Almost but not quite like the real thing, Sticky Notes does a decent job of bringing the Post-it Note to the Windows desktop. Notes are resizable and can be hidden or revealed with a hot key. You can change a note s color and assign it an alarm and a voice message up to two minutes long. However, numerous flaws intrude. First, the notes are not really sticky. They disappear from the desktop whenever the program is running in the background. To see them, you need to click the program icon in the system tray. Also, it s not possible to set recurring alarms. And while the program doesn t hog system resources, it crashed on one of our test systems each time we tried to use the alarm feature. The notes themselves are flat, colored squares, which would have looked more attractive with beveling. Sticky Notes is a passable reminder utility, but not up to the level of the best freeware programs.
What's new in version 2.1.3
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedFebruary 8, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Sticky Notes is a handy program for any version of Windows that lets you stick notes to your screen and send them to others. Use them for reminders, for messages, for telephone notes, to-do lists, Web and e-mail addresses, office memos, or anything else that occurs to you. The built-in Voice Recorder lets you record and store voice message for each note that you can play back at any time. You can change the color and size of your notes at will, set them to ring an alarm at a given time, lock them to protect their contents, and temporarily move them off the screen by hiding them. Version 2.1.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.