|this is the home of the note_space program, which is used for saving a collection of notes|
Are you content with how you store and organize your written thoughts?
If you are content with what you're using now, maybe Evernote or handwritten notes or whatever, then you don't need this software.
However, if you're still looking for a better way, you might want to consider note_space.
If you're very meticulous, you can create highly organized groups of notes with it.
If you're not, you can create a disorganized jumble of notes, and use search to find things.
Or, maybe some mixture of those two.
In any case, it's a cozy home for your written thoughts.
What does this program look like ?
note_space has a simple grid or array design, that can be re-arranged so that you can give your notes a layout that suits you.
The picture below shows the demo version of the program.
Clicking on a box opens the note for editing.
Where does this program store its notes?
Your notes will stored on your computer, not on an internet server.
This is much more safe and secure, as long as you back up regularly.
You can't access your notes on multiple devices, only on one computer.
(Actually, you could place the program folder in a Dropbox (or similar) folder, but you would have to be very careful to use it on only one computer at any one time.)
And, the program runs only on a computer (Win, Mac or Linux), but not on a smartphone.
The author doesn't like writing on a smartphone, but if you do, there's some options out there for that.
Do you want to try the program, without downloading it?
Click on this link for a live demo of note_space.
The demo is fully functional; your edits will be saved for a short time.
As you click around the demo, you are using the exact same program that you will download to your computer (if you're interested) .. not one line of code is different .
Is there anything unusual about this software?
There is something unusual about it ..
The program has two parts.
One part runs in a Terminal window on your computer (as in the picture below), which can be minimized.
The other part runs in a web browser window.
Does that sound too confusing for you?
OK, sorry about that .. it's the only way I know to keep the program very lightweight and also cross-platform .. there are lots of other programs out there for you to consider!
So, are you still interested now, and looking to download the program?
Click here to download the program.
The download is a very small .zip file, which does not install anything on your computer.
It unzips into a single small folder, which you can put on your desktop to start.
If you don't like the program, you can remove it by simply deleting that folder.
Here is a picture of the contents of note_space folder:
Are you interested in the technical details of how this software is platform-independent?
Platform-independent and yet also very light-weight, is it possible?
I (the author) think I have found a way, but let me know what you think.
I'm using PHP has the cross-platform language, which may be surprising.
But, I'm trying to show here that PHP is easily distributed .. it's already installed on Macs, the files for Windows in the download are small, and Linux users will be able to figure out how to install it themselves.
The next issue is how to run PHP, and for that, I'm asking the user to start it up in a Terminal window.
Most users aren't going to accept that, so I guess this program won't have a wide audience.
But maybe, some users will actually like how the workings of the program are completely transparent.
Why was this software created, and why is it free?
I (the author) was in desperate need to find a way to bring into focus my written thoughts, which were scattered in various computer files and handwritten notebooks.
I wasn't comfortable with any existing software, for various reasons.
Maybe word processing software works well for most people, but something about scrolling up and down bothers me; I need to put my paragraphs in small, separate blocks.
So, I created this program, which I use every day.
I put it on this website for download, just because I'm wondering if it suits anyone else's way of thinking.
I don't think any one is going to pay for it, so it's here for free.
And anyway, I use lots of open-source software, all of it much more advanced than this, so why not go along in that spirit?
Do you want to contact the author?
The program's author is Thomas Hyde, residing in Wilmington DE US.
He can be contacted via email at .