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The idea of saving Web pages and links offline is a good one, but this database-driven program just doesn’t live up to its promise.
Little has been done to dress up eNotebook’s two-pane interface, but if you’ve worked with a database before, this one should present few problems. On one side of is a tree directory and on the other is a viewing pane for the pages or links you’ve saved. eNotebook comes with a sample collection, which helps to give you an idea of how to organize and use the program. The less you need to rely on the Help file, the better. It’s written in awkward English that’s filled with misspelled words. When you’re surfing, a right-click on a page gives you options to save a page, selected links, or all links. Make your selection and eNotebook opens so you can organize your information. For our testers, only the options to save links worked. Each time an attempt was made to save a page, the program crashed and all we got for our efforts was an error message. Each link we saved pulled up the appropriate page in the viewing pane. Simple editing tools are included that let you add and edit text and insert images, but the only file format on offer was .enb, which is only used by eNotebook. You can save in other formats, such as .html, but the results aren’t very impressive.
You’ll have 25 days to try out this program, but if you have the same issues we did when trying to save whole pages, you’ll probably uninstall the demo before then. Those without some experience working with databases should probably skip this program altogether.