KeyNote: Awards and reviews


Certified Powertool "Certified Powertool" award, granted by PowerTools Forum.
Pricelessware Members of the alt.comp.freeware newsgroup have selected KeyNote for inclusion in the Pricelessware List. It is a true honor to have my software listed among a number of excellent freeware applications. Thank you, a.c.f!
Paul's Picks Shareware Winner Paul's Picks: 5 stars (top award)
Softpile: Most popular "Most popular" award at
Fabulous Freeware: Best Free Software Award Fabulous Freeware: Award for the best freeware in category
WinTotal: 6/6 points! Wintotal: 6 points (top award)
NoNags: 6/6 ducks! NoNags: 6 ducks - BEST
Completely FREE Software: 5 doves (top award) Completely FREE Software: 5 doves (top award)
ListSoft: Users' Choice "Users' Choice" award at ListSoft
FreewareWeb: 5 out of 5 FreewareWeb: 5 out of 5 points

Emailed comments and reviews

I've been using KeyNote for only a few weeks, but I'm finding it to be an indispensible program. I partcularly like its flexibility, its stability even with large files, its encryption option, and the, well, general intelligence of its design.
- TG, Sat, 24 Nov 2001
Thx for developing such a wonderful program (Keynote it is). I've been testing and trying many tree-like editors (ActionOutline, Memoirs, jetNote, etc ...) and the search never stop until I found your Keynote. I'll keep recommanding your program to my friends.
- Runsun, Thu, 19 Jul 2001
KeyNote is a *really* useful piece of software! I've tried so many note editors and after working with it for a while I found them too clumsy to use. Not so with KeyNote. It has all the conveniencies one needs to organize ones notes. Great work. Thank you very much!
- Jürg, Tue, 10 Jul 2001
I just had to drop you a note and tell you what a fine job I think you have done with KeyNote. You program will replace several other freeware programs on my PC. I've been using TreePad, SkwyrulPro, and WordTabs. Your software provides the functionality of these in one small package. Thank you! I've been programming for over 20 years, so I know what it takes to do a quality product like KeyNote. Nice work. (I especially enjoy the numerous keyboard shortcuts in KeyNote.)
- Keith, Wed, 7 Mar 2001
Keynote beats every other similar program hands down, and I congratulate your excellent work!
- Manoj, Sat, 22 Dec 2001
I have written you several times, always hailing the virtues of your fine KEYNOTE program. The more I work with it, the more I love it and know I could hardly do without it. This thing is what I've been looking for, as a writer, for YEARS.
- Loren, Sun, 14 Apr 2002
Just wanted to post my appreciation for KeyNote. I work in Tech Support, and I get notes and phone calls and emails from customers all day long. I have about 25 or 30 notepad text files on my desktop at any given time, all organized by 8-digit case number. I saw KeyNote by accident while looking for something else, and Wow!
- Kirby, Tue, 03 Apr 2001
I've been using other info management utilities like NetPad and others but after trying out Keynote for less than a week, I'm proud to say that Keynote is a very powerful and reliable info management program. You have created a masterpiece that is above the rest.
- Charlie, Sun, 2 Dec 2001
The new Keynote features are swell, especially the Favorites and Scratch tabs! You keep adding features that make me eliminate the use of other programs (like sticky notes). This is a good thing!
- Edith, Wed, 30 Jan 2002
First of all, I want to THANK YOU for all of the time and effort you have obviously invested in creating KeyNote! This program is exactly what I have been needing all of my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
- Dan, Sun, 16 Dec 2001
I was surprised to check the KeyNote prgm and seeing how powerful it is! You have really thought everything, and from the point of view of a USER! One can see that you have not just put up a program just to get it out of your hands, but made it as a piece of art! With your heart, all the little things that make a program - or any product - great.
- Taisto, Thu, 18 Apr 2002
Your software is excellent and far surpasses anything I have tried and registered. It has the depth and simplicity of layout that is not present in Mybase, Secure notes etc. You should charge for it, which would pay you for your time and efforts in support etc. Thanks again.
- Bruno, Fri, 14 Dec 2001
Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your Keynote programme. It makes the organisation of academic research and writing incredibly easy. I'd willingly pay cash for this programme.
- Allan, Thu, 15 Nov 2001
Just thought I'd drop you a line to thank you again for KeyNote! My colleagues and I are using it very successfully to store case notes, messages, web bookmarks, phone messages, etc. It has changed the way we work to quite a degree. I am now much better organised. I believe that KeyNote is the single best application I have used in the last 4 years, because of its many practical applications.
- Grant, Tue, 11 Sep 2001
I have used several outliner packages in the past several months in order to find the right one for the right project. Keynote is by far one of the best that is out there, and it is free, and you maintain an active and attended to mailing list.
- Debbie, Tue, 05 Mar 2002
I am using Keynote now for about a month every day, and I must say, I'm impressed. It took me some time to convert all the data from my previous app, but it's more than worth it. Thank you for a great tool which makes my life a little bit easier.
- Michiel, Tue, 15 May 2001
You have written a great piece of software. The added feature of having tabbed notes as well as an outliner in any of the notes makes it an ideal information manager. . . KeyNote not only has a well designed interface (very functional and visually appealing) but it also has that elusive quality which sets it apart from so many other software titles out there (both professional and shareware - Let alone freeware). KeyNote has that spunk and sparkle when you use it. Its hard to explain, but you can feel the difference between a well designed (perhaps better stated as well written) software and one that simply works. It jumps when you click on it. It's a magic quality that rarely (if ever) gets mentioned in software reviews.
- Peter, Fri, 7 Dec 2001
I'm writing to say that I've been using KeyNote for a short while now, and it's proving to be one of the most useful programs I have. KeyNote has many, many great features, but the the virtual node implementation is unique in my experience, and it is wonderful. Thank you for KeyNote. It is a gift I will use every day for all of the foreseeable future, and I am grateful to be able to use it.
- Alan, Sun, 19 May 2002
First, let me say that I am thrilled with this program. The combination of tabs and tree styles is great. I am a registered user of a program called ChimpNotes (formerly Chimp!) and KeyNotes is what ChimpNotes should have been. Thanks for a great program. I intend to hype this program on the alt.comp.freeware newsgroup just as soon as I work with it a bit more.
- Rick, Tue, 13 Mar 2001
First, let me say this is quite a program - even more remarkable is that you are distributing it as freeware. I have registered other programs of this type that didn't contain half the functionality that KeyNote does.
- Thad, Fri, 26 Apr 2002
Thank you very much for continuing to develop KeyNote. It really has served me well in my work as a journalist.
- Fred, Sun, 16 Jun 2002
Great job on your keynote application. I cant believe that I lived so long without it.
- William, Thu, 13 Jun 2002
Just a few days back I downloaded & installed KeyNote, and I am already completely hooked...
- André, Thu, 4 Oct 2001
I would like to thank you for the time and effort you have put into writing your programs. I am using phonedeck and keynote both programs work well with my screen-reader, you would think that you had written them especially for me. I use them every day.
- Robin, Sun, 15 Jul 2001