Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Free software 9: ATnotes

According to the Chinese adage '' A good memory is inferior to a rotten brush pen", it is better write down something improtant rather than keeping them in memory.

ATnotes is a FREE program which creates notes on your desktop. Stay in the system tray, take only a little system resources: it really does a good job. Moreover, it supports 46 languages. Just download the language file and copy in to ATnotes install directory, it will display your required language automatically. You can also set up the hot keys to accelerate your work ;P.

Unluckily, ATnotes is discontinued. Anyway, it is a quite good software that is worthy to be used. The official website is The image displayed here is copied from the homepage.

Here are the features listed in the homepage:
  • dragable and resizeable notes anywhere on the desktop
  • notes are autosizing as text is entered
  • custom font, background color, text color and border color for each note
  • single or repeated alarms for each note with visual and audio alarm signal
  • hide notes until manually activated or until a specified date/time
  • minimize notes to the first line of text and restore the note size to fit the whole text
  • open URLs, e-mail addresses and file shortcuts in notes with the associated program
  • get an overview of all current notes in the note list
  • search for notes containing a specified text
  • user defined system-wide hotkeys for important functions
  • send notes to other computers in a local network
  • user interface can be translated into any language

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