Post-It notes for your desktop

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 29, 2007
Updated • Feb 17, 2013
Software, Windows

How are you writing down notes when you are working with your computer? Do you create text documents and write the notes in there, do you use Post-It notes and stick them to your monitor or desktop or do you prefer to use a software like Shock Sticker which combines the Post-It functionality with that of the text document?

Shock Sticker is an old application. You can see that if you try to install it, the installation menu looks like Windows 95 but it works fine. Once installed a small icon in your system tray appears which creates a new sticker when you left-click on it. A right-click displays a menu with additional options to display all created stickers, create or change the password or to save everything that has been created.

Newly created stickers have a title bar and a text area. You can write as much text as you want into the text area but for the sake of quickly looking notes up I would suggest to keep it as short as possible. Basic text editing possibilities can be used, those include changing the font and the color of the font.

The title of the sticker can be modified by hitting F2 or left-clicking the upper-left icon which opens a menu with the option to do so. All notes can be made sticky which means that they will always be on top.

Clicking the minimize icon shrinks the note so that only the title is shown. Another click changes the size to the default one again. Setting a password might be a good idea if you write down personal notes. If no password is set everyone can read all the notes that you have created with Shock Sticker.

If a password is set the password has to be entered before a note can be viewed or edited.

Shock Sticker is a good but basic way of keeping notes in a Post-It like format on your PC.


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  1. Nathaniel said on November 2, 2007 at 1:15 am

    I would recommend Stickies 3.5a for virtual Post-It’s. It can send stickies to other stickies users, too…

  2. Matt said on October 30, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Heh, I work for IT and sometimes stumble across sticky notes posted on people’s monitors with their passwords and such. This post just reminded me of that

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