If everything is a remix, and I believe it is, then we’d better get used to mashup apps that blend features and functions into something new and better.
Here’s a good example. Post-it Notes became Stickies on the Mac. Stickies are useful, of course, but could be improved. Here’s one way.
Stickies are an easy way to leave yourself a reminder on the Mac’s screen. The problem is that as the number of reminders grows, the number Stickies cluttering the screen grows.
Enter an efficient Stickies-like notification system in the cleverly named Mac app– Sticky Notifications.
Instead of Stickies cluttering the screen, Sticky Notifications puts your Stickies information into a notification for OS X’s Notification Center.
The notification then displays as a standard popup notification on the Mac’s screen, but also takes up residence in the Mac’s Notification Center.
There’s not much to it. Click the icon in the Menubar. Add a title to the Sticky Notification. Add a sub-title as needed.
Enter the message. Click the Notify button.
That’s more or less a mashup of Stickies and Notification Center apps, and it’s certainly useful, but in need of just a little more.
I would like to see a timer for each Sticky Notification so it wouldn’t show up in the Notification Center until the appointed time.
Oh, wait. That would be Reminders, also free in OS X. Or, the same kind of functionality in Calendar, also free in OS X.
Yes, friends, everything is a remix.