Thursday, April 1, 2010
The inventors of the Post-it were just inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as organizer Jane Campbell pointed out on Twitter. The Post-it product range is pretty darn large; "Post-it Notes are now available in eight standard sizes, 25 shapes and 62 colors." But sometimes you might want to consider another product.
Jane asked about Post-its with carbonless copies - and while that type of Post-it doesn't seem to exist, you can get carbonless copy sticky notes made by Rediform. [via Lifehacker] Update on Oct. 3, 2012: I'm no longer finding this product.
MegaSticky provides giant sticky note pads, called Genius Pads, which measure 30cm x 30cm (11.81" x 11.81"). (Post-it also has a number of large pads, but nothing the size of the Genius Pads.)
For pretty sticky notes in a range of patterns, head over to Cavallini & Co; the company's products are sold many places on the web.
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild has sticky notes featuring a number of famous people: Shakespeare, Frida Kahlo, Einstein, Freud, etc.
Fans of David Allen's Getting Things Done might especially appreciate these sticky notes, provided by From Piles to Smiles, which ask, "What's the next action?"
Or you could get origami sticky notes - notes with folding instructions on each sheet. Again, a number of sites sell these, including ThinkGeek.
And finally, over in Japan, you can get these exquisite fruit-shaped sticky notes - available individually or by the case. [via sub-studio and TokyoMango]
The Ubiquitous Sticky Note
[photo by Michael Cory, licensed under Creative Commons]