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What are people saying about Tree Notes

Tom Stimson Actually a question - Can you create notes in an outline with numbers and letters
Jan 22 2009 at 2:36pm Copy Link
Edward Paul Tried to run your trial copy but got a message saying "set up files are corrupted, please obtain a new copy".
Jan 26 2009 at 8:59am Copy Link
Susan User Am I the only one who didn't get the email for this until 4 am-ish today? The day after the deal!
Never happened before though, hopefully a one-time glitch.
Too bad, I would def have bought this.
Jan 26 2009 at 8:32pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Edward,

Try redownloading the program.
Dextronet - Jan 27 2009 at 4:51am Copy Link
Tom Colvin I've been using the freeware KeyNote for years now -- it apparently does pretty much the same thing as Tree Notes, with perhaps even some additional capability thrown in.

However, KeyNote is no longer under defvelopment, and I'd really like to find something new and up-to-date. Can anyone explain why Tree Notes might just be that replacement software?
Jul 20 2009 at 8:50pm Copy Link
Krzysztof N. KeyNote *is* under development. Please look at KeyNote NF:

The new developer labels it:
"Tabbed notebook with RichText editor, multi-level notes and strong encryption.Added new features to Marek's KeyNote: checkboxes on children of selected nodes, hidden nodes, alarms on nodes."
Jul 26 2009 at 10:00pm Copy Link
Ross Burnett There is a new developer for keynote:
Jul 27 2009 at 1:05am Copy Link
Tom Colvin Thanks for the info about KeyNote NF -- will definitely check it out.
Jul 27 2009 at 4:23pm Copy Link
Michael K I have downloaded the trial and attached a couple of emails to a note which is a very neat feature.

However, when I did a search on a word that is included in the email title and clearly shown in Tree Notes column that lists attachments, it said nothing was found.

I then tried the same thing in embedding a file and did a search on a word in the file name which also is shown in the Tree Notes attachment column but again nothing was found.

It seems the search function does not find things outside the body of a note which if true is a major limitation of the search feature.

There is not much use in being able to embed emails and files if one can't locate them easily or am I doing something wrong?


Jun 12 2011 at 1:04am Copy Link
Dextronet Michael: Yes, you can't currently search inside the attachments. That would be very difficult feature to implement, as you can attach literally anything.

What you can do is to write a short description of the attached document into the main body of the note.
Dextronet - Jun 12 2011 at 2:16am Copy Link
Michael K Hi Jiri,

Thanks for the response and I understand it would be difficult to search "inside" an attachment or email. That is not what I am looking to achieve.

In embedding a file or an email, Tree Notes has a "Name" column where it give the file name or title, whatever you want to call it. It is important and I think in many ways essential to be able to search on a word that is in that "Name" column, that is all I am asking for.

Your workaround would involve copying all those titles i to the main body of the note which is messy and time consuming.

Would it not be possible in the near term to include the 'Name" column as it called in Tree Notes, in the search so that attachments and emails can be easily located along with their associated notes.?

Also, when emails and documents are embedded in the database are they independent of the original document? That is if the original email in Outlook is deleted or the original word document is deleted, does copy embedded into Tree Notes remain intact.?

I note Tree Notes can be used on a portable USB thumb drive so does that mean it carries with it full copies of the l attachments whether they are emails, word documents or excel spreadsheets and that those attachments can be opened while traveling, on any other computer that has the originating application on it such as Outlook, Word or Excel or whatever application type the file was created in?

Does it meant Tree Notes will then run from the USB drive without installing itself on the host machine but can use the host computer's applications to open the attachments carried in the Tree Notes database on the USB thumb drive?

And lastly, can a Tree Notes database on a laptop and one on a thumb drive be synchronized?

Hope that's all clear but if not, please let me know.

Jun 12 2011 at 3:00am Copy Link
Dextronet Michael: That makes sense.

1) We might add attachments searching in the near future, yes, but I can't promise it at this point, as we are working on other things.

2) Yes, embedded attachments are stored as copies in the database. You can delete the original files/emails, and they will remain intact in Tree Notes.

3) Yes, when you run it from USB thumb drive, all embedded attachments will be available.

4) Yes, you can run it from the USB thumb drive without installing it on any host computer, and use the applications available on the host computer in order to open/edit attachments.

5) Synchronizing is not possible yet, but it will be in the future. You can just always run it from the USB to have only one database.
Dextronet - Jun 12 2011 at 4:23am Copy Link
Michael K Hi, Jiri,

I will buy Tree Notes today in the hope that you folks see the importance of including the attachment "Name" column of the database in the search options in the near future.

Adding attachments to Tree Notes is a great feature but if users can't find them easily, it will lead to a source of frustration in your useful program.

Many thanks for your swift responses.

Jun 12 2011 at 4:43am Copy Link
Josh Valino Any chance that Swift To-Do list will make it out here on Bits du Jour some day? It is way overpriced, so I use the free version. I'd upgrade if it were priced properly.
Jun 12 2011 at 5:43am Copy Link
Dextronet Josh: It might be reintroduced here, yes. But I have to strongly disagree that it's overpriced, because the value it provides is enormous.
Dextronet - Jun 12 2011 at 5:47am Copy Link
Josh Valino I do agree it provides values, but when I compare it to other software that doesn't come from the "big players" (i.e. Microsoft, Adobe, etc.), from a consumer's standpoint, it is overpriced. The professional version seems to be priced okay, though I must say. But, when I compare it to other "utility" apps I use, such as Beyond Compare, TextPad, it's overpriced. But, just my opinion, of course, and I purchase accordingly.
Jun 12 2011 at 5:52am Copy Link
Michael K I agree with Josh concerning the pricing of Swift To-Do being too expensive and that applies to the Professional version too which is why I have not bought it.

If the Professional version comes to BitsDuJour at a similar discount to today's offer with Tree Notes, then it will get my attention, until then I can live without it.
Jun 12 2011 at 6:05am Copy Link
Ray Costanzo I also agree that ToDo is very overpriced and will not buy it for that reason, but perhaps such conversations would be best elsewhere instead of cluttering up the comments for another piece of software. :)
Jun 12 2011 at 6:15am Copy Link
Richard Blake It concerns me somewhat that your product page at speaks of a database having hundreds of notes. I'd be more confident with a program comfortable handling many thousands. Maintaining a separate database for each major topic category is a significant sacrifice of convenience, since only one can be open at a time. But perhaps I take "hundreds" too literally.

I see that TreeNotes does not maintain a tree of folders that contain notes, only a tree of notes that contain other notes. I'm trying to convince myself that a note will do everything that a folder would do (in the left pane), plus it can hold text (in the right pane). But I don't quite see that. #1: if I expand a note with subnotes in the tree, then all the notes beneath it expand, both those that have other subnotes (thus serving as folders) and those that do not. #2: searches search and return notes; there is no option to search only within notes that contain subnotes (i.e. folders). #3: no obvious opportunity for future enhancement allowing a note to appear under multiple folders, except by duplicating the note. (And, of course, a folder could be implemented to allow it to have text in the right pane - describing the folder itself - but perhaps not be able to have attachments.)

Search function: the results window shows the names of the notes that contain the found text. Clicking on any of them does nothing. Doubleclicking takes you to the note, hilighting it in the tree and showing its text to the right. However doing so also closes the search results window. I would prefer that a single click on any search result made that note current, but left the search results window open, allowing convenient navigation to other hits.
Of course, the program costs far less than AskSam and has almost zero learning curve. Fine for $9.95, but how soon will I decide I have outgrown it?
Jun 12 2011 at 11:21am Copy Link
Ray Costanzo @Richard, if you outgrow it, you're talking about $9.95. Bits du Jour discounts mitigates such risks with such discounts, no?
Jun 12 2011 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Also 3 months return policy, plenty of time to test it!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 12 2011 at 8:57pm Copy Link
Gosha Mazov The Aml Pages is much more powerful: the integration with web browsers, fast sticky notes, data filters, plug-ins and many more.

Dec 15 2011 at 4:03am Copy Link
Oliver Steinmetz This software looks a lot more up-to-date than Aml pages - the interface is so much cleaner and user-friendly and most importantly IT'S SIMPLE

Aml Pages might have more features, but a lot of people including me are minimalists and don't want something like Aml Pages that is filled with too many distracting things for day-to-day work.

I've been using Swift-To-Do to organize my notes, but was about to look for alternatives, so I'm very happy that finally there's a similar program with pretty icons that is simple yet powerful enough to organize encrypted notes.

Will get this instead of Aml Pages!
Dec 15 2011 at 5:18am Copy Link
HJ B It seems that:

1. A paste into Tree Notes converts the material into plain text. All formatting is lost, except that usually associated with plain text, and any links imbedded in a word or phrase will also be lost. There does not seem to be anyway to save links that are embedded in a source document.

2. If an actual url is pasted into the main window, the program will recognize what it is and it will function as a link.

3. There is a short quick start guide; however there does not appear to be any other manual or detailed help file.

4. There are two search functions. One permits a search within a note. The other permits a search across multiple notes; however, it does not jump through the different notes, but only reports which notes contain the word or phrase . One must then go to each such note and do a repeated search.

5. The search function does not go across databases and does include attached material.

6. There does not appear to be a specification of what the size limits are for a note or a database.

If I come across a webpage or a webpage segment that I wish to preserve as it appears within a browser, is there a way to do that within this program, or can I only save a link to the page? The difference is significant since web pages change and also sometimes a one only wants a sentence or a paragraph (but with imbedded links and formatting).

The program gives the ability to embed a document. If I embed a document, and then the original is deleted, will I be able to use the embedded document in the same way as I could have used the original?

Can a copy of a database file be sent to other people. If so, will they require this program in order to read it?
Dec 18 2011 at 2:17am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi HJ B:

Paste does not convert the material into plain-text, unless you turn this in in File - Options - Notes.

The database limit is 4 GB.

To store a web-page: Either copy its contents and paste it into Tree Notes (this can be sometimes messy, so if the web-page supports print view mode, use that), OR, you can save the webpage to MHT archive in your browser and them embed that into Tree Notes note as an attachment.

If you embed an attachment, it is stored in the database, and you do not need the original file anymore. The attachments mechanism is based on the way our Swift To-Do List handles attachments. You can learn more about it here:
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 2:38am Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

This is a crowded genre, my favs have been RightNote, TreeDbNotes, Keynote-NF with honorable mention to AmiPages, WhizFolders and AllMyNotes Organizer.

However ...Dextronet has proven their versatility with Swift To-Do, and the biggest problem is getting a fuil, supported, neat program at a nice price. So this should be interesting.

Swift To-Do has been excellent.

Looking at the pic .. the biggest lack is not having a "tab metaphor" which is very helpful for keeping diverse information in one database without overloading the Explorer-style pane. I passed over this lack in Swift To-Do because it clearly had some edges over the To-Do competition. I'll watch the comments here to see if Tree Notes has some good edges that will make up for the tab lack (in addition to the Bits excellent discount aspect. ) compared to the first 4-5 programs above, or if it has another way to economize structure. (Ami has tabs on two edges.) Without the tabs you usually end up with either clutter or a large multiple of distinct database files.

If nothing else, this Bits is helping me to really review the field !

And the big problem is getting a solid program without shelling out $30-50 .. (except Keynotes-NF freeware, which is a tad dated and bland, although good) or having the "Free edition limitations (usually a hassle)" ... so this may well be fine even with the tab question. If everything else works good, and the program is pleasant, a $10 purchase will be forthcoming.

Steven Avery
Dec 18 2011 at 6:23am Copy Link
HJ B @Novatny

On my computer, the paste function does not work as you describe. Here is what I found:

1. Copy mixed graphics, links and text from Firefox browser and paste into Treenotes. Result: I get plain text only, regardless of whether I use the mouse, right click options, or ctrl v or ctrel alt v.

2. Paste to Ms Word and the same material looks like it did in the browser. Copy that result from Word and paste it into Treenotes and it looks like it ought, except the links are expanded from the usual embedded link, as follows and the entire thing is an embedded link;

Contributed by @katchicagoe: Leaving Iraq

From this I can conclude that my system 7 64 computer has some problem or that Tree Notes cannot deal with a copy from Firefox.
Dec 18 2011 at 7:17am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho (Sorry My English)

I agree with Oliver Steinmetz.

Aml Pages is an excellent product, but it serves different purpose of Tree Notes. I bought the Swift to-do List 7 for a specific job and now I'm buying the Tree Notes to another.

Respecting the need for the work that will be held, the three products are of unquestionable quality.
Dec 18 2011 at 8:04am Copy Link
HJ B HJ B @Novatny
This is a followup to my prior note. I get the same results with Google Chrome as I did with FireFox. However, if I use MS Internet Explorer, formatted text is pasted, except, if it is mixed graphic and text, only the text pastes, and if it is an embedded link, the link is divided into text and url.

In my initial note, I stated there does not appear to be any guide other than the quick start guide , i.e. no pdf or typical help file. Is that correct?

I also note that the search function is limited in various ways. Was that correct? As a footnote to that, the search box that opens to guide the search generally has part of the box hidden on my computer.
Dec 18 2011 at 8:31am Copy Link
Dextronet Nelson: Thanks for your kind words and support!

HJ B: Thanks for your insights. Support for HTML pasting will be added in the next update. (Internet Explorer, Word, etc copy the text as rich-text (RTF), which is supported now.) The Help file will be added after that. However, even now, the program is VERY easy to use, so there is not much need for it. Also, we provide fast and friendly support.

The only non-obvious thing are notes shortcuts, which are the same as in Swift To-Do List. You can see an overview here:
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 9:26am Copy Link
Flo How do I export my notes to plain text? All I seem to find is export to HTML. Thanks!
Dec 18 2011 at 9:31am Copy Link
Dextronet Florian: First, select the note. Then click the little green floppy disk icon in the notes formatting toolbar, and select Export To File. The shown window allows Plain Text (TXT) to be selected.

(It is currently not possible to batch-export multiple notes into plain-text)
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 10:34am Copy Link
Flo Thanks, Jiri. That will work for now and I will purchase a license. Do you think you will add batch-export to plain text in the future?
Dec 18 2011 at 10:44am Copy Link
Dextronet Florian: I can see how that could be useful. However, we would have to probably redesign the export process - as of now, the batch export to HTML is done into a single file. But batch exporting notes into plain text in a single file is not probably what most people want - I suppose it would have to be 1 file per 1 note. I will think about this, and perhaps collect some more feedback. But generally, yeah, we will never stop improving the program :)
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 11:48am Copy Link
ddalian 1. Are there any plans to offer the sync option for Treenotes like the one offered with your other product ToDo-Desklist? Being able to share a single note database between the various computers I use daily would be great.
2. The policy as stated here says the software is licensed per user. (Single user on multiple computers). After I purchased the software in the registration area it says Single user for one computer. As someone who uses several computers but only one at a time am I able to install the software on all four computers as long as I am the only user?
Dec 18 2011 at 12:42pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Duane,

1. Yes, Tree Notes will definitely have Sync feature in the not-so-far future!

2. Tree Notes is actually licensed per user and computer. So there is a mistake in the BDJ Policy box. That said, we will honor what is written there - so YES, you can install it on all four computers, as long as you are the only person using the program.
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

Any possibility of the addition of tabs in the future ?

(Note: I'm a likely 2AM buyer either way.)

I realize that the ease of setting up tabs up depends a lot on the particular programming tools you are using, and it is far from trivial.

Appreciate the discussion about the RTF-HTML questions. I rarely do a mix mode, so for me the existing abilities are reasonable.

On the search, cross-database support would be unusual (this is one reason I like tabs, lessening the need for multiple databases). It does sound like cross-note support could be a bit more elegant, but is sufficient.

Dec 18 2011 at 6:33pm Copy Link
Dextronet Steven: Yes, tabs are definitely a possibility. However, it would probably be 1 tab = 1 database. Cross-database search would be possible, too.
Dextronet - Dec 18 2011 at 11:52pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi,

A tab being equivalent to a database is ok. That is largely how they are naturally used. One Tab might be personal daily notes, another Business stuff, another Bible, etc. The point is that when they are all on the explorer tree, it gets too complex over there. And nobody wants many multiple databases to open/close through a complex process. If you handle that through tabs, ok as long as response time is not bad.

Ok, I went ahead. Mainly because the program is pleasant, the developer is helpful and it may go well with Swift To-Do. I may find it a bit simple for some uses (e.g. one program even has tables and spreadsheets) but generally notes are simply .. notes. Like with Swift To-Do .. crisp design was a major plus. The fact that Swift is a keeper allows a piggy-back approach.

The Bits low $ pain aspect also helps. A lot.

I would like you to consider a "save printout" option. (e.g. these four notes, in that format). That is rare, and is a major need. If you work with notes to print out a daily this and that, you want to be able to save that configuration.

Dec 18 2011 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Garrett Goyette I love this program and use it everday. It even saves without saving. I love that i can drag the folder i am using to the top of the list where i conveniently can find and then move it back in aplhabetical order. I so like the program i will buy two more copies ehn it goes on sale
Apr 9 2012 at 1:52am Copy Link
Peter Martin Does Tree notes handle headers and footers. Import doc docx files with headers and footers and also export them with headers and footers
Apr 10 2012 at 12:09am Copy Link
Dextronet Garrett: Thanks for your kind words and support!

Petter: You can import/export DOC and DOCX files, but headers and footers are not supported.
Dextronet - Apr 10 2012 at 12:53am Copy Link
Retired Engineer To speed up searches on large note databases, I have the following questions ... 1) Does TreeNotes support Tags and Tag-only searches? 2) Does TN support color-coded note categories, which may be in several different tree branches at once? Can TN search on *only* the text or tags in a single note color category?
Apr 11 2012 at 8:26am Copy Link
Software Guy Very good price for TreeNotes. Most users like Dextronet because of their top quality programs ( also swift ToDo and fastPaste which is coming soon) and excellent customer support.
One potential issue you might have is their per computer licensing. Many of us have desktops and laptops which would require 2 licenses. And a per computer license is tough for a laptop as there is usually only 1 user, or at least 1 main user anyway. SoTreeNotes becomes more attractive at this reduced price.
I do use TreeNotes and like it quite a bit. I first thought the icons were just flashy, but have really come to like the icons to sort folders out. I especially like the colored NUMBER icons as subfolders - they really help.
I also use several other Note programs and will mention 2 - my other favorites are TexNotes from gemX - well worth checking out and loaded with features, and AllMyNotes which is very straightforward and has great customer support. i should mention in the battle of the Notes software that gemX is licensed per user, which is useful if you have multiple machines - gemX allows a user 4 installs before writing to them. It also sports a regular price of under $20, making it a competitor with TreeNotes even at this reduced price. AllMyNotes is usually at 30% discount everyday on BDJ, and sometimes it is offered at greater discounts and is licensed per user.
These programs are similar in concept and similar in usage, with TexNotes and TreeNotes clearly battling for top honors under this type of software. if you have a specific need then check each carefully to make sure it will do exactly what you need. i give TexNotes an edge in internet/HTML notetaking, and it looks like TreeNotes has an edge in documents - docx, pdf export and search and replace - applications.
One other option to consider especially for internet intensive applications/notetaking is GoldGinko's CaptureSaver as a good way to take notes especially where the internet is heavily used and lots of graphics are required.
Anyway, if you need a premium note taking software and the license (per computer) suits you, then this is a great deal for an excellent program with top notch developer support. And keep in mind that if you already have Swift ToDo or another PIM/organizer, then you already have the notes function built in and you only need a separate software if you are a heavy notes user.
Apr 11 2012 at 12:53pm Copy Link
Dextronet Retired Engineer: There are no tags, but you can include any text in your notes to act as a tag.

Color coding categories is not supported, but Tree Notes includes 244 icons to choose from, including flags in various colors, or numbers, etc. You can either search all notes, or just the selected note.
Dextronet - Apr 11 2012 at 10:13pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Please tell me what the current version is...
Above is referenced " ver 2.50 ", but the most recent version that I am aware of (as of March 1st) was ver 2.53 ???
Thanks for the info and what appears to be a great program!
Apr 12 2012 at 7:10am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Chris,
Incidentally, I've *just* released version 2.60 with some fixes, so that is the latest version. All 2.xx updates are free.
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 7:16am Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner I dowloaded and installed the trial of Tree Notes. I created a new note and pasted therein text that I copied from a pdf file. When I attempted to export this note, I could only save it as an html file. I believe the ad said that I could save it to a variety of formats including .doc and pdf. What if anything am I doing incorrectly and how if at all can I correct my mistake?
Apr 12 2012 at 7:25am Copy Link
Dextronet Mitchell: The big export button is for exporting multiple notes. If you want to export a single note, click the small green diskette icon, and select "Export To File". Then PDF and DOC will be shown.
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 7:31am Copy Link
unisorce I have a desktop and two laptops that I use. How do I go about using Tree Notes on all three?
Apr 12 2012 at 8:36am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi unisorce, just get 3 licenses. If you want to keep the program synchronized, you can use Dropbox, just like this: (Tree Notes is based on Swift To-Do List)
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 8:39am Copy Link
unisorce Just noticed on that there is a Tree Notes 1-user-3-PC Pack, is it possible to get a comparable discount on that licensing option?
Apr 12 2012 at 8:42am Copy Link
Software Guy Recall that swift to do did not require admin rights to install and use, which is a major asset for many users. Is treeNotes similar? and while asking, how about that new version of fastpaste that you have coming up? Thanks dextronet!
Apr 12 2012 at 9:25am Copy Link
Dextronet Tree Notes don't require admin rights to be installed. FastPaste doesn't require them either.

Tree Notes 1-user-3-PC Pack is not available during this promotion, but even buying 3 licenses from BitsDuJour is cheaper than purchasing the 1-user-3-PC-Pack for the regular price.
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 9:31am Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner Jiri

I don't know what you are writing about.

You clikc file' you click print/export; you click export----there is only one button; you select the file to export; but you can only export to html.
Apr 12 2012 at 10:50am Copy Link
Mina Friedman Is there a portable USB version for this?
Apr 12 2012 at 10:50am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Mitchell: Please see this screenshot:

Mina: Yes, Tree Notes can be deployed to USB, and doesn't require admin. privileges to be installed.
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 10:54am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson Jiri,
If I already have Swift To Do List, Is there any benefits offered by "Tree Notes" that is not already included in "Swift-2-do-List ???
Thank you!
Apr 12 2012 at 11:11am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Chris: Some of our customers use both Tree Notes and Swift To-Do List (and I personally do too). If you have larger amount of notes, it might be useful to have them in a separate program. Tree Notes has different global hotkey, etc. I use Swift To-Do List mainly for work, and Tree Notes for personal stuff (as personal things are usually not to-do items, but more like "nice to-do" or ideas etc).
Dextronet - Apr 12 2012 at 11:49am Copy Link
Dana McIntyre Wow, I screwed up by getting too busy yesterday and missed the deal! Please bring this deal back soon! Dana
Apr 13 2012 at 5:44am Copy Link
Scott Youngman Two questions:
TN does not have a tabbed interface, correct?
Can TN import KeyNote databases? Thanks.
Aug 8 2012 at 8:15am Copy Link
Binkie Boy This is great! Now I can post my grocery list on the Internet, and show the world that I'm out of toilet paper! And to use it, all I have to do is bring my copmputer and monitor along to the grocery store! What could be easier?
Aug 9 2012 at 6:43am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale LOL Binkie, I think it has a few other uses than that - and also you could check your grocery list on your smartphone ;-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 9 2012 at 6:45am Copy Link
Dextronet @Scott, TN indeed does not have a tabbed interface. I'm afraid the answer to your second question is a "no" too. Thank you for your comment!
Dextronet - Aug 9 2012 at 7:39am Copy Link
Max Frenkel Is it also possible to import Info Select files (*.wd2) into Tree Notes?
Aug 10 2012 at 3:38pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to link (not copy!) one tree-node/leaf to another tree-node, e.g. if an note would fit into two different cathegories?
Aug 11 2012 at 12:11am Copy Link
Garrett Goyette TREENOTES ROCKS!

BEST $10 YOU may ever spend on software, though ClipCache and Clipmate stay open all day long on my pc as well.
could not live without these utility programs.

all the time i watch webinars and demos from internet marketers and others who use notepad temporarily to copy and paste to get work done,..... when they could just use TreeNotes, never bother having to hit save and then still have all their previous work available AND EASY TO FIND to use again

but i have a wishlist as well. ;-) though two thumbs up for the whole list of improvements in the new version

Tabbed interface would be sweet but having a tree in the left hand pane is actually easier and more compact than simply having Tabs in my opinion though i have seen horizontal and vertical code snippet apps that have a simiar feature.
Even better would be to add a TAG or [label] field like gmail so any item could be assigned to many, many categories.
Of course, then it would be nice to SORT according to those TAGS, by DATE, by A to Z and then also be able to return the TREE to whatever custom layout that has accrued over Time.

I literally have thousands of Items, pages, subfolders,etc.

Treenotes rocks. I have been using it for about a year now. I leave it open all day long and often use it more than 100 times a day.
Sure, i have ultra recall, surfulator, Tabbles (just starting to use that)

btw think i will copy this whole review and paste it into a Treenote subfolder for software REVIEWS or should i add a subfolder to my Treenote folder inside my purchased Desktop software folder. hmmm! see what i mean about having Tags and Categories. ;-)

think i may just buy a second copy
Aug 11 2012 at 2:07am Copy Link
MK Your website says TreeNotes can import and export DOCX.
How is this done?
I've downloaded the v2.67 trial and I don't see import, and export only seems to support HTML.
And it is possible to search in the Notes for text, is it possible to search the Tree?
It would be great if these could be clarified, as I would like to be able to use TreeNotes together with Swift To-Do.
Thanks in advance.
Aug 11 2012 at 2:16am Copy Link
Software Guy The 3 computer license is also on sale for $14.95 when you hit the big green BUY NOW button - good deal!
Aug 11 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
VLM Nico - "LOL Binkie, I think it has a few other uses than that - and also you could check your grocery list on your smartphone ;-)" ... Good one!

The write-up, above, says "numbered bullet lists, multi-level lists (outlines)". I use numbered lists and I use bulleted lists, but never a numbered bulleted list. :) Does this statement mean that both are now available? And by "outlines", do you mean that one can open/close the display of portions by clicking, or of a whole level? For example, in this item, display on the the first 2 levels? That would be a real outlining capabiltiy, I think.
Aug 11 2012 at 4:59am Copy Link
Charlie N I'll jump into the chorus of positive Tree Note users.

I have been using it for 8 months (I also their Swift T-DO List program for more formal and strategic planning and thinking). Treenotes is always open on my PC also and is totally stable, small footprint and has never caused an issue under my Windows 7 install on a Dell Lattitude.

PLUS - in those 8 months I have gotten 7 upgrades. Jiri and his team do not sit around, they keep improving the product and putting it in the user community's hands.

A great value for a great product!
Aug 11 2012 at 5:36am Copy Link
VLM Can you add custom icons?
Aug 11 2012 at 8:24am Copy Link
Dextronet @Max, unfortunately it's not possible.
Dextronet - Aug 11 2012 at 9:11am Copy Link
Dextronet @Michael R., hello, currently items cannot be linked. But we are working on a feature that will enable to create a text in notes linking to another item.
Dextronet - Aug 11 2012 at 9:14am Copy Link
Dextronet @Garrett Goyette, I am so glad you like Tree Notes! Thank you for your suggestions!
Dextronet - Aug 11 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
Dextronet @VLM, I see, then perhaps we misinterpreted the word outlines - they're really just non collapsible lists. But numbered lists and bullet lists are now both available.
Dextronet - Aug 11 2012 at 9:18am Copy Link
Dextronet @VLM, regarding the custom icons - it's not possible yet. It's in a future features list but no ETA.
Dextronet - Aug 11 2012 at 9:19am Copy Link
Edgar Werner Tree Notes has been said to be installable on Mac, too. See above:

"Tree Notes
Tree Notes 1-user-3-PC Pack
Mac & PC"

The treenotes file I downloaded is an exe file. I can't imagine that this file works on a Mac without the help of Bootcamp or alike. Please, what's the matter?
Aug 11 2012 at 10:24am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Edgar Werner Apologies about the mix up. Tree Notes is only for PC. There is no Mac version.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 11 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
Edgar Werner You removed my commentary on the use of Tree Notes on Mac-Computern. That's a horrible policy! Do you cheat the clients or not? By no way I can see that your publishing rules are fulfilled by my question.

In the case you will remove this post, too, I'll give information on this fact. WOT would be the beginning.
Aug 11 2012 at 10:29am Copy Link
Mark Johnson @Garrett - "Tabbed interface would be sweet but having a tree in the left hand pane is actually easier and more compact than simply having Tabs in my opinion"

Typically in a note-taking program that has a tabbed interface, each tab represents a different tree in the same database. i.e. you might have 2 tabs at the top, one for "Todo" and one for "Research". When you click the 'Todo' tab, the tree at left shows your todo items. When you click the 'Research' tab, the tree at left shows items you are researching. Then you decide you want to also start recording notes on gardening. You simply add a new tab for "Gardening", and then in the same database you have a new tree for recording gardening info.

Some notes applications handle this by allowing 'Hoisting'. With 'Hoisting' you technically only have one tree, but you can select any node in the tree and 'hoist it' and put it in its own tab. Then you have one tab that shows all of your tree, and another tab that only shows the portion of the tree that you hoisted.
Aug 11 2012 at 10:30am Copy Link
Manish Gangal How does it compare with Keynote and Treepad Business? I have been using Treepad Business and am happy. But I really like uncluttered interface of Treenote that I see in the screenshot here. Thanks.
Aug 11 2012 at 10:31am Copy Link
DroidLuvr @Charlie N and/or
@Jiri --

Why would I want and/or need this IN ADDITION TO your Swift To-Do List 7 which I just purchased this week?
Aug 11 2012 at 10:43am Copy Link
VLM Jiri, thank you for responding to my various questions.

I have a suggestion. If the statement "Swift To-Do List has all features of Tree Notes, and many extra" is correct, then next time around perhaps offer Tree Notes first, then a month or so later offer an upgrade from that to Swift To Do.

Just a thought to consider. :)
Aug 11 2012 at 12:50pm Copy Link
Charlie N @DroidLuvr -

I too bought Switt To-Do and then Tree Notes. I found Tree Notes to just be faster to do a quick note and keep going than Swift. Then I integrate longer term projects into Swift when I do my plan thinking. I use Tree Notes to offload my mind, grab the quick thought, task, grocery list etc.

Some things get done quickly and never make it into Swift like emails too send and phone calls.

On the flip side, I have all sorts of lists in Swift - birthdays, movies i want to rent as well as detailed work and career project plans.

I find hat they complement each other.

Hope that helps,
Aug 11 2012 at 12:58pm Copy Link
Garrett Goyette @mark, can you give me an example of one of these Tabbed interface Note apps. I would like to check one out to see how that is implemented.

@Charlie, i too find that TreeNotes is a great complement to programs Above and Below. It fits a little Niche of power, simplicity and versatility which is why i load it on boot and leave it open all day I have multiple monitors and if i am really using it frequently, i leave it ON TOP floating. In my case I use an infinite Clipboard like clipmate or clipcache to literally catch everything I copy during a day, then copy more pertinant, permanent info into TreeNotes, {like License keys, Receipts, etc] and again like you integrate some of that data into a larger PIM type program.

At $14.95 for 3 licenses today, i think i will pick up legit copies for my other desktop and laptop
Aug 11 2012 at 5:40pm Copy Link
JesusInsideMe Does this app let me sync my notes through my Android device as one advertised few weeks ago?, and, about the last @Edgar Werner post, I want to keep thinking that BitsDuJour lets people be expressive here... or not?, God bless you, bye.
Aug 11 2012 at 6:59pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson The statement, "Swift To-Do List has all features of Tree Notes, and many extra" is very misleading.

If you go to the website for Swift To-Do List, there is an 'Editions' tab that explains the features of each edition of Swift To-Do list.

Ok, now go to the top of this page and look at the bold text that explains all the new features in Tree Notes. These new features of Tree Notes are only available in the 'Ultimate' version of Swift To-Do List, which costs $149.95 for a single license.

I was thinking about purchasing Swift To-Do list until I noticed that the only differences between the 'Professional' version and the 'Ultimate' version are already in the much cheaper Tree Notes product. In fact, Tree Notes costs less than the difference between 'Professional' and 'Ultimate', but Tree Notes has in it all the differences between 'Professional' and 'Ultimate' Swift To-Do. That contradiction makes me very wary of the product.
Aug 12 2012 at 2:11am Copy Link
VLM Mark J - Thank you, great observations. I guess the thing to do is learn Swift To-Do List standard well, since it was free during a recent promotion.
Aug 12 2012 at 6:45am Copy Link
Dextronet Thank you all for commenting. Regarding the Tree Notes and Swift To-Do List it's true that the spell checker and multi-level numbered lists are only available in the Ultimate edition. However there are more differences between the Professional and Ultimate such us 100 more tree icons and features enhancing the "to-do list" aspect of the program, that Tree Notes doesn't have. Also we are working on new features for all three editions and special features only for the Ultimate edition as well.
Dextronet - Aug 13 2012 at 2:49am Copy Link
Mark Johnson @Garrett - you wanted an example of note software with tabs. Software where each tab gives you a different treeview within the same database -- Rightnote is an example, and so is TreeDBNotes. An example of note software with tabs, where the tabs are hoisted portions of a single tree would be Ultra Recall.
Oct 6 2012 at 1:06am Copy Link
Melinda Gonzalez Hi - I have truly found this software useful during my 30 day trial! I would like to purchase this very helpful software, but unfortunately the price of $45 is a little steep for us. Do you offer any discounts to 501c3 non profit organizations?
Oct 15 2012 at 8:59am Copy Link
xCurt does the offer entitle the buyer to get discount on version 4?
Jan 9 2013 at 1:11am Copy Link
Danny Is this Tree Notes 3 application also reflected in Swift to-do List Edition 8 software package?
Jan 9 2013 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Danny,

Yes, all new features in Tree Notes 3 are also in Swift To-Do List 8.
Dextronet - Jan 10 2013 at 2:05am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling I have the swift to do list ultimate edition, does this program have any features that make it unique that swift to do does not have?

Jan 10 2013 at 3:25am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Stephen,

Tree Notes is pretty much a subset of Swift To-Do List, but many of our customers still like to use both, to keep their notes/ideas/thoughts/journals separate from their tasks. I personally use both too.
Dextronet - Jan 10 2013 at 3:38am Copy Link
Software Guy Great little software tool which is always ready in your tray. This is from the developer of Swift ToDo, the best in class personal information manager.
This developer is top notch and most responsive. At $15 for 1 user 3 computers this is a great deal. And if you haven't looked at Swift-ToDo, go here to check it out
Jan 10 2013 at 11:57am Copy Link
Michael R. Is it possible to get to a certain node or branch via two (or more) differnt paths (e.g. to the family-pictures via 'family-pictures' or 'pictures-people-family')?
Jan 10 2013 at 11:59pm Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I bought the Tree Notes last year. It is a great software with many useful features. The developer keeps constantly updated, as well as adding new features. I use it very often. I recommend.
Jan 11 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
Dextronet Software Guy: Thanks for your support!

Michael R: No, you can't create "ghost" notes/links in the tree. We try to keep things simple, so at all times, the tree structure is easy to understand.

Nelson: Thank you very much!
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 3:22am Copy Link
Tom Colvin I have been a very long-time user of Keynote and have built a number of important Knowledge Bases for my various projects. But that software is no longer maintained, which makes me nervous for the future.

It looks like Tree Notes is a Keynote on steroids.

Is it possible to import Keynote files into Tree Notes?
Jan 11 2013 at 4:03am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Tom: Importing from Keynote is unfortunately not possible right now. But you can do it manually - either by copying the contents via clipboard, or by exporting your notes one-by-one to files (e.g. RTF), then importing them into Tree Notes.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 4:11am Copy Link
Stephen Kreyling Good deal, got a 3 pack. Keep up the good updates.

Jan 11 2013 at 4:31am Copy Link
Danny @Jiri Novotny,

How you meant ' both '? However, not two separate softwares Tree Notes + Swift to-do List 8?If one Swift to-do List 8 purchase then this small software unnecessary to take apart, right?
Jan 11 2013 at 5:21am Copy Link
Brian Turner What is the upgrade cost from Swift Standard 7 to the 8 Ultimate?
Is it really Dollars 100?

Do you have a special Bits offer on this?

Jan 11 2013 at 5:46am Copy Link
Dextronet Danny: I'm afraid I don't understand your question.

Brian: Upgrade from Swift To-Do List 7 Standard to Swift To-Do List 8 Ultimate costs $119.95 (discounted from $149.95). In this case, I think that the BDJ offer will cost slightly less, and include the new e-book as well. When upgrading to the same edition (e.g. from v7 Standard to v8 Standard), the BDJ offer costs more. The BDJ offer is usually the most advantageous for new customers.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 6:05am Copy Link
Brian Turner OK, I took the plunge with the Ultimate Version knowing I have a 90 day money back guarantee.

But/And I really wish somebody would develop an email/to do combination. that is a lot better than Outlook. Many of my to dos are emails, so I get split.

Have you got an android phone to do in the pipeline?

Jan 11 2013 at 7:57am Copy Link
Dextronet Brian, are you using the feature for creating tasks from emails? You can just Drag and Drop emails from Outlook into Swift To-Do List. Also, we would like to soon release an add-on for Outlook, which will make this even easier.

And yes, mobile apps are planned, including Android. Right now, we have mobile web-apps in Beta already available, but they are not yet polished and feature-complete.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 8:01am Copy Link
George Mihailoff Can this program be used on a be used on a USB stick? Thanks.
Jan 11 2013 at 8:29am Copy Link
A K The 'month' and 'date' drop-down options for the credit card info isn't working. Can't buy, if they don't work. Thank you.
Jan 11 2013 at 8:43am Copy Link
DroidLuvr I have Swift To-Do-List 8 and have been loving it; I also am curious why I would want to buy this if Swift Pro has "all these features and more..." BTW - I have Pro, not ultimate - just way too far out of my price budget for Ultimate :(

What advantages would this have? And could you give some specific examples of why you would use one or the other? Finally, do they work together well? i.e. Is it easy to export a group of notes to a task in Swift 8 Pro, etc.???

Last, but not least: thank you, Jiri, for helping me to get more organized!! I have also just purchased your book and really looking forward to that!! (Your blog has always been just awesome and the support as well!!)

I definitely would recommend Dextronet to anyone if they need a product that Jiri develops!!

P.S. I would LOVE to help beta test anything Android that you have - let me know if you could use another geek to give you some feedback on that :)
Jan 11 2013 at 10:39am Copy Link
Danny This application is certainly also one of the toppers. But I use present a CintaNotes, also a great note application!
Jan 11 2013 at 11:51am Copy Link
T L Is there a "cloud" version that can be used by all the PC's I split time on at work, home, and when traveling?
Jan 11 2013 at 12:59pm Copy Link
Dextronet A K: I assure you they work, we've received over 100 orders today so far. Perhaps you could try different browser?

DroidLuvr: Well, as I said, I personally like to use Tree Notes for my more personal things - writing down my thoughts, ideas, journals, collecting links, resources, goals, etc. I like that I can have different hotkey for this than for tasks in my Swift To-Do List.

You can open Tree Notes database in Swift To-Do List, but it doesn't work the other way around.

t l: Sorry, no cloud version for Tree Notes at the moment. But it might be available this year. With Swift To-Do List, we already have one, albeit not yet complete, and it is our top priority to finish it.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 1:12pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler The header says Tree Notes 3 but the text refers to Tree Notes 2.5 which is all I could find on the website! What's up?
Jan 11 2013 at 1:26pm Copy Link
Dextronet Ralph: This promotion is for the latest version 3, and our website also offers only the latest version 3. The text just mentions some features added in the past version 2.5.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 1:29pm Copy Link
Wayne W I bought Swift To-Do here even though I thought it was overpriced. I did the upgrade to Ultimate, though I thought it was also pricey. I haven't regretted it. The elegant design and layout of Swift To-Do makes it such a pleasure to use. It's become one of my all-favorite programs. Since I already have Swift To-Do, this program is mostly redundant. But I like to contribute to the cause of encouraging excellent software development. So here's $10, Jiri. Have a couple of beers on me (and I'm sure I'll find some use for this program, too).
Jan 11 2013 at 5:02pm Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks for the former answer about 'ghost'-links...
But, I saw in v3.0 there is the possibility to create a link to another node.
Is there a possibility to call TreeNode and let it jump to a certain node by a command-line-option?

It would be nice, if there were a free viewer-version, so a database could be sent to someone, without forcing him to buy this product... Is there such a plan in a next future?
Jan 11 2013 at 10:37pm Copy Link
Dextronet Wayne: Thank you so much for your support! I'm humbled by your generosity and deeply grateful.

Michael: Yes, you can create hyperlinks to notes from other notes. Activating a specific note from command line is currently not possible, but we would like to eventually add treenotes:// protocol.

Regarding the viewer - if you rename the .tnn file to .stdl, you can then open it in our Swift To-Do List Lite or Task List Guru (both freeware). It will be even editable, albeit without rich text formatting.
Dextronet - Jan 11 2013 at 10:58pm Copy Link
Sky Can this be run from a flashdrive?
Jan 5 2014 at 6:41am Copy Link
Dextronet Yes, once you install TreeNotes, you can then deploy it to USB Flash drive via menu File - Deploy to USB Flash Drive and run it as a portable application.
Dextronet - Jan 6 2014 at 9:10am Copy Link
Neo Alive Hi

How is the upgrade and update policy? What are the costs? Are there more then one image available.?

i just installed the demo in xp and i immediatelly get a error about some url for additional download is incorrect,

Best regards,
Jan 8 2014 at 12:38am Copy Link
Dextronet All minor updates (v3.xx, v4.xx) are free. Major updates (Tree Notes 3 to Tree Notes 4) are paid, but are optional and you of course get a large discount when upgrading from the previous version.

What do you mean by image available?

I've taken a look at the error report you submitted, it seems like a rare and one-time only issue. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Dextronet - Jan 8 2014 at 1:36am Copy Link
Dan P Very useful program. I use it daily to keep track of various website details and other necessary notes that need recording.
Jan 8 2014 at 2:20am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho I recommend Tree Notes. Have intelligent and useful features and the developer offers a fast and accurate support.
Jan 8 2014 at 4:44am Copy Link
Charlotte Sinclaire If I buy the 3-PC version, can I sync between PCs? Or will each install run independently?
Jan 8 2014 at 6:32am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Is there a sample data?
Jan 8 2014 at 7:17am Copy Link
VLM Just for clarification, if this Smereka Tree Notes, or is this a distinct product by a very similar name?
Jan 8 2014 at 8:24am Copy Link
Dierk Tree Notes seems competent enough in and of itself - but it appears that the same author has a more robust application: Swift To-Do List.

Alas, pricing ("MSRP") seems rather high on Swift To-Do, and as neither product (as yet...) offers a Mobile Solution, neither of them are compelling.

Also, do not see any mention of an ability to SYNC Tree Notes databases between 2 (or more) devices. Vendor website mentions the option of MERGING two Tree Notes databases - but that requires doing so via Swift To-Do List!
Jan 8 2014 at 8:32am Copy Link
VLM Jiri, during your April 2012 promotion, you mentioned various changes you intended to implement over time. Is there a document that identified changes from that time period to today? Thanks!
Jan 8 2014 at 9:09am Copy Link
Dextronet Thank you Dan and Nelson!

Charlotte, you can sync TreeNotes via the free Dropbox or SkyDrive solution. If you would like detailed instructions on how to set up the sync, please contact our support.

Mary, there is no sample data.

VLM, I hear of Smereka Tree Notes for the first time, this is definitely a distinct product. You can take a look at what's new since April 2012 here:

Right now we're more focused on our Swift To-Do List task manager, but new features for TreeNotes are definitely coming in the future.

Dierk, Tree Notes are meant to be a simple product for capturing and accessing notes quickly in an easily manageable tree structure, while Swift To-Do List is a full blown task management software with much more features.

Mobile applications for Swift To-Do List are coming for free in February.

TreeNotes can currently be synced between multiple computers with the help of the free Dropbox or SkyDrive service.
Dextronet - Jan 8 2014 at 10:29am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Dextronet has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 9 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Really wish there was a sample database. It would make it much easier to test out the program. Started to work on playing with the program and found that the Help function is very poor nor does the website have a lot of answers in FAQ. Went to look for answers of how to create bullet lists, numbered lists, and multi-level outlines in notes; how much data can a single database hold, can I put this on my main system and my laptop; and Export also to PDF. I did like the fact that I was able to copy news articles from the web into the program. This is the only thing I have been able to figure out.
Jan 9 2014 at 1:28pm Copy Link
PC USER Smereka is TreeProjects! not Tree Notes
Jan 9 2014 at 5:37pm Copy Link
HJ B I am not happy with the serious lack of documentation for this program. However, it is cheap enough and there appears to be a 30-day no-questions-asked refund policy, so I am going to try it.
Jan 10 2014 at 12:57am Copy Link
Moncef Berrada Give us the licence please :/
Jun 7 2014 at 1:48pm Copy Link
Candice Robertson Save your "promotional comment" for another time. Like maybe run a promotion for Aml pages, but don't just dump on someone else.
Jun 25 2014 at 3:24am Copy Link
govertz Is the spellchecker only for English, or is it possible to add other languages?
Jun 25 2014 at 3:35am Copy Link
SFuji Is tree notes portable?
Jun 25 2014 at 4:33am Copy Link
Andrew Tsai A very neat, and easily visible GUI, and easy to use note-taker. One of the only 3 note-taking softwares that I had considered to purchase a few years back. At the price offered now, I must have purchased it before. But honestly, I find the regular price quite high, finally ending in purchasing Scrivener. An improvement can also be done to the left pane (outline bullets) by having a popup of the outline when one hovers the mouse cursor over it.
Jun 25 2014 at 4:39am Copy Link
Dextronet govertz, you can download additional languages for the spellchecker, a list of supported languages is available here:

SFuji, it can be portable. Once you install Tree Notes, you can click menu File - Deploy to USB Flash Drive. You'll end up with fully portable Tree Notes this way.
Dextronet - Jun 25 2014 at 4:45am Copy Link
SFuji Thank you. If I purchase the 3 pack and have a copy on my desktop and on USB drive, is can the data be synchronized easily. Not just copy. If I add info on my home Tree Notes, and also add info at work, say, once a week can I synchronize the two?
Jun 25 2014 at 5:05am Copy Link
Roger McIntosh You refer to the "new" version as 2.5, but the website states 3.xx as the newest version. Is this V3 or V2.5?
Jun 25 2014 at 8:09am Copy Link
Dextronet SFuji, all your data is stored in a local database file. You can think of these database files as of .docx files for Microsoft Word. You always edit/view the file that is open.

So if you always run Tree Notes from the USB drive whenever you're using your desktop or work computer, you'll see all the changes there as the database is on the USB drive.

A suitable solution would be to store your database file in a Dropbox or SkyDrive folder and make it the default database on all of your computers. The only downside is that if you use Dropbox/SkyDrive you can't open the database file from multiple computers at once (you always have to close Tree Notes on one computer before you access the database from another computer). Other than that, it should work flawlessly.

There is currently no custom cloud sync available for Tree Notes. We offer that in Swift To-Do List, which is a much more complex program. It's possible Tree Notes will allow you to sync in the future, not anytime soon though.
Dextronet - Jun 25 2014 at 8:40am Copy Link
Dextronet Roger, the sale (and any new purchase) is for the latest version 3.
Dextronet - Jun 25 2014 at 8:41am Copy Link
K. Christoph Nice to see you !
I'm admin: I've just tried to install "Tree Notes 3"
Info: 'h' is an invalid URL ...
No chance to install.
What to do ?
Thanks !
Jun 25 2014 at 11:50am Copy Link
Dextronet I suggest re-downloading the setup, save it somewhere (your desktop will work) and then run it. You could right-click the file and select Run as an administrator.

I believe that will help, no one else reported similar issue yet.
Dextronet - Jun 25 2014 at 1:33pm Copy Link
Bani Harms Jiri Novotny
I get the same info as K. Christoph.
Jun 25 2014 at 4:37pm Copy Link
Ricky M Hi, I don't understand why more than one license is needed if the app is portable. What am I missing? Thanks.
Jun 26 2014 at 1:16am Copy Link
Peter Martin Can it split notes,rearrange the split notes and join different/all the notes?
Jun 26 2014 at 1:16am Copy Link
Dextronet Ricky, if you deploy it on a flash drive and carry it around then you're fine with one license. However if you wish to keep Tree Notes installed on multiple computers the 1-User-3-PC Pack or multiple licenses come in handy.

Peter, you can only do these actions manually. There are no designated tools for splitting/joining notes. There is a 30 day free trial once you install Tree Notes, so you can take a look.
Dextronet - Jun 26 2014 at 6:12am Copy Link
Ricky M Jim, Thanks for the explanation. I purchased the 3-pack
Jun 26 2014 at 9:15am Copy Link
Matt Hi Jiri,

I found two bugs:

1. The 'Toggle Highlight' / 'Back Color' in the text editor does not toggle to OFF.
Once you turn on highlighting, you can't toggle it off. To turn off the highlighter, you have to click on the Back Color drop-down, click on 'Font Back Color...', select 'white' and then click on 'OK'.

2. (a strange one) The 'Open Calendar' link and button on the bottom left does not work. The tool tip for this link/button speaks of tasks and due dates. When you right-click on this link, you are offered several more options concerning calendars and due dates, and none of them work.

This 'Open Calendar' link & button combo doesn't always appear. It just seems to do its own thing.

I didn't think Tree Notes 3 was even supposed to have a calendar?

I also have installed your Daily To-Do List demo. Maybe they are conflicting.

I tried a clean re-install on my Win 8.1 PC and the same thing happens.

Thank you.
Jun 26 2014 at 9:15am Copy Link
Mike Shanahan Interesting program. It has a lot without it being one of those "kitchen sink" programs. What really interested me was the output functions, especially as ePub. However, when I downloaded the trial, all I could seem to "export" to was html. How do you create an ePub?

Again, nice software!
Jun 26 2014 at 11:21am Copy Link
Dextronet Matt, thanks you for your observations. I'll take a look at the highlighting toggle, we should fix it in one of the minor updates. Tree Notes don't have a calendar panel, that sounds strange. So all you did was install Daily To-Do List and then Tree Notes on Windows 8.1? Could you please send your answer along with a screenshot to You can find the change-log here: We don't plan for version 4 yet, we're focusing on Swift To-Do List sync/mobile functions right now.
Dextronet - Jun 26 2014 at 12:29pm Copy Link
Dextronet Mike, don't click menu File - Print or Export, that's for exporting the whole tree. If you wish to export a note into a different format (such as ePub), you can find the export button in the menu directly above the notes section, it's a green floppy-disk.
Dextronet - Jun 26 2014 at 12:33pm Copy Link
Dextronet A working link for the change-log -

I can't edit the post with the broken link anymore.
Dextronet - Jun 26 2014 at 3:14pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Jiri,

Thank you for your reply.

I've sent you a detailed email explaining the above problem, along with three screenshots.

Also, the highlight toggle issue, mentioned above, occurs with your Daily To-Do List 4 program as well.

Thank you.
Jun 26 2014 at 5:21pm Copy Link
singularity Does treenotes support online sync like evernote?
Mar 11 2015 at 1:02am Copy Link
Dextronet No, Tree Notes don't have a sync solution. Our secure cloud sync solution works only in Swift To-Do List.
Dextronet - Mar 11 2015 at 2:54am Copy Link
SFuji Can Treenotes be used from a USB drive, i.e. is it portable?
Mar 11 2015 at 6:03am Copy Link
Dextronet Yes, you can deploy Tree Notes to USB Flash Drive via the File menu.
Dextronet - Mar 11 2015 at 6:27am Copy Link
Matt Hi Jiri,

I just purchased Tree Notes 4.

It is a very nice upgrade from version 3.

Thank you!
Mar 11 2015 at 6:34am Copy Link
Cary Adams 1. How do I import (Excel, csv, etc) I don't see the "import" function.
2. What's the best way to import from Swift To-do?
Mar 11 2015 at 7:07am Copy Link
Braden Parker I have been using this since version 3, and purchased the 4.xx version several months ago. Works nicely enough, but the initial start up time of the app is painfully slow. Running on a six core 1090T w/ 16 Gb RAM and 1.2 Tb free hdd space.
Mar 11 2015 at 10:19am Copy Link
BerMon I want a free one please can someone has a license for this
Mar 11 2015 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Dextronet Cary,
1. Given the nature of Notes, you can only import 1 note at a time via the Editing menu.
2. In STDL use the Export function in Notes menu, then import it via the Editing menu in Tree Notes.
Dextronet - Mar 11 2015 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Michael Begley I use Tree Notes together with cloud drives like DropBox and Microsoft OneDrive to synch data between multiple PC's. It works great! One thing you have to configure in Tree Notes to do this is in File / Options and then deselect "Lock Data Base File for Exclusive Use". And don't forget to get the 3-PC version.
Mar 11 2015 at 2:00pm Copy Link
_*_ Purchased the last time it was here and purchased today as well. However, I do not think I will do so in the future unless Jiri adds in a calendar that can be displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the left hand pane).

I can use this as a simple note taker, but it would function better to have a calendar in order to put items for the future in place on a certain date.

And, no, I have no intent to upgrade to one of the Todo programs as I think they are over priced for the basic needs that I have.
Mar 11 2015 at 3:54pm Copy Link
Rick Truell Moncef User: "can someone has a license for this"

Absolutely. Jiri probably has dozens of them...I'm sure he'd be happy to supply you with one. All you have to do is go to the top of this page, click the big green button that says "GET THIS DEAL", fill out the form(s) with your personal and payment details and one of those licenses will be yours for the low, low price of $9.95.
Mar 12 2015 at 2:37am Copy Link
PatrickB french included?
Mar 12 2015 at 8:39am Copy Link
Dextronet PatrickB, Tree Notes are currently only available in English.
Dextronet - Mar 12 2015 at 8:50am Copy Link
PatrickB Package languages:
Mar 12 2015 at 8:51am Copy Link
Dextronet The language pack is just for our spell checker.
Dextronet - Mar 12 2015 at 8:56am Copy Link
PatrickB I just tested the app TreeNotes, what I sought for a while. The possibility of linking the note with a Word file or Excel is excellent.
Mar 12 2015 at 8:57am Copy Link
Bruce Just ordered it. Thanks.
Oct 29 2015 at 1:18am Copy Link
B Kampa What is the difference in functionality between this and your flagship product, Swift To-Do List Pro? (ie. would a Swift To-Do List user benefit from having both programs?)
Oct 29 2015 at 5:14pm Copy Link
Dextronet Swift To-Do List does everything Tree Notes can. Tree Notes is a lighter alternative for people that want to manage their notes in a tree structure and aren't interested in all the other things tasks/reminders/sync etc.

Some users like to use both programs.
Dextronet - Oct 30 2015 at 6:21am Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp What happened to the $9.95 price that was posted for this?
Mar 14 2016 at 2:33pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Charles Beauchamp, The $9.95 discount was available for 24 hours only on 13th of March 2016. It ended approximately 13.5 hours before you posted your comment above.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 14 2016 at 3:11pm Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp So I missed it. Too bad for me and I do not see how I missed it as I checked everyday for it.. I will load "older comments to see what others said about this "sale".
Mar 15 2016 at 2:31am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Charles Beauchamp, The promotion did take place. It is possible that there are no comments during a promotion. The I Want This number specifies the number of customers who want to be notified when the promotion is active. This number will not reset itself after the promotion has ended.

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 15 2016 at 3:27am Copy Link
Charles Beauchamp Yes I did receive notification of the March 13th sale. You did have it and I just missed it - my error.
Mar 15 2016 at 10:09am Copy Link
Robert Crombie When exporting to a .mht file
Can it include the tree structure as well ?
Say I prepared a 'Help File' for a friend, could that person navigate (select/expand/contract) the nodes in the Tree, on the left ?

PS What would be really cool would be -
You make available a non editable version of your program, that can be freely available, and we (the holder of a purchased version) can build up a a tree structure, and send the file to our friend. They can then open it in the 'non editable' version of your program (what we see, they see)
Oct 9 2016 at 8:52pm Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Does this software allow to import databases from SMEREKA Tree Projects?
Apr 15 2017 at 1:01am Copy Link
_*_ Have three-ish question to do with icons.

Please tell me how to create a memo with no icon?
How can you remove an icon in front of a memo?
Can additional icons be added into the software to be used? If so, how?

Thank you
Apr 15 2017 at 3:18am Copy Link
John H Will this run in Linux under WINE or Crossover?
Or is it fully dependent on Windows OS?
Apr 15 2017 at 4:13am Copy Link
ForumGuru Thanks for the deal.
Apr 15 2017 at 10:57am Copy Link
Dextronet Bertie, I believe that would only be possible one note at a time.

_*_, you can't create a Memo without an icon, and it's currently not possible to add your own icons.

John H, it should run, I know of a few users that are running it on both. Tree Notes requires Microsoft .NET Framewotk 4.
Dextronet - Apr 16 2017 at 12:18am Copy Link
V M I thought that this deal would still be available today, unless I read the note from yesterday wrong. Is there an error in this offer?
Apr 16 2017 at 9:16am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Is TreeNotes the little brother (i.e. is a subset of) SwiftToDoList?

Is there a way to export/import between TreeNotes and SwiftToDoList?

Current version v4.5x seems to be pretty near to v5. Is v5 just around the corner, so that it might may sense to wait for v5 (or is v5 free for today's buyers)?

Is there a(n additional) discount for upgrades (from v3)?

If not, is it allowed/legal when buying a new v4 full version, to give a v3 license to another person?

Is it possible that one tree-node is pointed to from two different locations?
Jul 4 2018 at 6:58am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi Stefan,

Thank you for your interest. Please see below for answer.

> Is TreeNotes the little brother (i.e. is a subset of) SwiftToDoList?

Yes, indeed.

> Is v5 just around the corner?

We will continue developing the version 4 for at least another year or two.

> Is there a(n additional) discount for upgrades (from v3)?

There isn't.

> If not, is it allowed/legal when buying a new v4 full version, to give a v3 license to another person?

We have no problem with that.

> Is it possible that one tree-node is pointed to from two different locations?

I am not exactly sure what you mean, but - a tree node here is like a page in a document. I mean a tree node is also a location itself so it's always unique.
Dextronet - Jul 4 2018 at 7:28am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber > We have no problem with that

So, what's the right/typical/legal way to do this (giving the old version to another person when buying a full new one for myself])? Do I have to announce that to you, so that you can change the new licence-holder-name and license-code or just give my license- information to the new person?
Jul 5 2018 at 1:02am Copy Link
Ennovy >We will continue developing the version 4 for at least another year or two.

Please explain: what's on your roadmap for version 4
Last two years there where no further improvements
Jul 5 2018 at 2:01am Copy Link
Dextronet Stefan – I meant we wouldn't mind if after purchase you borrowed your license to someone else. No further action from us is required.

Ennovy – Hi, we have a bunch of small fixes and improvements currently undergoing our QA. Mainly we plan on improving the spreadsheet support and perhaps adding some other tree node types.
Dextronet - Jul 5 2018 at 2:25am Copy Link
Ireneusz User Welcome if I want to buy Tree Notes price with tax 23 %Vat Poland is 12.24 $
As I go through Paypal, the price is 9.95. $.
Jul 7 2018 at 1:54am Copy Link
Per User When testing the trial of Tree Notes the applications handling of xls spreadsheets was impressive, and we have therefore purchased a few licences for use by students on our XP computers. Students have to take notes and flip between a spreadsheet and a illustrated atlas when counting microrganisms on microscopical slides, where our present atlas is in pdf format.
The atlas can be converted into a docx or html document for import into a note, but as Dextronet state they consider improving Tree Notes perhaps by adding other tree node types where display of pdf files as nodes could be a suggestion for a further improvement.We look forward to integrate Tree Notes into our workflow.
Jul 7 2018 at 8:01am Copy Link
HJ B 1. Are there any specs as to the practical size limits of Tree Notes?

2. Is there an automated save function?

3. Is there a backup system to cover the possibility of the main file becoming corrupted.

4. Can Tree Notes be shared by more than one person on a network?
Jul 7 2018 at 11:55am Copy Link
mnazmi any chance lifetime license option ?
Jul 8 2018 at 2:15am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog According to the above description, it will not run on Windows 10. Is that so?

I have 4 licences for this product, purchased in 2011 and 2013, although I have yet to make any use of it. There is nothing in the emails containing the licences to suggest that the licences are restricted to any particular version. Will the licences unlock the current version?
Jul 8 2018 at 2:51am Copy Link
Robert Crombie Perhaps you could do similar for flow charts ?
I have tried many flowchart programs, and none of them appear to have this ability -
Create a shape, with a small caption, and attach a hidden note.
Some of the flow chart programs do attempt that, but their notes are too small.
Your notes could be the same size as the flow chart, and be stored as children of the flow chart.
Mousing over the Note icon will show the full note (there could be a close 'button' that we can mouse over)
Clicking the Note Icon, will open the child to allow editing.

PS If anyone knows of a flowchart program that already does that. Please let me know.
Jul 8 2018 at 4:13am Copy Link
MK @Noggin The Nog - install it and see...
Jul 8 2018 at 4:13am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog @MK, thanks for the advice, but had I wished to do that, I would not have asked the question.
Jul 8 2018 at 4:26am Copy Link
MK @Noggin The Nog - you bought 4 licenses and yet to make use of them? And won't install the trial? What's the point of your question then?
Jul 8 2018 at 6:17am Copy Link
PeterL Version 4 is released in 2014,

so @Noggin The Nog
your licenses will not work
Jul 8 2018 at 11:10am Copy Link
Mathias User Do i see this correct, that this software is from 2016 and not developed any more since two years?
Jul 8 2018 at 4:26pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hello.

Thank you very much for all your questions.

There is an autosave feature and automated backups as well, but we always recommend performing periodical backup manually or with a backup software too. The practical size limit depends mainly on your computing power and memory. We have users with databases which have several gigabytes. Regarding the collaboration feature - Swift To-Do List, which includes all the Tree Notes features is capable of running on network with our Cloud Sync which also allows you to share databases and collaborate.

Tree Notes should run on Windows 10. If you have a license for version 4, you can use it for the latest 4.xx version as well.
Dextronet - Jul 9 2018 at 1:46am Copy Link
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
Mary Wilson I own version 3 of Tree Notes. Do I need to upgrade? Also, what are some of the differences.
Jun 14 2019 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hello Mary. Thank you for your question. Yes, the version 4 is a paid upgrade. Some of the most notable changes are: spreadsheet support, tables, ribbon design including themes, better color editing, image inserting, floating notes formatting toolbar etc.
Dextronet - Jun 14 2019 at 11:31pm Copy Link
Jon Spain The website says Windows 10 is also supported (not listed here).
Jun 4 2020 at 1:15am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jon Spain, Thanks for reporting this. I updated the platforms accordingly.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 4 2020 at 4:09am Copy Link
Flo Is this software still being developed? Last update was in 2016...
Jun 4 2020 at 4:56am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello Flo. The software is still being actively supported and we are always read to update it if needed (for example if any issue arises with a new Windows OS update etc.)
Dextronet - Jun 4 2020 at 5:02am Copy Link
Redstar333 I have paid for this software but the order seems to be processed by a 3rd party so is subject to some unspecified checks before they will complete the order. The estimate is 48 hours but I see no reason why the purchase cannot be completed immediatly like other software purchases - a crazy system so be warned
Jun 4 2020 at 8:32am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello Sidney. I am sorry for the trouble! Almost every order is processed immediately. Our payment processor performs standard checks on every purchase and very rarely it detects something odd and a human needs to check the payment manually. Therefore the delay. I am very sorry if this was a false alarm.
Dextronet - Jun 4 2020 at 8:54am Copy Link
Redstar333 Thank you, the problem has been resolved, I appreciate your quick reply.
Jun 4 2020 at 9:02am Copy Link
MojoMan Any possibility that you'll take it to the next level to natively deal with pdf files?
Jul 26 2020 at 11:53pm Copy Link
Linda Bloom Can PDF files be stored in Tree Notes, that is, can it recognize and read them? Or can it only export other documents to PDF format?
Jul 28 2020 at 1:13am Copy Link
Dextronet Hello, Thank you for your question. Tree Notes can't read the contents of PDF files.
Dextronet - Jul 28 2020 at 6:27am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Does Tree Notes have a GUI option between classic and ribbon or a way to hide the ribbon permanently?
Jul 28 2020 at 9:08am Copy Link
Jason Howard @Kelly - yes you can toggle the ribbon bar between visible and hidden.
Jul 28 2020 at 9:28am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Installed to check out the functions. However, I find I have more questions and the application has no help file, only the Quick Start Guide. If there is more help, please tell me where to find it. One thing I would like to know is what a search actually searches. Is it a global search - by that I mean notes in the entire tree, not the attachments - or will it only search the note I have open?

Two of my notes have wide, black bars at the top and force me to type about an inch down the page. A margin, I am guessing, but since there is no help available, I don't know how to rid myself of it.

The program give no choice of where to install. Instead it installs in what I find a very odd place: Users\UserMe\AppData\Local\Tree Notes. Likewise files are stored, not where I would like them, but in yet another odd place.

SO -I am using the trial version I suppose, and I would like to know if I pay for a license does a help file magically appear?

I would love being able to drag and drop files and emails into the app. That is a huge plus, but missing Help, having no choice where to install, and not being able to determine how Search works is definitely a problem.
Jul 28 2020 at 4:38pm Copy Link
Peter User I have purchased the 3PC licence. I hid the attachments panel and now I cannot get it to re-appear. I select 'view/attachments/always show attachments panel' but it does not appear? How can I get it to reappear?
Jul 29 2020 at 1:48am Copy Link
Adolphe - Can a note receive tags or labels ?

- Can the program import from Cinta Notes ?

- You say the program can handle hundreds of notes within a single database. I have 15 000 notes in a single Cinta Notes database. Can your program handle this ?
Feb 4 2021 at 4:53am Copy Link
lisba f I downloaded a trial and I liked it (adopts Unicode too). However it seems there have passed 5 years since last update, am I correct?
Feb 4 2021 at 8:14am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Dextronet has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 5 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
Kirill M lisba f, you are right, last update Mar 16, 2016.. Too old for pay for it
Feb 5 2021 at 12:37am Copy Link
Mike Shanahan Tree Notes is ok — for 2016. There is a long list of things the program doesn’t support because - in technology - five years is an eternity. That’s just the way it is. No modifications for five years also makes you wonder about commitment to the product. Looks like that Swift app gets all the attention from the developer. Good questions have been asked too - but no response for the entire first day on BDJ. These things matter. Pass.
Feb 5 2021 at 3:58am Copy Link
lisba f To be honest, I just purchased it, any ways. I liked it more than other I've tried (free or paid). I don't care about upgrades, since it works fine so far (Win-10 pro, 64-bit). After all, with 78% off, price is very good too.
Feb 5 2021 at 7:49am Copy Link
Greg User I purchased this program several years ago, and while it hasn't been updated for several years, and likely doesn't have al the bells and whistles of some other similar programs, it still does the job for me, and is solid as a rock. At $9.95, it's a steal IMO.
Feb 5 2021 at 9:50am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi all and thank you for your interest!

We don't have a dedicated Cinta Notes import, but you can configure a CSV import and map all the supported fields.

Generally speaking, 15,000 notes is not a problem for our database engine, but since every note has its own icon in the left-side notes tree, I assume it would be too much.

It's true that we focused on Swift To-Do List, but we have several updates already going through our QA for Tree Notes. Please stay tuned! You are also always welcomed to try our full-blown full-featured Swift To-Do List :)
Dextronet - Feb 5 2021 at 1:56pm Copy Link
Ed Ward When was Tree Notes last updated? Your website says this is for Version 4.522 / Mar 16, 2016.
Apr 15 2021 at 6:53am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Yikes! Looks like @Ed Ward is right! Not updated for OVER FIVE YEARS according to the website .....and it's discouraging that over 38 hours later, the developer has yet to respond here.

Looks like great software but not updated. I'll stick with RightNote (also on BDJ).

Sorry, --- Weerz
Apr 16 2021 at 6:08pm Copy Link
Michael Begley I have used this product for years now. I liked it when I was desk bound with my PC. Now, I need note applications that I can access from my PC and my Android phone.
Apr 16 2021 at 8:46pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hello!

If you need to access notes from both PC and Android, our Swift To-Do List can do that. It is also being regularly promoted here on BDJ. It includes all the features of Tree Notes and much more in a powerful, yet elegant and easy-to-use package.

Tree Notes works very well as it is, but we do plan a major update.
Dextronet - Apr 16 2021 at 10:14pm Copy Link
jj User Will be there a discount soon for Swift Todo-List ?
Aug 29 2021 at 7:20am Copy Link
Richard User The NEW version - are you kidding?
Aug 29 2021 at 5:54pm Copy Link
Drew Vogel This looks like a cool program, but their Swift ToDo List software has been more recently updated (Tree Notes version offered here is from 2016).

Any chance of getting a discount on Swift ToDo List?
Jan 14 2022 at 4:55am Copy Link
Richard User This link
returns a page where you can buy version 9 (Jan 2014 to July 2016) for 44.95. Current version is 11.410 (06/2021). 11.0 was released Jan 2019.
Jan 14 2022 at 5:41am Copy Link
Drew Vogel Thanks, Richard. Is it possible to buy the V9 from the link you provided, then upgrade it to V11? If so, what's the upgrade cost?
Jan 14 2022 at 5:48am Copy Link
Richard User "Tree Notes works very well as it is, but we do plan a major update."
Dextronet - Apr 16 2021 at 10:14pm
Jan 14 2022 at 5:56am Copy Link
Carlo This is a really good program for that money, using it since 2015. Has word-processor like formatted text, imports pictures, has table editor, attachments, hyperlinks, spreadsheets (like mini-Excel), etc. Easy to use for quick note taking and calculations.
And yes, last update was 2016, but so what?
Jan 14 2022 at 11:00am Copy Link
Dominik Holenstein Please note folks, the "NEW" version of Tree Notes (4) was released on March 16, 2016. So, this tool is quite a bit old.
May 14 2022 at 12:08am Copy Link
John User I have tried lots of tree type note taking software. The last thing they need is lots of bloatware features that are continuously added. MS OneNote is a prime example of new and bloated.
May 14 2022 at 10:20am Copy Link
Donald User Does this start with Windows?
May 15 2022 at 5:04pm Copy Link
Metta (2) Will this app run without problems on Windows 11?
Dec 3 2022 at 2:59am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Despite Tree Notes being a product without updates for a long time, it is a high quality, robust and very complete product.
Dec 3 2022 at 4:23am Copy Link
jckinswo @Metta, their website says it supports Win 11. Whether or not it will run w/o problems is something you should ck with their trial ;-).
Dec 3 2022 at 7:00pm Copy Link
Metta (2) @jckinswo ~ Thanks. I discovered this after asking my Q. Appreciate your follow-up. Installed with no obvious problems. However, the HTML export will not meet my needs, so I'm passing for now . . . .
Dec 3 2022 at 7:15pm Copy Link
Jacen In your opinion a language option would be provided.
Dec 3 2022 at 10:54pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Dextronet has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 4 2022 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi all! Thank you for the discussion :). It's true, the program runs on Win 11.
Dextronet - Dec 4 2022 at 10:17pm Copy Link
soo mi Dextronet, while I did decide to purchase Tree Notes, I must say that I AM VERY disappointed in your payment processor, BMT. While their order processing/invoice page showed the PayPal icon (at the bottom of the page) as one the payment methods they accept, there was no actual way to select PayPal as my method of payment. Having been hit in the past with fake charges against my account, after a major US retailer was hacked, I try to make all of my online purchases thru PayPal. I dithered over buying your app until the last minute, but chose to so in the end. I would ask you, as the vendor, to please talk to BMT, and find out why they show PayPal as an accepted method of payment, yet do not make it possible to actually select PayPal when placing the order.
Dec 5 2022 at 12:19am Copy Link
Dextronet Hi soo mi!

I am sorry for the trouble!

I've checked the checkout page. There is a "Payment method" select-box in the first step (under "Review your cart"), where you can select from a variety of different payment methods, including PayPal. I am not sure what happened during your order, but I want to apologise! Maybe the select-box is easy to overlook, or maybe if you're from outside US, BMT might have disabled PayPal in your country for some reason. We will investigate the issue.

Thank you for the purchase!
Dextronet - Dec 5 2022 at 7:43am Copy Link
Jon Spain This version is now 7 years old; will it ever be updated? I've had it a while.
Mar 21 at 3:11am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Excellent software.
Although it hasn't had updates for a long time, it's still very versatile.
The products of this company are of high quality.
I regret that the software cannot be translated into other languages.
The price is very good. It's worth buying it.
Mar 21 at 5:05am Copy Link
Donald User I paid for the software but haven't received the expected email with the instructions on how to activate the software. I downloaded the trial version.

Is it possible the purchase didn't complete? I did not get any error page.

Please send the activation code or fix the purchase page. The purchase is not showing up on the my purchases page if that is of any help.

I'll check back later to see your reply.
Mar 21 at 7:26am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Donald User, I just contacted the vendor asking to help with the issue you mentioned.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 21 at 8:03am Copy Link
William Henry Can this program, cut the HTML "text" from a web page and edit the HTML code and/or take formatted text, and convert it to HTML code????
There was a program several years ago called NETSNIPPETS that could do that exact same thing.
Mar 21 at 8:40am Copy Link
CJCotter I have version 3. Sucks up a lot of resources..For that reason, I uninstalled it, but I still kept all of the installation and licensing files.
Mar 21 at 11:36am Copy Link
Donald User @Constantin Florea: Thank you. Is it possible the checkout did not work?
Mar 21 at 1:16pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Donald User, This purchase actually went through a third party e-Commerce (BMT Micro), not through the BitsDuJour's own e-Commerce. This means that only the vendor can check if your purchase went through. This is because, once you leave the BitsDuJour site to finish the purchase on another site, we (BitsDuJour) have no way of knowing if you went all the way with the purchase or decided to drop it at some point during the purchase flow.
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 21 at 2:55pm Copy Link
Donald User @Constantin Florea: Looks like the developer isn't responsive. Bedtime here (waited many hours for a response) and I guess I'm not going to know what happened. I give up on it now.
Mar 21 at 6:25pm Copy Link
Michael User Not updated since 2016, and if you go to the website all they seem to want to do is sell you "Swift To-Do List". Even the program itself has adverts for other products in it.
Makes me feel the developers don't care about this software.

Other than the spreadsheet notes you can add (which I liked) the program feels really basic. I couldn't even put it on my USB because the option to do that kept crashing the program.

Still $10 felt fair and I was going to buy to play around with - until I noticed it was for 1 PC and that just put me off.
Mar 22 at 2:09am Copy Link
Duane User Can't buy. Clicking on the product only refreshes the page.
Mar 22 at 7:31am Copy Link
Michael Crosson Seems like abandonware.
Mar 23 at 2:38pm Copy Link
Dextronet Hello @Donald User. I am sorry for the delay! The checkout wasn't successful and you weren't charged. Let me check with BitsDuJour if there's something we can do in case you're still interested in the deal.
Dextronet - Mar 28 at 8:17am Copy Link

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