Efficient Sticky Notes Portable

Efficient Sticky Notes Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.53 Build 344
  • Total Downloads:
    10,038
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Efficient Sticky Notes has been a go-to recommendation for a free sticky notes app, but shareware upgrades are available: Efficient Sticky Notes Pro and Efficient Sticky Notes Pro Portable. They're basically identical, including their modest price, except the portable version can run from a USB drive, and all its "stuff" is inside its program folder instead of roaming throughout Windows. Both versions of Efficient Sticky Notes Pro do everything the free version does and more, including the ability to add attachments to notes. We tried Efficient Sticky Notes Pro Portable Edition in Windows 7.

Instead of skipping to the bottom, let's just say up front that Efficient Sticky Notes Pro, installed or portable, remains a top recommendation. With a polished user interface, taking some of the best elements from Web browsers and productivity apps, nothing about this program rubs us wrong (though more frequent display of the New Note hot key combo, Ctrl+N, would help). Speaking of help, Efficient Sticky Notes has a well-stocked Help menu. And the portable version worked flawlessly. But what really stood out about Efficient Sticky Notes isn't anything related to the tool's performance; it's the subtle but attractive skins on the Interface Style menu. We could choose from five color schemes -- black, blue, green, pink, and silver -- or five seasonal and holiday themes: Pumpkin, Springtime, Summer, Valentine, and Xmas. These latter five don't just change the skin color but also add subtle theme-like touches. For instance, Springtime shows budding branches in border backgrounds and flowers instead of checkmarks, while Pumpkin celebrates Halloween with cobwebs and spiders. Xmas is a winter theme, with ghostly snowflakes against a wintery blue background, though candy canes and other holiday touches keep the theme festive but not cloying, especially appropriate when the holidays are over but spring is still too far away.

Changing themes feels like new stationery. Will that make you more efficient? Maybe not, but it shows this program's refinement and attention to detail. The Portable Edition just adds more choice to Efficient Sticky Notes Pro.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 3.50 Build 333.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Really really like it! Better than "Sticky Notes.""

May 12, 2011  |  By Brenjer

 |  Version: Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 1.68 Build 99

Pros

Works great.

Cons

No cons for the reasons I use it--for reminders.

Summary

It's everything I need.

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3 stars

"Better than others but not infallible."

May 04, 2011  |  By Analects

 |  Version: Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 1.67 Build 98

Pros

Better than other sticky notes I've tried.

Cons

Test sticky note disappeared when I rebooted. That's a problem I've had with other sticky notes; this one seems to be more permanent than others, but it does not seem to be infallible.

Summary

I am still looking for a sticky note I can put on MS Word files, MS Excel files, PDFs, and other files--not just on the desktop. At least these can be found; I have used other sticky note programs and never seen their notes again.
Analects

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4 stars

"It does what it says"

April 20, 2011  |  By MizzVikki

 |  Version: Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 1.67 Build 98

Pros

It is really nice to be able to place these notes on my desktop, like a "sticky note". I don't really use a calendar, foregetfull mostly. This product works like a charm.

Cons

haven't found one yet.

Summary

I think this is a wonderful idea. Surprised it hadn't come to my attention sooner.

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4 stars

"Excellent for my needs."

April 15, 2011  |  By xtercero

 |  Version: Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 1.67 Build 98

Pros

Easy to startup and consult.

Cons

None for my needs

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3 stars

"nice portable notes app"

April 12, 2011  |  By MartySaw

 |  Version: Efficient Sticky Notes Portable 1.67 Build 98

Pros

ideal application for home or office for writing quick notes, making to-do lists, storing sensitive information like logins, passwords, PINs,

Cons

few of crashes, but all saved

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher EfficientSoftware.net
Publisher web site http://www.efficientsoftware.net/
Release Date July 16, 2013
Date Added July 16, 2013
Version 3.53 Build 344
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.81MB
File Name EfficientStickyNotes-Port.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,038
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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