Friday, 20 April 2012

Stickies on your PC

A couple of weeks ago I posted StickPin Boards that looked at web based sticky notes. I said then I would mention software for the PC in a later post so here we go ....

Created by Tom Revell (latest version 7.1c 2012), I used this Freeware package (PayPal donations welcome) at work a year or so back and very useful it was too. Double click the system tray icon, add a new sticky note and right click for the settings.

The main menu allows you to manage:
  • the stickies database
  • individual and group contacts
  • a wide range of software options
  • backup
  • other useful functions

I liked the software and used it a lot previously but now I prefer to use web based applications for portability. Here are a few other packages that may be of interest (for one reason or another):
Looking very similar, the choice is mostly down to personal preference.
This site provides a download facility and an online manual for the main functions.
Available for a variety of windows platforms:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008 & R2
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 8 (Desktop)
  • Windows 95/98/ME
  • Windows NT 4.0 SP6
HOWEVER, Windows 7 has its own Sticky Notes software built in.
The development of this software stopped in 2005 although the downloads are still available. The functionality is familiar:
  • dragable and resizeable notes anywhere on the desktop
  • notes are autosizing as text is entered
  • custom font, background colour, text colour and border colour for each note
  • single or repeated alarms for each note with visual and audio alarm signal
  • hide notes until manually activated or until a specified date/time
  • minimize notes to the first line of text and restore the note size to fit the whole text
  • open URLs, e-mail adresses and file shortcuts in notes with the associated program
  • get an overview of all current notes in the note list
  • search for notes containing a specified text
  • user defined system-wide hotkeys for important functions
  • send notes to other computers in a local network
  • user interface can be translated into any language
It is the last point here that perhaps is most useful - there are 46 language packs available!

Until next week

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