Post-It notes are great for taking quick notes or reminders for attaching to documents or sticking next to your (or a colleague’s) monitor. iQ-Notes is a neat little Windows app (s msft) that provides the features of paper sticky notes on your computer. Just like the paper notes, you can leave them on your screen as a reminder, and you can also attach colored notes to webpages, documents and applications so that they pop up whenever you open them. Multiple formatting options are provided, and notes are automatically saved in the background.
As well as providing functionality that mimics paper sticky notes, iQ-Notes goes further. You can synchronize notes between computers using an FTP server, and you can also securely send notes to other iQ-Notes users. Notes can have an alarm set so that they pop up at particular time, and the program also has time and expense tracking features (with built-in timers). And one small but really useful feature I like is that there’s a really quick way to add a time stamp to any note, as in the screenshot above, which is handy when taking notes from phone calls.
While I don’t think I’ll stop using paper sticky notes just yet (they’re just too useful!), iQ-Notes is the closest I’ve got to replicating the pen-and-paper experience on a PC. The program is freeware and can be downloaded from the developer’s website.
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