SketchBox
SketchBox
1.4.1

4.8

SketchBox

SketchBox

1.4.122 June 2008

Stickies with tablet support and reminders.

SketchBox
Free
22 June 2008

4.8

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SketchBox

SketchBox

1.4.122 June 2008

Stickies with tablet support and reminders.

Overview

SketchBox is a Sticky Notes Manager that supports graphical and text notes that can be used as reminders. Notes can be arranged via drag'n'drop in the thumbnail view to create little storyboards or comics.

Each Sticky consists of three layers: The drawing canvas, a little text editor and an intuitive alarm timer that combines analog and digital elements. While editing text the drawing layer is still visible in the semitransparent background and vice-versa.

SketchBox is designed not to interrupt your workflow. You can close Stickies at any time and they will remember their position on screen and their content without bothering you with a save panel. Closed Stickies are always accessible via the thumbnail view. You can stick individual notes to the Desktop if you don't want them to clutter ExposŽ or make them appear always on top for important things.

The drawing canvas has extensive support for graphics tablets with pressure sensitivity and you can use the backside of your pen as an eraser. Save your creations as a PNG file with alpha channel or just copy them over to other applications.

SketchBox also works great as a reminder. You don't have to enter numbers, just wind up the clock with your mouse by dragging or using your scroll wheel.

What's new in SketchBox

Version 1.4.1:
  • New menu item / shortcut to center a sticky on the screen
  • Stickies can now be deleted with the forward-delete key
  • Delete button included in the default toolbar configuration

Requirements for SketchBox

  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

18 Reviews

Rate this app:

10 May 2010

Most helpful

Unfortunately, Under Snow Leopard this cute little app crashes, and after the crash it didn't want to start again at all. Quite a pity, for I'd gladly support it, pay a fee if it were available as a shareware. I only hope someone else will come up with a similar idea.
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
21 August 2014
Like
Version 1.4.1
22 July 2013
Looks amazing. The camera feature is broken on 10.8. Not sure why. I get a weird empty window in the middle. The image doesn't appear.
Like
Version 1.4.1
1 answer(s)
Soderberg
11 October 2017
Same here, the screenshot function isn't functioning. Otherwise, a great little application, and under 5 MB.

I like a tool that's simple enough for me to impose my own workflow. In this case, to make it more useful I'd really like the screenshot functionality and would add the ability to place text wherever I want on the stickies.
Like
18 August 2012
I've tried multiple commercial and free sticky note programs and this one works the best for me, it's simple, doesn't slow my system down and I've never had any problems with lost notes after a year of use. I would suggest two things to the designer: allowing users to adjust the transparency of notes would be great and enabling some sorting/folder option in the main screen so all notes don't appear by default. That said, thank you, this really is fantastic software.
Like
Version 1.4.1
1 answer(s)
Philosopherdog
22 July 2013
It is a great app. There's a little app you can use for free that will add transparency to any cocoa app. It's called keep afloat. Works with this app.
Like
27 January 2012
Absolutely fantastic, works perfectly, doesn't cause lag, does the job. Thank you.
Like
Version 1.4.1
23 August 2011
great app!!! i love the tablet ability for sketches and the ability to take a shot of the sketch and add it to any doc, email, etc. thanks for adding categories and a slider to zoom in... makes this app even more useful and efficient! one of my fav everyday apps :-)
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
02 June 2010
For me the best Note App. Works great, I use it every day.
Like (1)
Version 1.4.1
10 May 2010
Unfortunately, Under Snow Leopard this cute little app crashes, and after the crash it didn't want to start again at all. Quite a pity, for I'd gladly support it, pay a fee if it were available as a shareware. I only hope someone else will come up with a similar idea.
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
28 May 2008
Just one feature request and one troubleshoot: - In the preferences give the option to hide the app automatically once it is on the background. - The stickies flicker a lot when I draw or just select them oh... I had my first SketchBox crash already... and I lost all the stickies I had created... well I was just experimenting it for fun, but... it is not a good sign. ;-) improve stability maybe... I'm on a G4 450Mhz, OS X 10.4.11 thank you!
Like
Version 1.4
28 May 2008
Great and very useful! Thank you so much for your work!! :-)
Like (1)
Version 1.4
27 May 2008
Stickies on steroids. Pretty handy little application. Love the stickies with writing/sketching with a graphics tablet, very cool.
Like
Version 1.4
Free

4.8

Category:

Utilities

Desktop

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 15,988 times

Free

4.8

Category:

Utilities

Desktop

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 15,988 times

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18 Reviews

Rate this app:

10 May 2010

Most helpful

Unfortunately, Under Snow Leopard this cute little app crashes, and after the crash it didn't want to start again at all. Quite a pity, for I'd gladly support it, pay a fee if it were available as a shareware. I only hope someone else will come up with a similar idea.
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
21 August 2014
Like
Version 1.4.1
22 July 2013
Looks amazing. The camera feature is broken on 10.8. Not sure why. I get a weird empty window in the middle. The image doesn't appear.
Like
Version 1.4.1
1 answer(s)
Soderberg
11 October 2017
Same here, the screenshot function isn't functioning. Otherwise, a great little application, and under 5 MB.

I like a tool that's simple enough for me to impose my own workflow. In this case, to make it more useful I'd really like the screenshot functionality and would add the ability to place text wherever I want on the stickies.
Like
18 August 2012
I've tried multiple commercial and free sticky note programs and this one works the best for me, it's simple, doesn't slow my system down and I've never had any problems with lost notes after a year of use. I would suggest two things to the designer: allowing users to adjust the transparency of notes would be great and enabling some sorting/folder option in the main screen so all notes don't appear by default. That said, thank you, this really is fantastic software.
Like
Version 1.4.1
1 answer(s)
Philosopherdog
22 July 2013
It is a great app. There's a little app you can use for free that will add transparency to any cocoa app. It's called keep afloat. Works with this app.
Like
27 January 2012
Absolutely fantastic, works perfectly, doesn't cause lag, does the job. Thank you.
Like
Version 1.4.1
23 August 2011
great app!!! i love the tablet ability for sketches and the ability to take a shot of the sketch and add it to any doc, email, etc. thanks for adding categories and a slider to zoom in... makes this app even more useful and efficient! one of my fav everyday apps :-)
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
02 June 2010
For me the best Note App. Works great, I use it every day.
Like (1)
Version 1.4.1
10 May 2010
Unfortunately, Under Snow Leopard this cute little app crashes, and after the crash it didn't want to start again at all. Quite a pity, for I'd gladly support it, pay a fee if it were available as a shareware. I only hope someone else will come up with a similar idea.
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
28 May 2008
Just one feature request and one troubleshoot: - In the preferences give the option to hide the app automatically once it is on the background. - The stickies flicker a lot when I draw or just select them oh... I had my first SketchBox crash already... and I lost all the stickies I had created... well I was just experimenting it for fun, but... it is not a good sign. ;-) improve stability maybe... I'm on a G4 450Mhz, OS X 10.4.11 thank you!
Like
Version 1.4
28 May 2008
Great and very useful! Thank you so much for your work!! :-)
Like (1)
Version 1.4
27 May 2008
Stickies on steroids. Pretty handy little application. Love the stickies with writing/sketching with a graphics tablet, very cool.
Like
Version 1.4