I have been using the sticky notes app for two weeks now, i leave a lot of notes to myself to make sure i remember stuff, and i must say it is a much better notes and postit solution as compared to the very basic and now seemingly useless notes gadget.
Without bothering you with text, i will let the screenshots do all the talking.
This is how the sticky notes open up on the first launch.
I have already forgotten Vista, so am not sure if Vista too supported notes of different colors, but here you go, Wid 7 does.
Now this is my biggest complaing of the notes gadget resolved, multiple notes lying all over your screen. Feels much more personal this way.
Another improvement over the notes gadget, keep typing and your note will automatically increase in lenght. Make way for the To-Do lists!
Offering more customizations, a user can now simply drag and resize the note according to his wishes.
The notes are readble via the taskbar previews, a simple but still productive tweak.
Sticky Notes is the only app other than Windows Live Messenger offering a productive use of the jump lists!