Notes apps. Elegant and usually inexpensive apps that let you take notes, organize notes, search notes, print notes, and share notes. The very good ones may have a few word processing features built-in, and others store notes in iCloud or Dropbox.
Near the high end of the casual notes apps is Tab Notes which resides in the Mac’s Menubar and looks and works quite a bit like Apple’s Stickies app. Click to create a new note which can then be dragged anywhere on the Mac’s screen.
You control the color of each note, and long notes will scroll. Tab Notes also has available a number of themes and pinning icons. When you click to grab the icon and move the note to the edge of the screen is squishes down, accordion style, out of the way (except for the pin).
Select and grab some text on a website or document and drag it to the edge of the screen and Tab Notes creates a new note. The themes are colorful and the pinning icons are cute, so Tab Notes differs quite a bit from OS X’s built-in Stickies.
Any caveats? Really, only one. It’s a cute notes app, not overburdened with features, and it’s convenient and quick to setup and use. Try the free version first because the standard version might be the most expensive Stickies-like notes app you’ll ever use.