Sticky notes are a part of a lot of people’s lives; used for everything from jotting down tiny notes to managing large scale projects (if you do it right.) They are integrated into Mac OS X and there are several free programs for PC’s that offer the same functionality. Omitted from stock iOS for some reason, I can see why Apple might not want to include them on the iPhone but they surely have a home on the iPad. Sticky in Cydia on the ModMyi repo by William Vabrinskas, will bring you this awesome functionality to your iPhone or iPad for just $0.99. I can’t recommend this tweak enough; it’s lightweight, feature filled and “just works”.
The tweak puts a little square in the bottom left corner of your lock screen where you tap to invoke a note, it even has a few different options for animations. It even has the option of manually customizing the position of the little square, it can be tricky but with a some fussing it can help make your lock screen yours. There is a “Save” button on the bottom left corner of the actual sticky note which will — you guessed it — save the note to your notes app. Since I use the heck out of my notes app this will only increase it’s functionality for me. It even lets you type out really long notes and scroll through them with ease. My only two gripes so far are the inability to be able to paste and it doesn’t seem to care that Eclipse 2 wants to darken my keyboard; these are incredibly small things and although it would be nice to get these features I won’t be the one to get on his case about it. If he can add that functionality without taking anything away then great if not then it’s probably for the best.
When you take a look at the preferences and all of the options he has stacked in you will see where it truly shines. Don’t like the standard yellow sticky color? No problem, change it to whatever you like, you can even change the font as well. Having five different animation options to choose from — Fade, Curl Up, Genie Effect (my favorite), Flip Left and Flip Right — you can go that one step further in customizing it how you like. Last but not least is the ability to change the font size, which is big for me as I like to fit as much information as possible on my screen because I have really good eyes and don’t mind very small text.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tweak reviews from your jailbreak guru, also feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments!