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Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Stikkit is an online personal organizer and calender.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Stikkit was launched in late 2006, and attempts to bring the ubiquitous yellow 'sticky note', as seen in offices all over the world, to the virtual world. While it is designed to look like a sticky note, it is essentially an online agenda and contact book. The data input for the agenda function is centered around the 'Stikkits', whuch are blank pieces of virtual paper on which you can scribble appointments or meetings, just as you would in a paper office. The difference is that Stikkit analyzes your scribblings and files them away appropriately. There is also a section where you can store your contacts, known as 'peeps'. Finding out how to add them was incredibly difficult, but eventually we found out how. You enter name and contact details on a Stikkit note, and the site figures out that you are trying to add a contact. You'll notice that when you do this the Stikkit color turns from yellow to pink. The intellectual property behind this application has been acquired by Twitter and the service was shut down on December 8th, 2008.

What are the differences to other apps?

Stikkit differentiates itself from other online organizers by using fuzzy logic when entering events into your calender. For example, if, on a Monday, you type 'Meeting with John Doe next Tuesday at 7pm' onto a stikkit note, that note will be automatically be scheduled for whatever date 'next Tuesday' is, and at 19:00 hrs, without you having to manually specify the date or the time. And if somebody called John Doe is in your address book, then it will pick up on that too. This interpretation of information input is a neat feature. Unfortunately, Stikkit's user interface and calender views are far inferior to other applications, such as Google Calender or Microsoft Outlook.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Stikkit has a very modern look and feel, with bright, pastel colors and a well filled screen. Unfortunately they insist on using tiny icons with no labels for site navigation, which, even after you have remembered the meaning of the icons, are very hard to make out. It seems a shame to spoil such a good looking site with such tiny icons, as it's not as though they can't afford the screen space.

How does the registration process work?

During the registration process, you will be required to specify an e-mail, password and username. You can start using the site straight away, but you will be required to validate your e-mail within 24 hours.

What does it cost to use the application?

Stikkit is a free application running in Beta mode, and for now it seems to be wholly funded by investors and/or the creators themselves.

Who would you recommend the application to?

If you like the ability to be able to add appointments using easy English-language sentence structure as input, then you might want to try Stikkit. Otherwise, there are other calender and contact apps out there that are much easier to use, as well being much more flexible in their presentation. There's some great technology on this site, but it has yet to be turned into a end-user friendly product.

  • Clever 'fuzzy logic' used for information input.
  • Disappointingly threadbare calender view.
  • Needlessly difficult navigation.


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