Use the Sticky Notes Zimlet to make quick notes about an email

Lot of times you need to make a quick note about something in an email or a little reminder for yourself like “I need to confirm those dates” or “add John’s phone number” or “attach the PPT” etc.  But there is no easy way to capture that thought instantly.  Sticky Notes Zimlet helps solve that problem by allowing you to attach a note to a particular email.

The Sticky Notes Zimlet is really easy to use…all you do is make a quick note and attach it to your email. Once you attach your Sticky Note, it will automatically pop up the next time you re-open your email.

How to create your own Sticky Notes:

Simply select an email and click on the “StickyNotes” toolbar button or drag and drop your email onto the Zimlet to add your notes.

StickyNotes in Contacts (v1.6+):

Similar to emails, you can attach notes to Contacts as well. Simply select a Contact and press “StickyNotes” button.

StickyNotes in Calendar (v1.6+):

Similar to emails, you can attach notes to Appointments as well. Simply select a Contact and press “StickyNotes” button.

How to Enable the Sticky Notes Zimlet:

Click on “Sticky Notes” in the left overview pane and select the following:

a. Select “Add StickyNotes button to main toolbar” checkbox

b. Select “Enable Sticky Notes Zimlet” checkbox


How to Find Your Sticky Notes (via Tags):

After your enable the Sticky Notes Zimlet, a yellow-colored tag called “Emails with StickyNotes” is created. When you attach a StickyNote to your email message, your email or conversation will have a yellow tag. This yellow tag is removed when the Sticky Note is deleted.

How to Search for a Sticky Note (via Tags):

You can search and keep track of all of your Sticky Note emails by clicking on the tag or by searching for them in the main search bar.


You can download the Zimlet here:

Release Notes:

1. Version 1.6 now allows attaching StickyNotes for Contacts & Appoints as well

2. Version  1.5 adds scalability via CustomMetadata API. You can now add Sticky Notes to as many of your emails as you want.

2. Version 1.5+ is only compatible with ZCS 6.0.7+

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11 Responses to Use the Sticky Notes Zimlet to make quick notes about an email

  1. gps July 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM #

    After i make a note, the notewindows will not removed if i chose another email. How do i close the notewindow ??

  2. mobile crusher July 21, 2010 at 7:36 AM #

    great! thanks for share!

  3. raja rao July 21, 2010 at 9:15 PM #

    Press the Save button to save your note and close it. It works as both save+close.

  4. John Webster July 28, 2010 at 10:31 PM #

    Great Zimlet!

    Will future updates allow the contents of the stickynotes to be included in searches?

    Sorting/finding by the tag is helpful but not as efficient as a typical Zimbra search.

    Thank you,

  5. Raja Rao July 29, 2010 at 11:40 PM #

    Thanks & yes, sometime in the future we plan to add native searching capabilities.

  6. Meissen August 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM #

    Thank you for the excellent Zimlet.
    greetings from germany

  7. gps August 16, 2010 at 8:45 PM #

    — Press the Save button to save your note and close it. It works as both save+close.

    — > Press the Save button to save your note and close it. It works as both save+close.

    ok, thats the only way. but it was more comfortable when it close automatically after i go
    to a new mail or contact. so i can use the mouse or arrow-keys to scroll my mail without
    klick close ore save for every mail with stickynotes.


  8. Lisa Johnson September 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM #

    Stickynotes sounds really easy to use! But when I open my email which has a stickynote attached, the stickynote does not appear. How can I see my stickynote again? Do I have to turn off pop-up blockers?

    I’m running Firefox 3.6.10 with AdBlock Plus.

    Thanks for any help you can give!

  9. Raja Rao September 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM #

    @Lisa – If you have reading pane OFF, then double-click on the email to see it. If you have more questions, please go to and I will answer there

  10. eric ramahatra October 5, 2010 at 10:25 PM #


    seems not to work on shared folders ?

  11. mantolama July 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM #

    thank you for informing…

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