There is no imminent shortage of sticky notes apps for Windows. They come as desktop apps, gadgets, and add-ons. Most are free; some are portable. Some merely provide a quick-and-easy way to pin reminders to the desktop. Others try to replicate the look of paper sticky notes but with enhanced features. That describes 7 Sticky Notes, a free sticky notes program that uses shading and highlighting to give its notes a realistic 3D look.
The program gave us two installation options, Normal or Portable. We chose the standard installation, but Sticky Notes would make a great portable tool, combining versatility with a small footprint. Sticky Notes opened with two associated windows: the note field, which displayed an intro message, and the Note Configuration Window, a compact dialog with tabs for quickly configuring Fonts, Style, and Alarms, the latter with a Sleep Setup option. We typed a note using the default font, Segoe Print, which resembles handwriting, only legible. Clicking the green check mark saved our changes, closed the Configuration Window, and rolled up our note to a minimized size displaying the date and time it was created and the first line of our message. Right-clicking the note let us edit, resize, copy, or delete it, among other choices. The program's system tray icon serves as central command. Clicking the icon changed color and displayed or hid the notes on the desktop. We could also open the Notes Manager, a tree view-based tool, and the General Settings, a much more detailed and extensive properties sheet that let us configure not only how our notes looked and behaved but also set up synching and other options. Clicking the Help button opened a Web-based help site, including screenshots. The keyboard shortcuts proved the fastest way to do things, once we'd learned them.
Some sticky notes apps stand apart from the crowd. That's the case with 7 Sticky Notes, which has plenty of options but is extremely easy to use. We especially like the ability to show and hide our notes with a click, which let us use all the notes we needed without totally obscuring our desktop.
7 Sticky Notes offers professional-looking desktop notes software with as realistic notes graphics as possible. It features choose between seven pre-defined note colors: yellow, green, pink, white, purple, blue, and red, completely personalized font sizes, colors and types, drop Shadows for stand-out realistic sticky note effects, and slightly graded background for beautiful and elegant notes. It has multiple notes desktops: separate your notes by groups or categories for optimum organization send notes to sleep and fully customize wake up time, and setup one-time-only or recurring alarms for each note using a complete set of time configuration options. Automatic editing backup allows pause-close-continue in editing preventing data loss in case the program is closed and move notes between desktops, wake-up sleeping notes and manage the Recycled Bin.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.6 has added automatic note sizing to fit text option when saving.