Sticky Notes 3.0 for Windows 10 will bring tons of new features

Sticky Notes is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app which is bundled with Windows 10 starting in "Anniversary Update" and comes with a number of features which the classic desktop app didn't have. The upcoming version 3.0 of the app will bring several new features to Windows 10 desktop users.


With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft discontinued the classic Desktop app "Sticky Notes". Now, its place is taken by a new app with the same name. The new app lets you create Cortana reminders from your notes. You can type a phone number and have it recognize it, and recognize URLs too which you can open in Edge. You can create check lists and use it with Windows Ink.

Note: If you don't like the Sticky Notes Store app, you can get the good old classic Sticky Notes app. This is the page to get it: Old Classic Sticky Notes for Windows 10

For many users, the classic Desktop app is the more preferable option. It works faster, starts faster and has no Cortana integration.

If you prefer the modern app, you will be happy to know that the next its version will get the following new features.

Sticky Notes v3

The dark theme can finally be applied to your notes.

Sticky Notes Dark Theme

A new formatting bar will allow changing the text formatting quickly.

Sticky Notes Formatting

New animations, better performance.

Sticky Notes Animations

Other changes include

  • Using assistive technologies and narrator
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Using mouse, touch , and pen
  • High Contrast

The changes mentioned above will eventually land in Fast Ring builds of Windows 10.

You can get the app from its Store page:

The Sticky Notes app's page on Microsoft Store

What do you think about the changes coming to Sticky Notes? Feel free to share your impressions in the comments.

Source: Reza Jooyandeh

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Sticky Notes 3.0 for Windows 10 will bring tons of new features”

  1. Still enjoying Memento by Guys with Towels as my daily sticky notes replacement. It’s portable, it’s 159 kb in size and it hasn’t been updated in 10 years.

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