Stick is a nice little freeware application for Windows that lets you add several tabs to the top of the screen each with its own functionality.
The tabs are fully customizable and can contain any of the following five functionalities: Notes, Calendar, RSS Feeds, Calculator and Navigator tabs.
The notes tab for example gives you a notepad like application that can be opened and closed by simply clicking on the tab or using a defined hotkey. The other tabs work the same way and it is furthermore possible to create your own tabs if you download the source code of Stick as well.
The real beauty is of course the ability to open and close the tabs when needed which means that they take up little space in closed form, but are still accessible when needed. I decided to take a screenshot to illustrate how this could look like when applied to the windows desktop.
As you can see I have created three tabs. The first tab is closed at the moment while the other two are open. The second tab displays the note taking interface, the third the RSS feed reader tab.
Stick works in many regards like desktop widgets. You decide which applications to place on your desktop, and may use them whenever the need arises without having to launch the programs first to do so.
The main issue that you may have with it is that it is fairly limited when it comes to what it offers by default. It would be really handy for instance if you could add custom programs to the tab bar easily, but that is not an option unfortunately.
Update: Please note that Stick is not available anymore on the developer's website. While you can still download it from third party portals and such, it does not appear to be in active development anymore.
You can download the latest version of Stick from our own server. To download it, simply click on the following link: Stick
Please note that we don't support Stick in any way. We have uploaded the program to our server for archiving purposes only.
The program should work on all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Note that you can install some or all of the different modules the program ships with during installation. You can add the components that you did not install initially at a later point in time as well.
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