Mac Tip: Stickies! – The Mac Way To Do Post It Notes

Posted in How To on 19/12/2011 by Mark Greentree


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How To: Stickies! – The Mac Way To Do Post It Notes

Do you keep those 3M post it note on the side of your monitor?

Well you no longer need to do this because Apple includes a small application call ‘Sticky Notes’ on all their computers.

You can find Sticky Notes in your applications folder on your hard drive.

Upon first launching the program this is how it will look:

You can set your sticky note to float on top of all windows and you can also make it transparent so you can see other content behind the sticky.

You can copy and paste any text or graphic into the sticky note.

You can also collapse the sticky note so it does not take up too much screen real estate by double clicking the title bar. When collapsed the title bar will show the first line of content contained within that sticky.

The application saves your stickies automatically so there is no need to worry about your information.

Just think now you can have notes all over your screen with no ugly sticky residue.


Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of Everyday Mac Support. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is the lead host of Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.