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GBIC >> Software Reviews >> Sticky Notes
Sticky Notes      (July 2007)

Sticky Notes provide an easy means of putting simple text notes on the desktop. Additional features include associating a date/time with each note, then alerting the user when that date/time occurs. Early warnings are sometimes provided, as are the means of launching other programs at the designated date/time.

Review Results
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following application for your sticky note needs:

  • Stickies
    Easy to use way to put notes on the desktop.

Sticky Notes Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from sticky note software. Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they implement the following features. As the review continues, the list of features may change.

  1. Double click to create new note
  2. Rollup notes to title
  3. Move all notes at once
  4. Font/color control
  5. Separate font/color control for title
  6. Open/close all notes at once
  7. Date/time association
  8. Startup with Windows
  9. Import/export options
  10. Alarm options (visual, audible)
  11. Launch on date/time options

Candidate Programs
These are the programs included in this review.

FreewareCommercial
  1. AM-Notebook Lite
  2. Fast Note
  3. Free Sticky Notes
  4. Freebie Notes
  5. Hott Notes
  6. iQ-Notes
  7. Note-It
  8. PrestoNotes
  9. ShirusuPad
  10. Stickies
  1. Cute Reminder $30
  2. dtNotes $20
  3. Dynamic Notes $15
  4. Handy Stickers $15
  5. Quick Notes Plus $20
  6. NoteScraps $20
  7. NoteZilla $30
  8. Power Notes
  9. TurboNote+ $25
  10. StickyNote $20

StickyNote Organizers
These applications do create a heirarchy/tree structure of notes, rather than individual notes.

FreewareCommercial
User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other sticky note programs that should be considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.