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« on: January 04, 2008, 09:46:07 PM »

What is Stickies?

Stickies is a PC utility I wrote to try to cut down on the number of Post-It® notes I was leaving stuck to my monitor. It is a computerised version of those notes.

The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the registry. Stickies stores all information in a single text-based ini file.

Stickies will never support animated dancing figures, or play "Greensleeves". They are instead yellow rectangular windows onto which you can put some text notes. Once created, they will stay on screen until you take them away. Just like a real sticky piece of paper.

Main features:

    * Once on screen, stickies will remain where placed until closed, even through reboots
    * Stickies appearance can be customised; fonts, colours and buttons may be changed, and styles saved. Stickies can be resized.
    * Stickies can snap to each other and to the sides of the screen to keep them neatly lined up
    * Stickies can be attached to a web site, document or folder so they only show when it's on screen
    * Stickies can be transferred from one machine to another either over a TCP/IP network connection, or by using an SMTP mail server or MAPI client:
          o Hierarchical friends list, which may be automatically transferred from other friends
          o Play a sound file on receive
          o Signature for transmitted or emailed stickies
          o Favourite friends, and custom lists can be made
    * Stickies can be hidden for a certain period, until a specified date and time, or to wake every day, week or month, to act as reminders.
    * Stickies can have alarms set to ensure you notice them at a point you choose
    * Stickies can be transferred to and from your Palm or PPC PDA.
    * International language support
    * Stickies works with Windows Vista
    * Stickies is small and simple, it writes to a single text file, and does not alter the registry
    * AD network administrators can use Group Policy to control settings
    * ...and Stickies is completely free!