Sticky Notifications for Mac OS X

Sometimes you need to step away from your Mac for a moment (or to quickly deal with another task), and it can be handy to leave yourself a quick reminder of what you were doing. Many of us use sticky notes or scraps of paper, but there's a better way!

Sticky Notifications works on Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8, and Mavericks 10.9. It lets you leave yourself quick sticky reminders, using Notification Center (on Mountain Lion) or Growl.

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Latest version: 1.0.5 (23rd July 2013)

You can buy a license for Sticky Notifications for the princely sum of $3 via our online store.

Ready when you are

Sticky Notifications lives in your menu bar, or you can trigger it via a keyboard shortcut of your choice.

Click Sticky Notifications' menubar icon, or press a shortcut, to show the New Notification window

You can use it to quickly create sticky reminders for yourself that will stay on-screen until dismissed.

Notifications show in Notification Center or in Growl

Assorted extras

Sticky Notifications will also automatically open any URLs in your reminder messages when you click on the notification, which is rather handy. You can hide its menubar icon if you want, and you can make it automatically launch when you log into your Mac.

It works with Notification Center or Growl on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and with Growl on OS X 10.7 (Lion). You don't need the separate Growl app in either case, but it'll give you more customisation options if you have it installed.

Sticky Notifications integrates with your workflow, too. It provides a System Service so you can make a notification from selected text in any application, and it also supports Automator. You can even create notifications via its own URL scheme, which is great for integration with apps like Alfred.

It works just fine with GateKeeper on Mountain Lion, and is ridiculously affordable. You can buy a license either inside the app itself, or from our online store.

Sticky Notifications thinks you're an extremely attractive person, and would love to have a new home in your menubar. Yes indeed. Download it immediately, if not sooner!

Release Notes

Here are the release notes for the current and previous versions of Sticky Notifications.

If you have a particular feature you'd like to see in a future version, feel free to get in touch and tell us!


Sticky Notifications lets you leave quick, easy reminders for yourself.

  • Works with Notification Center or Growl.
  • Growl not required, even on Lion.
  • Automatically opens URLs in reminders.
  • Retina Display ready.
  • Integrates with System Services.
  • Automator support.
  • Trigger via URLs, e.g. with Alfred.
  • GateKeeper-aware.
  • Menubar icon can be hidden.
  • Open at Login option.
  • Thinks you're looking fantastic today!

We hope you'll enjoy Sticky Notifications. Feel free to get in touch via our contact page!

Buy a license for Sticky Notifications inside the app itself, or from our online store.

Press Kit

Journalist? Here's a press kit of Retina Display screenshots. You can also contact us for a review license!


"A smart, sleek reminders app that commands a place on your Mac desktop." - MacFormat magazine (Nov 2012 - issue 253)

"If you're looking for a modern, easy to use, and powerful Stickies replacement, you can't go wrong with Sticky Notifications." - MacStories

"Such a useful utility is an absolute steal" - PC Advisor

"Everything we've come to expect from a great Mac app — intuitive, simple, and powerful, with a clean design" - AppStorm

"I'm finding Sticky Notifications to be surprisingly handy." - Macworld

"A handy way to keep track of disposable notes" - Lifehacker

"Pin quick reminders to your Mac desktop with the clever Sticky Notifications" - The Next Web

"A Lifesaver for Your Brain: Digital Sticky Notes Done Right" - ReadWriteWeb

"What is it you do for a living, again?" - My mum