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$9.99 EXPIRED # Giveaway of the day — Vov Sticky Notes 4.2 Add stickers to your desktop and create reminders for your upcoming events!$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 41 (67%) 20 (33%)

Vov Sticky Notes 4.2 was available as a giveaway on April 20, 2018!

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#20

won't install into Windows XP
Says -
(null) is not a valid win 32 application

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I don't usually like this feature, but it seems appropriate for this program. Add a setting to allow the user to have it start up on Windows startup.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Fred,
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"stickynotesvov"="\"D:\\Program Files (x86)\\VOVSOFT\\Vov Sticky Notes\\sticky.exe\""

paste above to txt document change .txt to .reg and import to registry.
after that it will always start with windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Rowsey  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fred,
change D: \\to C:\\

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Rowsey  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Activation failed! shows every time I want to register using the registration key provided in VovStickyNotes42-db38si.zip. What can I do? The limited time is about 8 hrs left and carrying on. Help, please!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Johannes Magister  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Johannes Magister, Activation requires the program to have access to the internet, something must be blocking outbound https request to the activation server. It worked for me after I permitted the program to access the internet for activation.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Not to disrespect this program or Windows Sticky Notes but I've been using the Note Board Sticky Notes Add-on for the Chrome Browser. It works for me. Thanks for the off GAOTD but I'll pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

They could change those buttons to something more discrete... they scream windows 95.

Reply   |   Comment by TheMe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#15

I think I've used ATnotes on every Windows computer I have owned. Discontinued a generation ago, still works great with the most options combined with simplicity in design you will find. It is copyrighted. http://atnotes.free.fr/

Reply   |   Comment by FJL  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#14

The biggest advantage of Vov Sticky Notes over the Windows Sticky Notes is that you can add reminders to these notes. I like that feature and will be using them, mostly for that. A disadvantage is that they do not allow hyperlinks, whereas the Windows SNs do. So, when I need a note with a URL I will still be using Windows for convenience (read: lazy -- as I can always copy and paste from Vov to the browser URL bar).

Other than the reminder feature, I don't see a big improvement on the free version that comes with your Windows program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dollinha  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#13

Excellent, thank you Vov and GAOTD.
Two points to note:
1. When writing a note it changes the keyboard, e.g from USA to GB. (The ditto mark, alias quote, and the at sign @ above 2 are interchanged). Not terrible, just do not worry.
2. The excellent settings options for colour, background and font on the sticker are sadly not available for the reminder, which gives just a heavy thick ugly typeface, which is a pity but beggars cannot be choosers.
Still it works, and well.

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#12

almost nothing and still get paid. There are many free alternatives that can do far more.

Reply   |   Comment by neboztik  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#11

If you want improvement suggestions, here they are:

1. Make it do things windows Sticky Notes does not do:

A. Allow it to Drag and drop images which auto resize to fit the note's size.
Sometimes you have an image you'd like to keep in a window on your desktop for many reasons. No utility does exactly that. Sure you can display images in a window. Pictus is great for displaying an image in a window but that's it, no frills. However, no utility will remember an image's position, size, & boot with windows.
Allow it to run animated gifs as images too. That's great for cartoons and such.

There is a world of graphics artists and designers out there.
Notes alone are great but "a picture is worth a thousand words".
Pinning an image of a current project on your desktop is a valuable tool.
Every time your system boots you get a fresh look at it and you get improvement ideas !

B. Similar to above: Drag and drop MP4s in a loop. So many people love & enjoy watching goofy videos. To have your favorite loop running on the desktop would be fun.
Give each window a mute button as some videos have sound.

2. Windows makes the notes look like actual sticky notes. Do exactly that just with more functionality !!
Remove your borders. They look way too Windows XP as the look is very dated. Windows has a + and X. Hey, they established a convention for this functionality so go with it. It looks better too. Place it in the header like they did. However, in the header add Font, font size, Bold and italic.
Windows can not change font & font size and it's a pain.
There are hot keys for that but it's a hidden functionality and few if any folks know about that.
Also, use the windows convention for resize drag in lower right corner.

Right click the image for background color (like windows) but add all those header functions. NetcomD at aol.com

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Frank,

...wow...let me guess...you'll want all that for free too ?

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Mothman,
There are many sticky note programs out there.
The author wants improvement suggestions.

Where are your noteworthy suggestions ?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#10

I am unable to register using registration key. The activation failed! shows again and again. I am using windows 10 1709 latest version. May be it is due to firewall protection by windows defender.

Reply   |   Comment by Muhammad Adnan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Muhammad Adnan,
same here...

Reply   |   Comment by Julian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#9

Two powerful freeware alternatives you can consider, that can also be used as portable:
Stickypaper
7 Sticky Notes

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#8

been looking for a reminder software..calendar..found nothing satisfactory google calendar sucks..this looks perfect thanks Vov

Reply   |   Comment by txtim  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#7

Unlike the built in, will this allow you to save or recover text from the notes if one is delete?

Reply   |   Comment by Celmo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

I like it - works fine on Windows 10, 64 bits.
Better than WIndows version, as it goes down on the task bar.

Reply   |   Comment by aza  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

aza: I loathe Windows 10 so continue to run Windows 7 instead with the taskbar restored to where it should've always been left by Microsoft.

Start / search programs, type in Sticky Notes, right click / Send to desktop (create shortcut) and then move the shortcut into the taskbar. Takes all of 20 seconds.

Open Windows Sticky Notes from the Quick Launch icon. Write whatever you want. Close Windows Sticky Notes window from the taskbar icon. Simple. No notes are deleted by closing the window; they merely disappear from the desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

Kestrel, yeah Windows has one too. But this allows you to control the text and the size.

Also Windows doesn't have a default tool like this one offers," A Reminder". I like tools that has these kind of feature. But i kind a didn't like this tool, because it doesn't offer a user with "Hotkeys" or "Global hotkeys". A Reminder does its job, but there is more text in windows. Hope u'll understand, changing the text size from the Settings doesn't seem to have any affect in the Reminder Window. Kind a limited. Settings only applies to Sticky's. The default theme looks the best from other options. Its simple, it can be made beautiful and a lot of work needs to be put to develop it. There is future for this tool, i think. 9.99$, i wouldn't buy it, though! Will uninstall, i am already using better one, like PNotes and Active Desktop Calender, that allow a Reminder. Vovsoft has other better tools like Text Edit Plus, i am wondering GAOTD never offered such tools like Text editor, except for one that can handle doc and docx files. Reply | Comment by Endomondo – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4) Endomondo, I found your note hard to understand but have explained it more clearly in #11. I agree with the first part of your note about reminder but will not uninstall and replace. Reply | Comment by Laxative – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0) Laxative, yes it is. They don't understand my writing. English is not my mother tongue, so my mind is not conditioned like your's( foreign people or white ). I think u r foreigner. I agree with your comment. This tool is good i think, it can be better. Reply | Comment by Endomondo – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3) #4 You're kidding me, right? We've had sticky notes built into Windows since Windows 95! What next? A simple calculator? LMFAO. Reply | Comment by MarkCM – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13) Laxative, Only meaningless to out of touch, unaware, ignorant tossers like yourself. Why not your other manic suggestions? Because they ARE meaningless you lifeless buffoon. Now twaddle off, take several laxatives and get a life ... for God's sake! LOL Reply | Comment by MarkCM – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21) MarkCM, So your comment is not meant for everyone to understand, only for those who are aware' and in touch' and have nothing else to do in life but to keep up with the latest twadlle and slang, calling all others ignorant and buffoons? My ‘other suggestions' are of course manic and meaningless, but no more so than yours. Finally I do object to taking the Divine Name in vain, a sure sign of ignorance. I suggest that you either write comments for normal intelligent people to understand, or explain them, or lay off. But perhaps you are not capable. Reply | Comment by Laxative – Last year – Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4) #3 Kestrel, yeah Windows has one too. But this allows you to control the text and the size. Also Windows doesn't have a default tool like this one offers," A Reminder". I like tools that has these kind of feature. But i kind a didn't like this tool, because it doesn't offer a user with "Hotkeys" or "Global hotkeys". A Reminder does its job, but there is more text in windows. Hope u'll understand, changing the text size from the Settings doesn't seem to have any affect in the Reminder Window. Kind a limited. Settings only applies to Sticky's. The default theme looks the best from other options. Its simple, it can be made beautiful and a lot of work needs to be put to develop it. There is future for this tool, i think. 9.99$, i wouldn't buy it, though!
Will uninstall, i am already using better one, like PNotes and Active Desktop Calender, that allow a Reminder.
Vovsoft has other better tools like Text Edit Plus, i am wondering GAOTD never offered such tools like Text editor, except for one that can handle doc and docx files.

Reply   |   Comment by Endomondo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Can't use without a key. Nothing via email or on your site. Please send key asap.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Kathy, It's in the 'Readme' file'.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#1

One has to ask 'Why?' when there is a perfectly usable service like this built into Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Kestrel, this one seems better.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Kestrel, Kestrel, Indeed, the Microsoft Sticky Notes App and Win 10 latest version does this and links to my phone for alerts vie Cortana App. Completely free and looks much better.

So far the URL for the giveaway here is inaccessible

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Kestrel, well spoken.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Gary,..... it seems better. Do you think so?

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Kestrel, Where?

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Laxative, They mean in certain current windows versions, not the older versions

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Laxative, Start menu - 'Sticky Notes'.

Reply   |   Comment by Kestrel  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

TK, Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kestrel, In Vista MS Sticky Notes is unsuable since we cannot TYPE a note! We can record a voice note and scribble on the note using mouse, touch pad or touchscreen but no facilty to type anything at all!

In Windows 10 I can type into the Sticky Notes App but it is still very basic with no scheduling the display as a reminder note or any space saving activity like collapsing a note to the first line until moused over.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

TK ..

DaRN iT ...

All you guys suggestions can't seem to Help my TRS 80 and Vov Sticky Notes 4.2

Model # 1348y5h48996e684h.

Reply   |   Comment by heh ' '  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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