Do you use the Stickies on your Mac? Stickies are the Mac digital version of 3M’s popular and ubiquitous Post-It Notes.
If you’re not using a standalone utility for a Do List or reminders, chances are good you’re using Stickies. What would Stickies look like if it actually had features, power, search, and built-in tools you use? It would look like SpiralBound.
Who would argue that Stickies is not worthwhile, though severely limited. Open a new Stickie, jot in a note, change the color and text, move it around on screen, and you’re done.
SpiralBound does all that but adds a bunch of built-in capability which make it useful for far more than Stickies version of digital Post-it Notes. Here’s 5 Ways This Cool Utility Is Better Than Stickies.
#5 – Notepad
Stickies gives you multiple pages, but they’re individual pages, which tend to accumulate all over your Mac’s screen.
The notepad feature in SpiralBound blends in perfectly with the spiral notepad look and lets you flip through multiple pages, just like Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. Tear off pages and move them around just like Stickies, or bring the opened pages back into the notepad.
#4 – Navigation
Navigating Stickies is easy if you can remember where they are. Stickies notes tend to get stuck behind other open windows on your Mac’s screen.
SpiralBound lets you navigate through each notepad with a pull-down menu. Jump to any page on any notepad.
#3 – Calculator
Your Mac has a built-in calculator which you can use in any application because it’s a separate, standalone calculator. SpiralBound has a built-in calculator.
No longer do you need to stop what you’re doing, stick numbers into Apple’s calculator, then move the results back into a note.
#2 – Search
Your Mac has Spotlight which lets you search everything and anything on your Mac. What if you just want to search Stickies? That’s more steps as you step into filters.
SpiralBound builds search right into the utility. Search by any page, any notebook, by content or title.
#1 – Security
Stickies doesn’t come with much security. If you’re like many Mac users, Stickies is where login IDs and passwords get stuck. Anyone walking by your Mac when you’re not there can get whatever is on your Stickies.
SpiralBound has a couple of ways to manage additional security for your notes.
Any single page, or all pages, can be locked after a period of time. If you’re away from your Mac, prying eyes won’t pry so easily. There’s also an optional password to secure important notes.
As if those are not enough reasons to cough up less than $5 for a Stickies on Steroids app, SpiralBound Pro adds a few additional features for a few more bucks ($4 more).
The Pro version allows you have multiple notepads, and a notepad sorter. Plus, there’s the built-in ability to email the contents of any notebook page using Mail, Eudora, or Entourage.
Where Stickies uses the Post-it Notes metaphor on screen, SpiralBound looks just like a little spiral bound notebook that reporters and investigators may use. If Stickies isn’t enough and you need a few more features, SpiralBound delivers.