Copyright (C) 1999-2004, Toren K. Smith,


Stickynotes is a free Windows program designed to replace all those little paper notes you have stuck to your monitor. It's designed to be there when you need it, but be out of the way when you don't.

Stickynotes can be any size, any color, and be placed anywhere on the screen.  They are saved and restored automatically, so you don't have to worry about them.  Note settings are stored per-user.


Installing Stickynotes is simple.  If you've downloaded the installer-based version, just run the installer and follow the instructions.  If you've downloaded the .ZIP-based version, just unpack the archive into the directory of your choice (I use C:\Program Files\Stickynotes) and double-click on stickynotes.exe to get started.

Important Note -- If you are currently using a previous version of Stickynotes, you must disable the old version first.  To do so, uncheck "Run Automatically when Windows Starts" in the Settings dialog box of the old version, then select Quit.  Your notes will be preserved from the old version.

Once you've run Stickynotes, you can set it to run automatically when you log on to Windows through the settings dialog box.

Getting Started

To get started with Stickynotes, right-click on the small yellow note icon in the system tray, near the clock.  This will bring up the Stickynotes menu, which has the following options:


If you choose Settings from the Stickynotes system tray menu, you'll see the Settings dialog box.  This dialog box contains the following options:

Using Notes

Using a note is easy -- simply click on the note you want to change, and start typing.  To close a note (and lose its contents), click the small "X" button in the upper right of the note.  To move a note, you can either click on the title bar across the top of the note, or press the Ctrl key and click anywhere on the note, and drag the window where you want it.  To change the size of the note window, click on the small square Resize button in the bottom-right of the note.

To change other note settings, right-click on the note window.  This will bring up a context menu, with the following options:

Nifty Features

Here are some nifty Stickynotes features and tricks, some of which didn't really fit into the other sections:


Stickynotes is free.  If you like it, or if you have a question, suggestion, or any comment, please send me mail.


This software could not have happened without the suggestions and testing of a number of people, most notably Cynthia Matuszek, Barrett Phillips, and Jeffrey Berthiaume.

Stickynotes was initially inspired by a similar application that comes with MacOS, written by Jens Alfke.  The two programs are unrelated -- the MacOS version simply led me to recognize a need and try to fill it.

Stickynotes was written using Borland Delphi 5.  The installer-based version of Stickynotes uses the Nullsoft Install System, which saved a great deal of hassle.  I highly recommend it.

Version History

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