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If I'm right, panel applet is no longer supported in Unity. How can I bring sticky notes back? Is there any application or AppIndicator that has the same functionality (like show all notes when logged in)?

Not tomboy please :), I don't like its interface.

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added bug – Sebastian Rühl May 6 '11 at 21:05
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Indicator-stickynotes is maybe the applet your looking for !

Written in Python, and using GTK 3 library. Current version is 0.3, but works well. You'll have to add this ppa to enjoy this application :

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

enter image description here

  • You can lock/unlock, hide/unhide your notes from the panel.
  • Change notes color
  • Create as many post-it as you want

See here to run indicator-stickynotes on startup.

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There are 2 big disadvantages in Indicator Stickynotes. 1) You can't have notes of different colors 2) There is no keyboard shortcut to hide / unhide. Old Sticky Notes was much simpler and better, in my opinion. I'm also looking for a way to have it on Ubuntu 12.04. – Chuqui Sep 20 '12 at 1:56
Thank you very much. This works perfectly in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Jul 5 '13 at 20:57
not working well on ubuntu 14.04 , after minimizing , completely crashes – pylover Apr 6 '15 at 18:06

See “Simple” gnome applets in Unity - stickynotes

And here How do I use the GNOME Panel in Unity? Until someone makes an indicator for it those look like your work arounds.

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Try Xpad :

You can click on this link to install : Xpad

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Xpad has the same problem. Big buttons and feels a bit to clumpy... – Sebastian Rühl May 6 '11 at 21:07
Doesn't seem to stay visible on 13.04 . – belacqua Jun 3 '13 at 20:43

I haven't tried it personally but this indicator applet tries to copy the functionality of the old notes applet.

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