It is a computerised version of those notes.

The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. 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. Just like a real sticky piece of paper.

Features:

  • Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots
  • Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized.
  • Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up
  • Stickies can be attached a web site, document or folder so they only show when it's on screen
  • Stickies can be transferred from one machine to another either over a TCP/IP network connection, or by using an SMTP mail server or MAPI client:
    • Hierarchical friends list, which may be automatically transferred from other friends
    • Play a sound file on receive
    • Signature for transmitted or emailed stickies
    • Favourite friends, and custom lists can be made
  • Stickies can be hidden for a certain period, until a specified date and time, or to wake every day, week or month, to act as reminders.
  • Stickies can have alarms set to ensure you notice them at a point you choose
  • Stickies can be transferred to and from your Palm or PPC PDA.
  • International language support
  • Stickies is small and simple, it writes to a single text file, and does not alter the registry
  • AD network administrators can use Group Policy to control settings
  • ...and Stickies is completely free!

What's New:

New features

  • New data file format (using SQLITE)
  • New (real-time) Settings dialog, replacing Options
  • 'Number in circle' drawing tool
  • '1, 2, or 3 days prior to' added to the Recurrence dialog
  • Recurring notes can be enabled/disabled
  • Can set the colour of Manage folder icons
  • Tab and shift-tab indent/outdent bullets
  • Option for whether to add an extra space with checkboxes
  • Option for whether to show content preview in Manage lists
  • Option to disable hyperlinks in text notes
  • Option for when 'Go Away' notes wake up tomorrow
  • Option for the default image save type
  • Option to set the size of new Stacks
  • Option for new notes to be rolled up
  • Option for single-clicking the tray icon to open the Manage dialog
  • Three options for the UI when grabbing the screen
  • Command line parameter -allowmultiple to permit two instances of app to run at once
  • Command line parameter -newstickyfromscreen to permit two instances of app to run at once
  • Command line parameter -showhideall to permit two instances of app to run at once
  • Command line parameter -showsettings to open Settings dialog
  • Secret 'text.fontlist.override' option created

Changes

  • Stickies is now statically compiled
  • Hotkeys can be individually enabled/disabled
  • Menu UI changes - icons now scale with DPI setting
  • Can now apply styles to text notes, and call up the note context menu in the Manage preview
  • Manage dialog animation smoothed
  • Stacks are now sorted
  • Stacks can be bulk moved (when collapsed)
  • DST warning added to Recurrence dialog (when setting every X days)
  • Added API command get stack utitle
  • Added API command get desktop stack
  • 'Insert Link' dialog focuses Address entry when adding a link to existing text
  • App no longer has custom code to determine browser to use
  • Created, Modified and Stored dates are always distinct now
  • Encrypt/Decrypt menu items in Manage show when both text and images are selected
  • After dragging from a list in Manage, the next item is selected
  • Added 'Delete' icon to Closed right-click menu in Manage
  • Some additional items from the system tray menu added to the taskbar button menu
  • Manage list UI overhaul, app font changed to Calibri
  • Show/hide all a little faster in the Manage dialog
  • More and large pen widths in image notes
  • Pressing a number when painting text sets that style's font and colour
  • Locking a note position with content also prevents sizing
  • After searching in Manage, F3 repeats the search within the note
  • The RTL reading order is now read from Windows
  • More items added to the Snooze menu
  • Sticky and Stack window titles (not visible to the user) now include the title (for programmatic identification)
  • The Sleep dialog controls are always enabled, and the radio button switches automatically
  • The last used Alarm value is saved
  • Right-clicking a blank part of a Stored list in Manage shows the 'New note' menu
  • Activating the task bar button when all notes are hidden shows them all
  • The backup and restore commands have been moved into Settings from the tray menu
  • Less important notifications are now automatically removed after a few seconds
  • Added two more hilite colours
  • Database size shown in Manage Home screen
  • A bulk content save operation can be cancelled mid way through
  • Removed: Search engines
  • Removed: Custom category icons
  • Removed: Can no longer search by sticky ID in Manage
  • Removed: 'Large note' warning
  • Removed: Command line help (/?)
  • Removed: Stickies Scanner option support
  • Removed: Counting network sent/received
  • Removed: Move data directory

Fixes

  • Pressing control-break in a stack window no longer closes it
  • Pasting bitmaps from MS Paint works better
  • Colour picker works better on 200% DPI displays
  • Mouse over hints on URLs work better
  • Excessive HANDLE usage when taking automatic backups is fixed
  • Can no longer use alt-c in a locked note
  • Setting a title in the Manage Choose dialog now works
  • Having an empty Friends server set will no longer create empty notes at startup
  • WindowTitleMatches will now match * to be anything
  • Display problem with alarm indicator on stacks with a high DPI setting fixed
  • Loading app with some notes 'on top' flickers less
  • Incoming secret stickies no longer drop the title
  • 'User 2' value from stored notes no longer incorrectly written to 'User 3'
  • The control double-tap menu opens correctly when used in a rolled up note
  • Dragging a note from Stored to a Stack, no longer leaves Stored visible
  • API command set desktop skinpath was working when it should have been GPO'd
  • Clearing an alarm causes a need to save data
  • Editing a note title when showing the Calendar category in Manage no longer changes the list to Sleeping
  • Icon flashing on secret sticky works correctly
  • Sometime intermittant on-top setting may a little more robust
  • Really small thumbtracks at the top of the scrollbar will now show
  • HYPERLINK "https://" text removed from Manage preview text