Shouldn't virtual sticky notes follow the space constraints that physical ones have?

  • 23 April 2024
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Sticky notes are great and we love them! However, shouldn't virtual sticky notes follow the space constraints that physical ones have? One of the best things about physical sticky notes is that the space/size limitation (how many words can you write on a physical sticky note using a Sharpie pen? Not many, right?) this force us to keep ideas concise and summarize the key points of a message.

With the implementation of sticky notes in digital tools, the space constraint was removed and there is no limit on the amount of text you can enter. How about introducing a character limit in the notes feature? Like a on/off toggle. By embracing constraints, we encourage better summarization and amplify the essence of this great design tool!


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@Ligia Olmos I saw no one responded so I wanted to chime in.

For me, being able to add more text to a sticky note is something POSITIVE! I’ve used other tools where I reach a hard-limit and I find that frustrating.

I’ve seen some workarounds where people create their own shapes (groupings of other shapes) and of course, if you try to add more text to e.g. a shape, then if you type in too much, you can’t see the text that exceeds what the shape can display.

So I guess that is a workaround: create your own unique sticky notes using a grouping of other shapes.

 

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