What is Stickies and Creating Stickies

In this lesson for Stickies on the Mac we look at what the Stickies app is and how we create Stickies notes.

What are Stickies?
Stickies is an app on the Mac where you can take notes, with a twist. Your notes look like sticky notes. You can place them anywhere on the screen, you can change the color of them, you can arrange them, and float them above all your other windows.

The Stickies app is located in your Applications folder. When you first open it up, you’ll see a couple stickies that are there by default.

Creating New Stickies Note from within the Stickies App
To create a new Stickies note you first have to be in Stickies, then you go to File in the menu bar. You’ll see New Note. Select that and you will have a new Stickies note on your Mac ready for you to start typing your note. You can also use command+N, hold down the Command key and type the ’N’ key to create a new Stickies note.

Creating a New Stickies Note from other Apps
You can also create a new Stickies note from other apps. As an example, let’s say you are in Safari and you want to create a Stickies note from some text on a web page. To do this, you select what you want in your note. Then go to Safari in the menu bar and under Services you’ll see ‘Make a new sticky note’. Elect this and your Mac will make a new note in the Stickies app with the text that you highlighted. You can do this with most apps.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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