New Floating Stickies app supercharges the note taking process

With the increasing power available in modern smartphones, we have started to see manufacturers provide the ability to have multiple “windows” open at once on their devices, emulating the desktop environment. This can be useful for people who do not necessarily want to back out of one application to access another. One area where this can lead to some real benefits for the user is when a quick note needs to be jotted down. Owner’s of smartphones running older versions of Android can join in on the fun now thanks to XDA Developer forum member Mohammad_Adib who create the Floating Stickies note-taking app.

The Floating Stickies app gives the user the ability to open a floating window where they can type up a quick note. The note will stay on the screen, floating above whatever else may be open, unless “minimized” to the left hand edge of the screen. The fun does not stop at one floating sticky note though – multiple windows with different colors can be opened at the same time. Text in one note can be copied and pasted into another note. The only downside I see to the app is that it does not save the content of the notes once the app is shut down, but if one uses it like a sticky note to keep the info at hand just long enough to be useful, then tossed, the app should work great.

If you want to check out Floating Stickies in action, view the video below or hit the Google Play download links to install it on your Android device. You don’t have much to lose as the app is free.

source: XDA Developers forum

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • lotsamosi

    As far as I can tell, this app WILL save a sticky as long as one uses the pull down notification that says “Click to save and close all stickies”.

  • AToTheK_1

    Very similar to Sony Mobiles Small Note Application.

  • Sometimes I forget that not all Androids are Galaxy Notes. ;-)