Meet New GTK4 Sticky Notes App for Ubuntu & other Linux with GNOME

There are quite a few sticky notes applications for Linux today. For Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux with GNOME, there’s nifty new one for jot down your ideas.

It’s a free and open-source app written in GJS. Thanks for GTK4 and LibAdwaita, it has a simple and modern look user interface that well integrated with GNOME desktop.

The app has a main window to add, remove, manage and search notes. And, each note has 8 color schemes for choice. As a new project, it so for supports text formatting with Bold, italic, Underline, and Strikethrough.

The Sticky Notes have adaptive UI working well in different screen sizes, including mobile devices such as Pinephone. It automatically hide the headerbar, and follow system color scheme by switching between light and dark mode. Though I personally prefer the light UI a bit more.

Dark Mode

How to Install Sticky Notes in your Linux

As a new project, there can be more new features to be added. And of course there may have bugs! Use it as your own risk!

The app is available to install as universal Flatpak package. Linux Mint user can directly search for and install it from Software Manager. Other Linux can follow the steps below one by one to get it:

  1. Firstly, follow this guide to enable Flatpak support. Fedora, Pop! OS, Zorin OS, etc can skip this step as they support the package format out-of-the-box.
    For Debian and Ubuntu, search for and open a terminal window from start menu (or ‘Activities’ overview) and run command:

    sudo apt install flatpak

    Enable Flatpak support in Ubuntu
  2. Then, open terminal and run the single command to install the application:
    flatpak install

As a normal application, you can search and launch if from start menu (or ‘Activities’ overview) after installation.


To remove the tool, simply open terminal and run command:

flatpak uninstall com.vixalien.sticky

If you want, add --delete-data flag in the command so it also removes the personal app data. So the command can be:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.vixalien.sticky

Also, run flatpak uninstall --unused may free up hundred of MB disk spaces by removing useless run-time libraries.

Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a computer geek working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.