[Windows] Manage memos, notes, and desktop stickies with Efficient Notes Free Portable

Efficient Notes Free PortableDo you take a lot of notes and memos on your computer? If so, you could probably benefit from a program that easily helps you manage all of these notes. That is just what Efficient Notes Free Portable does. This is a program that helps you manage all of your desktop stickies, notes and memos in one interface. Not only that, but the program has a very nice edit function that feels very similar to Microsoft Word.


Main Functionality

Efficient Notes Free Portable allows you to manage and edit all of your notes, memos and stickies in one easy-to-use interface. The program also comes with a text editing program that feel very similar to Microsoft Word, so the learning curve should be small. This program allows you to add URLs, emotions, lists, pictures, tables, and even attachments to your notes and memos. You even have the option to change your background color or make a picture your background.


  • Manage all of your notes, memos and stickies from one location
  • Powerful text editor that feels similar to Microsoft Word to help minimize the learning curve
  • Add URLs, pictures, tables, lists, emotions, and even attachments to your notes
  • Change your background color or choose a picture from your computer to act as your background
  • Integrates the leading features of desktop notes so you can post stickies directly to your Windows desktop
  • You can protect your private information with passwords


  • There is so much you can do with this program, that it may feel overwhelming at first
  • Many features are disabled in the free version after the initial 30-days trial, unless you purchase the paid version


Efficient Notes Free Portable ScreenshotI have to say, I was very impressed with Efficient Notes Free Portable. When I first went to use it, I was not expecting very much…just another “note manager” for Windows. However, what I got surpassed my expectations in just about every way.

First, let me start off by saying that it is nice to have all of my notes in one area. Before Efficient Notes Free Portable, I was using different programs to take notes, because each one offered a different ability that the other one didn’t. Now, thanks to the powerful text editor that comes with Efficient Notes Free Portable, I was able to manage all my notes in one location.

While we are on the subject of the text editor, let me just say that I was very happy with it. The program itself reminded me a lot of Microsoft Word in style. Thus, it only took me a few moments to figure my way around. When you first bring up the program, just click “Add Note”, and the text editor pops right up, allowing you to create your new note.

On top of that, there is a lot you can actually add to each note. This does include tables, lists, attachments, pictures, emotions, and URLs. Just about anything you need to put into a note, you can do with the text editor they give you. Have private information you need to put into your notes? Don’t worry! Efficient Notes Free Portable even gives you a password protection system to protect all of your sensitive data.


If you are looking for a way to better organize your notes, you can’t go wrong with Efficient Notes Free Portable. The program can be run right of a USB stick, so you can take it with you on the go. Also, with the powerful text editor that comes with the program, you should be able to make any changes you want to your notes.

Take note that some of the features are only available in the free version as a 30-day trial. After the 30 days, those features will be disabled unless you purchase the paid version. The comparison chart on the homepage (link below) shows you exactly what you will get to keep after 30 days and what you won’t.

Price: Free (Pro version also available)

Version reviewed: 3.10 build 327

Supported OS: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8

Download size: 7.39MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46

Is it portable? Yes

Efficient Notes Free Portable homepage

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