This free sticky-notes program gives you the basics but isn't as intuitive as some other freeware competitors. Dema Virtual Notes 2005 allows you to append multiple notes to your screen. Of course, you'll find options for changing the note color, as well as the font type, size, and color. Right-clicking a note lets you access other options, including the ability to insert a BMP image in the note. At first, we couldn't figure out how to set an alarm. After fiddling with the program, we learned you have to right-click the tiny title bar to the top of each note to configure an alarm; we can see how some users might miss this entirely, especially since there's no help file. The alarm feature lets you use your own music files as notification but cannot set recurring reminders. Dema Virtual Notes 2005 is fine for simple reminder tasks, but we wouldn't settle on it without first testing some of the other free products in this category.
What's new in version 2.0.1
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedSeptember 7, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Dema Virtual Notes allows you to create notes for your desktop. An icon resides in the system tray for easy access. You can modify the aspect of every note. Supported languages include Italian, English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, German, Finnish, Danish, and Dutch. Version 2.0.1 adds new features. The program can put the date and the time on a note title. The application has a hot key to create new notes, a new menu layout, and support XP styles.