There’s no shortage of note-taking apps out there. Some are immensely complex, replicating all the complexity of an alphabetized file cabinet flooded with folders and papers covered in highlights. Some are little more than text editors. Others are full-screen and create a distraction-free environment. Yet when it comes time to jot something down quickly to return to later, few note-taking options are as convenient as good old-fashioned sticky notes applications. And what better way to do it than when you’re browsing in Google Chrome? The following are four Sticky Notes for Chrome applications.
Scribble is an attractive web app with contrasting colors and a manageable grid layout. This program doesn’t try to replicate the chaos of using real-life sticky notes, but it does capture the convenience. Notes can be as long as you want, but only the beginnings are visible from the home page. Notes can be color-coordinated and re-ordered as desired, and they’re all accessible even when you’re offline. The editing page removes most of the extra text from the interface, leaving you alone with nothing except a virtual notepad and your thoughts.
Stickeez models itself after that old cork board hanging over your desk. Just create a sticky note, fill it with text, pick a color, and pin away. The interface isn’t as clean as Scribble, but it’s definitely brighter and more vibrant. In terms of design, it might even be more familiar. Yet despite the appearance, notes are still arranged in a grid. They can’t be dragged around, nor can they even be re-ordered.
Stickeez also offers various themes for those of you who never dug the look of cork boards. Available backgrounds include a fridge, a whiteboard, and … skulls.
Sticky Notes doesn’t have the most original name, but its interface offers quite a few surprises. This web app defaults to free-floating notes, letting you drag them around to form your own organizational pattern, and they’re all accessible offline. You can still have notes arranged into a grid if that is your preference, and there is a single-note view intended for smaller screens. Sticky Notes lets you pop out notes to save yourself the hassle of switching back and forth between tabs. You are also given more options than the other apps on this list, with the ability to choose your font, create your own color, and resize notes.
While the name may be the same, this Sticky Notes for Chrome extension has no connection to the previous Sticky Notes web app. This option is for those of you who really want a no-fuss, no-flare note-taking solution. Once installed, a button will appear in your toolbar. Clicking on this button drops down a menu allowing you to take notes. That’s it. You get one note, and there are no options. Sometimes, that’s more than enough.
If you like virtual sticky notes, you’re quite the lucky individual. The Chrome Web Store is filled with such web apps. While some are good, some are pretty bad. These four apps are some of the best that don’t require you to create an account in order to use them. Simply install them and start taking notes right away. If you have any favorite Sticky Notes for Chrome web apps already, share them with us in the comments below.