What is Stickies?

Stickies is a PC utility I wrote to try to cut down on the number of yellow 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 information in a single SQLITE database file.

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

Main features


Since I made Stickies available on the web, some people have been kind enough to write to me saying nice things about it:

I know of users in Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, The Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, St Helena, Slovakia, Slovenija, South Africa, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia and Zambia.

From the volume of mail I get I would guess there are tens of thousands of users. If you, or anyone else you know uses Stickies, and lives in another country to those listed above, I'd love to hear from you to add to the list of countries.

Stickies has the ability to support some other languages for the menus and dialog than English. However, as I don't speak other languages, I need help from others to translate the English language in Stickies. If you think you might be able to help translate around 1000 words and phrases, please drop me a line.


Thanks to:

Alan Dobson for the hours of help he's given me.
Chris Maunder for his Trayicon Wizard, DateTimeCtrl wrapper class and CHyperLink.
Vojtech Lukosik for code to alter font sizes.
Jason Barnaby for general advice and help.
Jeroen Clarysse for code to do simple text-only printing.
Wes Clyburn for code to send an SMTP mail
Rob Manderson by way of CodeGuru for sample MAPI code.
Gonzalo Loguzzo for the default skin for v5.1a
John Fitzgibbon for the flag images used on the download page
Tiago Marques for design consulting
Cyotec Systems for base64 encoding routines

Miquel Pons and Francesc Estall for Catalan translation
Yu-Wei Chang, daviking222, Peter Yuen, QiuHao and Arnold Chang for Chinese translation
Hasan Osmanagić for Croatian translation
Filip Veverka, Tomáš Pekárek, Tomáš Nosek and Aleš Barák for Czech translation
Martin van Es, Joris Drenth, Piet van Hees, Dirk Goossens, Rob Jongejan, Jan de Ruiter and Bruno Willems for Dutch translation
Carsten Hansen, Peter Dragonetti and Jørgen Wendt for Danish translation
Thierry Dulait, Eyael, Gwénaël Kergadallan, utopya and Laurent Grenetfor French translation
Julio Mojón for Galician translation
Michael Ross, Andreas Poehlmann, Sascha Mrowka, Edgar "Fast Edi" Hoffmann and Jörg Häußler for German translation
Giorgos Kostopoulos, Nikos Tzovaridis and John Papadopoulos (Ιωάννης Παπαδόπουλος) for Greek translation
Daniel Cohen Gindi for Hebrew translation, and help with RTL reading order code
Ron Vollach for Hebrew translation
Jozsef Tamas Herczeg and Balázs Zoltán for Hungarian translation
Eddy Tlessh for Indonesian translation
yayo (Roberto Correzzola), Marco Banfi and Francesco Orazi for Italian translation
Mitsuhiro Yoshida and Yuki Saeki for Japanese translation
Seunghoe Yang, 김범석 and KIM JaeGeun for Korean translation
Piotr Murawski, Rafal Lampe and Sebastian Karwala for Polish translation
Eneida Gaspar and Fabio Mangolini for Portuguese (Brazilian) translation
Pedro Lino and José Carlos for Portuguese (standard) translation
Margarit-Mirica Georgescu for Romanian translation
Anton Granik, ava3v, Nikolay Komarov, Alexandr Perebeinos, Alexiz Kadev and Руслан Тертышный for Russian translation
Filip Starcevic for Serbian translation
Alojz Rakovec for Slovenian translation
Raul Bianchi Lastra, Christian Hess Araya, Mario Villar and Julio Mojón for Spanish translation
Martin Samuelsson for Swedish translation
Kuddusi Demir, Kenan Balamir and Emre Özcan EYIÖZ for Turkish translation
Igor Soyer and Руслан Тертышный for Ukrainian translation
Gwyndaf Hughes for Welsh (Cymraeg) translation


If you have any ideas or suggestions for Stickies, or (perish the thought!) find a bug, please get in touch. I try to reply to everyone who writes to me.

If you plan to review, or write a piece about Stickies in either an on-line or hard copy publication, I'd appreciate you dropping me a note to let me know. You're quite welcome to do so, but I'd just like to be able to grab a copy of your article.