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Stickies Portable

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 29, 2012

Sticky notes are a great way to keep track of phone messages, to-do lists, and all the other bits and pieces of information that accumulate over the course of the day. It's no surprise that these little pieces of paper have gone virtual, and there are now numerous programs that let you place digital sticky notes right on your computer's desktop. Stickies Portable does a great job of combining useful features with a straightforward interface, presenting you with tools you actually need and eliminating the superfluous options that many other sticky note programs include. We think it's a great choice if you need an easy way to make notes that can also be taken on the go.

Stickies Portable appears as an icon in the system tray, and double-clicking it creates a new sticky note on the desktop. Right-clicking a sticky's header displays a menu full of useful options, including the basics like saving and printing, but also the ability to create alarms or put stickies to sleep for a specific time period, the option to attach stickies to particular windows, controls for setting the color and opacity, and much more. We loved that we could automatically paste text from our clipboard into a new sticky, and that the sticky manager let us search for particular notes and also view notes by category. The only problem we encountered with Stickies Portable was that we couldn't get the Help file to launch, but since the program's interface is so intuitive, this wasn't a big deal. Overall, we were quite impressed with Stickies Portable, and we recommend it to anyone looking for a better way to keep track of notes.

Stickies Portable installs and uninstalls without issues.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1e


Release November 13, 2012
Date Added November 14, 2012
Version 7.1e

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 5,664
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Stickies Portable is a PC utility. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the Registry. Stickies stores all information in a single text-based INI file. Stickies will never support animated dancing figures, or play "Greensleeves". They are instead yellow rectangular windows onto which you can put some text notes. Once created, they will stay on screen until you take them away.