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Giveaway of the day — Notables

Notables is a powerful Personal Information Manager that helps you organize your life with notes, reminders, contacts, and shortcuts.
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User rating: 206 (86%) 33 (14%) 70 comments

Notables was available as a giveaway on January 9, 2007!

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Notables is a powerful Personal Information Manager that helps you organize your life with notes, reminders, contacts, and shortcuts... but that's not all! Notables also helps you organize other personal things, like making slideshows and screensavers with your photos, creating playlists of your music, and reading the latest news from popular websites. Notables makes all these tasks and activities faster and simpler for you in a compact, intuitive environment.

Your Notes can easily be arranged by name, color, importance, or type, and aside from being viewed in the Note Browser, reminders can also be viewed, edited, and created using a calendar or list view. Notables is designed to store important personal information, so data is stored in common file formats that can be exported from Notables and read in other programs. Additionally, all of your Notes can be easily backed up into a single, portable file that can be transferred to another computer, or stored for safekeeping.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista

Publisher:

PixelDigital

Homepage:

http://www.notables.com

File Size:

5.52 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#70

Thank you for all of the things that you give us for fre, GotD, but I missed this one....

Could you have it back again sometime soon plz?

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Notables is very useful in doing just what it says it will do.
I have it on machines with different operating systems. One is a 384 meg maxed memory Pentium III with Windows 2000 Professional NT 650? megahertz (2000) and the other is a 2.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 with 512 Megs memory (2003).

Works fine on both so far.

Tip:
After setting up several notes on one machine I used the options backup menu to make a note.nbk file that I put on the other machine and imported the backup. Instantly I had the same group with all the notes that I had put on the first computer.
This group was one of websites so it was useful to have should one member of my family be using one computer the other computer was free with the same notes and links available. No need to wait for the note computer to be available.

Advice to Knee jerk complainers or perhaps ones who just panic:

New programs can be very confusing to newbies just as about anything can be to someone who has never walked but expects to run just after being a newborn computer user. Don't complain about a poor road map to the the bathroom if you haven't been potty trained yet! Be patient! We all had to be trained at sometime. None of us were born knowing either computers or potty so no more potty mouthing please! Better to admit " I have no idea and I need more time and more help" than to say "This is useless" or "It is junk because I can't get it to work."

(Note to Giveaway of the Day - Perhaps you could Prominently ask that users with problems other than registering should wait a few hours before declaring negative comments as they may have overlooked much to their surprise the simple solution to their problem. If increased user-ship and spread the good word is your objective then this will be beneficial to all. Too many (especially early) the sky is falling comments increases the likelihood that newcomers will avoid the program. What a shame!
Rick

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Note to 31: I am not stomping on you please understand but I am a moderator on a forum of free security software, the Admins would not have it any other way than to keep negative comments, it is what builds the software. A fact of life is this, if there were no negatives, there would be no striving to better it, plain and simple. I don't agree with simply saying "it sucks" and leaving it at that, as someone commented above and "helpful feedback" whether it be negative or not is still helpful BUT quick comments like "it sucks" say nothing to better a software at all and are simply useless but as a software programmer, i'm sure they are well aware to ignore such fodder. All in all many may not like to hear this but as i've learned, both neg and pos comments are valuable but the negative comments are more valuable than the positives from an improvement standpoint.

Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

i downlaod cute reminder. it was a cute reminder program. but this way better. i can everything right from the computer. easy to use is
an understatement . how about some educational software for the kiddies to use gotd????.
thanks a bunch
t.

Reply   |   Comment by TRACEY  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

I thought it was an over-all nice program. At first I was a bit taken back by all the internet attempts and it changed frequently to do so. I am into pc repair and network security so I am more on the paranoid side I suppose but to be fair, found nothing credible to accuse it. I still have it and truly like it so I will be keeping my phone numbers, etc...nice and neat but I am still keeping all the internet attempts. I understand updating, NP, but it tries for access more than my virus scanner. If I find it's truly nothing, I will post back here. Until then , it's a great little program, fun to use and organize, and simple to use at the same time.

Paul

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Thanks togaclad! Will check out the Portable Apps suite and scrapbook extension for Firefox.

Reply   |   Comment by Site Seer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

#59 (Gavin/GN): And why not, pray tell?
As for synchronisation -- one of two:
- One big flat file for each type of item (if at all possible; I'm not sure there's an alternative to vcards, for example) to be able to import these into other programs/devices/computers.
- A way to mass-export every item into individual files (Ick!) to be able to import these into other programs/devices/computers.
Destination? Perhaps the same program, perhaps not.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I haven't used this program fully yet but I have it playing music while I surf and it works great. If it's that easy to use in all aspects - I would say this is a winner. Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by dela  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

oh and for Site Seer. If you use PortableApps_suite then you can drop firefox on your pda and sync the scrapbooks.

cheers

Reply   |   Comment by togaclad  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Not bad. Clean interface. A little too pretty. Still prefer firefox with scrapbook extension. It does the same things but everything is a mouse click instead of cut and paste.

Reply   |   Comment by togaclad  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

I haven't seen anyone list this so
I don't know if I'm the only one having this problem but... Every time I open this program I get an error message that says Windows - No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive. Then I can choose cancel, Try Again or Continue. I have to hit Continue twice to get the program to open. The same happens if I tell it to create a new note also. I did the registration with the giveawayoftheday info. Anyone know why this is happening to me? It's pretty annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by kmagenta  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

You copy and paste in the registration information and restart the program. It's really not difficult. You don't have to run Activate.exe... at least I didn't. And the program runs fine as a 15 day trial. Either people are lazy or just can't figure things out.

Reply   |   Comment by sk  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

John #30 - Thanks for the "headsup" about the steps required for this program. I will not be installing this one due to what I consider an "un-necessarly complicated" process. "Most" of the GOTD downloads seem simpler and less prone to aggrevation.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Keilaron,

What exactly do you mean? I take it you're referring to the Memo Pads, since they're the only note with a Save As menu item. Right now you can "Save As" to a Word Doc, HTML, RichText File, plain text, or Microsoft Works. How exactly did you want to "synchronize" the Memo Pads? I suppose you could export them into 1 big file, but that wouldn't make much sense.

Thanks,
Gavin

Reply   |   Comment by GN  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

The only "export" here I see is the ability to Save As each individual note.
Ick.
I'm tired of hard-to-synchronise programs... this one's hitting the bin.

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Another great giveaway! I like the simplicity of the interface, and the many choices offered in the program. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by kc  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Thank you, Site Seer, for the wonderful comments! I'm definitely going to look into adding PDA sync functionality to Notables. I'm more of a laptop guy, but the people have spoken loud and clear ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Actually, I just remembered I DID test on a 64bit machine, so it's probably an issue with XP Media Center Edition. Time to track down that OS to do some testing... :)

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Eenie, ahh sorry, we haven't been able to test on a 64bit machine yet. Apparently it doesn't work too well :) I have a feeling it's the registration/encryption package we use to secure the software. Thank you for alerting me of that. We'll look into this issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

VERY nice interface and it's like a Swiss army knife with all that it does. Almost didn't download it after reading that it could not be minimized, but a click on the 'X' button on the upper right corner hides the program to an icon on the system tray. From there it's easy to access, just right-click the tray icon and click 'Show' to bring up the program or 'Exit' to close. So it's really not a problem to not have a dedicated button on the interface to exit, and hiding to a tray icon works like minimizing anyway. (This is running it on XP.)

The only thing missing from this program is the ability to sync to a PDA, that would make it perfect. Very impressed that the program developer added comments here (see #37 & #43) to explain the lack of a dedicated minimize button and even put a link to where Windows 2000 users could get the needed .dll file that is missing from that operating system. That was thoughtful, especially considering that he didn't have to provide any support comments at all according to the "no tech support" deal with GOTD. It's nice to see somebody excited enough about their product to provide that help anyway, despite not being required.

Reply   |   Comment by Site Seer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Sorry, I did not type the URL properly. The errors are displayed at http://eenie91.googlepages.com/notables2.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Eenie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I'd LOVE to use this software, but it crashes upon opening every time!
The errors I get are documented on the screen print located at: Using WindowsXP Medic Center Edition 64 bit. Not had any problems installing and using any software for WindowsXP in the past. Any suggestions, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Eenie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Keith, although I don't agree that PIM software is not useful without sync features, I have noticed quite a few people wanting that feature, so it is definitely something we will look into for Notables.

This is the beauty of the GAOTD website for the developer. Not only do you get good exposure, but you find out what users really want in an open discussion. I really appreciate all the comments here, especially the constructive ones. So thank you all!

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Good point Keith!

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/notables/#comment-3410

Although it also sports RSS Feeds too. And for those that doesn't have one already, it can be very handy. Plus if you don't already have a PIM, this one has an import/export feature as well.

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

If anybody has trouble logging in here (and later it shows as Anonymous) try this:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/173?replies=7#post-1014

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I agree with #16 Anonymous, #21 CJ, #31 ii. I was the one that made the comment about freeware and peace of mind for getting something that people pay for.

We may not get tech support, but the buying customers do, and I am sure that the quality of the software has to improve when there is money at stake.

There are people who say that they can do more and better things than the GOTD does with the stuff they have already, but, Do we care?
I like people giving free alternatives, but as a software developer who needs tools and has little money I am very picky about what I use.

Freeware may be better, have more bells and whistles and do more things than the GOTD, but XP (or whatever OS you have) is very a complex beast, and sometimes there are secondary effects that one does not catch until the software has been ran for some time.

Software developers LOVE people that try their betas and find bugs for them. Once a bug is found, then the fun starts, cause you have to fix it.

Sometimes a bug is hard to track with so many different hard/software configurations. Virtual computers help a lot and these hard to track bugs sometimes come from places that you never even touched, but that is the nature of the beast.

I am not knocking freeware, a lot of it is just beta versions that use the share/freeware model to weed out bugs until they have it (almost) perfect, like, for example, drive cleaner, not to be confused with drivecleaner which is malware

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/drivecleaner.com?ref=safesearch&aff_id=0

Then the developers stop supporting the free stuff and offer their (almost) free of bugs, shiny product for a price. It is a nice approach to development and it helps both the poor people and the developers of the program and I think it is great.

It is not an easy thing to do though. It is very hard to get people to use your software when nobody knows anything about it or you. It requires money and resources that most indy developers don't have. GOTD is a great way to do it.

Drive cleaner now sells a great product for a small price and it is very likely going to work on your computer just fine because of the freeware stage.

The software offered here has already gone through that stage or they would have had a hard time selling their products for a price. If a company sells bad software, it won't last long, like, for example drivecleaner.

I don't think I will get Desktop Sidebar. It looks great and there are lots of forums and feedback and support, but it looks like it does way too many things at the get go.

NotesHolder costs $15, but they offer a freeware Lite version. Maybe GOTD should talk to A!K Research and offer it here!

I downloaded Notables, installed it, registered it with the information provided during the installation process. Then exited Notables, restarted it and on Help>about... it says that it is registered to GOTD, so I know I am in the clear.

I have been trying it and I like the fact that it is compact and simple to use. It does only the things you want it to do and after an hour or so, no crashes, no problems and I like it more and more.

Good job GOTD. You the man!

Reply   |   Comment by pauloparra  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I thought this was free. When I install it it says 15 day trial. Any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Long-time reader, first-time commenter.

Very nice interface and good features, but a PIM is not very useful these days if you can't sync with mobile devices or "hub" programs like Outlook without having to cut/paste as text files.

Good submission, though, GAOTD folks. I really enjoy this site, it's an excellent way to try new software and see what sticks. Keep up the good work.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I don't know if it can be installed on a flash drive Dizzledorf (#27)? But it does have an import/export feature. Wouldn't that work better?

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

JCF, you're most likely using Windows 2000. From what I understand, Microsoft released an update that killed that DLL in Windows 2k and created a few problems. You can just download the DLL from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?gdiplus and put it in either your Notables program folder, or in your Windows system folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Got the message (when trying to launch)

"A required .DLL file, GDIPLUS.DLL, was not found."

:-(

Any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by JCF  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

for photos i ll say give a try to picassa

its the best

Reply   |   Comment by freddy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

nice but dosent work if u have outlook 2007 :)

i ll keep that for 3-4 days just wanna give it a try thats it.

Reply   |   Comment by freddy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

It does almost everything that Palm Desktop does, except it doesn't say you can synch it with PDAs.
It can handle music, but it doesn't say it contains any library or features to help me *organize* my songs.
Ditto with the photos.
I love the idea of bringing these things together, and the software might be perfect for that, but the website doesn't give me enough info to convince me that it's worth loading yet another program on my PC...

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

This is a nice program. For my purposes, I like your notesholder giveaway. I'll keep this one in case I want any of the extra functionality. Thanks #2 for the desktop sidebar comment...Im going to check that out too.
Thanks GOTD!!

Reply   |   Comment by John J.  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Hey guys, sorry about the minimize/close button deal. I wanted to just have a minimize button on the main form, but the package I'm using to allow me to theme my software didn't allow for that. I'm definitely going to get that figured out in the next version, so for now, just pretend the X button on the main form is a minimize button :)

Reply   |   Comment by Gavin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Just downloaded it and, for a free program it's pretty sweet. I do have to agree about the whole minimize, close buttons, but all in all, it's still pretty good.

Reply   |   Comment by PSW  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Nice software, full of interesting features - but not for me. This is a negative comment but in no way constructive.

Reply   |   Comment by kip  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

To all the folks that complain every day about how to get the activation to work...... there's a README file in every download. Read it, and you'll find the instructions for that particular software. The activation doesn't work the same for all the downloads. With some you activate first, and others you activate after you install the app, and on some the method is completely different. The README is the key.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

This is a section for comments, not flattery. A programmer who is interested in improving their software will likely value negative comments, and other people who download this software will also value a critical view, as i certainly do. Yes, sarcasm isn't needed, but i can usually manage to sift through comments for both positive and negative points about the software that's offered here.

This particular software, though it does not appear to be particularly unique in function, will probably offer a preferred interface and layout for some users.

Reply   |   Comment by Gabe  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Just wanted to say that I like this site. I do like that the comments that tell us about freeware or just that the software is not what they thought is posted. I have found that these comments have helped me decide if I will download the software or not. Also the comments talking about other sites has been helpfull. I don't understand how people can be so sarcastic about the software. Don't download it and remember it is for free. Keep up the good work.

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Yes, to the negative commenters - stop whining, you're getting free stuff. And the reason you're getting free stuff is that software developers are finding this useful. If you want that to continue to be the case, then at least bother to make constructive criticisms. Otherwise why waste your time and take up space? The bored sense of entitlement some people have is just astounding.

Thanks, GOTD people!

Reply   |   Comment by iii  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

The first day I found this site was Cute Reminder day. I *love* that! but will be installing this to see how the screensaver part works.

Thank you GAOTD team!!

Reply   |   Comment by Lyn  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

once agian set up for a trial offer not a free program same thing as the sticky password giveaway any clue as what i can do

Reply   |   Comment by gary  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Can this be installed on a USB drive, so you can access this information anywhere, on any computer? That would make sense...

Reply   |   Comment by Dizzledorf  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Sounds like a cool concept where everything's in one place, but the features feel somewhat limiting and not thought-through. Good program for kids starting out on computers since it puts everything in one place for them. Hopefully as the program gains more features (for instance, appearance customization in general with screensavers and icons as well), it'll also get more interesting for power users. But even then, I wonder if it should cost $20.

Reply   |   Comment by BD  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

> Way too inefficient for a good notes program.

I am using NotesHolder and I tried Notables. Though Notables has a much more beautiful interface but it asks for a lot of work(click) to just create a note with a reminder in it. Reminders are a different entity and are accessed from the Menubar - View/Reminders.../Calender View/New/

Which is way too inefficient for a good notes program.

There are many other features which are good to have but not at the cost of efficiency.

I would not recommend this to be a good Notes / Memo Program.

P.S. Hey I am unable to place a negative flag to it. It asks for a comment and the Submit button never gets enabled even after you write your comments(with IE awa FF rendering engine). Is anyone else facing this issue? Hence posting the comment here.

Reply   |   Comment by MK  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Screenshots look nice, but it's of limited use to me if it doesn't integrate with Outlook or sync with a Palm.

Reply   |   Comment by Slam  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

it looks fun to play with. But with regards to interface, this is supposed to be a windows application and doesn't have a button to minimize or a one to terminate ? There is a button x at top right corner but doesnt work!

Reply   |   Comment by sumguy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Yeah, some of the negativity on here sometimes makes me laugh. I'm critical sometimes, but at least I try to be objective. Criticism for the sake of it just makes certain people look like they have an agenda.
This prog? Yes, there are many like it but this one is free. Wadda ya want?

Reply   |   Comment by CJ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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