Tell me the truth. You use Stickies on your Mac, right? It’s not a sin. Everyone needs an ultra simple way to jot down a quick note, paste a serial number, put up a phone number where it’s easily found– without digging around in a complicated application. Simplicity is what makes Stickies worthwhile.
Here’s an app that mimics Stickies, adds a few useful functions, and it’s free. It’s called Yellow, as in yellow stickies, but you can change both the color and transparency of each note on the Mac’s screen.
In fact, Yellow works much like Stickies. Choose different colors, different text fonts, different font sizes, and different note sizes.
What makes Yellow worth more than Stickies?
Actually, a number of items which get useful in a hurry. Yellow can be set to hide the sticky notes after a period of inactivity. That makes Yellow great for writing down a phone number, or a password, or a serial number, or any piece of information that you need right now, but would prefer it not to be visible on the Mac’s screen awhile later.
Yellow also displays the number of open notes in the app’s Dock badge (like Mail). Creating a new note is fast, too. Just click the Menubar icon or use the keyboard shortcuts.
It’s not a sin to use Stickies, and Yellow simply moves the bar up a notch or two, and it’s priced right. What’s missing is an option to sync between Macs and an iPhone and iPad version, but you get what you pay for.