This card file software helps keep large amounts of information under control
Jot+ Notes is a handy program for organising information you might otherwise keep on index cards. Strictly speaking this means a database but this program avoids a lot of the complication that can make such software hard to use.
Installation is simple. There is no reason to select anything other than the default full installation, not least because this includes six samples that do a good job of demonstrating what can be done with Notes.
It offers to be the default app for Microsoft card file apps .crd so it can work as complete replacement.
Collections of information are arranged with a list of notes in the left-hand column and organised by creating child notes.
Notes supports rich text editing inside notes. Changing font, size and colour is pretty standard but it also supports bullet and numbered lists along with indenting. Sadly you cannot nest numbered lists, which would be handy for task lists but it's not a big problem.
We were impressed with the application's ability to export the data to formats that can be used elsewhere – XML and HTML being the most useful. Using information from databases with their own file format can often be frustrating so this is a welcome feature.
That said, this isn't the right program to use if you want to perform mail merge with the data held inside. When it comes to organising reference libraries such as recepies, Jot+ Notes is a useful tool and more accessible than alternatives such as Access or LibreOffice Base.
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