Thursday, July 23, 2009

Digital Sticky Notes

You know how I love organizational software.
I previously used Microsoft OneNote for my digital sticky note needs. It was really cool. It was called a "side-note." All you had to do was click or press a certain key for a small note to pop up & you could write on it & keep it handy right on your computer. You could have more than one & resize them as needed. Then it stopped working. It worked again for a while, then stopped again. Ok. I can still use OneNote for other things, but certainly not for side notes.

So when I saw this program, I was excited to have my digital sticky notes back! Stickies is the name of the program. It's totally free. Plus, your notes can stay on your screen - even through shutting down & rebooting! Wow, OneNote couldn't do that! (and you can customize the font & colors of the stickies. I made mine pink)

The author of the program has quite a sense of humor. He notes here how the program is simple, but does exactly what you need it to do & no more
"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. Just like a real sticky piece of paper. "
That cracked me up. Now if only I could find those dancing fingers! (j/k)
Love it!