and the "Open in Editor" option turned on.Fix
Aug 3, 2009 — Beta M10.2 Update
After creating a new note with the "Reverse Order" option enabled, the focus went to the oldest note instead of the newly created one.Fix
Jul 26, 2009 — Beta M10.1 Update
Notebook file could become corrupt when being saved to a USB stick.Fix
Minor correction to portable upgrade instructions in readme.txt.Fix
Jul 23, 2009 — Beta M10 Released
AND and OR modes for tag sidebarFeature
Now Ctrl-clicking on a tag means AND (tag intersection) and Alt-clicking means OR (tag union). When in OR mode, the highlight of tags is yellowish. The modes are mutually exclusive.
More advanced backup scheme - hourly, daily and weekly backupsFeature
CintaNotes now creates three backup files: notebook.hourly.dat is updated each hour, notebook.daily.dat - each day, and notebook.weekly.dat is updated once per week.
View / Reverse Ordercommand reverses the notes in the list so that latest notes come firstFeature
Tag autocomplete in search box is now limited to Anywhere and Tags search modesEnhancement
Option to edit note immediately after each clippingEnhancement
Switching to Untagged after clipping is now optionalEnhancement
Focus is not reset if current note stays in view after searching or cancelling searchEnhancement
Autocomplete suggestions are not hot-tracked in the text box anymoreEnhancement
Note editor: focus was not restored at activationFix
Clipping while a note is open and then pressing OK caused CN to crashFix
Tag autocomplete dropdown could go off-screenFix
May 27, 2009 — New Release: Beta M9
No need to remember or look up tags anymore!
In any tag-entering field CintaNotes now displays a dropdown list of available tags as soon as you start typing.
Pressing Spacebar, Return or Tab accept the currently highlighted suggestion, whereas Esc or Del cancel it.
You can also force autocomplete display via pressing Ctrl+Space.
"Run at system startup" optionFeature
Check "Options / Run at system startup" to have CintaNotes start automatically. It will start minimized to the system tray.
Use this option with care if you run CintaNotes from an USB stick, since if the stick is absent CintaNotes won't be found during system startup.
Relevant tag highlighting in tag sidebarEnhancement
Tag sidebar now highlights tags which are related to any tag of the currently selected set.
Two tags are considered related if there are notes which have them both.
View switches to All if after editing or deleting a note no notes are left in the Untagged view.Enhancement
View switched to Untagged after clipping even when tag sidebar was off.Fix
Note editor didn't recognize FTP links.Fix
The close window ("X") button in note editor meant Cancel, but should mean OK.Fix
The tray icon wasn't restored after an explorer.exe restart.Fix
Apr 16, 2009 — Update: Beta M8.1
F5 to toggle tag sidebarEnhancement
Scrolling with mouse wheel crashed program when CintaNotes run on the left monitor on a multi-monitor configuration.Fix
Restoring note editor position didn't work properly on multi-monitor configurations.Fix
Apr 7, 2009 — Beta M8 is out!
At last, the long awaited release! Here is what's new:
This is a handy tool for fast access to different tags and tag sets. It is basically the controller of the built-in tags filter. Turn it on using the View/Tag Sidebar
command. See the Help section describing tag sidebar.
Exporting selected notesEnhancement
Now the File/Export
command has a submenu, which lets you specify whether you want to export all notes or just the selection. The new keyboard shortcuts F11 and Ctrl+F11 are introduced here as well.
New note reordering commandsEnhancement
You can now move selected notes to top pressing Alt+Home, and to the very bottom pressing Alt+End. Also, the note reordering commands are now accessible from the menu.
At startup, CintaNotes now warns you if it detects and activates an already running program instance.Enhancement
The main window now allows smaller widths.Enhancement
Alt+Down in the search box was not displaying the search mode menu as it should.Fix
In the note edit dialog, it was not possible to select text till the end of note using Shift+Down.Fix
Mar 5, 2009 — Minor Update: Beta M7.3
Search for multiple tagsFeature
Just type your tags in the search box, separated with spaces. And you don't have to type whole tags, partial matches are also ok.
Fixed regression: Tags were not autoconverted to lower case which lead to problems with search.Fix
Fixed: CintaNotes did not save page URLs when clipping from Opera@USB.Fix
Mar 2, 2009 — Hot Fix: Beta M7.1
Fixed regression: The note body text was not searchable.Fix
We are very sorry for the incovenience. Please update using the same download links.
Mar 1, 2009 — New Release: Beta M7
Silent Clipping modeFeature
If Options/Silent Clipping
is activated, CintaNotes will not pop up after each clipping, but will display a balloon tip instead. Clicking on it would open CintaNotes.
Importing notes from XML and .dat filesFeature
There is now a new File/Import
Automatic note backupFeature
Simple as yet, but nonetheless: each 10 min your notes are saved to backup/notebook.backup.dat.
Basic note reorderingFeature
You can move selected notes up and down with Alt+Up and Alt+Down
Add/Remove tag command applicable to note selectionFeature
At last it's possible to tag several notes at once: just select them and press F4 (or select the Tag...
command from the context menu).
Tag manipulation: rename, merge and split tagsFeature
There's a new Edit/Replace Tags
command. It's simple but powerful: it allows for tag renaming, splitting, merging and deleting. Generally, each tag specified in the first edit box is replaced with all tags from the second edit box.
Background saving: now notes are saved in background, making the application more responsive.Enhancement
Jan 30, 2009 — New Release: Beta M6
Two new fully configurable hot keysFeature
Now you can use a hot key to call CintaNotes window (Ctrl+Alt+F12 by default)
and to add a new note (unassigned by default).
"-m" command line parameterFeature
Run "cintanotes.exe -m" to start CintaNotes minimized to tray.
"Always on top" optionFeature
Use this switch of the Options
menu to make CintaNotes window stay always on top.
Possibility to search all fieldsFeature
A new Anywhere
search mode was added, which is now the default.
Improved text clippingEnhancement
The clipping is now faster and more reliable. For example, clipping now works in Outlook 2007 preview pane and in Adobe Illustrator.
Also CintaNotes can now clip page URLs from any browser that fully supports HTML clipboard format. And even more, the URLs are now clipped from CHM files as well.
Tags and links displayed in the notes listEnhancement
Now notes list displays note tags and, if a note has a link, the link icon.
Alt-clicking on a note (or pressing the F3 key) will open the note's link in your default browser.
Also note creation date/time has been moved to the right and doesn't display seconds anymore.
Editor font is now the same as note text fontEnhancement
Additional keyboard shortcutsEnhancement
— focus search box (not strictly necessary since you can just start typing, but some people are more comfortable this way).
In the search box: Ctrl+Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown
- navigate search modes; Alt+Down
— display search mode menu; Down Arrow
— go to search results.
In the note editor: Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown
— navigate the edit boxes; Ctrl+Down
— go to the Tags
Text boxes in note editor now have standard context menus.Enhancement
Settings were not saved in case of system shutdown.Fix
CintaNotes couldn't run if Ctrl+F12 hot key was taken by some other application.Fix
Note edit dialog didn't remember its position and could go off-screen.Fix
Jan 14, 2009 — Beta M5 Version Released!
In this version:
URL retrieval from Firefox, Opera, Chrome and SafariFeature
Now not only for IE: note's link is automatically filled when you clip text from pages viewed in these web browsers.
Export notes to a Unicode text fileFeature
You can now export notes to a unicode text file using the File / Export
Configurable clipping hot keyFeature
Finally you can change the default Ctrl+F12 key combination. See Options / Clipping Hot Key. Our favorite is Win+X ;) Unfortunately it can't be the default one: officially Win key is reserved for the system.
Note count displayEnhancement
CintaNotes now reveals how many notes there are in your notebook and how many were found during search.
Adjustable note lines displayEnhancement
You can adjust the count of note lines that should be displayed in the main list using the View / Note Appearance
Ctrl+Space is now working properlyFix
It did not toggle note selection as it should.
No administrator privileges required to installFix
Now you don't have to be an administrator to install CintaNotes. Just remember that in this case Program Files
folder is not writable and choose another one during installation.
Dec 25, 2008 — Release of Cintanotes Beta M4
A very merry Christmas and an extraordinarily happy New Year to everyone! We are glad to announce the Beta M4
What's new in this version:
Search text highlighting Feature
When you search, CintaNotes now highlights the instances of the searched text. So it is not only easy to find the needed notes, but easy to find something inside
these notes as well.
In-place scrolling of large notes Feature
Now you don't have to open the edit window to view the whole note. Instead, you can use the right/left arrow keys to scroll the notes' contents. CintaNotes indicates which notes can be scrolled with small grey arrows.
Saving window position Enhancement
CintaNotes now remembers its position and size, so you don't have to re-adjust it every time.
Smooth scrolling Enhancement
Notes in the main list are scrolled much smoother.
No taskbar button when started minimized Fix
CintaNotes used to display its taskbar button even if it had been started minimized. Now it just displays an icon in the system tray. This is useful if you want to add a shortcut to CintaNotes to your Start Menu's "Startup" folder to run CintaNotes automatically at the system's startup.