At a Glance
With its easy-to-use interface and personalized layout, NetNote easily fit into my work style. It has very good reminder capabilities, letting you set countdowns to appointments and allowing you to snooze reminder alarms. If you regularly make a note of a certain type -- such as a meeting reminder that includes the time, place, and purpose of the event -- you can use the included note templates (called Models) and simply fill in the blanks. The only thing I didn't like about NetNote was that the main window, which lists all your notes, sits on top of your other open windows by default.
Upon downloading NetNote, it's apparent that its intended use isn't simply as a sticky-note program, but as a communication utility for offices. If you want to send confidential, instant messages to your colleagues (or family) across your local network, you must install NetNote Server, which comes as a 30-day trial. It costs $50-$1,500 depending on the number of users. We tested NetNote Client with only cursory use of the server.