What Stickies does that I like (and where I use it the most) is act like an onscreen digital shelf; Post-it-like notes to hold screenshots, photos or images, even snippets of text or links until I decide what to do with them.
For any Mac user who uses Stickies that way but wants more, there’s ScreenFloat. It’s not Stickies, but in many ways it’s much better, especially when capturing and saving screenshots, photos, and images.
Here’s how it works. Capture anything from your Mac’s screen and ScreenFloat makes it float on the screen so it’s always handy.
The built in image browser stores all your captures, which makes it handy to go back to find something you need.
But that’s not the claim to fame.
ScreenFloat lets screen snippets float on the screen. That makes it easy to transcribe or copy information from a screen capture snippet without having to bounce back and forth between two apps.
The Shots Browser stores every screenshot snippet but the features don’t end there. Keyboard shortcuts make it easier and faster to use. Shots can be changed in size, adjusted for opacity, or even set to scroll (for longer images).
Open the Shots Browser and double-click on an image and it opens, ready to float. ScreenShot is modestly priced, available on the Mac App Store, but the developer has a try-before-you-buy option, too.
What I would like to see is a way to grab snippets of text (rather than as an image) that could also be saved and copied as needed. ScreenFloat works differently than another favorite, SnapNDrag.