If you’ve ever used a Mac before, then you already know about the Stickies app that comes pre-installed by Apple from the factory. This app lets you jot down lists or thoughts directly on your desktop for easy reference later on, and it got some of us thinking… why doesn’t iOS have a feature like this?
Well now it does, and it’s all thanks to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed StickyNote by iOS developer Gabriel Siu.
As shown in the screenshot examples above, StickyNote looks and behaves just like the Stickies app in macOS, albeit with a few additional features including more colorization techniques and even a privacy-guarding lock feature that works with both Face ID and Touch ID.
Once installed, StickyNote adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle StickyNote on or off on demand
- Enable a blur effect
- Enable a note shadow
- Enable and configure custom note color
- Enable and configure custom icon & font color
- Enable and configure custom alpha level
- Enable and configure a custom font size
- Enable and configure a custom corner radius, width, and height
- Configure custom margins on all four sides
- Configure custom X and Y offset amounts
- Enable and configure a custom button size
- Automatically hide top buttons
- Enable a share button
- Choose a custom show/hide animation:
- Flip from left
- Flip from right
- Flip from top
- Flip from bottom
- Enable and configure a custom animation duration
- Enable privacy mode
The developer includes a Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane for saving any changes you make.
We like the concept behind StickyNotes and think that many jailbreakers will find it useful in their daily iPhone usage. Those interested in giving it a try can download it for free from the Twickd repository via their preferred package manager. It’s also worth noting that the tweak works with jailbroken iOS 11, 12, and 13 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Will you be trying StickyNotes? Tell us why or why not in the comments section below.