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Sticky Notes Apps

Not everything needs to written and kept for archival. Sometimes you just need a note in front of you to either remind of something in the short term, like remembering to call someone, or something that needs to become second nature at a job, such as greeting someone over the phone in a way that best reflects the company you represent. That’s where old fashioned sticky notes can come in, but why kill trees when there is software dedicated to functioning in the exact same way? That’s where this page comes in!

Software like Notezilla and Stickies will allow you to put a reminder sticky note on your desktop that can always be visible on your screen. These apps offer all of the benefits of sticky notes with none of the associated costs to both your wallet and the planet.

  1. Carnet is a complete and rich note taking app for Android and Linux that can be synced with NextCloud (selfhosted) or the official Carnet server.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportCarnet integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  Dark ModeCarnet supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Privacy focusedCarnet is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  2. Note taking open-source application aimed to have both a simple interface but keeping smart behavior.

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    1.  Works OfflineOmni Notes can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.

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  4. Mural icon
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    MURAL is a visual collaboration workspace for modern teams. Based in the cloud, MURAL serves shared, digital whiteboards where teams visually explore complex challenges, facilitate design thinking methods and organize Agile processes across any device.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mural simultaneously.
    2.  Visual PinboardMural allows you to discover, save and organize related content through image or video boards.
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  5. Whimsical icon

    Whimsical is a collaborative visual workspace for creating flowcharts, wireframes, virtual sticky notes, and more!.

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    Wireframes: Create wireframes for any device or screen.
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  6. A brand new Sticky Notes for Windows has arrived! Thanks to a new and improved design, added intelligence and Pen support, it is now easier than ever to quickly capture and add context to all your notes.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  RemindersMicrosoft Sticky Notes allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
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  7. Stickies icon

    Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the Registry.

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    1.  PortableStickies can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Stick a text note to a window of program or document. The note shows only on that window and moves with it. Press hotkey Win+n on a program or document window to stick a note to it, and afterwards to toggle it.

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  9. Simple Sticky Notes is a simple, easy-to-use, absolutely free, fast and efficient note taking software.

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  10. AHOY! is a light-weight note-taking application for Windows. In spite of its simplicity AHOY! is a versatile tool that can be inserted into many applications where it is necessary to keep track, organize and follow up on projects, for managing large collections of text and for...

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  11. FigJam is an online whiteboard from Figma, made for designers to ideate and brainstorm with their extended teams. It’s for defining user problems, looking for inspiration, and exploring ideas.

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  12. online brainstorming, collaboration, facilitation, concept mapping, affinity diagrams

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  13. StoneNotes icon
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
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    StoneNotes came about because of our frustration with existing personal wiki programs and knowledge management systems. They're bloated and hard to use. They never quite do what you want.

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  14. Stormboard icon
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    • Windows
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    Online Brainstorming and Collaboration. Brainstorm, organize, prioritize and act on the best ideas, in the same room or around the world, on a realtime sticky note whiteboard.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Stormboard simultaneously.
    2.  PortableStormboard can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  15. 7 Sticky Notes is a desktop sticky notes program. A free alternative for Windows Vista's notes. Something similar to Windows 7 notes, but with more features.

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    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.9, released in January 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website

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