How to Share Sticky Notes Between Computers

Mehvish

Gone are the days when you had to rely on Google Drive or simple copy-paste method to move your Sticky Notes from one computer to another. Now you can do it without any external help using Sticky Notes 3.0+.

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Last year, Microsoft launched an upgraded version of Sticky Notes (3.0) with its October 2018 Update (version 1809). The new Sticky Notes comes with interesting features such as dark mode, formatting, and search. Not only that, but it also offers the capability to sync notes to other computers, Android phones, and iPhone.

Whether you want to sync sticky notes to your macOS, Windows 7/8, or another Windows 10 computer, we are here to help. There are three ways to share the notes. Let’s check them out one by one.

1. Share Sticky Notes Between Windows 10 Computers

First things first, this method only works on Windows 10 computers as previous versions of Windows and macOS do not support the updated Sticky Notes app.

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Now to share and sync Sticky Notes with other Windows 10 computers, all you need to do is login to Sticky Notes 3.0+ on both the computers with your Microsoft account. When you do that, your Sticky Notes will automatically appear on the new device. Awesome, right?

However, remember that the changes you make on any computer will reflect on the second computer too, as the notes are continuously syncing.

How to Login to Sticky Notes

Step 1: Launch the Sticky Notes app on your Windows 10 desktop or laptop. If the app is missing, install it from the following link by clicking on the Get button on the Microsoft page.

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We suggest updating the installed app from the link above before proceeding. You will see the Update button (after hitting Get) if an update is available.

Step 2: If Sticky Notes appears on your desktop, follow this step. Otherwise, if you see a single window holding your Sticky Notes, go to step three.

Tap on the three-dot icon present at the top of any note and select Notes list from the menu.

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Step 3: On the Sticky Notes list screen, tap on the settings gear icon at the top.

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Step 4: On the next screen, click on Sign in and log in with your Microsoft account.

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Step 5: Repeat the above steps for your other Windows 10 computers. The notes will automatically show up there. Just make sure you are using the updated Sticky Notes app on every computer.

2. Access Sticky Notes on macOS and Windows

Another way to share Sticky Notes is to use the Outlook app for Windows and macOS.

Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: I’m assuming you want to share your Windows Sticky Notes to other devices. So kindly update the Sticky Notes app and sign in to it as shown above.

Step 2: Open the Outlook app on your computer and log in with the same account that you use with your Sticky Notes.

Step 3: In the Outlook app, click on the Notes icon present at the bottom. If it’s not available, click on the three-dot icon first and then click on the Notes icon.

You will find your Sticky Notes happily sitting there.

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3. Access Sticky Notes on Any Device

Above methods did not work for you? Don’t worry. This technique can be used on any device with browsing capability — be it your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook, any Windows computer (Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10), and others.

Basically, Sticky Notes now has a web version. That means you can view your notes online at https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes. Open the URL and log in with the same Microsoft account that you use with your Sticky Notes on Windows 10 running PC. Again, any changes you make on either side will sync and reflect everywhere.

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The method has a drawback that you need to visit the website every time. To avoid that, you can create your own Sticky Notes app using Chrome (as shown below). A shortcut icon will be added on your desktop. Click it to directly view your notes saved on Sticky Notes in a separate window.

Make Sticky Notes App Using Chrome

Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your PC and open https://www.onenote.com/stickynotes.

Step 2: Click on the three-dot icon present at the top in Chrome and select More tools followed by Create shortcut.

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Step 3: A pop-up box will open. Click on Create.

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Go to your desktop and you will Sticky Notes icon there. Launch the app to view your Sticky Notes right from the desktop.

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Sticky Notes Not Working

In case you aren’t able to share notes using any of the three methods, we suggest troubleshooting Sticky Notes using the following ways.

1. Update Sticky Notes App

As mentioned before, the sync facility is available only on Sticky Notes 3.0+ and above. So update the app from the Microsoft store.

2. Logout from App

If the app is updated, yet the notes do not sync, sign out of the Sticky Notes on both the sides. Then log in again. To sign out, go to Sticky Notes Settings and click on Sign out. Hopefully, that should fix it.

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3. Sync Manually

Sometimes due to slow internet, the sync doesn’t happen automatically or in real time. To manually sync notes, go to Sticky Notes Settings and then hit the Sync now option.

Tip: Under Sticky Notes Settings, enable Dark mode for your notes.
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Good Luck

Well, that's how you can sync your Sticky Notes with other computers. Fortunately, the notes are accessible on your phones (Android and iPhone) too using the OneNote apps.

I hope everything goes well. However, if bad luck ever dawns on you making you lose your precious Sticky Notes, recover them using these methods.

Next up: Want to make the most out of your Windows 10 computer? Check these best 19 tips for Windows 10 users.

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Mehvish is a technology enthusiast from Kashmir. A computer engineer by profession, she's always been keen to help when someone finds technology challenging. She keeps to herself and is an introvert. This doesn't stop her from being curious about the world around, especially when it comes to technology.