Taking notes will always help if you need to study for an exam, but doing this with standard word processors will waste much of your precious time. Instead of concentrating on the information you need to remember, you will spend half of the time struggling with complex options. Wiznotes looks and feels like a complex text editing software, but it is much easier to use. Its simplicity and flexibility will make it possible to organize your information with greater efficiency.
The setup file is well under one Mb. However, when you start the installation process, 14 Mb of data will be downloaded and installed. When this is done, you can run the software immediately. You can use a trial version for 30 days, after which you will have to buy a license, but if you are a university or college student, you can get it for free.
The user interface does not look any different from other word processors. You can type your text on the main area of the window and a series of basic editing options are available on the toolbar. Wiznotes lets you organize your notes like in a real notebook. New pages can be created and organized into groups on the left side of the interface. It is just like organizing files into folders in a tree menu. It is also possible to create a whole new notebook in the same area. Each notebook will be represented by a navigation tab on the window's right edge, making it possible to switch from one to another with a single click.
When typing or editing text, you may organize paragraphs in collapsible sections. You only need to select it and click a toolbar button. Besides naming the section, you can also specify how well you know the information from that section. This is done by marking the paragraph with one of three symbols, which can be selected from a small drop menu, next to the section's expand/collapse button. Collapsible tables may be inserted as well. This will come in handy if you need to test yourself. For example, you can insert countries and their capitals in a table, and collapse it while you practice. Getting your information is also made easy. The software features a built in web browser for Wikipedia.
Unlike other text editing tools, Wiznotes lets you organize information, not just text. Its functions are well organized on a user friendly interface. This makes it possible to work fast and spend more time studying. One of the best things about this software is the fact that students can have it for free.
It is not possible to change the color of the text in order to spot it faster. Fortunately, this drawback is compensated by the collapsible sections feature. With the straightforward features Wiznotes has to offer, you can organize your notes faster and you will have more time to study.
Wiznotes Editor’s Review Rating
Wiznotes has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 28 Mar 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Wiznotes 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential