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The title pretty much says it all. I'm wondering if there is a good post-it note program for Ubuntu 12.04.

I prefer using apt-get install but if you can direct me to one in the software center that is fine too.

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marked as duplicate by belacqua, Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, user68186, Basharat Sialvi Jun 4 '13 at 2:34

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There are quite a few programs that can do that. One of the most well-known is Tomboy, and Screenlets is another option.


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Part of the default Ubuntu installation

Tomboy works great with Dropbox!


Other program is through Screenlets:

  1. In terminal type

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:screenlets-dev/ppa

then sudo apt-get update

and finally

sudo apt-get install screenlets

  1. Go to Application > Accessories > Screenlets

  2. In the Screenlets-manager window select the screenlet "Lipik" (click on it)

  3. If you want notes to automatically start on log-in check the checkbox "Auto start on login" (bottom-left side)

  4. click "launch/add" (left side)

  5. if you do not want notes to stay always above other windows, right-click on the top of note > Window > uncheck "Keep above"


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Very helpful, thank you. – mjgpy3 Sep 9 '12 at 4:22

I use xpad (available in USC). You have to white list it so you can see the icon in the notification area, however.

xpadInstall xpad

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