StickySorter. My Dream PIM Was There All Along.


As you'll know if you've been reading my contributions on this site, I've long been searching for a simple Personal Information Manager (PIM) that works rather like a virtual corkboard.  Or the software equivalent of moving sticky notes around on a desk or a whiteboard.

There are some great online offerings, such as, but I wanted something that I could run locally on my PC.  Microsoft OneNote came close, but was too complex and didn't allow the display format I was after.  PowerPoint's slide sorter mode was a possibility, but still not perfect.

Today, I discovered what I've been looking for.  It's a free Windows app called StickySorter.  It's a PIM which simply lets you create, edit, move and group sticky notes on a page.  It's small, quick, free, and simple to use, and you can get it from It's only a 3 MB download, and runs under Windows XP and above.

Believe it or not, it's produced by Microsoft.  Apparently it was part of something called Office Labs, where Microsoft releases experimental apps that may find their way into Office in the future.  For reasons that I can't begin to understand, this feature never did.  



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