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StickyNotes for Windows - Beta 9.3

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Jan    402

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Upon release the application will cost ?6 / $9.30 and it will be released on Gumroad.

The app is DRM free and can be installed on as many computers as you want and it will not require an activation code.

 

Requirements

 

Windows Vista SP2 or above (Windows 8.1 recommended)

.NET 4.5

This won't work on Aero Basic or the classic theme, it has to be Aero (Windows 8 is fine).

 

Report all bugs/issues/suggestions in this thread, thanks.

 

 

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revanmj    23

Nice, waiting for a beta :)

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Jan    402

StickyNotes is turning out to be really nice, fast and extremely simple.

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~Neowin~    133

wow nice. go ahead :woot:

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phot0nic    5

Notes is turning out to be really nice, fast and extremely simple.

Here is the finalised concept! (The Black parts mean that the part underneath them will be removed shifty.gif) Sorry about the bad compression!

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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.

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primexx    372

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?

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Jan    402

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.

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).

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phot0nic    5

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.

I'm not sure what you mean by a "journal feel". However, that's fair enough, it's your program. Though, I would like to add that you wouldn't have to switch the bar in and out if the user was using Vista. The bar style (whether it's 7, Vista, or a custom visual style) is a set image in the msstyles file that can be referenced. It's a native control that can be implemented in 3rd party software, and it will automatically adapt to whichever visual style is present.

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Osiris    802

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.

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).

I get what you mean by journal feel and sounds good. Looking forward to seeing it progress :)

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Jan    402

Ok, Journal-Feel wasn't the right description, Maybe a Scrapbook would be a better description of the UI? I'm not sure :pinch:

Anyway, i've scrapped the AppButtons on top of the controls, it is now one button and sits next to the other controls (The Spanner).

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amon91    41

I still don't find much of a purpose for this when you have outlook and, well, sticky notes to write stuff down. Looks like an awesome app, and definitely a nice coding project. Keep us updated, will ya? :)

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Jan    402

I still don't find much of a purpose for this when you have outlook and, well, sticky notes to write stuff down. Looks like an awesome app, and definitely a nice coding project. Keep us updated, will ya? :)

Outlook? More like Word. This app caries a simple interface for creating some beautiful documents. StickyNotes is a great way to have Notes on the desktop, or you can have it always on top, so you can write notes whilst coding for example, Helps me :)

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tehmemories    1

Looks pretty good.

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djdanster    594

Look very nice :)

Is the whole idea of this to be like a simple word processor?

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mystera    0

i like it.

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Jan    402

In the works:

Code clean-up.

Improve startup experience.

Add some features.

Once this is done, i'll probably post an Alpha / Beta 1 build of Notes on Neowin.

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Jan    402

Look very nice :)

Is the whole idea of this to be like a simple word processor?

More advanced the a simple word processor, it includes a word processor and a StickyNotes app, but in the future I hope to include templates for documents, e-mail, DirectWrite, Upload to SkyDrive and possibly an online app to sync with other computers.

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Jan    402

Hey Neowin, Shall I use ClickOnce for easy installation?

Also I may release a Preview build later this week, but please remember Jumplists, Taskbar Previews and Editing tools have not yet been added to Notes, they are currently in a Test App, so they will not make it into this one.

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Jan    402

UPDATED 1ST POST.

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Orange Battery    244

Looks good, still loving Stickies though

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Jan    402

Looks good, still loving Stickies though

StickyNotes isn't as advanced as that sad.gif But i'll be adding more features in later versions, maybe a To-do list?

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Jan    402

Ok, Alpha 1 is ready for download.

Please remember this is a very early build and not many things work right now, this is an old build. Alpha 2 should be out in around 1 - 4 weeks.

Please report any issues in the thread, Thanks.

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This only works for Windows Vista and Windows 7, Not XP.

If the download doesn't work, please contact me through a message, thanks.

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Jan    402

A new skin for StickyNotes is in Alpha 2.

OLD > NEW

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The Close and New StickyNotes button still need to be re-done, they aren't final.

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Jan    402

Alpha 2 is coming out around the end of next week.

It may be buggy so please report back.

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Jan    402

This is the final design for StickyNotes, the colour can be changed!

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