QuickNote is a software for writing everything in a practical and fast way.
I started to write it because I needed a software for writing notes quickly and in multiple
text documents, without having to save all these documents around my hard disk.
With QuickNote, you can edit various documents and close without saving:
QuickNote will save all your data and load it again the next time!
Here are some special features
- Editing of multiple text documents
Manage in the same QuickNote window an unlimited
number of documents for annotating emails, addresses,
ideas and everything else!
- Multiple Look and Feels and Tab-like and Window-like view
Choose between two different looks
and organize your documents in different Tabs or
- Autosave of data and settings on closing
Just open your documents,change your settings,
write what you want and close QuickNote for auto saving
or choose the "Exit without saving" menu item for
discarding all changes!
- Window minimization and "stay at the top" function
If you use QuickNote with a lot of other programs and you
want to iconify it, you get two problems: you insert
another item in your already busy application bar and you
cause a lot of swap work, in particular when you want to
reopen QuickNote; you can avoid all this problems minimizing
the QuickNote window and optionally choosing the "stay at the top"
function, letting the little minimized QuickNote window to stay
over all other windows!
- Multi-Language (English and Italian)
QuickNote supports English and Italian languages, but it is
designed to easily add other languages; contact me if you want
QuickNote to support another language!
- Errors logging for discovering and repairing bugs quickly
Errors are logged in the qn_errors.log file for
bugs tracking and quicker repairing!
- Platform Independent and very lightweight
You can use QuickNote in any system with a Java Virtual Machine
version 1.4 or higher installed.
Also try to install QuickNote in a floppy disk and you will
be able to share your notes between various systems!
Plus many other common features
- Clipboard operations
- Line wrapping
- Find and replace function
- ...and more!
Last but not least: it's completely free
, licensed under the GNU GPL!
QuickNote Requirements and Installation
QuickNote is written in pure Java, so it's platform independent.
You will need a Java Virtual Machine Version 1.4.0 or higher.
You can download the latest Java Virtual Machine from
, following the "Get It Now" button link.
QuickNote installation is very easy: simply copy the QuickNote directory somewhere in your file system
(it can be placed in a floppy disk, too!) and run the QuickNote.jar file with the following command:
java -jar quicknote_path
You can also make a simple script or, on Windows platforms, double click on the jar icon.
I suggest you, to avoid problems or unexpected behaviors, to put the QuickNote directory in a path
without spaces or unusual characters like '!', '?', '%', and so on.
Moreover, if you upgrade from an older version, your data file will not be compatible, so
your documents before upgrading.
For bug reports, suggestions, ideas, comments or everything you want about QuickNote,
please feel free to send me an e-mail at:
putting the word QuickNote
in the subject, or use the QuickNote Forum