In most of my previous articles on Start screen, I have said that Start screen is the main attraction of Windows 8/8.1 and one of the many features introduced with Windows 8. The updated Start screen in Windows 8.1, without a doubt, offers more features and options when compared to the good old Start menu.
There are plenty of free apps out there to enhance the Start screen. One of them is Sticky Tiles. As the name suggests, it’s similar to the native Sticky Notes program in Windows but Sticky Tiles is designed for the Start screen. In other words, Sticky Tiles lets you add beautiful looking tiles with notes on your Start screen.
Sticky Tiles for Windows 8.1 Start screen
As you can see in the above picture, Sticky Tiles lets you add beautiful looking to-do lists to your Start screen. While creating a new to-do list, you can select a color for your tile from the available six different colors, size of the tile (small, medium or wide), and select type of the tile from the available two options. Ability to set titles for a notes is my personal favourite feature of this app.
In addition to that, you can quickly edit a to-do list on the Start screen by clicking on the small pencil icon that appears bottom left on the tile. Clicking the pencil icon will launch the app where you can add or remove a note or change its default background color.
However, the current version of the app doesn’t support changing default font and font size.
Without a doubt, Sticky Tiles is the best free Sticky Notes app available for your Windows 8/8.1’s Start screen. If you love Sticky Notes program, you’re going to love Sticky Tiles as well. The only downside is that it doesn’t support the large tile size, meaning you need to select between small, medium, or wide tile sizes. If you’re looking for a good program with support for large tile size, check out To-Dos.