I'm still on 10.6.8, and I'd like a kind of Stickies application, but better. Here's what I need: the ability to QUICKLY create a new note - as quickly as possible, and for the notes to be persistent. What I don't like about the Apple Stickies is the brain-dead fact that you can't create notes quickly. Instead, you have to open the Stickies app (actually, I have it running always in the dock), or at least select it, and then you can use Control N for a new note. I'd love to skip that first step. I'd just like for there to be a shortcut to have a new note immediately. There is one option, and that is Dashboard. In Dashboard, I have a note widget that always has an empty note displayed, so all I have to do is ONE click - invoke Dashboard, and immediately I got a new note. Here's the problem - it's dashboard, which means I can't work with that note while I have other apps open, so for example I can work with TextEdit and Stickies at the same time, but I can't fully do that with Dashboard, because I have to keep getting in and out of Dashboard every time I go to TextEdit. The other problem with dashboard is that I'd like the notes to be persistent the same way I can have a Stickies sitting on my desktop at all times, which is not something dashboard is designed to do. Bottom line: is there an sticky notes type application that - 1) Can open a new note with ONE shortcut (i.e. without first having to select the app) 2) Notes are persistent on the desktop 3) I can work with that app and other apps in the same window 4) Works with 10.6.8 TIA!