Archives For November 30, 1999


Xpad is a sticky note application for Linux desktop with a simple and nice design. Each xpad session consists of one or more open pads and you can set different fonts and colors on each of them.

By toggling the toolbar and window decorations, you can easily change the look of the pads. A pad can contain different stylings. Keyboard shortcuts and undo/redo are supported.

There’s also a help option shows you how to use this simple sticky notes application.

install xpad in Ubuntu:

Xpad is available in Ubuntu universe repositories. You have to do nothing special, just open Ubuntu Software Center search for and install the xpad package.

For those looking for a sticky notes app for Ubuntu, indicator-stickynotes is a GTK3 app that works on Gnome, Unity, KDE, and Xfce.

The app provides an indicator menu, allows to create as many notes as possible in your desktop. Notes can be managed in different groups, which allows to set different text / background colors and font.

Though it is almost 10 years old, the software developer still maintains the packages for the latest Ubuntu releases.

Install Sticky Note Indicator in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu PPA maintains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.10, and even the next Ubuntu 22.04.

Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA

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

Type user password when it asks while no visual feedback, and hit Enter to continue.

Next, refresh the system package cache via command:

sudo apt-get update

Finally, install the app by running command:

sudo apt install indicator-stickynotes

After installation, open it by searching from the activities overview screen and enjoy!

Remove indicator-stickynotes:

And to remove the tool, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove indicator-stickynotes

Also, remove the Ubuntu PPA via command:

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

Indicator Stickynotes is a simple application similar to Windows Sticky Notes that allows you to jot down thoughts, lists, and reminders.

Indicator Stickynotes is meant for Ubuntu’s Unity interface. It has also been tested on the GNOME Shell, XFCE/Xubuntu, KDE/Kubuntu, MATE/Mint, and Cinnamon/Mint interfaces, but support for these platforms is not guaranteed.

Install Indicator Stickynotes:

This simple app is hosted on The developer has created a PPA that provides the app packages for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

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

After that, update package lists and install the Sticky Notes Indicator:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes

Once installed, start the app from Unity Dash or Menu and enjoy!