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Stickies Tools

There are a number of programs written which are connected with Stickies, and are provided here as something which you may use. Your comments are always welcome.


SSIT screenshot SSIT

SSIT is the "Stickies Selective Import Tool". It can help you recover Stickies data from a backup, or if you've lost stickies.

SSIT will open any Stickies data file, either a current file or a backup, and list the stickies it contains. The stickies, and information about them can then be viewed, and SSIT can then transfer the information from the items you choose directly into Stickies.

Instructions for how to use it are included in the text file in the download.


v4.00 - 8th March 2014

  • Complete rewrite
  • v4 will open data files from v8 of Stickies as well as earlier versions
  • Categories and hierarchy shown

v2.00 - 2nd January 2009

  • store.mdb can now be opened
  • dates shown as dates, not a 'long'
  • dialog can be resized larger
  • up and down keys work in list
  • selection always shown in list
  • yellow removed from list

Download ssit.zip (96k)

Scoop screenshot Scoop

The Scoop add-on allows you to assign tags to Desktop stickies, and then perform actions to all stickies with a tag at a time. This means you can create and name a tag, give it to the stickies you choose, and then perform actions to stickies with that tag, like hiding/showing, or rolling/unrolling.

You can also create a "smart" tag, which automatically includes all stickies with a certain characteristic - all those which are a certain colour and on-top and contain a text string, or all image stickies which are not rolled up, for example. Right-click either type of tag to perform an action to all those which are belong to that category.

When Scoop is running, the sticky right-click menu will have an extra item added to it, "Set Tag". Choose this to assign a manual tag of your choice to that note.

You can choose which action is performed when you double-click a tag in the Options.

Scoop accepts command line parameters:

  • -show
  • -hide
  • -ontop
  • -notontop
  • -rollup
  • -unroll
  • -clearskin
  • -cleartag
  • -sleeptomorrow
  • -toggleshowing
  • -solo
  • -ghoston
  • -ghostoff
So, running:

scoop.exe -rollup Blue Notes

will cause all stickies with the tag "Blue Notes" to be rolled up. The tag can be either a smart tag, or a manual tag.

Some Scoop data is stored in the main Stickies data file using the "userstring1" data area, the rest is in a file named "scoop.ini" kept in your Stickies data directory.

22/07/2010 - v1.00 released

02/11/2010 - v2.00 released, changing "category" to "tag", and introducing user-defined smart tags. Pressing Return performs the same as double-clicking

20/01/2011 - v2.10 released, adding a command to turn ghost mode on and off

Download scoop.zip (52k)

Stickies ExSync screenshot Stickies ExSync

Stickies ExSync for Stickies 7.x connects via push directly to your MS Exchange account and synchronizes all stickies you create or change into it as Notes. Consequently, those notes are available in your MS Outlook or on your Android phone or whatever synchronizes with your Exchange account as well.

Moreover when you change a note in Outlook (or whatever other application) this is reflected back to your desktop stickies.

Also available is an alpha release of ExSync 1.3e (Septempber 2015) which support Stickies 8. Find both downloads below.

Note that the release version of ExSync requires v7.x of Stickies, which can be found with other older versions of Stickies.


Download exsync.zip (299k)

Download exsync1.3e.alpha.zip (300k)

Stickies Stamper screenshot Stickies Stamper

Stickies Stamper creates and maintains a sticky, based on an image you choose, which counts down to an event. You might use it to keep track of how many days until your birthday, an exam, or even the end of the day

Pick an image, then choose where to put some text on it which stays up to date which Stamper is running counting down to a date and time, or instead just shows the current time.

The text can be any font you like, where you like, in any colour. You can have more than one text written to the sticky, and Stamper can keep a number of stickies updated.

Download stamper.zip (158k)


In order so that Stickies can be integrated with third party programs, I wrote sticky.exe. Examples of execution are as follows:

  • C:\>sticky This is the text.\nThis is another line.

    This will send a sticky to the IP address (which is always the machine on which the command is executed, as is the string "localhost") with the text following it. The "\n" is replaced with a newline character, so that the two sentences will be on separate lines.

  • C:\>sticky -file filename.ext

    This time, rather than specifying literal text, instead the file "filename.ext" will be opened, and the contents will be sent. The alternate port of 45678 is also used.

  • C:\>sticky -file sticky.sti

    This final mode comes into play when the filename you pass to sticky.exe has an extension of .sti. When this is a .sti file saved from Stickies, the note colour, title and formatted text content is read from the file.

  • C:\>sticky "Tom Revell" Hi there Tom

    Just as the destination may be an IP address or host name, if you enclose a friend name in quotes as above, sticky.exe will open a file stickies.ini in the current directory, and find the friend in there, and use the address associated with it. That way you could send a sticky to a friend without having to know their IP address. As long as Stickies knows it, sticky.exe will pick it out from the ini file.

Other command line options are:

  • -user1 (sets user variable 1 to true)
  • -user2 (sets user variable 2 to true)
  • -user3 (sets user variable 3 to true)
  • -secret (sends the sticky in secret mode)
  • -width (auto-sizes the sticky on receipt)
  • -source (sets the sender - only honoured by Stickies when they arrive from the local machine; the source IP address must be
The format for using the command is then:

sticky.exe destination[:port] | "Friend Name" [-user1] [-user2] [-user3] [-secret] [-width] [-source source_name] [-file file.ext | text]

The utility returns an ERRORLEVEL of 0 if the sticky was successfully sent, and 1 if there was a problem.

Although not all options have to be specified, they must be used in the order above.

Download sticky.zip (12k)

Stickies Server v2.1b

Stickies Server is designed to be run on an 2000/XP/Vista machine as a service to serve out friends lists. This permits a central machine which can be left always running to take load from a client PC in a large Stickies installation. It can be managed using a standard web browser.

The setup program below will install the files required for the server, register the system service, and then start it for you. During installation you choose a number of parameters including the port on which to listen for web-based administration. Once the server is running, point your web browser at this port on the machine on which the server has been installed to view full documentation.

For example, if you choose the default port of 81 and install to a machine called dc4, point your web browser at http://dc4:81/

You will need to run v5.2a of Stickies or above in order to correctly administer the server, but the server can hand friends lists to earlier versions of Stickies. Unfortunately, Stickies Server 2 is not compatible with the FireFox browser: IE and Opera can be used to administer it.


v2.1a - adds functionality to log all network transmitted stickies. Stickies 6.5a is required to use the GPO which sends a copy of all transmitted stickies to the server.
v2.1b - fixes a problem with longer friends lists, and with accented characters in friend names
v2.1c - 8th October 2009 - fixes "Don't understand network command: #iam " errors thrown by Stickies v7 syncing

Download serversetup.exe (363k)


UnixSticky has been written by Nicolas Fradet (nfradet@jiga.fr)

It works with Gtk::Perl and xinetd.
The file Sticky is to be placed in your xinetd.d directory after you have corrected the path to StickyServ.pl inside. The friend list is a file placed in /etc named Sticky.conf formatted like:


This file must be readable to the end-user.

Another thing is executing 'xhost +local:' to permit Sticky popups once per boot.

Download unixsticky.zip (10k)

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