Posts Tagged 'OneNote'

CherryTree – FreeFile Review


CherryTree is an application to organize text snippets, URLs, images, and other stuff into one hierarchical database. Items are organized into nodes on a tree structure. Nodes can contain many items. Nodes can have child-nodes (or sub-nodes). To get started, simply add a new node, name it, and add one or more items to the node. CherryTree is available for Windows (installer and portable) and Linux.
— The Good – CherryTree handles text correctly, unlike OneNote, which converts all text to images. Text in CherryTree remains editable in the main window. URLs remain clickable. Tables, bullet points, and lists can be created in the main window. A time stamp and special characters can be added anywhere. Items can be exported as PDFs, HTML, and plain text. Items from other note apps can be imported. Much of the interface can be customized. The tree structure can be reorganized by drag-and-drop. Spell Check and Autosave are available (enable both in Preferences). There are features of interest to coders – syntax highlighting and code boxes.
— The Bad – I found nothing I didn’t like in this application. Some users may be overwhelmed with all of the options, but I appreciate having more options.
— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —
CherryTree is truly a hidden gem. I had no problems with it and it does so many things right. Two thumbs up! If you want to organize your digital life, give CherryTree a try.
Download CherryTree HERE

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FreeFile Review – Microsoft Office For Free?

FFR-WP-logoOneDriveYes, you can get Microsoft Office free, but with two caveats: 1.the applications are online, so an internet connection is needed and performance can be a little sluggish, 2. the apps are stripped down versions. The free Office suite is part of OneDrive, Microsoft’s online storage, formerly called SkyDrive. Sign up for a free account on OneDrive to get 7GB of free online storage as well as access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. OneDrive is available for Windows, Mac, and most smart phones.

Word is the best of the online apps, having all the features most users will need. Once on your OneDrive webpage, simply click the “Create” button, at the top, to create a new document. Old documents can be uploaded to OneDrive and edited. Documents can be downloaded by choosing File> Save As> and then opting for .docx or .pdf.

Excel seems more limited than Word. Power users will be frustrated due to missing features, but occasional users should find it sufficient. Spredsheets can be downloaded only as .xlsx files.

PowerPoint, much like Excel, will satisfy less advanced users, while disappointing power users. Presentations can be downloaded only as .xlsx files.

– – – – The Bottom Line – – – –

For occasional, less demanding users, OneDrive is fantastic – 7GB of online storage and Microsoft Office – all for free.

Sign up for OneDrive HERE

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