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Using Sticky Notes on Mac

For Mac iOS Sonoma Users


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In the bustling world of digital multitasking, keeping track of notes, lists, and even images is crucial for staying organized and efficient. Fortunately, Apple's Stickies app on your Mac offers a seamless solution to effortlessly manage your digital workspace. This blog post will guide you through the key features and functionalities of using sticky notes on Mac, ensuring you make the most of this versatile tool.


Getting Started with Stickies


Create a Note in Stickies:

1. Open the Stickies app on your Mac.

2. Navigate to File > New Note.


Adding Content:

1. Enter your text directly; rest assured, your content is saved automatically.

2. When collapsing the note, the first line becomes visible in the title bar.


Enhance with Visuals:

1. To include a picture or PDF, simply drag and drop the file into your note.

2. Explore Markup tools for cropping, rotating, writing, or drawing on pictures and PDFs.


Customize Your Note:

1. Change the note color by selecting an option from the Color menu.

2. For text formatting, go to Font > Show Fonts. Highlight text, then use the Fonts window for customization.

3. Make your note semi-transparent with Window > Translucent.

4. Ensure your note stays on top by selecting Window > Float on Top.


Adding a List:

1. To initiate a list, utilize the keyboard shortcut by pressing Option-Tab.

2. Enter your first list item, then press Return to continue adding items in a systematic order.


Ending a List:

1. After completing your list, navigate to the end of the last list item.

2. Press Return twice to gracefully conclude the list and transition to a regular paragraph for additional notes or thoughts.


Increasing List Level:

1. If you need to create subcategories or increase the hierarchy of your list, click at the beginning of a line within the list.

2. Press Tab to elevate the list level, providing a structured and visually appealing format.


Decreasing List Level:

1. To simplify or modify your list structure, click on a line within the list.

2. Press Shift-Tab to decrease the list level, maintaining flexibility in your note organization.



Always on Top" Feature:

Ensure your important notes stay visible at all times by using the "Always on Top" feature. Select a note, go to the Window menu, and click on Keep on Top. This keeps the selected note above other windows, making it easily accessible no matter what application you're using.



Incorporate these tips and tricks into your daily routine to transform your digital note-taking experience with Apple Stickies. By mastering the art of creating, customizing, and organizing your notes, you'll unlock a new level of productivity on your Mac. Say goodbye to the chaos of physical sticky notes and embrace the convenience of Stickies for a more streamlined and efficient work environment.


For additional support with older iOS versions, visit https://support.apple.com/guide/stickies/welcome/mac

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