Sketchbox: Fun Sticky App for Mac Users

Feb 25, 2010, Written by Sue Miley

If I haven’t told you yet, I love my new Mac.  My husband (who thinks the bite out of the apple is a sign that Apple is the anti-christ) bought me a Mac Book Pro for Christmas.  Even though he thinks Mac is of the devil, I think he figured “she is going to buy one soon anyway, I might as well get credit for a great Christmas gift.”  Which I would have, and he did!  Meanwhile, I love it.  One of the reasons I love it is that there are so many great aps to download for the Mac.  I spend a ton of time on the computer (it’s part of my job…) and I am always in search of how I can make my time on the computer more productive, more fun, more impactful!  Of course I don’t calculate the time I spend looking at aps and playing with aps in the productivity ROI.  All of this leads me to the reason for this post – SketchBox.  This is my newest ap download!

SketchBox is a Sticky Note Board.  At least that is how I describe it.   It is free.  It is so cute.  And it is really quite useful.  Let me show you.

Here is a screenshot of the ap from the SketchBox website:


Sketchbox full screen


(Doesn’t it look fun!)

Each Sticky has 3 parts to it:  1.) a place to draw 2.) a place to put text 3.) an alarm reminder.  Plus, it has a board that you can organize and move your stickies how you want them.


sketchbox stickytext stickyalarm sticky


Mac comes with a Sticky application – but it just does one layer plain yellow stickies.  (Actually, it may change colors but I haven’t tried it.)  SketchBox stickies are all different colors and having the drawing tool completely aids in opening up the right side of your brain.  That is the side that helps you be more creative!

Anyway, I just started with it.  Here are my first two stickies:


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I know mine aren’t as cute as their screenshot, but I just started playing with it.  At least you know that I didn’t spend all day trying to make the perfect sticky for my blog post.

The point is that the icon is right on my tool bar to click open.  I can keep a sticky available for my notes on my desktop or keep them organized on the note board.  The pictures give a visual reminder of the note and make it easy to keep important notes top of mind and separated from all of your other important notes.  That has always been the problem with my “real life” stickies or scraps of paper – they all look the same so it is sometimes hard to find the note I am looking for.

Anyway, if you are a Mac user, check it out.  Who says nothing good in life is FREE?  SketchBox is for now anyway!

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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