Score: (4/5) "As good as pay software"

Why It stands Out: 
* Simple capture of ANY data you've highlighted
* Tag and search make retrieval easy.
* Small and portable

What it's missing: 
* Mobile sync would be nice so notes are available on tablets and smartphones. OK, your intrepid author, notoriously cheap, actually bit the bullet and shelled out twenty-five bucks for the Pro version of CintaNotes.  This let's you sync your notes to a mobile app called SimpleNote which is a free download at most app stores.