KwikNote is a program that allows you to create notes while working on other projects. It is designed to replace the pencil and pad frequently found beside computers for jotting down reminder notes.

When you run the program for the first time, the KwikNote icon appears in the system tray (usually on the bottom right-hand side of the screen). If you right-click on this icon, you have two choices:

Selecting Show KwikNote brings up the main application.

Initially there is an empty note, named "Note", in a tabbed environment on the left-hand side of the screen. You can immediately start adding to this note, if you wish. Subsequently, all previously created notes are displayed.

On the right-hand side are 7 buttons.

Across the top are 4 menu items.

Note, you cannot close the program from this window. That must be done by selecting Exit KwikNote from the KwikNote icon menu in the system tray.

While adding content to any note, right-clicking over the note brings up a Context Menu.

Running KwikNote With Minimum Mouse Use

It is possible to use KwikNote with minimum mouse use. Most menu items have an "accelerator" key, which is indicated by an underlined letter exposed when the "ALT" key is pressed. (It is possible to have these letters permanently underlined in all programs by: right-clicking on any blank area on the desktop, selecting "Properties", "Appearance", "Effects", and deselecting "Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key.")

To move from one tabbed note to the next, use "CTRL F" to move forward and "CTRL B" to move backwards.

To open a context menu, either use "Shift F10" or press the Menu Key, which is usually located on the bottom row of the keyboard, near the right-hand "CTRL" key.

Menu key

KwikNote's File Structure

When first running KwikNote, a subfolder, called Notes, is created in the application folder (the folder containing KwikNotes.exe). In the subfolder Notes, a text file named KN.txt is created, which contains the names of all the notes. Each note is saved in its own text file, using the name of the note. So if you want a file containing your note, this is where you can find it.

Last modified on 10/21/2008 at 8:26 am MST