Widgets

Sticky Spawn (Download)

Sticky Spawn screenshotThe Apple Stickies widget is great. Open a sticky and start typing. The concept is simple enough. But the first step isn’t as easy as it should be. To open a new note in Dashboard, you have to click the plus sign to open the dock. Then click on arrow after arrow until you reach Stickies. Then drag it onto the Dashboard.

Sticky Spawn does it with one click. Just install Sticky Spawn onto your Dashboard, move it to a convenient location, and click on it whenever you need to open a new sticky note. It’s the perfect size, so it’ll never get in the way.

It sure beats fumbling through pages of widgets when you need to jot something down in a hurry.

Special thanks to ajwitte for the inspiration and base code from his widget, Stickies Dispenser.

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Here’s what people are saying…

4/5 – Macworld Widget of the Week (8/12/05) “It’s the easiest way I know to spawn new notes, and it takes up very little of your precious Dashboard space.”

5/5 (based on 7 reviews) – DashboardWidgets “This? This is brilliance. This is what Dashboard should be — usefulness at one keystroke and one click…”-RaineeSue

4/5 – Spider-Mac

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