When I got my new computer, I noticed I had free Sticky Notes software. It’s pretty cool and can come in handy for you.
Things you can do with Sticky Notes for your computer.
You can write down your dentist appointment. You can remind yourself of what you need from the store. You can post your goals. You can stack them on top of each other, or you can spread them out. Here’s a picture of the Sticky Notes on my computer monitor:
I read on the internet that there was sticky note type software that would let you do more than just sit there like these.
What I learned from downloading several copies of free software – Be Careful
I searched and found at least 10 other brands of small note software for your computer, iPad, and iPhone. I downloaded a few free ones to compare them for my Windows 7 main computer, but had problems with the ones I downloaded. You may have better luck. Some were missing parts, so they didn’t work. Others wouldn’t let go of my computer system and close, so I could uninstall them. One had malware on the installation software. Not all free software is like this. I just had this problem with this particular kind – sticky type notes.
What I Like about Post-It Digital Notes
I downloaded the 30 day trial of Post-It Digital Notes by 3M, the company that created the original paper sticky notes. I had no problems installing it. It doesn’t grab my computer and tell me to close it, when it’s already closed. It’s fun, efficient, colorful, and flexible. After trying it out for a couple of days, I went ahead and purchased it for only $9.99. When I downloaded the purchased software, it installed and didn’t erase the notes I’d written. I didn’t have to put in a number. It was already done with the installation. Hip Hip Hooray!
1. You can put a bunch of these together for each manuscript: Pitch – Synopsis – Summary; Chapter by Chapter Scenes & Summary; Character’s Name with traits under it; Pictures I found on the internet that looked like I envisioned the character; Research from internet.
2. You can create a Memoboard with your writing goals.
3. You can email a note to a friend. It shows up as a jpg picture file for them. Of course, if they have the same kind of note software, they can open it up. Change it. Send it back, etc.
4. You can set an alarm. If you have to leave an hour before your dentist appointment, you can set the alarm to go off an hour ahead of time.
5. Copy and paste text from a website and also copy and paste the URL address to bookmark it for your notes.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Good luck with your notes whether they are on paper or on your computer. Have fun with them. Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
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