Name: Handy Note
Released: Jun 30th, 2017
Developer: FIPLAB Ltd
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K'ed (TNT)
Web Site: http://www.fiplab.com/
Elegant and simple to use macOS application which allows you to create collapsible and searchable sticky notes on your Mac's desktop
When you need to have multiple snippets of information at hand throughout the day, you can use macOS' built-in Stickies application. Even though it comes with an appropriate amount of features to make the task of managing desktop notes easy and fast, the Stickies app can still be improved.
Handy Note is a utility which strives to do just that by adding a number of extra features to further expand the things you can do using a sticky manager on your Mac.
Global keyboard and rich text support
Using Handy Note is quite straightforward seeing that once launched on your Mac, you can quickly start adding sticky notes on your desktop either via the File menu, via the app's status bar menu, by using the ⌘ + N keyboard shortcut while the app is active or with the help of the ⌘ + ⌥ + ⌃ + N global shortcut.
Every note you create uses a rich text input area and will allow you to access macOS' default text formatting and management tools via the right-click context menu.
Furthermore, if you add a lot of notes and you need to clear out your desktop, you can quickly hide all of them with a double mouse click on Handy Note's status bar item or collapse the ones you don't need at the moment by double clicking their title bars.
Organize your sticky notes using hashtags
Moreover, each note's opacity is customizable via the top left cogwheel menu, and it's also possible to choose between three window levels: normal, floating or desktop.
Handy Note also comes with support for hashtags which will help you organize the sticky notes and search for information within them quickly and effortlessly.
As a bonus, the Handy Note sticky note manager also comes with support for themes, with a handful of them pre-defined and the possibility to create custom ones using the inbuilt theme editor available within the Themes options window.
A better Stickies app for your Mac
Overall, if you use Apple's Stickies app on a daily basis and you've ever felt that it lacks a feature or two, give Handy Note a quick spin to see if it better fits your workflow and needs. You might be surprised.
What's new in Handy Note 1.0.5
June 30th, 2017
・New Feature: Added a global hot key to create a new note. Hit: Control+Option+Command+N to try it out! You can also change this by opening the Preferences and changing the 'Create a new note' option.
・New Feature: Added a way to bring up a specific note from the menubar. Right Click the menubar icon, Hover over 'View Note', then select the note you want to bring forward.
・Bug Fix: Notes will no longer expand off the bottom of the screen.
・Other: Added 'New Note' to the menubar's right click dropdown