As much as I hate to admit it, I still use OS X’s built-in Stickies app from time to time. It’s a quick and easy way to set a reminder, store a snippet of text or code, or hold the contents of a file until I can store it where I want.
What’s better than Stickies? QuickStickies.
To be honest, QuickStickies is not much better than Stickies, but enough to deserve a price tag. QuickStickies can be hidden or made transparent or translucent. There’s no limit to the text, and the stickies are scrollable, which is a useful new feature.
Controls and setup are simple enough, too. QuickStickies resides in the Mac’s increasingly cluttered Menubar (all Menubar apps should have an option to run as a Dock app).
Create a new sticky with a click. Hide Stickies with a click. Or select the slider bar to adjust the transparency of the stickies.
QuickStickies isn’t doing much more than the built-in Stickies but the scrollbar for longer text is very useful.