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Go to orangenote.littlesoftware.ca and get free text clipping software for your PC. OrangeNote allows you to store text clippings (either entered manually or copied directly from text in another program) in a full-text index and find them by means of typing just a few letters.


OrangeNote™ 1.0

OrangeNote™ 1.0

OrangeNote Standard Edition is completely free for personal use and includes an array of handy features above and beyond what you might expect. Some examples: you can click a tag to instantly search for and display all sibling notes tagged with it; holding down modifier keys while the console (the system tray menu) is open will show any notes bound to those modifiers; typing a hotkey while the console is open will instantly open the note bound to that hotkey, and so forth. There are lots of nifty features to explore and discover.

If you ever find yourself typing something out again and again (who doesn’t?), OrangeNote can simplify your life and save you time by allowing you to type arbitrarily long (pages, if you want) text clippings into any program with a single keystroke of your choosing. You can choose any combination of the Control, Shift, Alt and Windows modifiers (or none) and any key thanks to a handy “keystroke recorder”—just click the “Add a hotkey” link at the top of your note and type the hotkey you want to assign the note.

The Professional Edition of OrangeNote is still in the works, but if you upgrade now for $15 you can synchronize your notes across multiple computers running OrangeNote, and upgrades are lifetime unlimited licenses, meaning you only pay once and can install the current and all future versions of OrangeNote Pro on as many computers as you like in your name. You can even upgrade for free thanks to a new service called TrialPay!

So please try it out, and most of all, please help spread the word! Remember, little companies have little advertising budgets! 😉


Based on some user feedback, I’ve given the note window in OrangeNote a bit of a makeover. Margins have been slimmed down and the text area is now clearly defined, separating areas cleanly and making things feel more in place. I’ve also added a “pin” function (not shown) that allows a floating note window to be temporarily turned into a normal window complete with a task bar button.

Check out the evolution:





OrangeNote is currently available for beta testing at Wakoopa. Take it for a test drive and get a free registration!

Just a quick post to show-off OrangeNote’s brand new crash recovery and reporting dialog. Ironically, this is something that you hopefully won’t be seeing when you run OrangeNote, but I’ve always found a friendly and elegant crash dialog to convey a sense of professionalism and polish on an application. If it’s going to crash, we may as well make it as pleasant an experience as possible.


OrangeNote™ includes the same error reporting system employed by FeedBeast™, which anonymously logs and records all unhandled exceptions that occur in the program so they can be quickly addressed in future updates. As always, submitting crash reports is completely optional.

OrangeNote™ is available for beta testing at Wakoopa, and anyone that gets involved in the project during testing will receive a complimentary license for their help.

I know it’s not exactly the most popular blog (yet!), but it’s my baby and I’m glad to see it has a home on the web again. Mind you I haven’t yet figured out how to import all my old data that I think I backed up from its last life, but I can always start fresh if I have to.

Anyhow, I’m working on a cool new WPF-based Windows app called OrangeNote (based on the Mac app of the same name developed by a friend of mine), and I must say it’s looking good.

Get a load of this… it’s beautiful even when it’s not showing anything. 🙂

So stay tuned for that. It’s gonna be great.

What? You want to know what it does? Well I don’t want to give it all away, but it’s basically a system-wide repository for all your textual information, complete with a lightning-quick, full-text search engine that can be brought up with a global hotkey. You’ll basically never have to use a text file to jot something down again.

On that note, it’s good to be back, and with any luck piHole will be around for a lot longer this time around!

See you next post.


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