TreePad Alternative For Windows

MyInfo is a free-form organizer, which is the best alternative to the no longer maintained personal information manager TreePad.

You can easily import your existing TreePad files in MyInfo! MyInfo supports TreePad PLUS, TreePad SAFE, TreePad Business Edition and TreePad Lite files.

MyInfo is mature and stable Windows software (first version created back in 1999) and is actively developed.

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MyInfo workspace screenshot

What happened to TreePad?

TreePad was a personal information manager software for Windows. It was a popular tool due to its mix of an organizer, database, and word processor capabilities. It was offered in few different editions (TreePad Lite, TreePad Plus, TreePad Business Edition and TreePad X Enterprise being the most popular).

TreePad was actively developed from 1995 until 2019. Since then, the software is no longer maintained and there is no customer support for it. Their website is also no longer available.

Compare MyInfo vs TreePad

Collect TreePad MyInfo
Capture web snippets directly from your browser - Checked
Attach and edit files from other applications TreePad X Enterprise only Checked
Organize TreePad MyInfo
Organize notes hierarchically Checked Checked
Multi-section notebooks - Checked
Note tags & attributes - Checked
Edit TreePad MyInfo
Text editor with rich formatting with tables and pictures Checked Checked
Rich formatting of note headings in the tree Checked Checked
Spell-checking Checked Checked
Links between notes Checked Checked
Text styles - Checked
Word count - Checked
Find TreePad MyInfo
Find notes By text By text, boolean operators, date ranges
Quick filtering in the tree - Checked
Search in attachments - Checked
Search in multiple notebooks - Checked
Share TreePad MyInfo
Print & print preview Checked Checked
Web site export Checked Checked
Microsoft Word document export - Checked
Productivity TreePad MyInfo
Portable edition. Install on flash drive Checked Checked
Encryption TreePad Enterprise X only Checked
Dark mode - Checked
Undo anything - Checked
Customize menus & toolbars - Checked
Customize keyboard shortcuts - Checked
Note templates - Checked

The Press

Imports full structure, including images, from TreePad (the only program I could find that does this). Many features including sophisticated searches (called filters in MyInfo).
GU |
MyInfo provides a way to arrange different kinds of research data, creating hierarchically organized documents that store and connect these snippets of multimedia. Documents can be saved in the TreePad format. logo
For me this program has turned out to be the closest to being the perfect note taking program of all the programs reviewed in this blog.
Paul Miller | Blog

MyInfo Highlights

Full-featured Tree and Text Editor

You can format both your tree items and your text data with different fonts and colors. You can also apply styles, insert links, pictures, and tables in the text editor.

Multiple Field Types

MyInfo supports user-defined fields in the tree of different types: dates, numbers, pop-up lists, and texts.

Capture Anything

Store documents, images, notes, email messages, spreadsheets, web pages, and files.

Full-text Search

Easily search for any text in your data, including wildcards and boolean operators.

Tags and Comments

Tag and comment your notes to find them easier later.

Import & Export

Native import and export from and to Treepad, plain text, rich text, CSV, HTML, and other file formats via third-party plugins.

Browser Add-ons

MyInfo has add-ons for all major web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge), which help you capture new information quickly.


Protect your data with industry grade AES-256 encryption.

Getting Started

  1. Download and install MyInfo (free 30-day trial).
  2. Import your TreePad (.hjt) files in MyInfo (File > Import > TreePad) and start using them right away!

Note: If you have TreePad X Enterprise or newer TreePad version that uses .tpd file format, you need to convert its database to a .hjt file first.

You can do that in TreePad via File > Export > Subtree > To Files. Then choose Export to One File > TreePad file and in the Save dialog choose (.hjt) as a file format.

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