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similar question Is there a Sticky Note application?

but not able to find this sticky-notes in Ubuntu 12.10

On Windows 7, there is this Sticky Note app that will always start itself up and show itself in the same place with all the text you have written when you boot Windows up. You can also have multiple instances of the Sticky Note.

tried Xpad but it is not that good :(

So do we have any equivalent app for Ubuntu 12.10 ??

marked as duplicate by jokerdino Apr 17 '13 at 16:53

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  • Can you describe more in detail, i.e. what you are missing in xpad? I have no idea, what the Windows PostIts look like, and how they might feel different. – Paul Hänsch Oct 29 '12 at 11:43
  • @PaulHänsch That windows sticky note looks so much better than xpad - it actually looks like a post-it instead of a big fugly yellow window. I wish there was a way to make xpad or something look like that - good looks, highly flexible, synced - that'd be perfect. – Raahul Oct 29 '12 at 18:55
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    this should not be marked as a duplicate question as the similar question refers to Gnome 2 sticky notes which is not available in Gnome 3. – Ubuntuser Apr 16 '13 at 23:49
  • use reminder note from getremindernote.com – shiv garg Jul 24 '16 at 19:07

You can try lipik widget for screenlets (This widget does not work on Ubuntu 14.04)


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lipik-screenlet


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    Doesnt work on Ubuntu 14.04. At the third step mentioned above, it says: Unable to locate package lipik-screenlet. – Rahul Desai Jul 10 '14 at 14:31
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    @Tachyons as Rahul Desai says, it doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 – Nabin Aug 16 '14 at 13:05

There was a "Sticky Note" application installed by default, but i believe it has now been removed.

There are several others available, but i believe XPad is the most commonly used (and highly rated) option.

  • Although the question specifically excludes XPad from consideration, as a user of Windows Sticky-Notes, I still suggest/support/promote XPad as THE Linux alernative. – david.barkhuizen May 13 '14 at 7:30

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