Notification Center on the Mac has become somewhat iOS-ified (note that in Yosemite Notification Center doesn’t push the Mac’s entire screen to the left, but instead works more like iPhone and just covers the area on the right) with a growing number of useful Widgets like the popular PCalc. Here’s a way to get a Post-It-like sticky notes in the Notification Center.
Quick Notes Are Swift
Notification Center Widgets for the Mac will only improve over time, though I question whether usability and access are much better than Dashboard Widgets.
Controversy aside, there are times when all of us need to jot down a quick note. For some, that means opening up Stickies or TextEdit or even the Notes app.
Or, use Swift Note instead.
It’s almost free, lives in the Notification Center so it’s instantly available, plus it’s drop dead easy to use, no learning curve, and enough options to justify the 99-cent price tag.
Click the Notification Center button, add text to Swift Note. Done. What could be easier?
Options in Swift Note are nominal but include the ability to change the background color of the note, or delete a note, or add a new note. It’s not a mini-word processor so you won’t find formatting tools as in TextEdit or other options in Stickies.
What would make Swift Note really worth the less-than-a-dollar price tag is to have the note show up in Apple’s Notes app, therefore available on other Macs or iOS devices, and an option to sort through Notes notes to find information you want, rather than cluttering up what is likely to become a very cluttered Notification Center.