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Effie 2.1.17 Giveaway
$15.00
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Giveaway of the day — Effie 2.1.17

A note-taking, list-making, mind mapping and writing tool!
$15.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 31 (63%) 18 (37%) 18 comments

Effie 2.1.17 was available as a giveaway on September 1, 2022!

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Effie is light, clean, yet powerful writing software with a built-in mind map feature that helps to capture and visualize your random thoughts, and makes the best out of it. It works on your Windows, macOS, iOS and iPadOS (with the Android version coming soon).

Effie is flexible enough for you to write whatever you like, powerful enough to help with your work and life, yet simple enough so you won’t be distracted by any bells and whistles when writing.

The combination of mind mapping and list-making is the belle of the ball, all edits sync on both the mind map and the list. All your work syncs automatically, so you can write anywhere, anytime.

Features:
- An immersive writing environment to keep you away from distractions.
- All your work is saved and synced seamlessly. One single account for all your devices.
- One click to convert an unordered list into a mind map, and vice versa. Any edits sync on both the mind map and the list.
- Different styles are available for your mind maps: Fishbones, Logic Chart, Matrix, Timeline, and Org Chart.
- Markup Insight panel woken by a “/” makes it much easier to use the markup language.
- Publish to WordPress from within the app directly.
- Flexible export to a PDF, DOCX, Markdown, EffieSheet, and JPEG file.
- You can choose to write in the dark or light theme, whichever drives your creativity and productivity.
- Built with native codes, so it occupies fewer system resources than you'd think.

Download and use Effie on all your devices to enjoy the seamless writing, mind mapping, brainstorming and note-taking experience.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10/ 11 (x32/x64), English interface only

Publisher:

7S2P Inc

Homepage:

https://www.effie.pro/

File Size:

53.2 MB

Licence details:

6 month license

Price:

$15.00

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#8

I followed the directions in the readme file and registered the program. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Gelyne  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

I normally don't care for 6-month "trials" but decided to try this one because the screenshots look enticing. I haven't had a lot of time to play with this yet, but I already see some pros and cons.

I love there is a dark theme. Saves my eyes. The layout is comfortable and familiar. The "new sheet" button is where it should be. There are line numbers. I can set the font sizes, even for the headers (most of them, anyway). The headers are in color. I'm sure I could make use of the mind map feature at some point, maybe. The best pro is the markdown handling -- most program offer a side-by-side view as you type, but this program (and DB Paper) offer WYSIWYG. I prefer the WYSIWYG view when journaling and for other casual uses.

But: There's no hashtag support (maybe not needed? but I want them). When you open the mind map, you cannot close it by escaping and there is no close button -- you have to close it by clicking whitespace outside of the box, and that means you then lose your cursor position and your "mind" has to spend energy recalling where you left off. The worst con is that the program not only does not remember window sizing/position upon opening, but it makes terrible use of my screen by being too tall and forcing me to work extra hard to finally get the disappearing menu bar to reappear so I can drag the thing into place, THEN resize to full window. This is a pain enough to make me uninstall (it may be better on larger screens, but 99% of my programs give me no trouble). Joplin and Simplenote are viable replacements for simple note taking, and there are a million mind-mapping programs available.

Thank you anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by yanla  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

why don't I have the mind map option, in the top left after typing a list. I have already registered

Reply   |   Comment by jay  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

jay, Click on the "Effie Tutorials" page from the page listing in the middle column, then you'll see an icon to the right of "Try it out." I haven't had time to play with this a lot yet, but the mind map seems to work with bullet lists only.

Reply   |   Comment by yanla  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jay, you can trigger the mind map button when you start a list by typing - and a space, and you'll see the mind map button at the top right of the list.

Reply   |   Comment by Esther  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jay, Goto Introduction then click on Keyboard Shortcuts. The Shortcuts to the Mind Map is in there. I copied the text on the page and pasted it into a text program so I can have it in front of me as a reference. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Gelyne  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

jay, This comment is in Effie Tutorials on Writing:

Click the ⑆ button on the upper right corner of the list to turn it into a mind map.

So click on that symbol before the word button where it says to.

Read all of the tutorial pages.

Reply   |   Comment by Gelyne  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Can today's giveaway be installed on more than one computer? Also, if purchased does the license allow it to be installed on more than one computer?
(only one user) Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Rich, once the license is activated on one device, it's activated on all your devices as long as you log in with the same account.

Reply   |   Comment by Esther  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

hello I have it from the prew giveaway and it expires tomorrow
when downloading this new giveaway I do not find any way to insert code into the app
and no website account manager too
please help me renew my license
best wish

Reply   |   Comment by sara  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Figured out the problem. If you request the payment key on the website first before installing, it will setup a demo account that is tied to that email. So when you go to the app, it won't for some reason give you the register prompt if you then use the same email that you used to get the code. Instead, you have to install the app first, sign up for the trial inside the app, and only THEN go to the website and put in your email for the free code.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Ok, here is the solution if you are not getting the register option in the lower left corner. This is assuming you have already requested your activation code from their website.

1. Go to the top ribbon and choose preferences.
2. Choose account.
3. Click on the blue "more" link near the bottom to the right.
4. Select "delete account" and delete the account.
5. Re-register for an account inside the app. You will then see the evaluation mode option at the lower left. Once you bring that up you will see an item that says payment code or something similar and you will enter your code there.
6. You are now registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Jim, Thank you Jim, it worked for me :)

Reply   |   Comment by sara  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't see how or where to request for a code. Can you help?

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  26 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Searched here and https://www.effie.pro/ , can't find if saving to cloud incl. OneDrive, DropBox, etc is possible. If it's not possible, and if notes can't be password-protected, I pass.

Reply   |   Comment by King Kong  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#2

The registration process is convaluted, but follow the 'Readme" info, and that worked OK.

Reply   |   Comment by othello86  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

How do you edit "Central Topic" in MindMap mode?

Reply   |   Comment by Jules Korngold  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jules Korngold, you can add a heading before a list and the heading will be your central topic in the mind map.

Reply   |   Comment by Esther  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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