Many of us don’t really use Sticky Notes, a tool that’s been built into Windows for years. It’s a neat and very simple way of taking notes, or just keeping track of things. With Windows 10, Microsoft revamped Sticky Notes, introducing a ton of modern features. But going forward, Microsoft seems to have even bigger things planned for the app.
First, Microsoft is planning a big 3.0 update for Sticky Notes on Windows 10. The company will soon start testing the new Sticky Notes with Windows Insiders in Skip Ahead, which will come with a number of new features. One of the engineering managers from Microsoft’s Sticky Notes team has been tweeting about some of the new features over the past week, and it will include new features like a dark theme, a new formatting bar that makes it easier to format your notes, new animations within the interface, improved performance, and improved accessibility. The updates aren’t anything radical or innovative for sure, but if you have been using Sticky Notes for years, you are definitely going to love the new features Microsoft is adding with 3.0.
Second, Thurrott.com understands that Microsoft is planning to bring Sticky Notes to mobile devices. The company is hoping to launch Sticky Notes for Android and iOS sometime this year, letting users sync their notes from their Windows 10 PC to the cloud and be able to access them when they are on the go. The app aligns perfectly with Microsoft’s strategy to make Windows 10 work better with users’ mobile devices, and it’s just one of the latest cross-platform product coming out of Redmond. Of course, we aren’t quite sure when exactly the new apps will be available, though Microsoft is internally planning to release it by this year — possibly just in time for Windows 10 19H1.