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Omnium: A Minimalistic Windows Note-taking App

Omnium is an ultra-lightweight, minimalistic note-taking app for Windows. It’s similar in style to CintaNotes and my favorite note-taking tool, Notational Velocity for the Mac (s aapl); its small footprint provides a fast efficient and unobtrusive note-taking experience. And because it’s a portable app, you can put it in a folder in your Dropbox account (or some other file sync service) and then access it from anywhere.

Omnium is still in beta. Although it has regex search, it only searches note titles, and it crashed on me a couple of times while playing with it, so I think I’ll stick with CintaNotes on Windows for now. However, it does show a lot of promise, so it’s an app to keep an eye on if you’re a fan of lightweight note-taking tools, especially as Simplenote integration is among the features planned for the future

Omnium is a free download for Windows. It requires .NET Framework 4.0.

Let us know what you think of Omnium in the comments.

(via One Thing Well)

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4 Responses to “Omnium: A Minimalistic Windows Note-taking App”

  1. Miguel Marcos

    Following on Shimon’s comment.

    One thing about “portable”: if it requires .NET Framework 4.0 you’re ruling out some machines so it’s not that portable. Granted we’re talking older machinews. I think it’s more appropriate to say it’s portable on any Win machine that’s got .NET Framework 4.0 so it all appears in the same phrase.

  2. QuotePad – it’s what I use, and for Windows, I haven’t seen any better app so far that beats this (because of many reasons).

    However, it’s always nice to see new apps geared towards simplicity and ease of use.

  3. My problem with this app is that it requires .Net v4 framework which is not always available. IMO portable apps should be independent from any environment they work in, thus providing real portability.

    My current choice is Opera’s built in Notes. I wish there was a way to sync them with some app in the iPhone.