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Use Stickies as a constant 'To Do' reminder on the Desktop Apps
I use my desktop a lot, and there are already too many files to click -- so I don't need another icon to click, but I need to have some simple reminder about my future tasks. I was looking for something simple and small, and always there. Yesterday I came up with the following solution.

Open Stickies and create a new note, without any line breaks, listing those tasks you want to get done. For example:
[Dentist/Holiday Shopping/Buy new coat/Get groceries/etc.]
Grab the bottom right corner of the Sticky note, reduce it to a single line in height, and enlarge it horizontally to fill your screen width. Now minimize the Sticky (double-click on its title bar), and all your notes will show on the Sticky's title bar.

Finally, move this reminder Sticky directly below the menu bar, and apply Open at Login. (You can do this by Control-clicking the Dock and selecting (in 10.5) Open at Login from the contextual menu, or via the Accounts System Preferences panel). Now I have an easy-to-see yet unobtrusive reminder panel, and I can easily edit it to add or remove tasks.

[robg adds: If you really want to make sure you always see your list, you could also select Note » Floating Window, so it will float above all over program windows.]
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Use Stickies as a constant 'To Do' reminder on the Desktop
Authored by: jstone8 on Dec 22, '09 06:11:00PM

Mahalo, a simple trick that works great! Wish I could think of these things. Now if only there was a way to enlarge the font size when Stickies is minimized like that.



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Use Stickies as a constant 'To Do' reminder on the Desktop
Authored by: drc_007 on Dec 30, '09 12:31:00AM

I use Geektool to display the todo list on the desktop.

http://homepage.mac.com/swain/Sites/Macinchem/Applescript/geektool/Using_geektool.htm



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