RightNote by BauerApps an nice alternative to OneNote

If you’re still looking for an alternative to OneNote , let me suggest RightNote by BauerApps. It’s a very close approximation to the features of OneNote that comes in a Free, Standard and Professional version.

As soon as you install RightNote you’ll notice the similarity in the use of the tabs across the top, the Tree structure to the right, the ability to nest folders under each other, a Rich Text Editor, the ability to paste images, attachments, web links, spell checking and all the other tools you’d expect to find. Right off the bat it’s easy to organize your ideas and put them into folders. You can easily gather up all your material and have it handy as you get your writing underway.

The multiple tabs are very nice for organizing information by category or for people who write blogs, you can easily separate your sites. Unlike OneNote there aren’t tabs running down the side, but the Tree hierarchy is more than satisfactory.

About the only thing RightNote can’t do, is have two columns worth of text on the screen at the same time. I find this the best way to work since I can “scribble” notes and ideas on the right side of the screen and then compose my article or put together my note on the left hand side of the screen. I don’t have to switch tabs or leave my writing area. This is still one area where OneNote excels for me.

But RightNote is still a very capable editor, research tool, note taker and word processor. You can easily write out what you need and then decide where it should go from there. Like OneNote and AllMyNotes, RightNote uses a database style format to store all your notes in a single place. This makes it easy to backup or store on Dropbox.

RightNote also comes in a portable version so you can take it anywhere you go. It’s a full featured app that will help your organize what you want to write and keep your source material all in one place. Again, this could be very helpful for those working on NaNoWriMo. I think this would be an excellent tool to help get that first draft done or at the very least get those pieces together so you can assemble later.

As stated, there is a Free version, as well as Standard and Professional. In a lot of cases the Freeware version might satisfy your needs. At the very least you can take your time to get to know the program without the worry of investing your money. And I like the tier idea. You don’t have to pay for features you’re not going to need.

BitsDuJour has sales on RightNote for time to time if you want to wait for a discount. Unfortunately, I don’t have any codes to pass along for this one. But, at the price of free, you can take it out for a spin until something comes along.

Again, another really good app to help you get your thoughts together and pull together all those miscellaneous notes into one place. You now have at least three choices when it comes collecting your thoughts and turning them into articles.

RightNote by BauerApps

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