Create and post reminders right on the desktop
Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP
Keep all of the notes that you need right on your desktop as reminders of what you need to do each day.
If you need to make reminders for yourself or you like keeping notes handy when you need to jot down information, then this is a program that you'll enjoy using. The interface is simple to understand, and there aren't a lot of features that you have to keep up with to use the sticky notes. You can have as many notes as you want on the screen or saved on your taskbar. The program allows you to stick notes on your screen so that you can see the information on them at any time. There are a few colors to choose from, such as yellow and pink. You can also change the font and the size of the font for a customized approach to the notes that you take.
There are minimal requirements for your computer system for using the sticky notes. When you begin using the program, all you have to do is click on the type of note that you want to use. Once you write your note down, you can position it anywhere on your screen. If you don't need the note at the time, you can move it down to the bottom of the screen in a corner or put it on the bar at the bottom of the screen to pull back up later. Notes don't expire, so you don't have to worry about losing the information that you add to them. When you've accomplished the task that you made a note for, you can delete the note. A benefit of this program is that it's safe to use and doesn't take up a lot of storage.
Simple Sticky Notes is a free post-it note application that lets you post notes to yourself on your desktop.
After downloading Simple Sticky Notes, double-click the installer to run the Windows Setup Wizard. The installer configures your user and system folders and adds Simple Sticky Notes to your Applications menu. When Simple Sticky Notes is running, you can access your preferences and create new notes by right-clicking the system tray icon. As you would expect, creating a new note adds a post-it note to your desktop. The note has a window border like other desktop windows and resembles the kind of sticky notes you see at office supply stores.
With a note posted to your desktop, you can write and edit text like in a word processor. After typing text, you can access the paragraph style options by selecting the text and right-clicking the selection. The context menu displays the familiar font, color, size and justify options as well as an option to look up the selected text in a Google search. It is a nice feature, and for most users, simply posting sticky notes to the desktop is all that is needed. However, other post-it note applications include some very useful features that are absent in Simple Sticky Notes. For example, Simple Sticky Notes does not offer any way to link notes together with hypertext or automatically create new, related notes. As its name suggests, it is a simple program with one purpose.
Simple Sticky Notes does offer a few style options, such as window color and opacity. You can access these options from the drop-down menu next to the X button that quits the program. If you have a particularly long note, you can resize the window as with any desktop window. To remove a note from your desktop and delete it from the Simple Sticky Notes database, click the drop-down menu and select Delete Note. For important notes, you can choose the alarm feature that reminds you of a note at a specified time. To set up the alarm, click the drop-down menu and choose Alarm, then enter a time for the alarm to go off.
If you want to hide your desktop notes without closing Simple Sticky Notes, you can either right-click the tray icon and choose Hide Notes or press Alt-H on the keyboard. To restore your notes to the desktop, choose Show Notes or press Alt-S. The settings menu opens the Simple Sticky Notes website where you can download and install free sticky note themes, including alternative paper textures and colors. The website also has choices for alarm sounds that you can use instead of the default sound. To make Simple Sticky Notes more efficient, you can assign keyboard shortcuts for creating new blank notes and notes from clipboard content. These options are accessible from the main settings menu.