TreePad has come a long way since 1999 and it is now quite a polished product. And when one considers that Microsoft is asking for $99.00 for its OneNote package for functions that are less complete than those in TreePad, it is also a bargain.
TreePad has all kinds of uses, whether by an individual or a work-group. A full list of all the features can be found on the Website, and they include (apart from what has been presented in this review): encryption for pages where you keep confidential information such as passwords and PINs; auto-dialling of phone numbers; templates (for such things as to-do lists, calendars, etc.); a powerful search function, which will search either the tree or the articles, or both, or within a single article; spellchecker in 20 languages; thesaurus, etc., etc., etc.
As you might imagine, with this degree of flexibility the uses to which TreePad can be put is enormous: the manual lists the following,
|Personal information manager
Office on a floppy
Easy Intranet-site generation tool
Instant Website generation tool
To-do list manager
Electronic Photo Album
Web site construction and generation
HTML page generation
Distributing structured information
Developing books, tutorials, articles using the tree structure as a hierarchical ordering
Storing research Notes
Storing programming code fragments
Storing technical information
Helpdesk information system listing problems and their solution ordered by categories (subtrees) and searchable by keyword.
Tracking construction jobs in Building projects
Storing car part numbers
Organizing and storing poetry
Database for customer contact information in car furnishing business
Database of technical data of different car models used by a car magazine
Structured and searchable documentation accessible by multiple users
Tool for construction, ordering and storage of sermons
Storing address information
Storing contact information
As the manual says, 'No doubt you can think of more!'
Professor T.D. Wilson