These are several of the features in Debrief, and how they are placed in the different editions.

Notes in Different Contexts

Software for your notes

Note Organization

Notes are at the core of Debrief. Make a note one time, and view it in many different contexts. They can be viewed by date, like a journal. Or by subject folder, like files in a drawer. And they can be viewed within additional contexts of the features mentioned below - tasks, contacts, reading, etc. Of course, notes are searchable too.

Note Decks

Notes can be displayed in a similar fashion to index cards, arranging notes in different orders to produce drafts for whitepapers, articles, or books.

Note Flags

Mark notes as favorites, work in progress, attention required. Refer to them later with only one or two mouse clicks.


An index can be maintained for topics that span across subject areas, like an index in a book.

Reading List and Library

A reading list may be maintained, which builds a library for which research notes may be taken and end notes managed.

To-Dos, Assignments, Discussions

To-Dos, Assignments, and Discussions can be managed in Debrief. While the task features are robust, notes may also be taken with each task and later viewed within different contexts.

Issues, Changes, Risks, Decisions, Milestones

The Case feature supports a "systems management" approach for man-aging work like: issues, changes, risks, decisions, milestones, and so on. Notes and tasks can be included with each case.


Contact information can be collected, for very quick access to phone numbers and such, and notes can be associated to individuals and companies.

Status reporting

Display a view of notes, tasks, and cases, for input into status reports.


Create outlines for use in brainstorming, or organization.


Materials can be exported in various formats, e.g. word processing and spreadsheets, based on context.


Gentle popup reminders each day.

Accounts and Passwords

Store user ids in one place for those web sites you visit.

Features in Editions

The different Debrief editions have different sets of features.





Basic foundation for notes

More robust usability features for notes

Note Debrief, Reference Window, Note On Top, Favorites

Note Reports

To-dos, Assignments, Deadlines, Reminders

Cases, Issues, Changes, Risks, Decisions, Milestones

Contacts, Library, Reading List, Index, Accounts

Private Passwords, Accounts, Scratchpad

Additional Reports

Buttons for accessing many of these features may be seen in the top, left, and bottom toolbars.

Basic Edition

Standard Edition

Professional Edition

Portable Version

These editions are also available in Portable Debrief®, a hybrid version of Debrief® that can be executed from a USB drive. For more information, see the Portable page.

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