Create on-screen reminders with MemoCactus

runs on Windows
screenshot of MemoCactus

Everybody's got their own favorite way to keep track of stuff. Some folks write in journals, others scribble on legal pads, and there's always the sticky note route. We've found another path to take, that lets you jot your own little "note to self" musings on your computer screen.

MemoCactus (not quite sure where the name came from) lets you enter and edit notes on your system, and then displays them right on your monitor. Rather than being confined to a virtual sticky note, the text of your notes "floats" on the screen itself, superimposed on top of all the other stuff showing on your display. This means that, like the trusty PostIt hanging on the side of your monitor, you'll be able to see your note at all times.

It's easy to add notes to MemoCactus. Just type your text, choose the font and color, and you're back to work again. You can create multiple notes, and you can tweak ones you've already created. Position them on your screen wherever it make sense, so they don't get in the way, but you don't find yourself avoiding them either.

MemoCactus is a Windows application. It runs under WinXP or Vista, and requires the .NET Framework as well.

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2 Responses to “Create on-screen reminders with MemoCactus”

  1. Stephen B. Cohen, Ph.D. says:

    Reminds me a bit of a small, long-ago DOS TSR in which you could add a note along with the date & time it would pop up. It’s advantage was that the reminder wouldn’t be on your screen days and weeks before you needed to see it.

  2. Jim W. says:

    I have Windows 7. (beta) it has an app. STICKY NOTES. From what I’ve been told Vista has this as well.