CintaNotes is a Windows application for fast and convenient note taking. It can clip text from any application on a hot key, has a powerful tagging system and effective full-text search capability.
Under review

Cross-link several notes in one go

Alex Jenter 1 year ago • updated by Référencement naturel Narbonne 10 months ago 6

Clairvaux suggested on the forum:

Proposed feature

1. Select a few notes in the main window.
2. Right-click, Cross-Link Notes.
3. All selected notes get note links to the other notes inserted at the bottom of their text.


I'm discovering the note link feature, and it's an incredibly powerful tool.

However, it's especially useful when you only need to create links from one note to another, or a few of them. In that case, it's super-fast.

If, however, you need to cross-link several notes (that is : each of them is linked to all the others), then it becomes a pain as soon as there are more than two, or maybe three notes. In that case, you need to open all your notes side-to-side, and Copy Note Link / Paste Note Link in a harrowing sequence, where you need to keep track of what has been copied and pasted where, since you don't want to link one note to itself (and anyway, CN will wisely prevent you from doing that). There's no single link set that could be pasted, pasted, pasted into all the notes.

There are many situations where you would need to do this, and there would be no workaround using tags (never mind tabs or notebooks). Imagine you are tracking specific events, and making notes out of a few significant articles about those events. Maybe you'll gather five or six articles about one event, and never create a new note about that event later.

Then, it would not make much sense to create a tag just for that event, because you want to keep your tags as universal and reusable as possible (and not create too many of them, because, then, scrolling becomes a pain). Also, there's no quick way to go from one note to another through tags. Tags are not clickable. The answer is the note link. It addresses the concept : "See also", or "Related articles" at the bottom of your note.

Cross-Link feature would address that need (and hopefully use already developed resources).

Another way to address that would be to make tags clickable. If I wanted to link together five or six notes related to, say, the Sochi Olympics, then I would create a Sochi Olympics tag (even though I would likely never attach it to a new note again), apply it to my Sochi notes, and just click on it from within a note, in order to display the related notes. However, even if clickability of tags was an easily implemented feature (of which I have no idea), the user interface is not ideally suited to that. The main window as it is would lend itself to it, however the editor window with its tags field does not seem really appropriate.

organizing links
Under review

Rules: add ability to copy notes, not only move them

Alex Jenter 1 year ago • updated 1 year ago 6

Sometimes we need to make a copy of a note by rule.

Under review

Note editor: minimize space used by secondary UI controls

Alex Jenter 1 year ago • updated by Alexander79 1 year ago 5

Tags, link, remark, date take too much space.

Make the display of some of these controls optional or auto-hidable and displayed on demand.

other-ui editing
Under review

Add ability to fetch emails

Alex Jenter 1 year ago • updated 1 year ago 1

Suggested by Denis Shevchenko:

"Would make CintaNotes one-place to sort emails, like Evernote!"

Under review

Add option to use Unix-way line endings when copying from CN

Alex Jenter 1 year ago • updated by LucyTaylor 1 year ago 4

Allow changing newline sequence from \r\n to \n in copied text


editing complexity:easy clipboard
Under review

Use search text as title for new note when none is found

Fodrew 1 year ago • updated by Charlisoa 1 year ago 6

if you search for note "X" but there are none, if you create a new note, then use the filtered name as note title.

Under review

Black background and larger text

echo user 1 year ago • updated 1 year ago 5

It's impossible for me to use cintanotes for more than 10 minutes without getting eye strain or a headache. Looking at the white background of a note's window is like staring directly at a light bulb, and the text is so tiny it's impossible to read at a comfortable distance. On every application I use in which I must read or edit text, I have the ability to black out the background and make the text large. For example, right now I have this page in my Firefox browser zoomed in to 200%, plus I am running an add-on called Blank Your Monitor, which changes white backgrounds to black. These are very basic features for any application in which you work with text. It would be great to see them implemented into my favorite notebook application (which I have paid for).

viewing other-ui cosmetic configuring

Latest bugs 19


Inserting notes in another application does not work with Putty

xasik 6 years ago • updated by Alex Jenter 6 years ago 0

Inconsistent font in notes with mixed charsets

Alex Jenter 7 years ago • updated by Arseniy (CN Support Team) 5 years ago 8

Wrong error message encoding when CN can't find the .db file

Alex Jenter 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 0

Top rated ideas 308


In-place (inline) note editing

Alex Jenter 8 years ago • updated 3 years ago 10

Syncing with a folder with .txt files

Alexander Wohl 7 years ago • updated by Alex Jenter 1 year ago 11

CintaNotes application for Android

Alex Jenter 8 years ago • updated 8 months ago 35

Clickable links in note preview

Alex Jenter 8 years ago • updated 5 years ago 5

Alarms (reminders) in notes

Alex Jenter 8 years ago • updated 12 months ago 27

Tabs for notebooks

Alex Jenter 6 years ago • updated by Paul Barca 4 years ago 14

Logical expressions for tag search, like "tag1 AND NOT (tag2 OR tag3)"

Alex Jenter 7 years ago • updated 1 year ago 5

Currently in progress 1


Simplenote adds blank line + "source: evernote.exe" to each note

Bugatzki 6 months ago • updated by Alex Jenter 5 months ago 5