As you go through your day, you may come across bits of information that you'd like to save for perusing later. CintaNotes is designed to do just that, and it does it quickly, easily, and for free.
Whenever you come across text you want to save, whether it be on the Web or another application, save the text to CintaNotes by copying it to the Windows Clipboard and pasting it into CintaNotes, or better yet, using a hotkey (Ctrl-F12 by default, but you can change that).
CintaNotes then lets you add tags to each piece of information to make it easier to find that information. If you've copied the information from the Web, it automatically saves the URL. Finding the information is a breeze. Simply type in the text you're searching for. CintaNotes can then search through all text, just titles, just text, just tags, by date, URL, and so on. Searching is lightning fast, and results appear as you type.
Don't expect CintaNotes to be a comprehensive information manager, because it's not designed to do that. You can't save graphics, for example, or structured information such as contact information. It's not as sophisticated a tool as a complex program like AskSam, but it's designed to be simple to use. And it's exactly that--simple, but plenty useful. For saving information on the fly and then finding it, it's an excellent tool, one you'll appreciate even more because it's free.