Months ago, I talked about low-tech solutions for everyday life. It turned out having an old school alarm clock served me better than the fancy ringtones on my phone or tablet.
This year, I've found myself checking out the more basic things in my life. I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting old or I'm bored from being inside for so long this year due to the pandemic.
Today, I want to highlight the Sticky Notes app that comes with your standard Windows system. You might be thinking, "that's a thing?" or even "dang, you must be out of stuff to talk about". Truth being, I actually started using it in recent months to keep track what I'm doing when I'm at my computer.
It's nothing fancy as I put the stickies on one of my dual monitors. As you can see, I'm not out of stuff to talk about. It's definitely better than this image I found on DuckDuckGo.
I had similar setup like the image above at work at one point. Let me tell ya, it became messy real quick. Sometimes, I lose the physical stickies. That got problematic when they were about very important issues in a busy workflow.
What happens if the power goes out?
From the image of stickies I shared on this post, it wouldn't matter. Most, if not all, the items there require me to use the internet to complete. At work, we have backup generators that keep the hospital powered. The laboratory is an essential unit like the ICUs, NICUs, etc.
Physical notes can be useful under certain circumstances. But, they can get expensive over time. And to be honest, I have little to no use of them outside of work. So, for my personal computer, I'm fine leaving some digital sticky notes to myself. A quick price search netted me these results:
Since I'm not using a Mac, syncing notes to my phone is not that straight forward. At the very least, I could take a picture of the notes should I need to do those digital errands on my device. Like I mentioned before, the tasks I put on there need me to be online anyhow. So, I'll stick to the more ergonomic option.