There are many different free sticky notes tools which provides sticky desktop notes to manage small amount of information that need to access quickly and effortlessly. But when your are dealing with hundreds of such sticky desktop notes, it will become a difficult job to manage them.
How do you arrange or organize hundred different sets of information or notes from some research or brainstorming session, so that all those are easily available and viewable?
StickySorter from Microsoft Office Labs is offering a sticky notes windows tool which provides solution for problems similar to the one indicated above above. As mentioned at Microsoft Office Labs, StockySorter designed ” to capture, sift through, and organize hundreds of research observations traditionally done on physical sticky notes in an affinity diagramming exercise with researchers from around the world. ”
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You may be using many such sticky notes, but organizing multiple notes and grouping them based on certain criteria may be a problem for you. StickySorter is the right tool to use in this scenario.
How to use StickySorter for organizing and grouping large sets of data
You can add notes to StickySorter just like any other sticky notes program. StickySorter allows you to attach notes to groups so that the group can be considered as an entity. You can drag groups to rearrange their position in the window. You can arrange notes in a group in different styles. You can pile them , stack them or you can arrange in tile fashion. See below.
You have two sides for a note. You can use both front side and back side of the note to capture information. You can also change the color of notes, you can add each notes to a group. Just right click and choose the option from the context menu. see below.
StickySorter allows you to show multiple fields on a note.You can utilize the Field Editor to add new fields or to organize fields. You can also set Field properties such as whether a field appears on the front or back side of the note. see below.
Finally you can save the arranged groups and notes to a csv file, which you can then open and work with in a variety of other applications. StickySorter will be really useful in affinity diagramming data analysis disciplines like research, product planning, and design where you will have hundreds of observations and data to be arranged and analysed.
- Windows XP, Vista or 7
- .Net Framework 2.0
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