Indicator Stickynotes: Windows Like Sticky Note App For Ubuntu

If you ever used Windows 7 or Windows Vista (my sympathies with you), you may have used the cool yellow colored sticky note apps which allows you to create small notes, that “sticks” on the desktop and helps you remember stuffs just like a real sticky note. I have been looking for a similar small app for Ubuntu as well but unfortunately, I did not find any worthy replacement in Linux, until recently.

What is Indicator Stickynotes?

Indicator Stickynotes a simple lightweight indicator app for Ubuntu (and other Ubuntu based distributions) that can be used for scribbling some small tasks etc and can be “pasted” on the desktop to be reminded about it.

Install Indicator Stickynotes:

Indicator Stickynotes can be installed by adding its PPA. Use the following commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes

Once installed you can start using it, no need for a restart as well. You can pin these stickynotes to the desktop or hide all of them using the option from the top panel. I hope you enjoy the sticky notes in Ubuntu.

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There may be problems in step 1 of installing sticky notes if you are using a proxy.
You could get an error like
“Please check that the PPA name or format is correct”

In this case you need to export your proxy environment variables. Open a terminal and type
export http_proxy=http://username:[email protected]:port/
export https_proxy=https://username:[email protected]:port/

and then type:
sudo -E add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes


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