Note's can also be placed into an 'icon mode' by double clicking the note's icon. Another way to reduce its footprint
I would go with Carol's suggestions on setting up a context menu or hot key.
The reason I would not want to include system-wide hotkey support in Note-It
is because it means Note-It
needs to be running to process the request. This falls under the same reason why I don't include a system tray icon: I don't like applications running, using resources, that I am not currently using.
Like always: I love feedback by users and alot of future features are coming from users so let me know what you want. The next version will include: a spellchecker, hyperlink recognition and support, alot of keyboard shortcuts, and a special Insert menu option. I may also be playing around with 'Menu Limitors' (have to wait and see).