When it comes to note-taking apps, it’s safe to say that there are tons of alternatives to the popular, built-in Sticky Notes. Nevertheless, it’s also true that not all users need a full-featured note-taking application to get about their daily business and work.

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That said, what should you pick if you want something that looks like the Microsoft Sticky Notes app and has a few extra features, yet it doesn’t jump too far away from the concept of the said app? The perfect answer might just be Textylic.

Modern note-taking app wrapped in a functional package

For starters, it’s worth noting that Textylic brings back the somewhat old Windows 7-esque look and feel. To be more precise, the app behaves similarly to those forgotten desktop widgets in Windows 7: it pretty much only stays on the desktop and does not feature integration with the taskbar and other similar elements.

Another great advantage that the app brings to the table is the plethora of text formatting options. For example, you can add a hyperlink to a select text object, make text bold, italic, underlined, and even change the color of the selected text.

Just like the popular Microsoft Sticky Notes app, Textylic also allows you to change the color of your notes, for easier organization. In addition, you can save and open notes, and since we’re on the subject, it’s worth noting that you only have to save a note once, because after this it will automatically save itself when changes are made.


Taking everything into account, Textylic is a decent note-taking application that proposes a bit more flexibility for the common user without becoming a full-fledged, feature-packed, and professional app of the sort.

It’s easy to install, easy to use, and it does the job just as well as the Sticky Notes app.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Textylic and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂