Using Mac Stickies

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.

Comments: 17 Responses to “Using Mac Stickies”

    Pat
    2 years ago

    Gary, any tips on where to download stickies from? Can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks.

    Gail
    2 years ago

    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

    2 years ago

    Gail: You should already have it on your Mac. Just use Spotlight to search for it. it is in your Applications folder.

    Richard Waldorf
    2 years ago

    Are there Stickies for the iPad?

    2 years ago

    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.

    Julie
    2 years ago

    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!

    Mario
    2 years ago

    I haven’t use it in a while, but t is very useful. Thanks Gary.

    Ric Willmot
    2 years ago

    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?

    2 years ago

    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.

    Ric Willmot
    2 years ago

    Thanks, Gary. And, thank you for your regular updates. They are most helpful.

    Dom
    2 years ago

    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.

    Sharon Wetherby
    2 years ago

    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!

    edward glinski
    2 years ago

    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.
    Thanks

    2 years ago

    edward: Those sample stickies are just like any other. Click the close button at the top left to close it.

    david
    1 year ago

    Can stickies be dropped/moved into folders?

    1 year ago

    david: There’s no organizational structure or anything like that, If you want that, use the Notes app.

    Lauri Kunzman
    1 year ago

    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.

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