SCREENSHOT OF APP INTERFACE:
|App Name|| Stick-A-Note by Anand K. Gupta, and used in conjunction with|
Universal Viewer Free from http://www.uvviewsoft.com/
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|App URL||Stick-A-Note from http://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ and|
Universal Viewer from http://www.uvviewsoft.com/
|App Version Reviewed||Stick-A-Note Freeware v3.0.1 (27 Dec 2017|
Universal Viewer Free v220.127.116.11 (2012-06) (there is a more recent version)
|Test System Specs||Installed and run on Windows 7-64 (Home Premium)|
|Supported OSes||Previous versions of Windows up to an including Windows 7-64 (Home Premium).|
|Support Methods||Stick-A-Note: Refer to website Feedback page: http://https//sites....kanote/home/feedback|
Universal Viewer: Refer to Support page: http://www.uvviewsoft.com/support.htm
|Upgrade Policy||Upgrades also freeware, posted to the websites (which have other tools also available from their respective developers)|
|Trial Version Available?||Stick-A-Note is FREEWARE, and so is Universal Viewer Free, though, confusingly, some of the latter's plugins may be Shareware/Honestyware (and the UV Navigator panel might be such a plugin, I think).|
|Pricing Scheme||(Not applicable.)|
Stick-A-Note "About" window, and with its own Stick-A-Note attached:Introduction:
In a separate DCF discussion thread:
Re: Gmail Notes (Sidebar add-on for Firefox only) - Mini Review
- I commented:
Well, I think you're quite right about Stick A Note, and I was wrong (too hasty).
I had previously just given Stick A Note a very hasty and cursory once-over. It didn't seem to work properly and the notes didn't seem to persist, so I uninstalled it, thinking to come back and recheck it at a later stage. But I hadn't done so yet.
After reading your comment, I installed the latest version of Stick A Note, and it seems to work fine and the notes persist (are sticky), even (and especially) in Gmail. I've not seen that before - a sort of "local" form of Gmail Notes, without the frills or the cloud.
And I like that the notes are stored in one location as .TXT files. Makes them small and easily indexed/searchable.
I think maybe you or I should do a thorough trial and mini-review of Stick A Note now!
So, here is a review of Stick-A-Note
being used with something that helps to make Stick-A-Note even more useful from an information management perspective - i.e. Universal Viewer
arose from a project by @anandcoral
- NANY 2012 - Pledge & Final Release: Stick A Note
Anand's website describes Stick-A-Note as useful for sticking a text note to any
window of a program or document. The note shows only
on that window and "moves" with it - i.e., can be brought back when that window is opened again (as long as Stick-A-Note is running also).
You can use a hotkey on any program or document window to either stick a new note to it, or reveal/hide the existing note - the hotkey acts as a toggle. Win+n
is the default, but that was reserved for something else on my system, so I ended up setting this to Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N
Right clicking on the Stick-A-Note systray icon selects Settings
, which is used to define the hotkey and other values. There's not much to set - Stick-A-Note is a simple and minimalistic app.Who could make use of Stick-A-Note + Universal Viewer:
(Used in conjunction with each other.)
- (a) wants to be able to make persistent sticky notes on any window.
- (b) wants to be able to view all their the notes in a tree view.
Stick-A-Note is an excellent tool for making ad hoc
persistent notes on any window - as long as it has a unique Window Title.
If the user is OK with only being able to see/review all their notes as .txt files, then that is OK, but if they want a "tree viewer", then they could use, for example, Universal Viewer, Windows Explorer or xplorer².
As an example, here are some Stick-A-Note .txt files (name is prefixed "SAN") in a directory:Constraints and "needs improvement" section:
Stick-A-Note on its own does exactly what it was designed to do.
There can only be one note allowed per window.
I am not aware of any constraint on the amount of text that is allowed in a note.
From my perspective, it was lacking a "tree viewer", and the Universal Viewer therefore seemed a useful addition, as well as being a powerful multi-purpose viewer in its own right.Why I think you should use this product:
- Stick-A-Note is a very handy ad hoc sticky note tool!
- Universal Viewer helps to extend its usefulness in terms of making the notes more readily viewable.
For example, this is Universal Viewer in action on the same Stick-A-Note directory as above:How it compares to similar apps:Stick-A-Note:
is listed on alternativeTo
as an alternative to several sticky note apps.: Stick A Note:
Anand's website gives an example of two possible alternatives:
This is some information from GumNotes: (which I find not as intuitive as Stick-A-Note, but it does have a good notes viewer)Conclusions:
- Stick-A-Note is a simple and minimalistic app. which does what it was designed to do, and very well. Very sticky/persistent notes.
- Universal Viewer: Could be well worth considering as an adjunct to Stick-A-Note, especially as it can also view image files and many other formats of document files (not just .txt) that you may have in the same directory as the Stick-A-Note .txt files.
- 1. Here is Stick-A-Note in action on this page in Firefox:
- 2. This is using Windows Explorer with Preview Pane enabled, rather than using Universal Viewer:
- 3. This is using xplorer² with Quick Review pane enabled, rather than using Universal Viewer:
I have settled on using this for max flexibility and ease of use. It gives a better display, and I can search/filter and then immediately manually edit (just press the F3 key) the SaN*.txt files, if I want - which suits my needs well:
- 4. Another use for Stick-A-Note. I use a Firefox add-on called InstantFox, which gives you a bunch of extra functionality/shortcuts in the Awesome bar. The only trouble is, you need to know/recall the hotkeys to invoke these shortcuts. So I created a Stick-A-Note note on the New Tab page to remind me. The size of the note is constrained to what you see in the image below, so it means I can't see all of the hotkeys, though I can if I select Edit to expand that note. In any event, I find this very handy: