- Google Notebook(dead)
- Zoho Notes
That's how SynTree was born back in 2006. As time goes by, new idea of syncing everything to cloud come and simplenote.com API released for developers. I'd like the idea and thought to add it's support to SynTree, but it was written in Delphi 6 and stored all data in memory. As my notes counted megabytes already, I was too lazy to search for old Delphi IDE as already have free Visual Studio installed, so decided to rewrite everything from scratch in C# and use sqlite to not limit notes size.
Meet SynNotes - simple syntax highlighted Notes manager with incremental full-text search and GMaill like tags as folders. Most of the time app basically hides in the system tray. Then you push global hotkey, and it appears with last Note opened and Search field already focused. After you found data needed hide the app back by pressing
When you have some notes created - you probably would like to sync them to other your workstations/mobile devices. Also, versioning and cloud backups would be nice. All that provided if you enable sync with your Simplenote account
- C# (XP users should have .Net4.0 installed)
You can download compiled binaries at Github
Just unpack and use. App does not use registry and tries to keep db and ini-file config alongside with exe file. If app dir is not writable (you unpacked it to
%AppData%\SynNotesdirectory used instead.
That is very simple app and it will be so. No bells'n'whistles for reduced memory footprint (c# lol;).
Simplenote sync is configured when you first press
Or at any time by Right-Clicking of that button. No any data exchange is performed when
Sync Frequencyset to
Manualuntil you press the
Some configuration could be done by editing
This part is for Global Hotkeys . Default is
Win+tildefor Search, and no Hotkey assigned to just show app
[Keys] HotkeyShow= HotkeySearch=Win+`
App support themes of Notepad++ format which are stored in
/themesfolder. So, you can edit them or create new with visual editor of NP++. Then enable it like this:
[Scintilla] Theme=Visual Studio Dark.xml
- When Note has no explicit Lexer (language to highlight syntax) selected it will inherit it from it's tags.
- If Note has multiple tags assigned, privilege has Tag which is higher in tree (you can arrange tags by drag'n'drop) In this case name of Lexer would be prefixed by ^
- If both Note and all it's Tags has no Lexer assigned
bashis used by default