Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 139 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,276,554
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 04, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $4.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    308.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,971
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Post-it Notes, those little yellow pads of sticky-backed paper, changed the world, or at least the way people who live in it leave reminders to themselves and others. When the layers of notes (now multicolor) start to resemble cedar shingles, it's time to clean your computer monitor. That brings up an important point: as big an improvement as sticky notes have been over the old paper napkin method, software versions like Sticky Notes may be better still. For one thing, Sticky Notes lets you organize, search, store, and back up your notes; set reminders, priorities, and alarms; and customize its look and behavior. Plus it'll never get lost in your desk drawer or behind your coffee mug. Sticky Notes is free to try, with a few features disabled, but at $4.99 the full version easily passes the Lunch Test, costing about what you'd pay for a sandwich and drink from the local carry-out.

Sticky Notes resides in the system tray; right-clicking its icon opens the program's main menu, where users create and manage Notes and the program's settings. However, you can also configure hot keys to make Sticky Notes even faster and easier to use by clicking Program Settings and selecting the Hotkeys tab (you can also set General Settings, configure Notes, and more). We clicked Create a New Note, and a new note popped up with the cursor ready. You don't have to click Save or do anything to slow you down; a few quick keystrokes and then click the red Exit button, and Sticky Notes automatically saves your note. When we'd saved a few Notes, we clicked the menu to view Recent Notes, Arrange Notes (cascade or tile) and Search them. Need help? Click Help: Help appears.

There's always room for improvement: for instance, automatic or scheduled backups would be nice to have, though we appreciate the simple but effective Backup and Restore feature that's already a part of Sticky Notes. And you'll still need paper sticky notes when you need to mark your lunch or leave a note on a colleague's door. Pretty much everything else? Sticky Notes has got that covered.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sticky Notes 2.3.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 139 votes

    • 5 star 52
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 25
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4 stars

"cool little gadget, really like using it."

March 18, 2013  |  By dbridgeo

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

been using it for couple years. neat little gadget for the desktop.

Cons

not aware of any. don't remember any install issues. certainly did not experience any virus like behaviour from it. this is now the third computer i have installed it on.

Summary

highly recommended, very customizable.

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4 stars

"I find sticky notes very useful"

January 14, 2013  |  By ted1moore

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

There when you want it or hidden if you need screen real-estate

Cons

Wish it included date of note creation.

Summary

Very worthwhile.

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3 stars

"Nice program but with iritations"

January 13, 2013  |  By Lord_Glorfindel

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

Lots of nice options and functionality and a fairly good small footprint

Cons

- no option to always keep note on top (if you want that)
- My firewall kept objecting to to the manner it was trying to connect to the Internet

Summary

Just a few fixes away from being a very useable app.

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5 stars

"Probably one of the best of it's kind"

December 04, 2012  |  By DrJansan

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

I have used other sticky notes software but for me this is the best one. It does all I need it to do without fuss.

Cons

I have not found any

Summary

I can recommend this software

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2 stars

"very basic and complicated at the same time"

November 07, 2012  |  By netter012

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

yellow sticky notes

Cons

comic sans font only, really ?
baffling options menu
display "discard note are you sure" - this should have a different setting depending on if anything has been written. eg, if the note is blank, i dont want to be prompted. if its got writing, i do want to be prompted

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5 stars

"Best quick app for desktops!"

October 10, 2012  |  By entrailnu

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

Able to change color - able to keep note on desktop even when signing out. Able to export/import - even add alarms.

Cons

? None that I can see so far.

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1 stars

"Does Not Work!"

August 02, 2012  |  By Family1518

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

Do not know of any since the program will not open

Cons

Program will not open

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5 stars

"This app freed me from 3M Post-It Notes"

May 10, 2012  |  By smgerber

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

I found Digital Post-It Notes from 3M to be problematic. It took forever to load at boot-up and sometimes hung on shutdown. Further, for the money you spend there is no support and no updates.

Sticky Notes had all the features I was used to and loads in a flash. A few features aren't completely intuitive (like changing fonts for a specific note) but they're there.

The author, Igor, is very supportive and can be reached at his email link in the "About Sticky Notes Link" in the menu.

A feature not available in the 3M program is the ability to have multiple alarms for a note. Very handy is you want to be reminded to send in estimated tax payments to Uncle Sam, and things like this.

Shhh... don't tell the author but I'd have paid for this application.

Cons

I would like to have an icon in the note to indicate an alarm was set. Would also like to be able to edit the alarm. It's necessary to delete the alarm and add a new one. Not a big deal, but would be very handy.

Summary

There aren't a whole lot of programs available to replace the function of 3M Post-It Notes if you like this approach to remembering things. This is a good one and FREE is a very low price.

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4 stars

"simple easy useful"

April 10, 2012  |  By vmacgill

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

easy to use

Cons

nothing obvious yet

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4 stars

"Great Application"

March 27, 2012  |  By rollno438

 |  Version: Sticky Notes 2.3

Pros

works perfectly on my office desktop....very useful to remember things

Cons

Not found any as of now....apart from few missing silly features

Summary

Great application...rated 4 because of those missing features which would be handy.....and i`m sure they would appear in future revisions of this

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3
Version 2.3 adds the following new features:
  • New title bar.
  • Note's viewer in the search window.
  • earch results auto refresh
  • Launch a user specified application when an alarm goes off.
  • When a note is rolled up it displays its contents in a tooltip when the mouse hovers over a title bar.
  • Indent or unindent a paragraph.
  • Hide open notes for a specified time period.
  • Title's 'No Color' option (same as note's color).
  • Enable CTRL-M to display the note's menu.
  • Enable CTRL-T to force a note to stay on top of other windows.
  • Enable ALT-F4 to close a note.
  • Enable CTRL-L, CTRL-E, CTRL-R to align text in the editor.
General
Publisher Igor Vigdorchik
Publisher web site http://www.igorv.com
Release Date October 20, 2011
Date Added October 04, 2011
Version 2.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 308.29KB
File Name StickyNotes.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,276,554
Downloads Last Week 1,971
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $4.99

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