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Stickies 10.1a for Mac Catalina Full Free Download New Version 2022

Stickies 10.1a for Mac Catalina Full Free Download New Version 2022

How to use Stickies 10.1a for Mac Updated 2022

Stickies 10.1a  for Mac question goes from simple to bizarre faster than any Mac FAQ I’ve ever been asked. I’ll walk you through what I just learned, so please bear with me, answers are in here.

Saving Mac Stickies to a file – Intro

In an attempt to organize my life, I’ve been working with Mac Stickies (Mac “sticky notes” in the Stickies application), and out of curiosity I was wondering if I could save my Mac Stickies to a file in a particular location.

Okay, that’s only part of the story. What I was wondering was if I could save my Mac Stickies to a particular file or directory so I could sync my Mac Stickies across several computers using Dropbox. This “sync Mac Stickies” quest led me to discover several things, including where Stickies for Mac are saved by default, and how you can save them somewhere else.

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In short, this experiment was a disaster, and you can’t really save Mac Stickies anywhere other than the default database where Apple intends them to be stored. You can actually save a Mac sticky note to a file, but this is a one-way trip: After you save the sticky note to a file, the Mac Stickies application doesn’t bother to read from it again.

The rest of this article contains the details of what I just went through. Read on if you want to learn more about the Mac Stickies application, including the location of the Stickies for Mac database file (the location where the Mac Stickies are saved).

Saving Mac Stickies – The easiest way

If you just want your Stickies for Mac  saved somewhere, and you don’t care where they’re saved, there’s really nothing for you to do. Just create your Mac Stickies, and when you quit the Stickies application and then re-open it, your Stickies magically reappear as they were before.

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Saving Stickies for Mac – The StickiesDatabase file location

The way this magic works is that your Mac Stickies are saved to a “database” in the Library directory of your home folder. This database (using the term loosely) is a file named StickiesDatabase, so on my Mac, where my home directory is named /Users/Al, my Mac Stickies database file can be found in this directory:

/Users/Al/Library/StickiesDatabase

If all you wanted to know was where your Mac Stickies are saved, or the Mac Stickies file location, that’s the answer to those questions.

Saving Stickies for Mac to a file

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, you can save each Mac Sticky note to an individual file, but this process is cumbersome, and it’s also a one-way trip. You can write a Mac sticky note to a file, but after that the Stickies application happily ignores the file.

Here’s how to save a Mac sticky note to a file:

  1. Create the Mac Sticky
  2. Press [Command][w] to close the sticky note. (That’s not a typo.)
  3. The Stickies application will ask if you want to discard your note, or save it. Choose the Save option.
  4. Save the sticky note to a file anywhere on your filesystem you want to save it.
  5. When you save the sticky note, the note will be closed, because that’s how we got to this “Save Stickies” process. Now you have to re-open it.
  6. To re-open the sticky note, in the Stickies application, click File, then “Import Text”, and then navigate to your file location and re-open it.

As you might guess from that process, including the use of the term “import”, the Stickies application forgets about your file immediately after the import. In short, if you (a) import your file, (b) modify your sticky note, (c) quit the Stickies application, and (d) look at your text file, it is not updated.

The Mac Stickies database file

For my purpose of trying to sync my Mac Stickies across multiple computers using Dropbox, this was a total failure. Not only does saving a sticky note to a file not work as you’d expect, the Mac Stickies “database” file can only very loosely be referred to as a database.

Saving Mac Stickies, the Stickies Database file, and syncing

I say this because as I just learned, the Mac Stickies application deletes this file and then re-creates it whenever you quit the Stickies application. No database I know is deleted and then recreated like that. They are usually just modified.

I could go into the gory details, but in short, because this Stickies for Mac file is deleted and then recreated, there’s no way to sync it through Dropbox. I tried creating both “soft” and “hard” symbolic links to the Stickies database file from the Mac Unix command line, and neither approach works.

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If you want to know more about why this doesn’t work I’ll be glad to write a little more here, but in short, until the Mac Stickies application is modified to work better, I can’t think of a good way to sync Mac Stickies across multiple Mac computers.

Using Stickies for Mac is a great way to keep track of the quick notes you jot down during the day, especially if the subject matter is timely or is of the utmost importance.

What’s a Stickie, and why would I use it?

Stickies for Mac notes are essentially digital Post-its. The app works similarly to the Notes app, in that you make yourself notes so that you remember stuff. But Stickies notes stay on your desktop as a visual reminder.

If the note is very pressing, you can choose to keep it in front of all windows so that you have a constant reminder. Or, if you need to remember to lock up the office at the end of the day, you can leave it in behind so that you see it when you close all your apps for the day.

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If you need to remember essential tidbits of information, you’ll want to use Stickies so that you’re not cluttering your desk with real-life Post-its, only to waste paper and lose a phone number from time to time.

How to create a new Stickies for Mac note

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac. A new note should pop up. If not, skip to Step 2.
  2. Click File in the menu bar on the top left of your screen.
  3. Click New Note. Alternatively, you can press Command-N on your keyboard.
  4. Type your note.

That’s it; you’ve made a Stickie!

How to make a Stickies note float on top of all windows

If you want your note to follow you wherever you go on your Mac, you can make it float on top of every Window, so that even when you change apps, you’ll see your Stickie.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note or click on an existing one.
  3. Click Window in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Choose Floating Window.Source: iMore

Now you’ll see your note all the time, no matter the app you’re using.

How to make a Stickies note translucent

If you have your Stickies note as a floating window, but feel like it’s a bit obtrusive, you can make it translucent so that it doesn’t feel like it covers up too much of your screen.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note. Or click on an existing one.
  3. Click Window in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Select Translucent.

Now your Stickies note will become translucent, like the ghost of future tasks!

How to collapse Stickies notes

Maybe you want your Stickies to follow you everywhere on your Mac, but you don’t want the full note shown all the time. You can collapse them into little bars to help keep your screen clutter-free!

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note or click on an existing one.
  3. Click Window in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Select Collapse. Alternatively, you can press Command-M on your keyboard to quickly collapse or expand the note you’re clicked on.

How to change a note’s color

If you like to color-code your Stickies notes based on the subject matter, you can change the color of each message.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note or click on an existing one.
  3. Click Color in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Click the color you’d like to use for that note.

How to change a note’s font

You can change the Font and Font’s size of any of your Stickies notes.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note or click on an existing one.
  3. Click Font in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Select Show Fonts and make changes.

How to arrange Stickies notes in a specific order

Do you make a ton of Stickies throughout your day? It can be challenging to keep track of them all, which is why you can arrange them in specific orders so you can get to what you want more quickly.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Click Window at the top of your screen.
  3. Select Arrange By.
    • Color: Arranges notes by color in reverse order of how they appear under Color
    • Content: Arranges notes alphabetically by the first let in the note
    • Date: Arranges notes by the time they were created — most recent at the bottom
    • Location on Screen: Arranges notes based on their location from left to right. Leftmost Stickies go at the top.Click an Arrangement option:

Now, all of your Stickies will be collapsed into a tight stack of bars on the left side of your screen.

How to expand Stickies notes

After you’ve arranged your Stickies into a nice neat stack, you may want to open them all up again and read them. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Click on a collapsed note.
  3. Select Window in the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Expand Expand. You can alternatively press Command-M on your keyboard.

If you’ve just arranged your Stickies notes but want to open them again, you can also hit Command-Z on your keyboard to undo the arrangement. This will only work if arranging them was the last thing you did.

How to save Stickies notes

If you’d like to save your Stickies for good or want to keep them to share with friends, you can do so, though they only save as Plain Text (.txt) files.

  1. Launch Stickies from the Applications folder on your Mac.
  2. Create a new note or click on an existing one.
  3. Select File on the top left of your screen.
  4. Click Export Text…
  5. Name your note and choose where you want to save it.
  6. Click Save.

Wrapping it up

Stickies for Mac are simple reminders you can use for work, personal, or school situations. So, using the list feature is super handy. Do you use the Stickies app for your notes on Mac or do you prefer something else?

However, if you re-open the Stickies application, you’ll see that your changes to the note were indeed saved. They weren’t saved to your file, they were saved to the Stickies database.

Summary: You can save a Mac Stickies note to a file, but it’s a one-way street. You write the output to a file, and you can later import the data back into the Stickies application, but you can’t easily keep the file in sync with your sticky note.

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