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Author Topic: Stickies review  (Read 3995 times)

TaoPhoenix

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Stickies review
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:10:58 PM »
App Name   Stickies
App URL   http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/
Forum: (Slightly hard to see, top right corner.) http://tomrevell.conforums.com/
App Version Reviewed   7.1 Beta
Supported OSes   Win XP / Vista / Win7
Support Methods   Forum
Upgrade Policy   I think upgrades are free. They were so far.
Trial Version Available?   NA
Pricing Scheme   Free
Author Donation Link   3rd Party -Donation unclear

SCREENSHOT OF APP INTERFACE HERE

Intro:
Digital Desktop Stickies
Introduction to the app, what does it do, history, etc
I needed about 7 snips of info to do stuff at work. This program cut my paper use by X7 since 5 of the snips were thrown out an hour later.

Who is this app designed for:
Small screen shots
List here who the app would be intended to be used by including what it can help you do better or do easier, etc.
Capturing snips of info from any program so you can reuse it and remember it.

The Good
Pretty sturdy, I haven't seen it crash once. Fairly intuitive - once the settings are set, click the stickies tray icon and paste something

Insert your praises of the app here including the features you find useful.
Fairly robust - It handles 30 stickies easily, though finally it begins to creak if you overload it.

The needs improvement section
I want to make a Second Instance so that I can batch stickies. Right now they're all lumped so it starts to clutter the screen.

What is wrong with the app in its current state (the version being reviewed). Include bugs that might deter would-be users, any annoyances, etc.
Well, I think it's best used with a second program like Snippy that custom draws areas to snip. By itself Stickies sorta sits there.

Why I think you should use this product
You can title then save snips into graphic files which can be stored later. It also has a Sticky Manager so that topic you thought was solved last week can come back from the dead.

Exactly that, explain why you think the product is useful and why the average user should use it. Remember, this is subjective to the reviewer and other opinions will be displayed regarding your opinion after the test is complete.
Universal Snips of Anything - Pictures are worth 1000 words and 20 pages of printouts.

How does it compare to similar apps
Unclear, I vaguely tested Win7's version, I liked this one better.

Self-explanatory. How does it compare to other apps in this category.
Seemed a bit more developed. MS's version felt lazy.

Conclusions
Def. Top 10 mini App of my career. I'm 20% faster because I grab info and hold on to it knowing 4 people will want it, rather than wading through printout junk.

A brief summary of the app being reviewed. Any sort of rating you wish to give the app and a general view of the app.
8/10

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 02:42:58 AM »
Thanks TaoPhoenix :up:

btw
I vaguely tested Win7's version
has windows 7 got stick-it note functionality ?
Tom

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 04:02:42 AM »
has windows 7 got stick-it note functionality ?
Yes - it's called Sticky Notes - but it's pretty basic when compared to what other sticky note apps are out there - e.g., NoteZilla, Stickies.
I have used Stickies for quite a while (though not much). I have tried Sticky Notes, but have little use for it. There's nothing wrong with it - it does what it does OK.

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 09:18:30 AM »
I thought I'd first see what Windows 7 can offer, so I searched for Sticky Notes.  I found pages devoted to how to use it, but I could find no information about where it is or how to access it or download it.  ??

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 09:48:02 AM »
Are you referring to the built in one?

Start→All Programs→Accessories→Sticky Notes.

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 09:55:01 AM »
Try StartMenu/All Programs/Accessories/Stickie Notes

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 10:22:21 AM »
Thanks very much, rgdot and TaoPhoenix.  That's exactly what I needed.  I'd like to see what the built-in program offers before I decide whether to install a different one. 

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 11:05:52 AM »
One very handy feature left out of that review is the ability to"attach" a sticky to a particular window or window class. This allows you to have stickies that only appear when a particular web page, document or whatever is opened.

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 02:30:57 PM »
the ability to"attach" a sticky to a particular window or window class. This allows you to have stickies that only appear when a particular web page
Does it accept a wildcard, so that the sticky will appear on all child Web pages under a given one?

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Re: Stickies review
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 09:05:45 PM »
It's been a while since I'be used it but I think that would be possible, depending on the page names. You might have to use *Google* for instance.