TreeDBNotes is a very cool, free. powerful and easy-to-use personal database program, PIM and Word Processor with Tree Structure, advanced encryption and password protection all in a tiny package.
It has all the usual things that you would expect text processor to have; Search, Replace, Case options, Insert file/ link/ image/ time/ date/ symbols/ table / html table. Import from txt, wri, rtf, Excell, Word, html and more. Export to txt, html, wri, doc and way more more.
Download a copy of TreeDBNotes Free and see if it works for you.
My two hassles with it are it wont run/sync to my pocket pc and it wont run from a USB thingy.
But that’s me.
If you only use one or (or maybe two PCs) this maybe the bottomless pit of all those notes, links and whatever you have been looking for.