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Tree Notes

The Trouble With Scribbles

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Platforms: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit)
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Is your note-taking stuck in the 20th century? Are you still scribbling bits of important information on sticky notes, envelopes, and pieces of scrap paper, only to lose track of them at the most inconvenient time?

If this is you, I urge you to check out the Tree Notes Note Organizer. With Tree Notes you can keep all of your scribbles in electronic form, and organize your notes in a collapsible/expandable tiered tree hierarchy! All of your notes are kept in one place, in one file, but organized so neatly and intuitively you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

Tree Notes is mapped to a hotkey, so the app will sit quietly in your System Tray until a hot thought hits your brain. When you need it, hit the key, and Tree Notes pops up, ready to record your wisdom. Jot your note, hit the key, and shooop! Tree Notes retreats back to the System Tray.

All of the formatting options that you're used to are here - bold, underline, italics, justification, fonts, and font sizes. Have a particularly fantastic idea? Format it as bold, in red, 26 point Verdana! Go crazy with your note-taking self.

Any of your notes (or all of them) can be exported as plain text, rich text, or HTML. Think about it - with Tree Notes, your thoughts can easily be emailed to someone else, or posted to the internet on your website for the world to see!

Please note folks, the NEW version of Tree Notes (4) adds: adding and editing SPREADSHEETS in the tree, just like notes! Complete with formulas, rich styles editing and formatting, auto-fill, etc., You can even import/export them from Excel or CSV, You can now add and edit TABLES in notes!, New modern ribbon design, New theme support, select from 9 themes for the interface, Better text color and text background color editing, Better image inserting and Many other improvements.

This promotion includes the following:
Tree Notes v4 ($44.95)
Tree Notes 1-user-3-PC Pack ($67.95)

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Bertie Brummel @ vendor: Is it possible to import data bases from the discontinued Smereka Tree Projects software?
Dec 17 2018 at 3:50am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello @Bertie Brummel. Thank you for your question. There is currently no special import function for the mentioned software.
Dextronet - Dec 18 2018 at 12:38am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho All Dextronet products have excellent quality. I bought a few years ago the Tree Notes and the Swift To-Do List. I recommend. Support is also very thoughtful and fast. I wish it could be translated into other languages. It's the only thing that's missing.
Dec 18 2018 at 3:17am Copy Link
Praveen Any discount on Swift To-Do List 10?
Dec 18 2018 at 6:58pm Copy Link
Adolphe Could this be used as a bookmark manager ? I have 15 000 bookmarks, with descriptions and tags. They would need to be imported from Firefox. Then I would need to be sure I could re-export the database back into a browser, or into another database, in a worst-case scenario where your software becomes unusable many years from now.

Does it have tags ? Would the speed remain acceptable with 15 000 notes, and growing ?
Dec 20 2018 at 2:02am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello @Adolphe. Thank you for your question. I am sorry, I wouldn't recommend Tree Notes as a bookmark manager. It's more suitable for keeping your notes in a neatly organized tree structure.
Dextronet - Dec 20 2018 at 4:44am Copy Link
Sara User Where's "Zoom"? (Not in the "View" menu, right?) I installed the trial, and on my modern (but not even 4k) screen, the (10 point default) characters were minuscule. Then: Where's the help file? Under the "Help" menu, I just found a 4-page (and these are minuscule pages!!!) "Quick Start Guide".

Without some sort of zoom for modern screens (i.e. anything above 1024x768), this program is unusable (since if you resize your font size to something around 14 points, any export/printing will be affected, accordingly).

And, please, Jiri, if this font size problem cannot be resolved for, please devise in a way that I'll be able to trial it anew. I had thought that at the price, this program would be a no-brainer, as some additional tool to my regular work-flow, and indeed it would be, but not with minuscule font size on 90 p.c. of today's screens, but then, perhaps I just overlooked this screen font resizing feature; I very much hope so. (And yes, help should extend 4 very tiny "pages" indeed and in general.)
Dec 20 2018 at 6:13am Copy Link
Frank Christensen Can entries to Tree Notes be entered with CTRL-C and pasted with CTRL-V as in a clip manager? Thanks!
Dec 20 2018 at 7:44am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Sara User: Look at the font section just above the name of the active Tree.
There are two 'A' s, a bigger and a smaller none. Left click the first one to increase, the second one to minimize the font size.
Furthermore, you can change font settings under Options / trees etc.

Dec 20 2018 at 8:14am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Dextronet - Thank you for your honest answer.
Dec 20 2018 at 8:20am Copy Link
Sara User No problem, Bertie. Some people know about the difference between screen font size and the individual font sizes of the individual documents or their individual parts, others will learn of that difference when they try to print out their documents.
Dec 20 2018 at 9:10am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Dextronet has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 21 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello @ Frank. Yes, you can use CTRL+C and CTRL+V. I am not sure about what exactly you mean by a clip manager functionality. Maybe check out our product FastPaste on
Dextronet - Dec 21 2018 at 3:49am Copy Link
Gary User Downloaded and installed - but can't get drag and drop to work for emails from outlook. Also, there doesn't seem to be any help file other than the short four-panel introduction.
Dec 21 2018 at 4:19am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello Gary User, drag and drop for Outlook emails is supported only in Swift To-Do List, not Tree Notes. Sorry! If you have any questions about the product, please contact us at We are happy to help.
Dextronet - Dec 21 2018 at 5:42am Copy Link
Gary User Thanks for the quick response.
Dec 21 2018 at 9:47am Copy Link
Richard User I tried to install this program (trial version) 6 different times. I finally got it installed but by then I was so P.O.'d, I said "the heck with it" and uninstalled it. Why in the world does it install itself to %LocalAppData% instead of to Program Files like normal programs do? (And is it a 64 bit app? If not, it belongs in Program Files (x86).) For security reasons, I don't allow un-whitelisted executables to run from %LocalAppData%. In order to install to Program Files, you have to "Run [the installer] as Administrator", but in that case, you can't have Revo Uninstaller log the installation. The functionality may be great, but I won't spend any more of my time trying to use an ill-behaved app like this. I wasted enough time already. (PS- I likely would have purchased the app if things had gone better.)
Dec 21 2018 at 8:22pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hello @Richard. Thank you for your comment. LocalAppData is a standard location for per-user installations (the Program Files folder is for per-machine installations). Since our licensing is per-user based, it makes sense to install into local app data. Also, this way the setup doesn't need elevated privileges (Run as Admin) so that makes the installation safer and easier. Many high-profile apps are installing into local app data, so it's not some obscure idea of our own :).
Dextronet - Dec 21 2018 at 11:28pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Adolphe: Linkman Pro ( is a great bookmark manager that should fulfill all your needs. I'm using it for many, many years now, and it's really fast - the programmers take performance very seriously. My own database has about 14.000 bookmarks.
Dec 21 2018 at 11:58pm Copy Link
Richard User @Dextronet, thank you for the reply. The promotion is over now, so I'm SOL anyway. Merry Christmas.
Dec 22 2018 at 7:57am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Jan-Christoph Ihrens - Thank you for taking the trouble to suggest Linkman. I have known it for ages, installed/uninstalled it a hundred times and never used it. It's hopelessly outdated. It's not high DPI-aware, which on my configuration means it's either completely blurry, or with an impossibly small interface and degraded fonts. They have never corrected this, and probably never will.

The free version has not been updated since 2016, and always lags behind the paying version update-wise. The interface seems straight out of Windows 3.1, or XP to be charitable, when it was fashionable to have dozens of different frames on-screen, arranged in no particular way, and bury the user under a thousand commands all visible at once, because the more complex you seemed to be, the better.

Also, the colours are truly horrible, back from the day we had maybe five primary hues to choose from, each was individually ugly and they were even uglier when displayed together.

Finally, the publisher has never made the transition to mobile apps. Linkman is desktop-only. I don't particularly mind, but that would be a deal-breaker for many users.
Dec 22 2018 at 10:32am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Adolphe: Okay, my main (27") monitor has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, so I didn't notice the problems with HiDPI screens.

I didn't talk about Linkman Lite (the free version), but Linkman Pro, so I guess the remarks about the free version don't belong here.

I'm not quite sure what your problem is regarding the interface. You don't like an icon bar? Hide it. You don't need the input fields at the top? Hide them. I find them practical, though.

Apart from these elements, I have a tree view at the left and a search pane at the right side. Not dozens of frames, just that, and arranged in a way that doesn't make the impression of being random.

Most of the time I even don't use Linkman's main window at all. It comes with a desktop bar that is sufficient when searching for a bookmark. I almost only open the main window when adding bookmarks.

The colors are the standard Windows colors, mostly grey and white. Maybe you mean the colors used for the ratings, but those can be customized to any colors you like.

There's no app, that's right. But you didn't mention that as a prerequisite, and as it seems, you don't need one. I recommended Linkman Pro to you, not to anyone who might have other needs. As I said, it does what you asked for, and it does it well. I'm sorry that there are problems on a HiDPI monitor that I didn't notice. Did you contact Outertech and asked if there's a solution (or a plan for solving the issue)?

Out of interest: Which software do you recommend? If there is a better one, I might switch to it - I'm always interested in better solutions. Until now I didn't find any, and taking into account that you asked here, I guess you haven't found the perfect solution yet, too...
Dec 22 2018 at 1:10pm Copy Link
Adolphe @ Jan-Christoph Ihrens - There's no proper bookmark manager out there. That's my whole point. The category has died long ago. It has migrated online, which is against my religion, for privacy and security reasons.

You might, however, be interested to check a program I just discovered today, called Rons Web Lynx. It's probably not (yet) as powerful as Linkman (Linkman Pro and Lite have the same fundamental drawbacks), but it's new, and therefore modern and growing.

I asked the question about Tree Notes being possibly used as a bookmark manager, because I once came across a user who solved the problem by using an old-fashioned, tree-based note application (not this one).

High DPI non-awareness is a huge, documented problem with many Windows programs. You'd recognise it immediately if you were affected. It completely breaks your interface in various ways. You don't need a high DPI monitor to suffer from it. Mine is lower-resolution than yours. It's 24", 1920 x 1200. However, I need to set DPI at 150 % in Windows 7 because of my eyesight, and that's what makes it imperative that programs be high DPI-aware.

Google "windows high dpi aware", you'll find some highly technical articles explaining why this is a problem (Microsoft and application developers are both to blame). As a rule, it's older programs (such as Linkman) that tend to fail in this respect. Newer programs are usually better behaved.
Dec 22 2018 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens @Adolphe: Yes, I know about the problems that the absence of a HiDPI feature can cause. I just didn't notice it because I'm not affected by it (though my eyes are not the best, too - I'm 51 ;-) ). You're absolutely right that modern software should take this into account.

Regarding bookmark managers: I don't like cloud-based ones either, for the same reasons as you, plus they aren't as fast as a local solution. That's why I stick with Linkman Pro (and because I'm still satisfied with it). It has all the features I need.

Thanks for the tip regarding Rons WebLynx; I'll check it out as soon as I find some time. But I'm so used to Linkman's desktop bar that every other software would have to be quite a bit better than Linkman...
Dec 22 2018 at 2:45pm Copy Link

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