From the recent threads and the NoteZilla review we have seen that two products understandably generate the most interest.
NoteZilla - ConceptWorld - Sharewarehttp://www.conceptworld.com/NoteZilla/
Stickies - Zhorn - Freewarehttp://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/
Yet there are many others to consider. First, the freeware. However, most of these freeware products do not have what I consider the two most significant features -
1) Auto-See & Auto-Hide (opening programs, documents, webpages)
2) Functional data repository for all the notes (sorting, searching)
Yet, not all might consider these requirements, especially those looking for simple sticky capabilities and little more. (btw .. what other Note software has these features ? Perhaps one or two of the other commercial apps ? )
Thus, this post is the freeware review, the listing of currently available with a spot of info and urls. After chopping out a few for various reasons there were about 20+ that were interesting.
This site has some pics of a lot of the freeware software.
Free Sticky Noteshttp://www.freepims.com/id445.html
(Crawler should be avoided, Desktop 3D Notes is commercial)
FREEWARE (& Donationware)
Note-It - Veign http://www.veign.com...cation.php?appid=102
Shock Sticker - (Freeware Genius likes this)http://www.docs.kr/e...cts-Shock-Sticker-en
KNot - update of "Akatanomasto" by Cylog - Kostas Symeonidishttp://www.cylog.org/utilities/knot.jsp
PaperNotes - Open Source http://www.vbrocks.n...loads/PaperNotes.htm
StickIt - Singer's Creationshttp://www.singerscr...ions.com/StickIt.asp
NetNotes6 (server edition is commercial)http://www.alshare.com/
FreeNote - mgshareware (toolbar to decline on install)http://www.mgshareware.com/fnmain.shtml
Hott Notes (updated 2007 - forum active)http://www.hottnotes.com/
StickyPad - Green Eclipse (updated 2007)http://www.greenecli...e.com/stickypad.html
Stickypaper - (from Japan)http://www.pentacom....cts.html#stickypaper
Sheer Notes - Solway's Softwarehttp://www.theabsolu...et/sware/#sheernotes
Two Notes - Softjournalhttp://www.softjourn...icky_notes/index.php
TK8 Easy Noteshttp://www.tk8.com/easynotes/
Efficient Sticky Notes (related to "Efficient PIM") http://www.efficient...ynotes.com/index.htm
Simple Sticky Notes - Simnet http://www.simplestickynotes.com/
Simple Notes Organizerhttp://www.newfreedo...Notes-Organizer.html
WireNote (2005) - PIM'ish capabilitieshttp://www.wiredplan...t-wirenote/about.php
Shirusu Pad (2005)http://hem.bredband.net/danielc/
Fast Note (2005)http://software.kirys.it/downloads.php
COMPANIES WITH FREE AND PAID VERSIONS
Freebie Notes - PowerSoft (Also Dynamic Notes $17 and Power Notes $22)http://www.pw-soft.c...ick-notes/index.html
Stickler Lite (MoRUN has about five Note softwares, these two are the freewares)http://www.sticky-notes.net/
Free Sticky Noteshttp://www.freestickynotes.com/
NotesHolder - (Pro - $20)http://notes.aklabs.com/
Notes: Online stickies are not included here. Efficient (above) .. a bit of an Essential PIM knockoff .. is the only regular PIM I know that has separately broken out the sticky notes as its own app.
Exstora and Exstora Prohttp://www.exstora.com/
is a PIM application with a sticky note feature and note manager.
Some here might have experiences with these freewares. The good, the bad and the ugly. If so .. please share away.