How Install Sticky Notes in Ubuntu

Sticky notes is a simple but useful app to help you keep reminded over the task you want to do today. You can write down your today’s to-do-list on it and will be shown ahead of wallpaper every time you login on your desktop

Ubuntu has an open source sticky notes app called Indicator-stickynotes. This app is bit similar to Windows’s Sticky Notes and has the same role to allow you put any short notes. This app is meant for Unity desktop but has been tested to other desktop including GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon and more

Unfortunately, the app is not included on the Ubuntu’s default repository and currently only available on Launchpad, so that it’s require more tricks to install it

There are two ways to install the Indicator-stickynotes:

1. By adding PPA on the repository

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes
$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes

2. By downloading the .deb file

The other way to install Indicator-stickynotes app on Ubuntu is by downloading the .deb file installer

  • Download the .deb file installer here
  • Open your terminal and go the directory where the .deb file installer is located


  • run the dpkg tool to install Indicator-stickynotes by typing “sudo dpkg -i indicator-stickynotes_0.5.8-0-ppa1_all.deb” on your terminal.


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Written by Aliko Sunawang

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Michael Reply

    How to you get Sitcky Notes to appear on the Launcher ? Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop.

  2. c frasier Reply

    $sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes

    syntax error. should be

    $sudo apt-add-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes

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