Developer: Mark Peterson
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Visuals Rating: ★★★★½
iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★½☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

img_00083To do apps are great. Last week I reviewed Put Things Off, a different solution to the to do/note to self app. This week I stumbled across Stick It, yet another unique to do/note application. Except Put Things Off would be an alternative to any previous to do apps you would have (you don’t want to use Things and Put Things Off, it would get confusing), Stick It can be used in addition to your favorite to do app. You wouldn’t actually use Stick It as an organized, “put everything I need here” to do app – Stick It’s primary feature is to create “sticky notes” for your wallpaper. It’s great for quick reminders that you’d like to look at throughout the day: groceries, notes to self, motivational sayings, or anything else you want (I created a name tag for the screen shots. It makes a great looking background.)

Stick It is extremely customizable. You get your choice of background for your notes, a choice between different notes themselves, where and how many notes are on your wallpaper, and the font, color, and size of your text. For backgrounds, it gives you 15 preloaded themes, 15 different colors, and if none of those are good enough for you there is the option to upload any picture – allowing you to make any background you wish. As for notes, there are eight options in the “notes” category (mostly sticky notes), eight in the “comic” category (such as speech bubbles), and nine in the “misc.” category (including street signs). There are 18 fonts to choose from and sizes ranging from 8 to 30 pts. The same 15 colors that are choices for the backgrounds are the choices for text color.

img_00038You can do basically anything you like with your notes. You can stack them so that you only see the text of each one and fit a lot of notes on your screen. Or simply just place one note in the center. Once you think that you are satisfied with the note screen you can press preview to see how it would look in the unlock screen. When you are done you press export, press dismiss, go to your photos, and choose the picture you just created as your wallpaper – you now have sticky notes on your iPhone.

Problems, Wishes, and Misses
Problems. The notes are where I found my only problem with the app, the interface doesn’t work as well as I’d like it to. The double tap to add a note is awkward and doesn’t always work. Also, swiping across the screen to get to the next note is slow and also sometimes doesn’t work. My suggestion to the developer is to create a sort of grid view of the notes for each category and put thumbnails of each note to select them, that would increase the speed of choosing the notes and solve the awkward double tapping and swiping.

Wishes. I wish there was a way for the app itself to export the picture to photos and select is as your wallpaper. That way I wouldn’t have to go through the extra steps. The extra steps don’t take long, but for the sake of speed it would be great if the app can do it. I don’t think this is possible with the current SDK, maybe after 3.0 comes out it’s a possibility.

Misses. I found nothing that was useless or without a point in this app.

It’s currently on sale for $0.99, you can’t beat the price for such a useful and versatile tool.

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