Simple Sticky Notes is a free note taking application for Windows that puts sticky notes on your desktop so that they are in reach all the time.
While new versions of Windows do come with a Sticky Notes application, its functionality is pretty basic. You can use it to write down notes, and link the notes to Cortana so that Cortana may remind you about them.
If you want more control over notes on your system, or run an older version of Windows that does not include Sticky Notes, you may like what Simple Sticky Notes has to offer.
The program is compatible with all recent versions of Windows. The installer has a size of less than 2 Megabytes, the application itself uses about 12 Megabytes of memory when it runs.
You may add notes to the desktop by double-clicking the System Tray icon, or by using the shortcut Alt-N. Another option that you have is to create a note using Clipboard content. Use Alt-V for that, or the option of the right-click menu.
Once a note is added to the desktop you may add text to it right away. Simple Sticky Notes supports plain text notes and a bit of formatting on top of that. You can bold or underline notes, or create lists for instance.
All of these options are accessible from the right-click context menu and as keyboard shortcuts.
You can move notes around, and change the width and height of individual notes as well. Notes are not pinned to the top by default which means that other program windows will overshadow them.
You may set them to be always on top so that they stay there regardless of that.
The Windows program supports notebooks which may hold different notes. Only one notebook is displayed at a time; useful if you need to separate notes for work, spare time or activities.
Simple Sticky Notes supports other features that you may find interesting. You can set alarms so that you are notified about a particular note at a certain time and date.
You may change the appearance of individual notes as well. The program lets you change the color of individual notes and their opacity.
The program's settings are quite extensive. Here are some of the options that you find there:
You find a store on the developer website which you may use to download themes and sounds for the app. Only free downloads are provided in the Store at the time of writing.
Simply Sticky Notes is a powerful note taking application for Windows. It supports multiple notebooks, keyboard shortcuts for all core functions, options to set to top or hide notes, and to change the appearance of individual notes.
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