How else do you explain the many dozens of Mac todo list, task lists, reminders, and projects apps? A large number of folks are working diligently to improve my life. Unfortunately, I’m a believer in the ‘small is beautiful‘ and ‘less is more‘ methodology. Think Stickies.
Stickies With A Twist
To be honest about it, Stickies works very well as a quick and dirty reminder system because it’s easy and there’s just not much system to it.
That’s what makes Antnotes a better sticky than Stickies. It’s still Stickies, but with just a few twists to make it more usable.
What sets Antnotes apart from the average Stickies-like, Post-it-like note is customizability. Customize the font, text color and background color, yes.
But also customize the size, translucency, and pin the notes you want to the front of the Mac’s screen. That alone is worth the price of admission (less than a dollar).
Antnotes also creates new notes by simply dragging text, images, photos, or files to the app’s Menubar icon. Photos and audio clip reminders can be dropped into a note.
Here’s another twist in the Antnotes saga. Unlike Stickies, Antnotes lets you manage your notes from a control panel which displays active notes, closed notes, and lets you delete or reopen a note.
There’s also an option to set up a keyboard combo to view or hide the notes (use the Mac Menubar icon, too), or to make a new note. Notes are also docked together on the Mac’s screen so they don’t get lost and create more screen clutter.
If you use Stickies on your Mac, I don’t see how you can go wrong with a 99-cent expenditure to improve upon the original.