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I like the Sticky Notes very much, they are always on the desktop.

But in the current version of Ubuntu (12.04), I can't find it. Other programs like gnotes & Xjournal are not giving a feature to stay on the desktop.

So, is there any application similar to the old sticky notes in Ubuntu 12.04?

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  1. Good news: you can have Sticky Notes in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes
  2. If you'd also like to try an alternative, I can suggested XPad as well, which should be in the official repositories. Here's more info: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/xpad-simple-sticky-notes-for-your-desktop

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Although no longer maintained, xpad deserves a try. Type in terminal:

sudo apt-get install xpad


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Xpad is currently maintained. –  Arthur Borsboom Feb 12 '14 at 0:12


This is a note taking app for your Linux which also works on Mac and Windows platforms.


  • Making notes
  • highlight text
  • bulleting
  • change fonts
  • link to email addresses

... and much more.

To install:

sudo apt-get install tomboy

official site

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My preferred one is xfce4-notes. To install:

sudo apt-get install xfce4-notes*
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I have found my self three more good tools and i would like add them here , may be that can help others in future .


sudo apt-get install knotes


sudo apt-get install note


  sudo apt-get install knotes-mobile
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