Stickies is an app that has been around on the Mac long before Notes, Reminders and iCloud. You can place little notes on your Desktop to refer to while working. You can even have these notes remain on top of other windows. While it doesn't offer some of the advanced functionality of today's apps, it can still be useful as a Mac-only tool for helping you get work done.
Gary, any tips on where to download stickies from? Can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks.
That was good information on stickies. I will probably use the sense that I’m a senior citizen it’s helpful to make a list that you can look at while you’re on the computer. thanks for the info
Gail: You should already have it on your Mac. Just use Spotlight to search for it. it is in your Applications folder.
Are there Stickies for the iPad?
Richard: No, iOS doesn't use windows as an interface, so if there were Stickies, they would just look exactly like Notes. So, in a way, yes: Notes.
Thank you, Gary! I used to use Stickies, but thought they had disappeared years ago with one of the operating systems. Never thought about it again, but so glad to have it back in my life!
I haven't use it in a while, but t is very useful. Thanks Gary.
Thank you, Gary. Once the sticky is set with colour and font, is there a way to set those preferences as the default and every new note has those colours and font?
Ric: I don't think so, no. You could always copy and paste the formatted text and then select it and start typing to replace the text in the new note.
Thanks, Gary. And, thank you for your regular updates. They are most helpful.
Stickies are fundamental in my Mac use and screen interface. Years ago used them like a poor man’s desktop publisher. I would lay them out on screen against selected desktop images or text and screen shoot an image to use for say, naming or labeling the image or leave instructions for students or subsequent users of that computer. I still use them ‘arranged by color’ as a mini filing system fixed to one screen. Love stickies - totally over looked and valuable enhancement to Mac flying.
Gary, thanks for this info. I’m taking an online ceramics glaze calculation class. Our instructor used a Windows sticky note to show a list of glaze chemicals he wanted to enter into his glaze calculation software. I did not know sticky notes were available on my iMac. Had to write my ingredients on a scrap of paper! I will check this out!
As one uses stickies that will remain on the desktop, how do we eliminate the blue instruction box as the edited sticky remains? The instructions clutters up the desk top. Its underused, but really a great idea for simply jotting down a note while working on safari, mail or with any app. poject.
edward: Those sample stickies are just like any other. Click the close button at the top left to close it.
Can stickies be dropped/moved into folders?
david: There's no organizational structure or anything like that, If you want that, use the Notes app.
Hey Gary - I found this App called “AirSync for Apple Stickies". It works! syncs my Stickies notes on my MAC to my iPad and iPhone. Takes a few minutes for it to sync (you get a dull thud and think it isn't working) but now I have the same Stickies on all my devices. cool.