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What are people saying about CintaNotes

Javier Gil I currently use "notezilla", which works quite well for me, but this could help me a lot and the program is so incredibly well made... I'll probably buy it also! :)
Jun 3 2012 at 2:35am Copy Link
umike CintaNotes is a great tool for
- keeping time log because it has time stamp on each note.
- recording my purchases so as to compare with my credit card bills at the end of month.
- fast dumping any idea and pieces of information from my brain. A great GTD tool indeed.
Used daily. Highly recommended.
Jun 3 2012 at 3:20am Copy Link
bvssunnydale On your site both portable and non-portable versions are listed. Can both versions be installed (in most cases I'm at my home or work cpu so I'd CintaNotes be installed locally and backed up to USB, but sometimes I'm at a friends cpu where the portable version would come in handy..)..I would always be the only user and never be using two installs simultaneously.. Thx.
Jun 3 2012 at 8:14am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Javier Gil, umike:
Thanks for your comments, really means a lot to us!

Sure, as long as you are the only user, you can install (well, unzip in case of the portable version ;) and use both versions, there shouldn't be any problem with that!
Cinta Software - Jun 3 2012 at 9:17am Copy Link
bvssunnydale (1) Has the parent/child tag feature been implemented in the BitsDuJour version being sold (soon) or is that something to expect in the next version? (2) I downloaded CN and like it but is there any way to show only the title bar? (3) Is there any way to search ONLY the tags (eg if a tag was set to "urgent" for 20 notes but the word "urgent" was mentioned in 50 notes, could Cintanote show me ONLY the notes tagged "urgent". Thx very much.
Jun 3 2012 at 4:09pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter bvssunnydale:
(1) No, the tag hierarchy feature is still in the works, so it will be released only with the next CN version later this month. It will be available to all license holders regardless when you've bought the license.
(2) Currently the best you can do is set the "Preview text lines" param in the "Options/Notes list" dialog to 0 (both min and max). This will reduce the note display just to title and tags. In later vesions a switch will be added that would allow you to quickly toggle different display modes.
(3) Yes, just click on the icon next to the magnifying glass and select "Tags" in the context menu that appears.
Cinta Software - Jun 3 2012 at 9:43pm Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Just read this on your forum:

'By the way, I see that people there got the wind of the upcoming Bits Du Jour promotion. Just wanted to warn everyone that after seeing the financial results of the first sales month, we are planning to increase the license price to $25 after the next release. So it makes no sense to wait for the promotion, even considering the discount it will be cheaper to buy the license now'

Have you changed your mind regarding the price increase, because I see the BDJ price is $4.99 (full price $9.99)?
Jun 4 2012 at 12:47pm Copy Link
Tazzie If you are going to increase the license price, will you consider increasing the discount on license renewals? Right now it is 20%, which is rather low. I was willing to accept that since the license price now is reasonable. However, there is a large difference between 20% of $9.99 and 20% of $25 for a license renewal.
Jun 4 2012 at 1:39pm Copy Link
a a Agree with Tazzie about renewal/upgrade discount. I'd like to see a more standard 50% discount for renewal/upgrade pricing.
Jun 4 2012 at 8:17pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Peter Gabriel:
This was the initial plan, but two things happened:
1) The new release is being delayed, because the new big feature - the tag hierarchy support - needs more polishing. Without a new release with a new paid feature we don't have sufficient grounds to change the price now.
2) This page went live earlier than we expected and with the old price. And many people clicked on "I want this deal", seeing the price of $4.99. We wouldn't like to make all this people feel cheated.

This is why the promotional price stays at $4.99!

Tazzie, a a:
Indeed, 20% is from the current price. When the price gets increased, the license renewal will be at 50%. So with the price of $25 for the Personal License, the renewal will cost $12.50.
Cinta Software - Jun 4 2012 at 11:08pm Copy Link
a a Some suggestions for CN:

1) Allow mouse selection and copy/paste of selection on main notes list. At the moment you have to double-click to edit the note and then make the selection.

2) Option to keep formatting of text clipped from other apps or pasted from clipboard. eg. if I select the first section from the help (ie. "About CintaNotes"), and import into CN, I would like the "About CintaNotes" line to keep the bold formatting.

3) Undo/Redo doesn't work with formatting
Jun 5 2012 at 10:53am Copy Link
Peter Gabriel Alex Jenter

Thanks for the explanation.
I will be purchasing when the deal is live.
Very handy program.
Jun 5 2012 at 2:27pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter a a:
1) This feature is already on the roadmap - please vote for it here:

2) This is also planned, please vote:

3) I've just tested (1.6.2): undo/redo works, but you have to press Ctrl+Z(Y) many times. This is a bug and we'll be fixing that. Thanks for reporting this!

4) These are just my own prefixes for tag grouping. For example I use "." prefix for tags describing type of the note, "#" for projects, "@" for people and "!" for todos. It is also convenient that CN ignores prefixes on autocomplete, so when I type "c", "#cintanotes" is suggested, and when I type "t", "!todo" is suggested.

When tag hierarchy is implemented, I'll replace these prefixes with proper parent tags, like: "projects/cintanotes", "type/aphorism", "status/todo" etc.

Peter Gabriel:
Thanks, hope that you'll enjoy using the program ;)
Cinta Software - Jun 5 2012 at 11:23pm Copy Link
govertz Have made a purchase of CN via paypal, how and when do I get a reg. key and some kind proof of my purchase, normally a redirect to those informations shows when I have confirmed the deal, but not with CN and no mail either, do I just have to be patient or do I have to do something to get the information?
Jun 6 2012 at 2:41am Copy Link
Alex Jenter govertz: Glad that the issue has sorted itself out ;)
Cinta Software - Jun 6 2012 at 3:08am Copy Link
kailey stone Hi, I have been testing out the free version of this program, but have hit a bit of a roadblock. I cannot find a way to change the background colour of the notes, or the text.
All I can find is the option for colour theme, which does not affect these areas.
This is necessary for me, as I cannot properly read black text on a white background, due to visual issues.
While I can make adjustments on my own system to handle this problem, the same is not true elsewhere, thus rendering it non-portable for me.

Is this option available, and if so where would it be found?
Jun 6 2012 at 7:04am Copy Link
a a Alex - Thanks for pointing me to the relevant roadmap links. I have up-voted all of them.

Another question about the first screenshot on BDJ - What do the darker blue vertical lines to the left of some of the tags signify (eg. .bug-report, .feature-req etc.) ?

Re. prefixes, I think it would help your sales if the user manual/website included more hands-on examples/suggestions of how CN can be used to improve various workflows. I did see a Tips and tricks in the forum, but the various ideas should be expanded upon and written up properly in a tutorial fashion.

Looking forward to the tag hierarchy feature.

Couple more suggestions:

5) Allow multiple databases/notebooks to be open at same time in one window, and have a tab for each one. I know there is a suggestion for tabs on the roadmap, but that seems to be about using tabs for different sections of a single notebook. Not sure if my idea is already on the roadmap, but it shouldn't be too hard to implement as you just need to wrap the current window in a tab control (or you could roll-your-own tab/button control), and handle switching between notebook tabs.

6) Optional vertical scrollbar for tags list when list goes off bottom of window. With a lot of tags, it can be quicker to use scrollbar to reach top/bottom, compared to clicking on up/down button.

7) Option to allow seconds for note timestamp.

Will be making my purchase in a bit. :)
Jun 6 2012 at 7:40am Copy Link
Amit I also second kailey stone - that all colors shoud be customizable

also the date format should be customizable - eg. when right now its- 6/6/2012 8:54pm - i should be able to customize it fully - include seconds + set it as 06 june 2012 8:54:30 PM
Jun 6 2012 at 8:41am Copy Link
VLM umike - Sorry to sound ignorant ... what does "GTD tool" mean?

Alex Jenter - Can the installed and the portable version share the same database, or merge/syncronize them?

Also, adding to what Amit gandhi has written, valid date stamps should include standard yyyymmdd:hhmm, as 20120606:1418, the current date and time where I am, and with the hhmm portion being optional (toggle on/off).
Jun 6 2012 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Michael Begley GTD stand for "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. You can read the book description over at Amazon. There is a vast amount of software out there attempting to facilite the implementation of David Allen's concepts.
Jun 6 2012 at 2:32pm Copy Link
a a As I understand it, current date stamp uses system locale format. The easiest way to support different formats would probably be to just allow the user to enter a template (using the various designators for each component)

Initially though, I'd be happy with just an option to show seconds or just always show them, using the current locale format.
Jun 6 2012 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Kou K. I have same problem as kailey stone. It's important for better eye health. Software itself is really cool, but we cannot change text color and background color?
Jun 6 2012 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Mary Wilson You state that the price and a new release will be happening soon. Will we have to pay for the new release or will be free?
Jun 6 2012 at 5:19pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 I am in Europe. If I go through all the procedure to purchase it (using PayPal) the final price will be the one we see on the BitsDuJour page or there will be a difference? I didn't try to find out myself because I will have to go through some procedures to use a PayPal account; that's why I wanted to know first.
Jun 6 2012 at 5:56pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter kailey stone:
"Is [color customization] available, and if so where would it be found?"

I'm really sorry but unfortunately at the moment the color scheme is not fully customizable. But we understand the importance of this issue and will be implementing this soon in one of the next versions.
I kindly ask you to vote for this feature on our roadmap:

a a:
"What do the darker blue vertical lines to the left of some of the tags signify (eg. .bug-report, .feature-req etc.) ? "

The darker blue lines mark tags related to the current tag selection. Two tags are considered related if there exists a note that has both of them. So basically the blue lines show you which tags you can still Ctrl+click (Ctrl+clicking applies tag intersection) and get a non-empty set. It is all described with details in the help section called "Using the Tag Sidebar".

"it would help your sales if the user manual/website included more hands-on examples/suggestions of how CN can be used to improve various workflows"

Thanks for the tip, we'll definitely do that. We also are planning to create a tutorial video.

"5) Allow multiple databases/notebooks to be open at same time in one window, and have a tab for each one."

Do you suggest to abandon tabs as sections idea, or do you think that tabs can be used for both?

"6) Optional vertical scrollbar for tags list when list goes off bottom of window"

Well we have tried to avoid visual clutter, that's why there's no scrollbar there. If you scroll with the mouse wheel, it is much faster than using the buttons.
Also with tag hierarchy implemented, the need to scroll the sidebar will diminish.

"7) Option to allow seconds for note timestamp"

CN used to display seconds, but then I removed it because couldn't think about a reason why anyone would need to see them. Could you please elaborate why you need seconds?

Amit gandhi:
"also the date format should be customizable - eg. when right now its- 6/6/2012 8:54pm - i should be able to customize it fully - include seconds + set it as 06 june 2012 8:54:30 PM"

Thanks for the suggestion, I agree that it should be customizable. I've added the idea to the roadmap, please vote:

"Can the installed and the portable version share the same database, or merge/syncronize them? "

Yes they can share the same database, provided they are both 1.6.2 versions or later. You can even run them simultaneously, although in this case some data loss can occur if you start editing the same note in both instances.

"valid date stamps should include"
Duly noted ;)

"Does the 12 months run from the purchase date or the first installation date?"
They run from the date of the key generation, so it's purchase date.

Also please mind that CN won't auto-downgrade to free version after one year. You just won't be able to update to a new CN version and use commercial features there. But if you stay with an older version (= released before one year passes), you can use the commercial features infinitely long without purchasing a license renewal.

Kou K.:
Please see my answer above.

Mary Wilson:
"Will we have to pay for the new release or will be free?"

For the license holders all updates will be free during 1 year!
And the next release (and price increase) will definitely happen before, so you're on the safe side here.
After 1 year you have to either buy a license renewal (to 50% discount from the full price), or stick to the last version released within this period, or to go back to free license.

"I am in Europe. If I go through all the procedure to purchase it (using PayPal) the final price will be the one we see on the BitsDuJour page or there will be a difference?"

Depending on the country, VAT maybe added to the final price.
It will be displayed in the purchase form, and
with this discounted price it will be about $1-1.5.

According to our records, users from the following European countries don't pay VAT: Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine. Users from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom pay VAT.
Cinta Software - Jun 6 2012 at 7:33pm Copy Link
VLM hael Begley - Thank you!
Jun 6 2012 at 7:44pm Copy Link
a a Thanks for the detailed reply to my questions/suggestions.

Re. seconds for timestamps, it's just so I know exactly when a note was taken - I would prefer the extra precision. I'm sure there are other better reasons, but I can't think of any of the top of my head. :)
Jun 6 2012 at 7:45pm Copy Link
Please note: if after receiving the license email you choose to enter the registration data by hand, you have to enter it exactly as it appears there - your name AND your email in one line.
Without email the name and the key won't match!

Some people have had problems registering the license because of this.
In the next version we'll change the label from "Registration Name" to "Registration Name and E-Mail" to alleviate this issue.
Cinta Software - Jun 6 2012 at 7:47pm Copy Link
a a Re. tabs "Do you suggest to abandon tabs as sections idea, or do you think that tabs can be used for both? "

I haven't thought much about the tabs as sections idea. It's just that I am used to and like multi-row tabbed interfaces for accessing multiple documents/pages (eg. web browser for different pages/sites, text editor for different files etc.). Using the standard windows tab control would be OK for starters, but I don't like the way it swaps the row order with multi row tabs. The Tab Utilities extension for Firefox mimics the look of the normal tab control, but doesn't swap tab rows when multi-row tabs is enabled.

You could have still use tabs for both - just have document tabs at the top, which wrap everything on the window except for the menu bar (ie. tag sidebar, search boxes, and notes area), and then have the section tabs within this area.

As I said though, I haven't given using tabs for both much thought from a UI perspective though.
Jun 6 2012 at 8:55pm Copy Link
Watcher1924 Thanks for the offer and for the attention to our questions. Something like that makes the potential customers to feel trust for their choice to purchase the software.
Jun 6 2012 at 9:40pm Copy Link
Bruce I gave the free version a look a little while back, and it has potential. So am giving it another look.

One thing I do not like and can see no way to alter, is that it always saves the user data by re-creating the program file substructure, within the Documents And Settings folder (XP).
Thus for me, I find the data file is in:
C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Application Data\Text-View-Apps\CintaNotes\cintanotes.db

At the least, I would like it to be user selectable and that it would remember the choice.
(I mention this, because I had tried with an earlier version to raise the db file up one level, but on installing the 1.6.2 update, it decided to create a new db file back down at the lowest ...Text-View-Apps\CintaNotes\cintanotes.db location, and did not re-use the higher location I had moved it to with previous version.)

Can the default store location be user choice?
Maybe it already is and I just don't see/understand ... that's certainly possible ;)

One other question, when I paste this comment into CintaNotes, it makes the text "cintanotes.db" above into a blue underlined web hyperlink (two times, now three) -- which it is not. Is that correctable/preventable -- without disabling real, true web hyperlinks?
Jun 6 2012 at 11:01pm Copy Link
Joseph Powlette Alex,
I followed the instructions above but registration still fails
Jun 6 2012 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter a a:
Re tabs: I understand your idea and think that it is sound. So I have added it to the roadmap here:
If enough people vote for it, we'll implement it.
So please vote! ;)

"Show key board shortcut on tray icon context menu for "New Note" (eg. "New Note Ctrl+Shift+F12") "
Agreed. Added to the roadmap:

"There appears to be a minor bug in your redraw code which results in flicker of some controls"
I confirm the bug. I hate any flickering and think that it is one of the top UI annoyances there is, and usually we go to great lengths to get rid of it (which in Windows is not always easy ;) So we'll be fixing that soon. Thanks!
Cinta Software - Jun 7 2012 at 1:53am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Watcher1924:
Thanks for your kind words, you're most welcome!

We strive to produce quality software that will improve people's daily productivity and inspire them. CintaNotes is not yet as feature rich as some other notes software, but I take as my personal challenge to keep CintaNotes simple and easy to use while adding new features, and albeit slowly and gradually, CN should be getting better and better with each new release.
Cinta Software - Jun 7 2012 at 1:58am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Bruce:
Sorry for the inconveniences.
CintaNotes uses the AppData folder when the application folder is not writable (as is the case with the Program Files folder, which according MS guidelines applications shouldn't be writing into).

The data file location is actually now user selectable via the "File/New" and "File/Save As" commands, and the last path used is remembered.
In the registered version, paths for multiple files are remembered and can be easily switched.

I don't know why the new version hasn't picked up the path to the file from the old version. Probably the old version was too old? ;)
Maybe you've installed the new version into another folder, so that it didn't have access to the old version's settings file?

"One other question, when I paste this comment into CintaNotes, it makes the text "cintanotes.db" above into a blue underlined web hyperlink"
This is a known problem of the over-zealous URL detection. We'll fix that in the next version.
Cinta Software - Jun 7 2012 at 2:07am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Joseph Powlette:
Please try the following:
1) Copy the whole license email into clipboard (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C)
2) Run CintaNotes and open the license dialog

Please tell me if this helps!
Cinta Software - Jun 7 2012 at 2:08am Copy Link
Denis Kos Great great great program. Sad that I miss 50% off! Next time I'll buy!!
Jun 20 2012 at 3:29am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Denis Kos:
Thanks a lot! You still can buy here with a 25% discount, which is not bad. Especially considering that with the next release the license price is going to increase to $25. So it is better not to wait for too long ;)
Cinta Software - Jun 20 2012 at 4:02am Copy Link
Dmitry S It's a fantastic!
I like this friendly and lightweight tool with a plenty of shortcuts.
I've been using it since the last deal almost every day.

@ CintaNotes Team

could you be so kind please, to add the ability to use local links in the CintaNotes articles such as "file://localhost/D:/Projects/project1.txt" or "file://localhost/D:/Projects/diagram.jpg"

So users can easy open the linked doc and rtf files or images (or any kind of media files) from a CintaNotes article by double click.

Now only the URL links are supported.

My english is not perfect, sorry
Dec 17 2012 at 11:29am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Dmitry S: Thanks for your kind words, I'm really glad that CN has been so useful for you. As for your request, CN already supports this, you just need to add an extra slash required by the "file" protocol,like this: file:///D:/Projects/diagram.jpg.

You can even link to exe files and have them executed when the link is clicked,like this: file:///C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe
Cinta Software - Dec 17 2012 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Dmitry S Thanks a lot for this tip!
With the extra slash all is working now. Thanks once again for the tip and for the perfect tool.

Will wait for the next deal to renew my license.
Dec 17 2012 at 10:35pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Dmitry S: Glad I could help! I think you won't have to wait for too long as the deal starts tomorrow ;)
Cinta Software - Dec 18 2012 at 7:18am Copy Link
Charles Cowan Will this Bits offer include an upgrade to V2 when it is released?
Dec 18 2012 at 9:45am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Charles Cowan: Yes. Actually 2.0 is coming out tomorrow as well.
Cinta Software - Dec 18 2012 at 12:27pm Copy Link
Roar Krogstad I'm trying to take advantage of the 50% discount at BitsDuJour, but it don't seem to be possible to enter the purchase form.
Dec 19 2012 at 12:46am Copy Link
Alex Jenter ATTENTION!!!
Seems BDJ is having problems right now, the "Buy Now" link is not working. Please use the following link to buy:
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 12:49am Copy Link
Roberto I dont know how to register in forums, i tryed:


and i did the setoN combinations with the caps N too.

my question is how much is an update and where to buy it.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:03am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Roberto: It is setoNatniC10 (note the big N).
The update will cost 50% of the full price ($25), so also $12.50.
To buy an update, you need to send a request to from the email address you used for buying the original license (or specify your old license key in the mail body).
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 1:08am Copy Link
Roberto good, I'll buy my update in march from the support email.

i'm a long time user of cintanotes and maybe one of the first premium customers too :-)

having near all the notetakers and outliners of the market, i keep using cintanotes everyday for my fast notes.

my favourite combo is cintanotes + smereka.

great program and great developer.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:14am Copy Link
Chris When I try to purchase it here on BDJ, it redirects me to other BDJ offers. When I try to purchase it via your site, I used my MasterCard and then received an email stating they don't take Credit Cards or PayPal and I needed to wire them the money.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:23am Copy Link
Alex Jenter FruggyMan: sorry to hear this. I'll contact our payment processor regarding this issue immediately. If you're willing to pay via PayPal, please drop me a short mail on, I'll send you a PayPal invoice so that you'll be able to have your license asap.
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 1:27am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Roberto: thanks a lot for your kind words! We are trying to keep it up ;)
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 1:28am Copy Link
BDJ is having some technical problems right now, the "Buy Now" links are not working for all software! Please use the following link to buy CintaNotes with 50% discount:
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 1:30am Copy Link
Chris I just tried to pay via your site again and tried PayPal this time. IF it doesn't go through I will send you an email.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:30am Copy Link
Alex Jenter FruggyMan: thanks for your patience!
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 1:35am Copy Link
Dmitry S @Alex Jenter

My current license will end in June 2013, but i just bought it for my wife by using the link from your post #15.

Thanks again
Kind Regard,
Dec 19 2012 at 2:49am Copy Link
Chris Payment sent, thanks Alex. Does the license allow for both the installed & portable versions to be used?
Dec 19 2012 at 2:51am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Dmitry: Thank you very much for supporting us! I hope very much that your wife will enjoy this present ;)
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 2:58am Copy Link
Alex Jenter FruggyMan: License key is on the way to you, thanks for not giving up! :)
Yes, you can use both versions without restrictions since licensing is per-user.
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 2:58am Copy Link
John Hood Alex, this is John - we worked offline the settings.ini fix with 1.8.2 or 1.8.3 - a month or so ago - been awhile. Anyway I just paid here for a licensed copy to continue my support for CintaNotes.

One question: Dare I over-right my current free (plus my previous donatation) 1.8.4 version?

Or, create a new directory and import 1.8.4 stuff into this now just paid version 2.0?

P.S. I am still hoping that you will add the printing of individual notes feature and import of images.

Dec 19 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
Daly de Gagne I downloaded CintaNotes new version, and decided to buy the enhanced version. The purchase went through, and I received a registration number by email.

However, when I try to register the program tells me my registration information was not found.

Then I noted that the registration info I received spelled my name wrong. So I attempted to register again, using my misspelled name.

Still no luck.

Then I downloaded the program again to see if it would make a difference. It did not.

Thus far, I have wasted about half an hour on a busy day with what should have taken five minutes.

Please advise what I can do to either correct this mess or get my money back.

Thank you.

Dec 19 2012 at 11:05am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Since a long time I'm in search of the most suitable for me note manager. Before sometime ago - after your promotion here at BDJ - I visited your forum to check for a couple of the most important features for me. I'm afraid I'm still confused; I was left with the impression that CintaNotes - at least since version 1.8 - can copy rich formated text from the majority of programs but, still, I only get this boring plain text (and the occasional links in blue)when I clip/paste from my browsers. In gereral, this consists a deal breaker for me and a big part of potential users.
Can finally this program clip/paste parts and pictures of the most web pages effectively (without any/much distortion in font type, font size, font style, text colour and text background colour etc)? What about from other text editors? Does it matter if the source program is portable? Please, even if you give links for some topics in the forum, provide some info here about the Mozilla and Chrome case. It is very important for me to know about the installable and the portable versions of Chrome because otherwise I would have a very rear need for this program.
Dec 19 2012 at 11:24am Copy Link
CH Yang The "Buy Now" button do not work! I am not redirected.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Alexey Shestialtynov Why I should pay VAT if I am buying through my company? I mean why there is no option to enter my company VAT number?
Dec 19 2012 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Robert Bull I bought a license in last April's deal, but just bought another on this one because it will be cheaper than upgrading in April if the discount is 20%, as listed in Policy above. Nice little program.
Dec 19 2012 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Hi folks, deepest apologies for the technical difficulties! Please note that the CintaNotes deal is back online and fully operational :)


BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 19 2012 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @Alexey

We don't have any control over VAT. It's a tax levied by the country from which you are purchasing.

BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 19 2012 at 1:41pm Copy Link
Roberto Alexey: maybe this link helps you.

You need to ask for a VAT number, take a look to the faq page.

edit: ops, i think now I get what you mean, looks like payproglobal dont show the VAT field in the form.
Dec 19 2012 at 2:45pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @John Hood: Hi John, glad to see you here! Thanks for supporting us ;) Generally yes, you can overwrite. However, I'd create a backup copy first - just in case!
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 5:12pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Daly de Gagne: Ms de Gagne, I'm deeply sorry for the inconvenience! I'll start investigation immediately to check what has happened and why the license is not working and the name is misspelled.
In the meanwhile, please check that you are entering the registration information _exactly_ like it appears in the confirmation email: your first name + your last name + email address in parentheses. Without email it won't work.
Shortly I'll be contacting you via email. Thanks for your patience!
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 5:17pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Watcher1924: You're asking whether CintaNotes can clip the text with pictures and all formatting from web pages. Unfortunately at the moment the answer is no. Converting modern HTML + CSS to rich text presents a difficult technical problem which we'll be solving in future, but since our developer resources are limited, at the moment CintaNotes focuses on text information.

We have a voting system on our roadmap, where people vote for features. Here if you wish you can vote for this feature to increase its priority:

At the time though, if keeping the web page formatting is an absolute must for you, I'd suggest looking at software designed specifically for clipping web pages.
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 5:28pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter CH Yang: The buttons weren't working some time ago, but they are working for me now. If they still are not working for you, please use this link to buy: https://secure.payproglob...=cut50%off
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 5:32pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Alexey Shestialtynov: Sorry to hear about this problem. Could you please tell me which country you specify in the order form? I'll contact PayPro Global to clarify the issue. Thank you!
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 5:34pm Copy Link
Daly de Gagne Thanks for your reply Alex.

The one piece of information which was missing was that the email should be placed in parentheses. I will try it that way.


PS btw I am a Mr not a Ms. Just Daly is always safe. :-)
Dec 19 2012 at 5:57pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Daly de Gagne: Oh, I'm really sorry for the mistake. I was mislead by the information on your blog ( which is linked from your profile here.

I've sent you an email with corrected registration data. Thanks again for understanding, and please let me know if everything is ok.
Cinta Software - Dec 19 2012 at 9:08pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Cinta Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 20 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Thanks for the reply. At the page that you point out (http://roadmap.cintanotes...-browsers/) are all the features I mentioned covered or I would have to start a few more topics for them?
Btw, how did the name of the program come up?
Dec 20 2012 at 5:04am Copy Link
Charles L. How to buy a CintaNotes pro licence?
Dec 20 2012 at 6:01am Copy Link
Alexey Shestialtynov Alex Jenter: I am from Ireland.
Dec 20 2012 at 6:40am Copy Link
DroidLuvr I am confused about the license options... After reviewing your web page, I see that the "PRO" version has a lot of features I would need. Also, I see some items that show for the "commercial" license, and the license apparently offered here is "Personal."

Here is an example from your home page at --- [under the News section]:

"...Dec 19, 2012 — Version 2.0!
Simplenote synchronizationFeature
Finally you'll be able to access your notes from your mobile device! ([B]Commercial[/B])
Tabbed notebook sectionsFeature
Divide your notebook into colorful sections! (Up to 3 sections in the free version, unlimited number of sections in the [B]licensed[/B] 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! ([B]Commercial[/B])..."

However, in a blue text graphic next to this, it shows all these features in the "Pro" version. Then, when I use the "buy now" it only offers a "Personal" version...

I want to purchase a license, but I won't be using it for any commercial usage - just a small home network -- so could you explain the above?

Also, is there a size limit for the notes database?

Thank you!
Dec 20 2012 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Raymond When I am editing a note... is there a way to search for text? I tried CTRL-F but no search box came up...

Also in the note editor... is there any spell-checker?

Thank you!!
Dec 20 2012 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Watcher1924: You'd probably also want to vote for this feature:

About the name, in Spanish "la cinta" means band, or tape, which is similar to how CN displays notes. And also is a beautiful word. However we are not Spanish (I say "we" because there's already a team working on CN), we are located in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Cinta Software - Dec 20 2012 at 7:38pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Charles L: Just press the "Buy now" button. After you complete the purchase, you'll receive your license key by mail. Which you can enter into CintaNotes downloaded from
There's no special PRO distributive - there's only one executable, where the commercial features are locked until you register.
Cinta Software - Dec 20 2012 at 7:42pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Alexey Shestialtynov: Thanks for the info!
Since you are buying from company, you need to acquire Company license. It will cost a bit more (27.91 EUR), but I'd be happy to give you the same BDJ 50% discount, so it will be 13.95 EUR.
If you agree, please go to this page: https://secure.payproglob...=cut50%off , there you'll be able to enter VAT ID.
Cinta Software - Dec 20 2012 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter DroidLuvr: Thanks for your questions! "PRO" is at the moment just a marketing shorthand to mean either Personal or Company license - they both are PRO. So when you buy a Personal license, you'll be getting all the features listed in the box.

About the notes database size - there's no hard limit, but when the size of the DB is more than 25 MB CintaNotes starts getting slow.
But there are some things you can do about it: you can divide notes into several sections, and you can split the notes among several notebook files.
Cinta Software - Dec 20 2012 at 7:57pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Raymond: you can search for the next occurrence of the selected text via pressing F3. I know this is not very convenient, and a full-fledged Search and Replace function will be added in one of the next versions.
And no, there's no spell checker yet. I recommend using programs like Spell Check Anywhere or TinySpell to make up for this.
Cinta Software - Dec 20 2012 at 8:00pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Cinta Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 21 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Roberto Groundhog Day...

errr ... congratulations.
Dec 21 2012 at 12:29am Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to add (or extract) Notes via command-line?

I found a adequate posting about that some time ago, and it is stated as 'planned', but I could not find anything in the online-documentation?

If no, is it about to be implemented in a near future?
Dec 21 2012 at 12:34am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Roberto: Thanks:) This is really the last day, and it is to make up for those problems with the "Buy now" button. We thought that some people who had problems buying might return and try again.
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 12:37am Copy Link
Michael R. Yet another question: In the policies you say, upGRADES are free for one year, than they have to be payed. This implicated for me, that upDATES are free for the owners of certain major version (e.g. v2.x)

The about-tab in your program says, updates are free for one year.

Hmmm, does that mean, that bugfix-updates are not free for owners of the current major version?
Dec 21 2012 at 12:56am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Michael R.: This is not possible yet, but it is on the roadmap:

Since we receive really a lot of very different requests, we have to prioritize, and vote count is one of the major attributes.

Also it's unfortunately difficult to tell when it will be implemented - for example, if suddenly 100-200 people would vote for this feature today, it could be implemented already in the next version, 2.1 :)
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 1:00am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Michael R.: The rules are: you can use the commercial features of all CN versions released during one year since the date of purchase.
So after 1 year you'll have the following choice:
- Buy an upgrade (for 50% of regular price) and use the commercial features of the latest version during another year;
- Don't update, stay with the last version that you have and use the commercial features there for indefinitely long;
- Update to the latest version, but switch back to the free Basic License.

Also I think I need to clarify the terms used:
- Under "upgrade" I mean something you buy, under "update" I mean something you do ;)
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 1:04am Copy Link
Mick Stills I tried CN a while back and found I was unable to clip text from Firefox. Just tried version 2 and this still seems to be the case. Any news on this issue?
Dec 21 2012 at 2:05am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Mick Stills: Sorry but I can't reproduce the problem, I'm also using FF and CintaNotes is clipping from it just fine. One scenario that I can think of is if you are running Firefox with administrator privileges. In this case you need to run CN also with administrator privileges for it to be able to get text from FF. Please let me know if this helps, thanks.
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 2:29am Copy Link
Mick Stills Alex, thanks for the speedy reply. Unfortunately it's still no go for me. Attempting to clip from FF produces an error message and a blank note. It's a real shame as otherwise CN looks like a great little app, something that I could really use.
Dec 21 2012 at 3:10am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Mick Stills: I'm optimistic that with your help we'll be able to fix this and you'll enjoy clipping from FF ;) Could you please tell me what the error message says? Or even better, provide a screenshot? Thanks!
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 3:17am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Mick Stills: Also please try activating "Help/Debug/Debug Log" and try to clip. After that send the produced log.1.txt file to This will allow me to see what's really going on. Huge thanks in advance!
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 3:18am Copy Link
Mick Stills Thanks Alex. Requested info on its way.
Dec 21 2012 at 3:45am Copy Link
The Oneiros Very interesting.

1. do you have any databank sample larger than 25 MB, then, so I can see how big the impact is? (yes, I'm a data hungry person and always push the apps I alway to the limit)

2. is there a way to read a large note without pressing enter, using pg down or any mouse scroll?

3. any Lifetime license planned?

Dec 21 2012 at 6:49am Copy Link
Cary Adams I really want to like this program, but I'm struggling to see it in comparison to Evernote. Would you help me see the advantages using CN as my default note taking application.
Dec 21 2012 at 6:50am Copy Link
Raymond @Alex,

Thanks for the info... the full-fleged search & replace in the Notes editor would be very helpful !!

I hope you keep the active spell checking high on your priority list... there is nothing worse than to forward on a note to someone from your "database" of notes and then realize that you have a bunch of misspelled words! I tried TinySpell but I would rather not have another utility program causing hot-key conflicts...

Many thanks,
Dec 21 2012 at 7:55am Copy Link
Danny Has this also as a multi language interface CintaNotes Dutch available?
Dec 21 2012 at 10:25am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Mick Stills: Thanks a lot! We are already working on the fix, probably on Monday or Tuesday there will be something to test!
Cinta Software - Dec 21 2012 at 11:33pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter File Manager:
1) Yes, please try this one:
It is about 45Mb in size and has more than 10000 notes.
You can see that textual search becomes a bit slow, but if you pre-filter with sections or using tag sidebar, it becomes fast again.

2) is there a way to read a large note without pressing enter, using pg down or any mouse scroll?

Yes, first, you can use the following shortcuts:
Left/Right Arrow - scrolls text of focused note by 1 line;
Shift + Left/Right Arrow - scrolls text by 1 page;
Hold down spacebar - all the navigation keys (up/down arrows, page up/down) go into the note's text view.
Also you can hold down left mouse button and scroll mouse wheel.

3) No, at the moment we don't plan to sell lifetime licenses, sorry.
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 12:01am Copy Link
J M I currently have the CN free portable version (Great app - BTW!), I was just wondering. If / when I purchase CN the Pro version, what happens if I let it expire and don't renew the license? Will the program stop working? I'm not sure how that works.

My apologies if this question or a similar question has been addressed already.

Thanks! And Happy Holidays!

Dec 22 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Cary Adams: Here are a few advantages of using CN over EN:

1) Simplicity - CintaNotes is very simple and strightforward, you can get productive with it in no time;

2) Light footprint and speed- it loads instantaneously and most operations are lighting fast;

3) No forced data upload - you can keep you data local, without uploading it to the cloud;

4) CintaNotes allows you to run multiple instances, each using its own clipping hotkeys and own colors.

5) As of version 2.0, CN has tabbed sections, which allow you to divide your notebooks into several separated zones. And with Ctrl+clicking on tabs, you can pick any combination of sections to be displayed.

6) Correct tag hierarchy - Evernote has tag hierarchy, but it is fundamentally broken. When you have tag A, and A has subtag B, then when you select tag A, notes with tag B should be displayed, because B is-kind-of A. Evernote doesn't do that, it treats tags like folders. CintaNotes does, so you can create and effectively use correct taxomonic relations like "Cars/Sport/Ferrari" or "Projects/NewYearParty/Guests/Maybes".

7) Synchronization with Dropbox and Simplenote.

If none of the above reasons speak to you, then of course you should continue using Evernote. But I think giving CN a try can't really hurt, can it? I'm ready to give to anyone a 1-week license for trial - just drop me a message to
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 12:16am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Raymond: Thanks for your advice! The search&replace will be coming soon, no worries!
Please also don't forget to vote for the spell-checking feature on our roadmap, it desperately needs more votes:
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 12:21am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Danny Thys: Yes, the Dutch translation of the UI is included! The Help however is at the moment only in English.
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 12:22am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Joe M.: The license that you buy won't expire - it is PERMANENTLY valid for all CN versions released during 1 year since the day of purchase!

It is only when you decide to UPDATE CN to a version released after 1 year, then you'll have to decide whether you want to prolong your license or go back to the basic (free) one.

Hope this helps and happy holidays to you too! :)
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 12:28am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Phew, the deal is over now! Thanks a lot to the Bits Du Jour team, these guys are awesome!

Thanks a lot to everyone who bought a license, and to all who commented and asked questions. I've enjoyed the experience a lot, and I wish you to enjoy using CintaNotes ;)

If you need my help or advice - anytime, just drop a line to!

Happy holidays to everyone! :)
Cinta Software - Dec 22 2012 at 1:07am Copy Link
Danny I find that an odd explanation about the validity of a license. It's pretty simple: If one buys, then this version 2 CintaNotes 2.0 remains valid indefinitely. Only want to possess the new released version (that is an upgrade) then one this upgrade license purchases. Clear clear!
Dec 22 2012 at 8:30am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Alex

Thanks so much for being so responsive! A pleasure to have you aboard.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 22 2012 at 8:32am Copy Link
Danny This I happily bought on time today! A top application software! Hopefully there will be a lifetime free upgrades license!
Dec 22 2012 at 8:46am Copy Link
TopDog Got a email saying this was 25% off today on a Hot Deal. But the link takes you to full price.
Jan 2 2013 at 1:18am Copy Link
Constantin Florea I'm sorry about the issue. We've just contacted the vendor to help us enable the coupon code again.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 2 2013 at 2:27am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Scott The vendor activated the coupon code. Please try again to purchase the title.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 2 2013 at 5:57am Copy Link
SamT Let me be the first to comment in the new discount offer of Cintanotes.
I regularly would be glad with the free version, but the limited tabs sanction is something uncomfortable if one wants to organize a lot of different subjects in one database.
The purchase is also a cheap way to give a little thanks to the developers. It really is a very "simple" styled UI and therefor exactly what I need, a place to save and organize my notes without being distracted by mostly unnecessary options that one almost never uses anyway.
Something still is bothering me in Cintanotes though and I would appreciate if maybe this could be considered by the developers:
I really would prefer to just drag and drop notes from one tab to another, if this was possible it would be a big time-saver.
Is this something to expect in the near future?
May 28 2013 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi SamT,
thanks a lot for your kind words!
About drag and dropping notes: great suggestion. I think it will be a large boost to program's usability.
I've added it to our roadmap, please vote for it:

The more people vote, the sooner it will be implemented. Thanks! :)
Cinta Software - May 28 2013 at 11:44pm Copy Link
Craig Haywood Is this a lifetime license? Also, what I like about CintaNotes is that it is extremely lightweight which makes it instantly available when you need it. Is it the direction of the developer to keep it lightweight or are there any plans to add more features which may slow it down?
May 29 2013 at 12:36am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Craig Haywood:
The license per se is not time limited - it is permanently valid for CintaNotes versions released till May 29, 2014. Should you want to update CintaNotes to a later version, you'd have to renew the license (which is offered with a 50% discount to the full license price).
Unfortunately we can't afford to offer full lifetime licenses as the inflow of new customers alone is not enough to keep the project further developed.

We plan to add more features, but will avoid feature bloat at all costs - so we'll make sure that added features perfectly fit already existing features and extend them naturally. Performance is always one of our top concerns.
Cinta Software - May 29 2013 at 2:20am Copy Link
JesusInsideMe Hi, reading about your info ''With SimpleNote you will have complete access to your notes on your mobile device''... there is a comment in Android Play store: ''Not for syncing notes from, so, Is CintaNotes or is not for use with our mobile devices?, God bless you, bye.
May 29 2013 at 6:20am Copy Link
daniel paner I come back to the idea of using CintaNotes over and over, but each time I get stopped when I remember the limits in file formats for importing notes from elsewhere. XML is the only non-cintanotes format and is an uncommon format for free-form notes takers. Perhaps another time!
May 29 2013 at 7:26am Copy Link
Alex Jenter JesusInsideMe:
Hi, I guess that you're looking at the description of the "SimpleNote" app on the Play store. This app doesn't have anything to do with the Simplenote service. Please use one of the following apps to access your notes on the Android platform:
- Glance Note
- Notational Acceleration
- mNote
- FlickNote
- JadeNote.
I personally recommend Glance Note as it supports tags and can handle large number of notes.
A more complete list of Simplenote-compatible note-taking apps for all platforms can be found here:

Hope this helps!
Cinta Software - May 29 2013 at 8:41am Copy Link
Alex Jenter daniel paner:
Thanks for expressing your concern, I totally understand it. I'd be grateful if you could name some formats that you have in mind, maybe implementing import would be an easy task.

Also please see here how to import a directory of TXT files into CN:
Cinta Software - May 29 2013 at 8:45am Copy Link
daniel paner @Alex: .rtf, .docx, .txt are the three that I come across most often. I'll take a look at the txt link as well.
May 29 2013 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Jaroslaw Hi,

I am using this link to purchase business licence:

Why it does not ask me about VAT number of my company (in Poland)?

May 29 2013 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Adam Bridge I take it that this doesn't work with Windows 8 ? If it does please amend the "Platforms" specifications accordingly.
May 29 2013 at 3:32pm Copy Link
SamT @Adam Bridge
"Download available for: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7"

I assume that 2008 refers to Windows Server 2008 and so Windows 8 seems to be not supported.

@Alex Jenter
Will there be a win8 supported version?
May 29 2013 at 3:53pm Copy Link
Adam Bridge SamT do you represent the Company or just trying to be helpful ? I already gathered that it didnt appear to be supported from the specs given but many programs are in fact Win 8 compatible even if not advertised as such because companies haven't updated their advertising. This is especially so if they already work happily with Windows 7. However given that Windows 8 is now the current operating system in Windows I think that greater emphasis should be being placed on firstly advertising programs that are Win 8 compatible (and start winding down those that don't support Windows 8). Secondly to avoid continuing confusion and questions from potential purchasers the O/Ps of this website should be either listing it as working or specifically ruling Windows 8 out as incompatible.
May 29 2013 at 9:32pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea CintaNotes does work on Windows 8. We've just updated the platforms to reflect this. Sorry for missing it before.
BitsDuJour Admin - May 29 2013 at 11:08pm Copy Link
Danny Undoubtedly a very good application!
May 29 2013 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter daniel paner:
Thanks a lot for the info!

Please use the following link:

On the program's homepage it says "Requires Microsoft Windows® XP and above". So CintaNotes already works with Windows 8.

Adam Bridge:
You're right, CintaNotes works with Win8. Sorry that I've overlooked this. Now Constantin has fixed the description.

Thank you! :)
Cinta Software - May 30 2013 at 12:44am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Constantin Florea:
Thanks, Constantin!
Cinta Software - May 30 2013 at 12:50am Copy Link
Jack Las Hi Alex,

I have commercial license.
In this promotion I can also buy updates for next year?

kind regards
May 30 2013 at 6:04am Copy Link
Doug Atkinson The discussion here of Commercial/Business license has me a little confused.

On the CintaNotes Help pages, it states, "The PRO License provides access to all features including the premium features listed above. The PRO is intended both for non- commercial and commercial (business) environments."

I use CintaNotes at work (mostly for personal use) and purchased the "personal" license previously. Do I need a different license to use this at work? Or is the commercial license just intended for multiple parties at a commercial location? Thanks!
May 30 2013 at 6:57am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Jack Las:
Thanks a lot for supporting the project!
The license renewal costs $12.50 as well, so there's no reason for you to buy a new key ahead of time. In case of any price increase, we issue a warning in our Twitter (

Doug Atkinson:
Thank you too for buying a license!
We've recently merged the Personal and Company license into one PRO license. So you don't need a different license to use CintaNotes at work. (Hope that you're enjoying using it! :)
Cinta Software - May 30 2013 at 10:44am Copy Link
SamT @Adam Bridge
"SamT do you represent the Company or just trying to be helpful ?"

Just tried to be helpful - SORRY for the wrong information!

Thank you for the answer, I personally am not using win8 but I should have searched your homepage more exactly before.
May 30 2013 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Neil I like its simplicity, and moreso the fact that it shows the notes in the list, rather than making me click. I think it might have worked for me but I ran into obsticles...I mainly would want it like a sticky note to do list to organize my day. I just used the tag todo...then I would use tag done when it's done. However, there's no "Not" logic, so no way to filter saying "Not done". Anyway, that would probably work better with true filters rather than tags (so you could leave that on and still search. Or just build in "todo" capabilities.

Also, why not drag and drop tag labels from the left bar to categorize? And/or vice versa, drop the note on the tag on the left (would let you drop multiple notes that way)
May 31 2013 at 9:38am Copy Link
devo devo Hi,

I have tried to pay the licence for $12,50 USD several times on Friday, but the paying by Paypal failed every time. It seems the problem was at your side becouse there was Description "PayPro Global Order # 1530016-001-7UW" but no other order details at ORDER SUMMARY of Paypal.

Please, could you help me to buy the licence for $12,50 USD?
(At this time I could use another payment method.)

Kind regards,
Jun 2 2013 at 7:50am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Neil:
"However, there's no "Not" logic, so no way to filter saying "Not done". "
Actually there is: Alt-clicking on any tag will exclude notes with this tag from the list.Please the "Using the Tag Sidebar" section in the program's help here:

"Also, why not drag and drop tag labels from the left bar to categorize?"
This is already in the plans! Please vote for it to increase priority:
Cinta Software - Jun 3 2013 at 2:58am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Petr:
Hi, thanks for your support and sorry for the inconvenience caused!
Since you've provided the Order No, I was able to send to you a direct PayPal invoice. As soon as it is paid I'll send you the license key!
Cinta Software - Jun 3 2013 at 3:04am Copy Link
Jack Las This promo is for update license too?
Dec 14 2013 at 1:18am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi Jack,
unfortunately no, it's only for new customers. The license renewal price for existing customers is already discounted.
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 2:30am Copy Link
Subscriber Subscriber Hi Alex,
How to get a discount for existing customer? Can't see in on the Cinta Notes homepage.
Dec 14 2013 at 4:58am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi Subscriber Subscriber,
please see the comment above - this promotion is for new customers.
Existing customers can get a 50% discount simply by visiting
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 5:32am Copy Link
Guy Austrian Is this offer for the Pro or STD version?
Dec 14 2013 at 5:35am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Guy Austrian: This offer is for the PRO version, the standard version is free ;)
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 5:47am Copy Link
Guy Austrian I see that the .db can be put in the could. GREAT feature! I'm working with the trial version. How do I re-point the location of the .db?

Also is there an iDevice version? or some other way to access?
Dec 14 2013 at 5:57am Copy Link
Dierk There are a number of good note-taking / gathering programs available - even if they all appear to be from small software outfits, which raises the question of long-term viability.

However, even ignoring the question of probable longevity - AND To The Best Of Knowledge - these all lack an important feature: The ability to SYNC to a Native Mobile App, WITHOUT having to use "The Cloud."

In fact, of course, none of these programs even has a mobile app - or, at least, not for the Android OS - which would be a prerequisite to Syncing between desktop & mobile.

Syncing to some Cloud App costs $$ (data usage); may not be possible at certain times; imposes lag; and presumes that the Cloud App ITSELF will remain viable.
And, in addition, with all of the news about the apparently COMPLETE Lack of Security for data transmitted over the airways, many of us are bound to have at least SOME data bits we would prefer to keep private - even if only out of a sense of propriety.

PhatNotes did a fine job on the Windows Mobile platform - but it never made the jump to the newer versions of WindowsPhone, let alone to Android.

Here's hoping that CintaNote, or some other candidate, will introduce Mobile Versions of their apps - given the increasing popularity of SmartPhones & Mobile OS-based Tablets.
Dec 14 2013 at 7:35am Copy Link
Retired Engineer Will CintaNotes also copy graphics embedded in wrapping text?
Dec 14 2013 at 10:11am Copy Link
Lily Very dedicated CintaNotes user here, but running self-contained on a USB flash drive seems elusive. While the program itself works fine, it is unable to deal with drive letter changes -- i.e. the USB drive having a different drive letter on different machines. It's a small annoyance, but one that ended up shifting me away from it for a while.
Dec 14 2013 at 8:36pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Guy Austrian: If you mean just relocating the .db file on disk, this can be done simply by using the File/Save As command. If you're talking about the cloud sync, you need a PRO key for this. You can request a 10-day trial key from the Help/License window. After the key is registered, the File/Synchronization command will become available. Enter there your Simplenote credentials (if you don't have any, you'd need to sign up at first). After that you'll be able to sync your notes with Simplenote.
I know this is not the best explanation in the world - so if something is still not clear enough, please don't hesitate to ask!
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 10:23pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Dierk: Sure, a native CintaNotes mobile app would be very nice. Supporting cloud sync doesn't rule this possibility out, the features can coexist. Please vote on our roadmap for the mobile app clients:
Windows Phone:
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 10:27pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Retired Engineer:
Not yet, but it is planned for future versions:
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 10:29pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Lily: Hi and thanks for your support!
About the USB: do you have CintaNotes itself on the USB drive, not only the notebook file? The notebook should be near cintanotes.exe or underneath for CN to treat the path to it as a relative path. So you should put the whole CN folder onto the USB stick.
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 10:30pm Copy Link
Danny is this a PRO licence or not?
Dec 14 2013 at 11:14pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Danny: Yes it is!
Cinta Software - Dec 14 2013 at 11:23pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Cinta Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 15 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Chris I purchased this here right at a year ago (12/19/2012) and want to renew it. I read the fine print and it says updates are 50% off which is the deal here today.
When I click the buy on the license window it takes me to a page to purchase, but it is full price. How do I purchase the updates for 50% off? Do I have to buy it here again?

Thank you.....
Dec 15 2013 at 1:59am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Chris: Thanks for being our customer, hope you're enjoying CN! To renew your license simply go to and follow instructions, it's really very simple!
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 5:47am Copy Link
Guy Austrian Does your product support capturing graphics?
Dec 15 2013 at 5:53am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Guy Austrian: Not yet, please see my answer to Retired Engineer above.
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 6:46am Copy Link
Robert Bull Lily, what Alex said. If it still doesn't work for you, try Horst Schaeffer's freeware ShortExe from [ ] which is designed to help fix that kind of problem.
Dec 15 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Edward Smith I just renewed my license (as described above) but have not received an email with the new license key. I renewed about an hour ago. How long does it normally take to receive a new key?
Dec 15 2013 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Kostas Kakavoulis Hello, I just bought the Pro version through Paypal. The payment went through because I did receive the email invoice from Paypal but the page going back to CintaNotes did not load at all. Therefore I have not seen/received any license key for the Pro version. Also I have not received any email from CintaNotes with the license key separately. I am able to download directly from the website the application but have no license key to register the application. Also I cannot see any support link to pass the aforementioned message/case so as to get proper assistance on the registration. Please kindly provide me with the steps I need to follow to get the license key. Thank you.
Dec 15 2013 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Robert Bull I'm already a registered user and used the Renew link Alex posted. Otherwise, same as Kostas and Edward: message from paypro, able to download PDF invoice for subscription update, but so far nothing else. Is CintaNotes' system automated, or do we need to wait for manual intervention?
Dec 15 2013 at 3:04pm Copy Link
Edward Smith Glad to hear Robert's license came in. I received the pdf invoice from PayPro Global (over 2 1/2 hours ago) showing that I had paid, but I still have not received a license.
Dec 15 2013 at 3:23pm Copy Link
Kostas Kakavoulis The Pro License has also arrived on my email too. Thank you!
Dec 15 2013 at 3:36pm Copy Link
Chris @ Alex Jenter

I tried the link and tried the 2 different emails I have used here, but neither were found.
I have sent you a email with my info.

Dec 15 2013 at 3:41pm Copy Link
Edward Smith Got the renewal license. Thank you!
Dec 15 2013 at 3:47pm Copy Link
Dierk Alex Jenter Dierk: Sure, a native CintaNotes mobile app would be very nice. Supporting cloud sync doesn't rule this possibility out, the features can coexist. Please vote on our roadmap for the mobile app clients:

Done. Thanks for posting the link.
Dec 15 2013 at 4:39pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Kostas Kakavoulis: Great to hear that the license has arrived! Sorry for the delay. If there should be any questions, I'm always ready to help, just write to
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 8:18pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Robert Bull: Hi Robert, thanks for renewing! Sorry for the delay!
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Chris: the problem is clear and will be solved, please check your mail, I've sent you a private message.
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Edward Smith: Great and sorry for the delay! Hope you'll enjoy CN!
Cinta Software - Dec 15 2013 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Jack Las this promotion applies to update existing license?
May 22 2014 at 6:14am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hello Jack,
no, the license renewal costs the same $12.50.
Cinta Software - May 22 2014 at 7:25am Copy Link
Glen Hilton RE : the vendor will soon increase the price of a CintaNotes license from $25 to $39. Alex, does this mean that the update cost will also rise to $19.50 after 1 year?. That's an amazing price increase over a couple of years for a useful though fairly basic app. Do you intend to implement as stack of new features.? Thanks. BDJ - PG Jun 4 2012 at 12:47pm "Have you changed your mind regarding the price increase, because I see the BDJ price is $4.99 (full price $9.99)? "
May 22 2014 at 11:43pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi Glen,
Yes, the renewal price will have to increase as well. I understand that this is not really heartening news, and this was a difficult decision for us as well. But unfortunately this is now absolutely necessary for the survival of the project. Currently we are getting on average $700 per month which is definitely not enough to sustain even a single developer, and we have now two.

Indeed we want to make the development more dynamic, implement more of the long-demanded features, finally start working on our own Android and iOS apps.

You are right that 60% is a large increase, but we believe that it's better to make unpopular things seldom but substantial (they don't cut a dog's tail piece by piece, if you understand what I mean.) The last time we raised the price from $9.99 to $25, which was 250%, and it went well.

On the other hand, I think that $39 is close to the upper limit for this software niche, so it's unlikely that the price will go even higher after that during the next 3-4 years.

We think that raising the price will have the following benefits:

1) Hopefully it will increase our bottom line, allowing us to continue working on CintaNotes full-time. For you this means that you'll be getting more new features, and they will be implemented sooner. Also we'll be able to finally start developing CintaNotes apps for mobile platforms.

2) It will make our discount programs more attractive. You think $39 is too much? Well just write a short review on a popular site, and get the license for free! In result we'll get free promotion and exposure, which will, again, result in increased bottom line and a more dynamic program development;

3) As we'll be getting less sales but at a higher price, it will also reduce our costs connected with priority technical support for paying customers, leaving more time on working on new features and enhancing existing ones.

Of course only time will tell if this was the correct decision, but as of now it seems to us the only reasonable one.

Also due to popular demand we are thinking about introducing Lifetime PRO license, which won't require yearly renewal in order to stay updated to the latest CN version. It will cost $99. However it is still not decided to 100%.

Hope this does help you understand the inner motives for this decision.
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 12:29am Copy Link
Jim Ganw Got this the last go round. Awesome little utility - has saved some great, but random ideas from extinction. Recommended.
May 23 2014 at 12:31am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Thanks for your support and for the endorsement, Jim!
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 12:37am Copy Link
Glen Hilton Hello Alex, thanks for your fast rely and for your candid answers, much appreciated. Glen
May 23 2014 at 2:09am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Glen, no problem! Thanks for your understanding
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 2:40am Copy Link
SFuji Can private notes be encryted?
May 23 2014 at 3:00am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Stanley, not yet. However this is planned to be implemented this year.
For now, you can:
1) Use 3rd party encrypted container such as TrueCrypt to store CN notebook;
2) If you are worried about cloud security, store private notes in non-synced sections.
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 3:31am Copy Link
_*_ Alex, I presently own CN and use it quite often; thank you for making the program.

I have found the software finicky at times (e.g. not adding links to websites at times), but overall very well made.

What I would like to ask is if there are any plans to add the ability to insert images into notes?

If not images, would it be possible to have the program add the websites own icon (not really sure if it has a proper name) to the front of the title for the captured note in CN?

It would be faster to recognize what sites are being looked for at times.

Finally, I would be very interested in a lifetime license that would hopefully be a bit discounted for current users.

Thanks again for your hard work and excellent program.
May 23 2014 at 4:01am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi _*_, thanks for all the kind words! About CN being "finicky" with adding links to websites: this is very very web browser dependent! If you have some repeatable case, I'd be happy to investigate and fix it, please send the details to Also it may help to run CintaNotes as administrator. By definition the options for clipping are very limited if the application you're clipping from is higher privileged. > if there are any plans to add the ability to insert images into notes? Yes, already in the next semi-major version 2.7 we plan to add this possibility. However it won't be possible to insert images directly into note's text. Bit it will be possible to add images as attachments. If you tell me a bit more what do you need images for, I'll make sure that the implementation doesn't disappoint you ;) > would it be possible to have the program add the websites own icon This also has been suggested in the past, and we plan to implement it, however not in the next couple of versions. But you can vote here to increase the priority: http://roadmap.cintanotes...shability/ > Finally, I would be very interested in a lifetime license that would hopefully be > a bit discounted for current users. Great to hear that! If we indeed offer Lifetime licenses, then of course there will be a discount for existing users, although I can't promise that it will be as large as 50%. But you can count on at least 25%.
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 4:36am Copy Link
Mark Cornelius I have been trying to purchase this offer for an hour but the purchase screen, once filled out, never leaves the hourglass and I can not press the submit button. I tried calling the toll-free number listed at the bottom of the offer page but it plays music then says leave a message. Anyone else having this problem?
May 23 2014 at 8:47am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi Mark,
thanks for letting me know about the problem. I have sent an inquiry to our payment processor PayPro Global.

In the meanwhile, if you'd like I could send you a direct PayPal invoice, just please drop me a line to so that I know which email to send it to. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience!
Cinta Software - May 23 2014 at 10:02am Copy Link
_*_ @Alex Jenter,

I will retract my statement about the program being finicky as I found what was happening when links were not added to web pages.

It appears if I go to a website and simply press Ctrl-F12 with no text highlighted CN will not add a link.
If I go back highlight a bit of text then press Ctrl-F12 CN inserts the appropriate link.

So, my mistake.

Is it possible to have CN add a link if you are on a website without anything highlighted? I think it would be faster than having to highlight text first.

What I want to do with images is something like this...

Link an item on a website (let's say, and I want an image of the item/product (like on your homepage) to better remember it without having to go to the site to see it unless I wanted to.

It would be easier to have it within the note and not as an attachment to be able to scroll and see it so it would be easier to compare items saved.

That is one basic use for images as I would like to use them.

Thank you for asking and for your timely responses here on Bits today.
May 23 2014 at 10:34am Copy Link
Watcher1924 Hi, Alex Jenter. Thanks for the offer. Have the hierarchic tags always been a pro feature? I had the impression that it was available when I tried the program a little in the past, but I don't remember if it was the freeware or the trial edition. BTW, what is the prognosis about the copying of text formating?
May 23 2014 at 6:34pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter _*_, thanks for the clarifications! It seems that our indended implementation should fit the bill for you, as we plan to display attached images directly with note previews in the list. However, I can't promise that clipping images will be included with the first edition of file/image attachments feature. Bit it for sure will be a priority for the upcoming versions.
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 1:43am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Watcher1924: Hi! Yes, hierarchic tags have always been a PRO feature. Our philosophy is - once free, always free. Free features will never become paid features.

Re. copying of text formatting - what exactly do you mean here? Clipping formatted text from the web?
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 1:44am Copy Link
Alex Jenter _*_, sorry I forgot to reply to the "clipping without selecting text" issue. Filling the URL when no text is selected is a nontrivial technical problem, since CintaNotes takes the URL from the clipboard, and when no text is selected, there's nothing that can be put into the clipboard.
But a suggestion to do something about this already exists, I suggest you vote for it:
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 1:47am Copy Link
a a Still hoping document tabs will be implemented soon - the feature I'm waiting for the most.

May 24 2014 at 3:33am Copy Link
Bob Schecter Not sure if or how I can use this, but I'm impressed by your replies Alex, and your obvious energy toward improving this program. I'm in!
May 24 2014 at 6:17am Copy Link
_*_ Alex, regarding websites and no text selected.
Is it possible, if no text selected, to have CN simply copy the address of the site and paste it into the link area of CN?

I am not a programmer so it sounds simple in my mind but may be much more complex than I can imagine.

May 24 2014 at 7:33am Copy Link
Bruce Hi, I've been meaning to get the pro version of CintaNotes for a while.

I've been liking the idea of a simple (and portable) note software that will grab all the web snippets --and their URL links-- that I have previously been either (a) dragging URLs to desktop from browser and saving them in folders (probably have now hundreds? even more likely...), or (b) manually creating little text files with manually copied text and URLs of the sites I wish to save for reference.

Thanks for this showing up and encouraging me to get it.
May 24 2014 at 6:01pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hello a a, re document tabs: this feature is as you see quite popular on the roadmap, already 50 upvotes (and after your comment here will probably be even more). However there are a lot of suggestions with more votes, so I wound't expect it to appear during next 3 months. Of course you can get even more people to vote for it and this can change the priorities.
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Bob Schecter: Thanks a lot, Bob! Hope that CN and our team won't disappoint you! Please let me know if you have any question regarding the software and your newly obtained license, I'd be happy to help.
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 11:51pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter _*_: Clipping with no text selected is indeed harder than you think. First of, there's no way for CintaNotes to even know that no text is selected before it sends the Ctrl+C command and after some timeout sees that nothing appeared in the clipboard. This will introduce an irritating delay. After that CintaNotes has to get the URL, which usually comes within the clipboard snippet. It won't anymore, so we have to go browser-dependent here and use accessibility interfaces and such to get the URL.
Hope this illuminates a bit the depth of this task.
Cinta Software - May 24 2014 at 11:54pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Hi everyone, Alex here, very exited to run another promotion with the great guys of BDJ! :) This time we added the Lifetime license option to the deal, just in case you don't like yearly license renewals.
CintaNotes is doing great (thanks to your support) and is still actively developed and regularly updated. We are currently working on highly demanded new PRO features: file and image attachments and notebook password protection.

I'll be reading the comments regularly during the promotion, and will try to promptly answer all questions!
Cinta Software - Mar 17 2015 at 10:53am Copy Link
Paul User Microsoft OneNote is now free (all features) and also cross-platform.

What are CintaNotes Pro advantages (besides being portable) compare to OneNote to make us pay for it ?
Mar 18 2015 at 5:09am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Paul User, thanks for the question!

Ok, just to name a few:
- CN is less bloated and complex
- CN lets you focus on text and not think about formatting
- CN is streamlined for fast operation: fast clipping and fast searching. I believe that OneNote can't give you the same feeling of having information real-time under your fingertips like CintaNotes can.
- CN has a much better tagging system, and CN PRO adds support for hierarchic (nested) tags which can be a great help in organizing complex data.
- CN gives you control over where your data files are
- CN can sync with Simplenote
- CN gives you a shortcut to paste notes into other apps - great for quick text templates and such
- CN allows you to run multiple instances of itself, each having own clipping hotkeys

All the above, plus one other advantage you already named - that CN has a portable version and can run off a USB stick.

You can say that many of these items are also available in the free edition of CN. That's true, but if you choose CN over ON in the first place, then you'll likely also need the license to have multiple notebooks, unlimited section tabs, hierarchic tags and other paid features.

Of course OneNote also has advantages over CN - mainly with the rich media, and Office integration. You should choose based on your needs.

Actually there may be no real need to choose one over the other. I know that many people use both CN and OneNote (or Evernote) together, CN being the "front line" in collecting data.
Cinta Software - Mar 18 2015 at 5:44am Copy Link
_*_ @Alex Jenter, you forgot two other things that makes CN better; it has lifetime license and it is not Microsoft! :o)

I own and use CN Pro with lifetime license. It is a, small, fast, and very convenient way to grab a web page link, or copy and paste directly into CN text that you want but do not want to create a document to store.

I am a very pleased user of CN Pro.
Mar 18 2015 at 6:01am Copy Link
Anthony User I own the current version of CintaNotes Pro. I have been purchasing the annual version for a number of years and would like to take advantage of your 50% reduction. As an existing user, can I purchase that and apply it to my current version?
Mar 18 2015 at 8:06am Copy Link
Alex Jenter _*_, huge thanks for your kind words! Really glad that you're satisfied!

Anthony User, thanks a lot for being our loyal customer! Unfortunately the current 50% discount is for the full Lifetime license, not for the upgrade. But the upgrade to the Lifetime license costs $79.99 - as you see $59.50 is still better, so taking advantage of this promotion makes sense.
Cinta Software - Mar 18 2015 at 8:33am Copy Link
42gr I tried Cinta Notes V2.8.5

Cinta Notes is unable to paste images into a note ?

Is that correct ?


Mar 18 2015 at 4:41pm Copy Link
_*_ @42gr, if you read Alex Jenter first post in this thread, you will see his answer to your question. It is coming but not here yet.
Mar 18 2015 at 7:30pm Copy Link
Ken Gado I would love to see an option to have "previous note" and "next note" buttons when you open a note. This would be very handy when you search your notes and would like to locate the previous/next note quickly.

I just bought the lifetime license through this promo as well. Cheers!
Mar 18 2015 at 8:54pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter 42 gr, yes at the moment CintaNotes is focused on text information. However we are working on ability to attach files and images to notes. Approximate release date is mid-April.

Ken, thanks a lot for the purchase! The feature that you suggest is already on our roadmap, but still has too few votes. Please vote for it here to increase its priority: Thanks!
Cinta Software - Mar 18 2015 at 10:44pm Copy Link
Jin User whoa... so if i get the pro version and not lifetime pro, will the version i buy now just stop working after one year?
Mar 19 2015 at 1:25am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Jin User, no, it's won't stop working. But you won't be able to update to the newest versions.
Cinta Software - Mar 19 2015 at 1:40am Copy Link
Jin User aha! that's great. but ends up being irrelevant to me... i got the lifetime... :P thanks for the answer though! and thanks for the great deal! i've been eyeing cinta for a loooooong time as a note taking solution ever since google notebooks went extinct and i'm glad to finally be able to join the fold.

BTW, i looooooove the text based focus that you have now so if you guys do add the ability to clip and keep images and stuff, i hope you have a preference setting that enables users to keep that off.

thanks again!

Mar 19 2015 at 2:37am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Wonderful program, and renewed a couple of years. Though I had let my license expire due to a couple factors.
1. They never got attachment added.
2. On disability now, and just can't justify renewal on my limited budget, yet I do strongly recommend this product. Customer service has always been outstanding.
Mar 19 2015 at 5:57am Copy Link
Roberto A gem. Period.
Nov 12 2015 at 5:50am Copy Link
_*_ This is a great program that does everything it says, and is supported by a responsive developer.
Nov 12 2015 at 4:29pm Copy Link
Tony Lee I was going to get it but I noticed there does not seem to be a spell check!

Am I missing something?
Nov 12 2015 at 8:09pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter Roberto, _*_: Huge thanks for your kind words! Appreciate it

Tony Lee: Yes, unfortunately CintaNotes doesn't have spell check. We have it in plans though, you can vote for this feature here:

As a workaround, you can use software like TinySpell to get spell check in CN.
Cinta Software - Nov 12 2015 at 9:39pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Cinta Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 13 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
MK Hello. I have a license for v2. What has stopped me using CintaNotes fully and upgrading is the inability to search across all Sections.
So am I missing something - is it possible to search more than just the one Section you are in?
Thanks in advance.
Nov 13 2015 at 5:12am Copy Link
Christof Deininger @Mk Just Double Click on any section tab, now all tabs are highlighted. Search will now be conducted over all sections.
Nov 13 2015 at 5:35am Copy Link
Alex Jenter Christof, thanks for helping out!

MK, thanks for your question! Christof is right, also you can press Ctrl+Shift+Space to select all sections from the keyboard.
Cinta Software - Nov 13 2015 at 6:22am Copy Link
MK Many thanks everyone - now I'm happy, so I will place an order. Abigail (storm) is outside so I'll work through the Help file too ;-)
Nov 13 2015 at 12:13pm Copy Link
Artur Drozdek I don't know how I could live without CintaNotes before. I've been using it for some time now and I'm very glad of it. It's worth spending few bugs for such an excellent piece of software - really.
Jun 14 2016 at 1:44am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Artur: Thanks a lot, Artur - happy that you find the program so useful!
Cinta Software - Jun 14 2016 at 5:49am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin For quite a while I used an old, free version of Cinta Notes on my XP computer. I liked it but, as I recall, CTRL+S didn't save. There was another process for saving files, and I too often forgot to use it. Has that behavior changed? Is there a simple CTRL+S function in the newer versions?
Jun 14 2016 at 6:16am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Kelly, thanks for the question! Yes, CintaNotes now supports Ctrl+S shortcut to save currently edited note while continuing to edit it. Note that when you finish editing, changes are saved even without explicit Ctrl+S.
Cinta Software - Jun 14 2016 at 6:25am Copy Link
M User When I have too much tabs (?) - 2 full rows on a 4K-screen - and I add another extra then this new tab is 'disappear'. Is there a limit?

Also: is there a possability to manage the tab-width yourself?
Jun 14 2016 at 7:08am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @M User: The tab bar is scrollable. Note those little arrows on the edges appearing. You can also scroll with mouse wheel while pointer is above any tab.

But I think it would be beneficial for you to reduce the minimum tab width. You can do this by editing the "" parameter in the cintanotes.settings file (100 would be a good value). This way tabs will occupy less space. Note that you need to exit CN to edit the settings file, otherwise your changes won't "stick". Hope this helps!
Cinta Software - Jun 14 2016 at 7:18am Copy Link
Mary Wilson The program looks like it will be useful. I was wondering if there was a demonstration database that will let me see this program working? I am having problems visualizing how to work with it. What is SimpleNote? It says there is a USB program that I can put on a USB. Is this the same program that I load onto a USB
Jun 14 2016 at 7:38am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Mary Wilson: Thanks for your questions! We currently don't have a demo database (probably need to change that), but please take a look at our Quick Start Guide:
It will help you quickly learn the ropes!

Simplenote is a free online service for taking and sharing text notes. It has clients for all major mobile platforms, and CintaNotes can sync with it so that you have access to your notes from your phone, tablet, or any web browser.

USB version of CintaNotes (we call it "portable version") is available here:
Cinta Software - Jun 14 2016 at 8:32am Copy Link
Mary Wilson How long does it take to get your license? It has been over two hours since I purchased.
Jun 14 2016 at 9:29am Copy Link
Ennovy Needed to renew my license again but this offer made me buy the lifetime license. CintaNotes is great. Thanks.

How long does it normally take before the license code is send?
I bought CN about 2 hours ago.

Have a nice day!
Jun 14 2016 at 9:35am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Mary Wilson: It usually takes only a few minutes. I'll check and re-send just in case.

@Ennovy Thanks a lot for the kind words! Could you please tell me the order ID so that I could check? Please also look through the spam folder.
Cinta Software - Jun 14 2016 at 9:58am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Thanks. Finally got it. I look forward to learning this new program.
Jun 14 2016 at 11:19am Copy Link
Ennovy @ Alex Jenter: Checked my spam folder, did not receive any email.
Order ID: 9152220
Jun 14 2016 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Good product and renewed for a few years with the hope and promise that file and image attachment was just around the corner. . . the road to the corner was too long and gave up. Just not going to spend anymore; though glad to see you made it.
Jun 14 2016 at 2:03pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Mary Wilson, Ennovy: Great, sorry for the delay!

@Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller: Thanks for you kind words. Yes we are a small software company and can't really develop new features so quickly as big companies do. Really sorry to hear that you've given up on CN. To make up a bit for the long wait, I've just sent you a new license key, so that you could try the file and image attachments. No strings attached.
Cinta Software - Jun 15 2016 at 3:02am Copy Link
h j Can the license be used for the portable version or just the "regular" version?
Jun 15 2016 at 3:58am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @h j: Sure it can! The license also allows to use any version of the program on as many computers as you want.
Cinta Software - Jun 15 2016 at 7:35am Copy Link
Meg User I used to have a similar type of program many years ago but one day, it disappeared without trace and I could not get the info back. I also have a program currently on my computer that when my former computer crashed, took a LOT of my info with it. I have Drpbox and use it as my file saving structure these days. Can I save these items on Dropbox so that I can access them even if the program itself disappears or my computer crashes irrevocably?
Jun 15 2016 at 9:44am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Just grabbed the deal. Thanks.
Jun 15 2016 at 9:53am Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @Alex Jenter
Thank You very much and just tried the new version. No strings attached huh. . . how devious! Now you know I was going to like this and will renew next year.
Again, Thank you.
Jun 15 2016 at 11:20am Copy Link
Mike Shanahan I just wanted to pop-in when I saw in my email from BitsDiJour that CintaNotes was one of the products on sale today.

This is a *great* little program. There always seems to be an update with some little something added, developer is responsive, and the program is just excellent. The near instant search is a big bonus.

Just wanted to weigh-in with my positive experience (for a few years now). I can highly recommend CintaNotes.
Jun 15 2016 at 11:40am Copy Link
R Master I must have at least a dozen note-taking programs, many from Bits, and all of them I have found wanting. I downloaded this because the main feature I was after was adding file attachments to my notes. So I downloaded this and tried immediately to save attachments with my notes.

ALAS! The download is the free version, and attachments are not allowed. I was expecting a trial version of the full featured program, and am not sure that I want to buy another notes program to try all the features, only to find, again, that it does not suit my needs.

Any chance of trying a version that can do attachments?
Jun 15 2016 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Meg User: You can use Dropbox, but it will save notes as an SQLite database file, not as individual text files. I think it would be better for you to consider using Simplenote with CN. The latter also stores the history of each note.

@Kelly Hamblin: Thank you!
Cinta Software - Jun 15 2016 at 9:37pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller: Frankly I wasn't 100% sure you were going to like it. But I'm glad that you did :)

@Mike Shanahan: Huge thanks for the endorsement, Mike! Appreciate it a lot!

@R Master: There's a free 10-day PRO trial key available here:
Cinta Software - Jun 15 2016 at 9:39pm Copy Link
R Master Thanks, will get it.
Jun 16 2016 at 2:10am Copy Link
Bruce HI, thanks for the deal.
I clicked to buy, selected the Lifetime license (second line item).
I filled in all the info to purchase the Lifetime license, selected PayPal as method, and was directed to the PayPal site, made/authorized the purchase.
It seemed to go through, to PayProGlobal confirmation screen it listed the item and price "Total: 47.60 USD", and a "Thank you."
But also displayed : "Your order was processed invalid."
Not encouraging...
The transaction does not show in my current PayPal list of transactions.
And I have not received any email purchase confirmation.
Any idea what's up?
And what would be my next recommended step to take to get the Lifetime license?
Jan 3 at 7:46am Copy Link
M User Great program (have lifetime Pro) !!
What I really want to see in the near future:

- Also (optional) copy images on a webpage selexted text (when there are images) - like the old program 'Net Snippets' (option for images direct in the notes - like a hard copy of that part of a webpage - a 'screenshot', but you can edit it.
- A build-in text editor, not just via right-click. With buttoms for bold, italic, ... but also text color, different highlight colors ... even different background colors for the notes :) Also, just like (the good old) 'Net Snippets'
- Build-in mini screenshot tool, just like ... Net Snippets ;)

Apart from those requests: highly recommended software for all kinds of information gathering!!!
Jan 3 at 10:03am Copy Link
John Hood No version # listed on the front page of this offer.
Jan 3 at 10:08am Copy Link
Philip Malone I received my purchase confirmation from Cintanotes, but where is a link to DOWNLOAD????
Jan 3 at 10:50am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Philip Malone, I've just contacted the vendor regarding the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 3 at 11:50am Copy Link
Bruce To Constantin Florea,
Any info on my purchase with no confirmations? I can provide the assigned invoice and transaction numbers from both PayPal and PayProGlobal, but do not wish to post that info in the comments section.
Thank you. Bruce.
Jan 3 at 4:16pm Copy Link
Dan Amiel Damn, i'm so frustrated. Just discovered this software without really digging into it and said to myself, let's try the 1 yr free updates version, which i did. After watching the videos and starting to use the software, i'm now banging my head against the fridge wishing i had purchased the lifetime version...

Up until now, i used to take notes by creating text files that have over the years accumulated everywhere. In folders (i have so many i lost oversight), on my desktop (Imagine, i have 3 screens and everywhere text files...).
With this program, i could unite all of them in one single place !

So my question to the author would be: Could you send me an invoice of the price difference (47,60-15,60=32) and send me lifetime registration details ?
Jan 3 at 6:01pm Copy Link
Bruce Just an update, FYI,
I re-tried the Lifetime purchase using my Paypal acct.
This time the PayPro screen showed the purchase without the dreaded 'invalid' word. So it looks like I am all set now.
Jan 3 at 7:36pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Bruce: Hi Bruce, sorry for late reply. Great to see that the purchase has finally gone through. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this, I'll contact PayPro to find out what went wrong the first time.
Hope you'll enjoy your license, and please don't hesitate to contact me at support [at] should you have any issues or questions!

@M User: Huge thanks for the endorsement and for the suggestions! Please make sure that you've voted for them on our roadmap:

@John Hood: Hi John, I thought BDJ promotions always imply the latest version.. isn't this correct? Well, it is so for CN.

@Philip Malone: Hello Philip, thanks for your question! There's no separate download link, please download from the official site at
Together with the purchase confirmation email you should have received an email with the license key. If you haven't, please let me know on support email, and I'll re-send it to you.

@Dan Amiel: Glad that you like CN so much! Let's do it the following way: I'll refund the first purchase, and you'll be able to simply purchase the Lifetime version. Please let me know if you agree.
Cinta Software - Jan 3 at 10:37pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Cinta Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 4 at 12:11am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Dan Amiel

Be aware that this program has no import capabilities other than from itself (i.e., files exported from Cinta Notes, then re-imported in Cinta Notes). You won't be able to put your past notes into it.
Jan 4 at 1:30am Copy Link
Petr For me, my content on multiple devices is mandatory. Great to see Simplenotes sync. My questions please:
#1. Simplenotes supports Markdown for text formatting. Do notes with Markdown, when sycn'd to CintaNotes, respect the Markdown?
#2. Do note attachments get sync'd from CintaNotes to Simplenotes?
#3. What are the limitations of the sync of CintaNotes to Simplenotes?
#4. What is the limit, in terms of: (a) note size? (b) notebook size? (c) attachment size? Thanks.
Jan 4 at 9:00am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Adolphe: This is true, thanks for the warning. Indeed the import abilities of CN are a bit limited at the moment, but if you manage to get your notes into Simplenote, you'll get them in CintaNotes as well.

@Petr: Thanks for great questions!
#1: CintaNotes will recognize simple HTML tags like B, I, etc (which are also part of Markdown). But it won't recognize *, **, _ etc, but will keep it. It will be like always editing Markdown source in CintaNotes.

#2: Simplenote doesn't support files, but we use own server to do attachement syncing. So attachments up to 100MB total can be synced. But the attachments won't be accessible in other SN clients, only in CN itself.

#3: Limitations of CN: no Markdown support, no support for pinned notes, no version history support
Limitations of SN: no sections support, no rules support (rules are not synced), no tag hierarchy support, no attachments support.

#4: It depends. In most cases the hard theoretical limit, even where exists, is not useful, meaning that gradual performance degradation imposes a lower practical limit. I'd say here are the approximate figures for barely acceptable performace: max note size (except attachments) ~10MB, max attachment size ~1GB, max notebook size ~4GB. Max size of synced attachments, total: 100MB.
Hope this info helps
Cinta Software - Jan 4 at 10:25am Copy Link
Dan Amiel @ Adolphe

Thanks for pointing that out, but it be a pleasure to copy paste them if i can have them all in one place.

@ Alex. What about my purchase question ? Any help ?
Jan 4 at 10:28am Copy Link
Adolphe @Alex Jenter : Simplenote, indeed. I thought of it just after I fired my comment. That could be the answer to that import-export discussion we've just had on CN forum (I'm Clairvaux. Can't change my handle here, apparently.)

However there are important limitations to Simplenote, too. The most important, I think, is they store your notes unencrypted on the cloud ! That's a deal-breaker to me. Even Simplenote warns you against storing sensitive info with them (passwords, banking info, etc).

The other one is, very few Windows note-taking software are compatible with Simplenote.
Jan 4 at 11:45am Copy Link
John Hood Best gem on the web. Have my whole life on CintaNotes and have it triple covered with 3 different password programs. When I die I pass it to my wife who will have everything she needs to know to put me away. Love this program. Six stars ******
Jan 5 at 2:33am Copy Link
Adolphe Hi again, Alex. The upper size limits you've given us seem huge. But they are given for "barely acceptable performance", which seems not good enough.

I have just created a Cinta Notes note out of a 683 pages Word document, which I think you'll agree is already way beyond anything realistic. This note, according to Cinta Notes Properties menu, is only 2,4 MB, so way smaller than your 10 MB limit. However, just creating this note took 1' 40", which is way too much to be practical.

A 100-pages Word document (still way beyond the scope of a mere note) produced only a 350 KB note, and took an almost acceptable 3 seconds to create.

As far as volume limits are concerned, wouldn't the notion of "best performance" you developed here :

https://takingnotenow.blo...4023600860 a more useful yardstick ? In that comment, you advised a 100 KB average size limit for one note. In my tests, this amount to a 30-pages Word document and takes one second to create, which is as good as instant.

So here we are. Just from the single note perspective, a 30-pages item (which is a long note by any measure) is created almost instantly. And then, we have some wriggle room for exceptionnally long notes up to 100 pages, which will produce a perceptible delay of up to 3 seconds.
Jan 5 at 2:34am Copy Link
M User Great tool! (Have Pro Lifetime for a few years now)

However stopped using this tool for every day use until they fix the following because the lack of real text editing facilities in CintaNotes. It's that oldskool. In te meantime I use (now OneNote, Evernote en Pocket).

- A build-in text editor, not just via right-click. With buttoms for bold, italic, ... but also text color, different highlight colors ... even different background colors for the notes ... Not just only yellow for highlighting. Easy and direct accesible. I think this is the *very basic* and *essential* for text-orientated tools. That way you have much better visual control if yoy wish to use colors. And black/white is not that future-proof these days ... at least.

Also (optional) copy images on a webpage selexted text (when there are images) Option for images direct embedded whitin the notes - like a hard copy of that part of a webpage - a 'screenshot', just like Evernote, Pocket and OneNote. Without images, infographics, ... *embedded* in or round the text a whole lot of capturing is simply worthless. 'See image below' ... but there is no image in CintaNotes that shows up. That's simply frustrating and contra-productive. My 2 cent as a power-user.
Jul 19 at 10:48am Copy Link
Alex Jenter @M User: Thanks a lot for your great comment and constructive criticism. I'm glad to say that we're already working on the features that you're talking about, and many of them will be included in the new major release that we're preparing for next year.
Cinta Software - Jul 19 at 9:22pm Copy Link
Carlo Caputo This is indeed a great tool! Using it almost daily for more than 4 years now. Ideal for short text snippets and things you don't want to forget and easily find again, like Windows and other soft-/hardware configuration details.

But I agree - it would reach the next level of usefulness if you could use a decent rich-text editor and (missed most) embed necessary pictures and screen shots instead of linking to them. Saving web-site clippings with original formatting and pictures would be the icing on the cake.

Nevertheless, even today I don't want to miss this tool. It constantly gets better and I hope many people will support its further development by taking advantage of this great offer.
Jul 20 at 6:55am Copy Link
DrTeeth A brilliant program and excellent support.

As I have renewed my licence for more than 3 years, I bought a lifetime licence yesterday.

One gets an increased discount for each year one renews. I have always worried about lifetime licences from small companies as I worry what will happen to the product should the main/only developer become unable to continue his work.

This is the first licence of this type I have ever bought as the product is excellent and under continual development. The developer is also very open to suggestions and feedback.

I'm just a happy user.
Jul 20 at 8:56am Copy Link
Mustang So if I change the order qty to 2 does that buy 2 licenses or 24 months for 1 license?
Jul 20 at 5:16pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Carlo Caputo, DrTeeth: Thanks a lot for your kind words! We're constantly doing our best to improve the program, maybe not as fast as you'd wish, but you have to take into account that we have only 2 developers! :)

@Mustang: Thanks for your question. You'll get 2 licenses each 1 year from now. That would only make sense if two people will be using the program!
Cinta Software - Jul 21 at 12:54am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I am a fool for information managers. I use Cinta Notes for a very specific purpose and for nothing else. I quite like the little thing, but I work at getting the text into an easy to read format because of being limited to the .txt format. It would be a great boon, and I would use it for other purposes if it used .rtf format, so I could use bold, italic, etc., maybe a little color. Anyway I am glad to hear the developer is considering adding this feature.

Having said that, I wouldn't like to see CintaNotes become another Evernote, or OneNote, or grow too big and complicated. The way it is, it is quick and simple. Rtf shouldn't change that very much, but adding too many other things can take it into the realm of bloated pigs where so many other info manager reside.
Jul 21 at 5:49am Copy Link
Lawrence User I have been a longtime user of Resophnotes, and I like the list of note headers on the left panel that I find in resophnotes. Does Cintanotes have an equivalent? All I see is the tag tree, which is nice, but I also want to see the list of headers. Am I missing how to see that?
Jul 21 at 7:13am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Lawrence

The list of headers is what you see on the right panel. By default, it does not look like a list of headers, since it is set to display the first 9 lines of each note. But you can change this.

Go to Options, Notes List, and set Preview Text Lines to zero. Then change the header font to something smaller than the default Arial Bold 10. Uncheck Display Tags, Display Remarks and Display Time of Day. Now, you have a list of headers, instead of extracts of each note stacked one upon another.
Jul 21 at 10:52am Copy Link
Benjamin User Where is the lifetime pro discount ?
Jul 21 at 12:13pm Copy Link
geo User @ Benjamin User: Iwas looking for that too, but I believe there is no discount on that, not included in this offer.

@ Alex Jenter: Can you confirm this? Buy the way I want to vote +1 on the rtf functionality. Good work by the way!!!
Jul 21 at 1:18pm Copy Link
Jim Willis Hi - I just bought this & got my receipt from PayPro.
Where is the reg. code to activate it?
Ok - got my reg. code & all is good.
just took a little longer than I'm used to.
Thanks Bits & Alex for this deal.
Alex - can we maybe get a Linux version in a future update?
Jul 21 at 2:38pm Copy Link
Benjamin User Geo user, I saw on the internet that the pro discount cost arround $50, but it was probably an old discount. I got a free license giveaway of this software. It has no free update, but is still avaible today. I suppose they will realese a big update in at least 6 or 12 months right after the end of the 1 year pro license sold on BitDuJour. It's a way of getting money back for them. If you like their product, you're likely to buy paid upgrade. I'll try to get satisfied with the current version I got for free, and if they sell lifetime license at a decent discount I'll consider buying it.
Jul 21 at 5:12pm Copy Link
Alex Jenter @Kelly Hamblin: Thanks a lot for your comment! Indeed , we do our best to keep CintaNotes lean and focused.

@Lawrence User: Adolphe is correct, you can get the list of headers by modifying the settings. However, to see each note's contents you'd have to double-click on it.

@Benjamin User: Sorry to say but we are not offerering Lifetime discounts on BDJ anymore. This turned out to be not profitable in any way for us, unfortunately. Sorry. We work very hard on the product, and a Lifetime license means for us an obligation to work for free for someone. If we continue to sell this obligation this cheap, we won't be able to continue the project.

@geo User: Yes, confirm. Duly noted on rtf. Thanks for the thumbs up!

@Jim Willis: Great that you got the key! The Linux version is definitely on our radar, but this won't be anytime soon, just because of the huge amount of work that is needed.

@Benjamin User: Indeed, the stream of new customers is unfortunately not strong enough to be able to discount Lifetime licenses. But unlike many other software companies, we offer a special discount on upgrading to a Lifetime: for each yearly renewal you get 20% discount on Lifetime upgrade.
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