This iOS 14 widget puts Stickies on your iPhone's Home screen just like your Mac's desktop

Sticky Widgets
Sticky Widgets (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • A new iOS 14 widget brings Mac's Stickies on iPhone.
  • You can place different colored notes on your iPhone's Home screen.
  • There are different sizes available, too.

Stickies is something that isn't used often enough on most Macs, despite its ability to put text anywhere on your desktop, complete with Post-It note-like aesthetic. Now you can get that same look and functionality on your iPhone – and iPad, for that matter – and it won't cost you a penny.

Say hello to Sticky Widgets, a free app that puts notes on your Home screen in one of three different colors – yellow, blue, and pink – and with three sizes available. You can even change the font, too. That's it. That's the app. And it's awesome.

Whether it's that email address you need to remember or the Wi-Fi password, you can place any text, anywhere. So long as it fits into an iOS 14 widget, of course.

Sticky Widgets Screens

Sticky Widgets Screens (Image credit: iMore)

You can download Sticky Widgets from the App Store right now and it's free. Go get it, it'll be the best thing you do this week.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.