Using Them the Right Way:
If you’ve always been “old school” about keeping notes on sticky notes of small paper sticking around your desk, you’ll like the fact that Windows 10 offers easy Sticky Notes utility.
Instead of pasting paper sticky notes on your monitor or on the wall near your desk, you can paste virtual sticky notes onto your Windows desktop. And if you use multiple monitors, it means lots of space to keep all your quick notes!
In this article, you will learn what to do other than sticking them on your screen. We will see how to use Sticky Notes on Windows so that your Organization and Productivity.
Getting Started with Sticky Notes on Windows 10
To get started, select the Start menu and type Sticky notes.
Immediately, you should notice an interesting thing about this pop-up. You can not only open the app from here, but you can also:
- Quickly make a new note
- View your notes list
- Change app settings
This is actually one of two ways you can create new sticky notes. Apart from the Start menu, once you launch the app, you will see it pinned to the taskbar. You can right-click the icon there to access similar features.
After creating your first sticky note, let’s explore the basic sticky note controls.
Below you will see a line of buttons that help you format the text or images on the note.
- The adventure
- Cross out
- bullet list
- Add an image
You can also quickly select the plus icon in the top left corner to create a new sticky note on your desktop.
Finally, the three-point menu in the top right lets you select and delete either note yourself. Delete note, Or select and see your full list of sticky notes Notes list.
The notes list contains every sticky note you have created (and not deleted), with a useful search field to find the sticky note you are looking for, even if you have collected hundreds of them.
If you select the gear icon at the top right of the Notes list window, you will see some other settings that you can adjust in the Sticky Notes app.
- Enable insight: Enable Cortana to scan your notes for information, or add new notes for you.
- Confirm before deletion: Enables a pop-up confirmation when you delete a sticky note so that you don’t accidentally delete it.
- color: Choose the color scheme to be used to match your entire Windows theme.
Now that you have a good understanding of how Sticky Notes work on Windows 10 and how to use it, let’s look at some ways to make them even more useful.
Access notes from other devices
While Sticky Notes are very useful on one device, they are even more useful if you can access the same notes from all the devices you use.
To ensure that you can access your Sticky Notes on all devices, make sure you are logged into your Microsoft account from the Sticky Notes application.
To do this, open the notes list mentioned above, and choose the gear icon to open the settings. At the top of the settings window, if you are not already signed in, you should see one sign in Button here. Select it
Sign in to your Microsoft account. Now you are ready to open the same note on all your other devices.
Access Sticky Notes on Android or iPhone
Open the OneNote app and tap Sticky notes On the bottom right.
This opens your Sticky Notes list on your mobile device. You can either edit your existing sticky notes or tap on the plus icon at the bottom right to create a new one.
Anything you edit, add, or delete here will automatically sync with the sticky notes that you have placed at home or at work on your computer desktop.
One of the most convenient ways to ensure that the things you have Added like grocery list Or to-do lists are accessible when you are on a trip. You do not need to be tied to your computer to see all the work you do.
Tips and tricks to get the most out of sticky notes
When you use Sticky Notes on Windows 10 you can do many things so that using them is as organized as possible.
1. Use colors to organize categories
With Windows Sticky Notes, you have 10 colors to work with. Consider these as 10 possible categories that you can use to organize your notes.
For example, suppose you want a collection of notes for the following categories. You can assign these specific colors.
- Domestic related projects: Gray
- Work related work: Blue
- Health: Yellow
- Finance: Green
- Hobbies: Pink
Once you decide on the colors in your category, go to your existing notes and select the three dots in the upper right corner to choose the color you want to assign.
Look at all your existing sticky notes and apply the correct color.
When you want to create a new note, the fastest way to do this is to select the plus icon at the top right of the sticky note of a similar category.
2. Resize to save desktop space
Another important thing to keep in mind is that sticky notes can take up a lot of space. We will overlap them in the next part, which may help with this. But another good thing is to change the size of the notes so that they are as large as they should be.
To resize sticky notes, just move the mouse on any edge and click and drag to resize.
Just keep in mind that if you change the size too small, you will lose the formatting bar at the bottom when you click on the note later. So, just resize so that only the note text and the formatting bar are displayed.
3. Overlap Notes to Save More Space
You will later identify a note with the title made for it. So you can overlap all your sticky notes to preserve a lot of desktop space.
To do this, simply drag each lower sticky note above the one above it, until you can see only the title from above.
Once you start overlapping them all in such a way you start seeing how many notes you can fit on your desktop.
pay attention: To work on a personal note (editing or otherwise), move it out of the stack. This will avoid hiding the notes under it. When you are ready to add it back to the stack, just place it down and slide all the bottom to fill the space.
4. Using Quick Links in Sticky Notes
There are some things you type in Sticky Notes that will immediately turn into a functional link.
One of them is URL. These will turn blue and become a clickable link that you can choose to open that URL in your default web browser.
Another good feature is that whenever you type an address, it will also turn into a blue link.
However, instead of opening the link in the URL, if you select it, Sticky Note will display a button asking if you want to see the address. Just choose View address To see the location in the pop-up Microsoft Maps window.
This window will let you save an address in your Maps app, or see directions to that location. This is especially useful when you are viewing your notes on your mobile app and you need to drive to that location.
Another great feature is that if you type a phone number, that too will turn into a link. When you select the link, you will see The call The button appears below.
Select it on your computer and it will ask which application you want to call from. Do it on your mobile and you can call immediately using your phone app.
Sticky Notes is simple but useful on Windows 10
The bottom line is that at first glance the Windows Sticky Notes feature looks almost inferior. But as you start using it and placing them on your desktop, you will find that they help you stay more organized and efficient.