KNot v2.04b

KNot (pronounced "k-not") is the new installment of our popular floating-note application, which was removed two years ago from our site due to legal implications with its name.

"Akatanomasto" (the "one that cannot be named" in Greek) had several bugs, was written in an old version of Delphi and we decided to drop it all together since maintaining it would be far worse burden.

KNot has been designed and written from scratch and uses our latest technologies in terms of graphics and file handling.

The first version of KNot ("Akatanomasto") released in 1999, was one of the first applications ever to use a TCP/IP network to send instant messages to other computers. Long before the messaging clients of today. That version used TCP sockets and a very basic bespoke protocol for its networking. The current release of KNot uses a much broadly used internet protocol, SMTP, the same protocol that email servers and clients use. While the underlying protocol has changed, the user interface is still the same; simplistic and easy to use. Just enter the name of the computer you want to send the message to and make sure that the other machine is running KNot and is listening for messages.


  • Multiple colourful notes floating on your desktop
  • Minimized to a 17x17 pixel square
  • Send your notes to other computers in your local network
  • Full colour spectrum support, drop shadow and imitate wallpaper colour
  • Snap to grid, screen borders or other notes! Full Multi-Monitor support
  • Store your valuable notes in simple to use and backup text files - no proprietory format
  • Undelete notes
  • Protect your notes by making them Read-Only
  • Notes can stay on top of other windows
  • Export notes to text files anywhere on the disk
  • Drag & drop support replace
  • New Colour-Picker dialog


  • KNot

Version History


  • Auto reposition notes when loading and undeleting if not visible on screen
  • fix opening of Control Panel on secondary Monitor when last note is on second Monitor


  • Full TCP Networking support using SMTP protocol
  • new menu options, check for web updates, minor bug fixes, refactoring