Hitchhiker427, on 17 April 2010 - 19:58, said:
I really like the idea. However, one point of advice: It doesn't "look" like a Windows 7 app. Since all I've seen so far is the UI, that is all I can comment on. Frankly, I wouldn't actually use this based on the UI alone.
Going out of your way to create a "different" type of UI so that it will stand out is generally a bad move when developing software. Since you like the "tabs on top" style, I'd recommend checking out MS Paint and Wordpad (or possibly Office 2010) for tips on the UI. This dark UI is very inconsistent with other apps that a user will most likely have installed on his/her computer, and will make the desktop with multiple apps open simultaneously look really jumbled and messy.
EDIT: I see that you've stepped away from the "tabs on top" idea. My new recommendation would be to make the top bar match the light blue toolbar in Windows Explorer (and almost every other Windows 7 app), and make the bottom bar match the large item details bar at the bottom of Windows Explorer. This way, it'll look like in actually "belongs" on Windows 7.
I wanted to give this app more of a journal feel rather than a native application, with the native bar, what if the user was on Windows Vista? Switch the bar in and out?
As for the 'Bottom bar', this won't always be visible only when you press the button, untill Windows creates a prettier tab control it won't be used.
primexx, on 17 April 2010 - 20:22, said:
looks nice but what's the purpose of this app? what problem is this solving that isn't already provided for by sticky notes and windows journal?
This offers an all-in-one solution. This a document creating application like Word, with simple StickyNotes with a beautiful and magical design. (See? My words make me sound like an Apple Slogan).