Microsoft Sticky Sorter for Affinity Diagramming

Microsoft has released Sticky Sorter which was created by a couple of employees as a side project as a way to improve their work flow which involves a great deal of affinity diagramming. In a nutshell, the free software allows groups of people to create sticky notes that can be grouped and sorted. Best of all, you can share these notes with others as well as import and export them from other programs such as Excel or Access.

For more background on the program and Affinity Diagramming go to the Microsoft Lab
Blog post which explains how they came up with the idea and much more. I think it’s a great app that’s long over due. I’ve tried many of the existing sticky note apps out there but none have ever done as much as this one.

This tool can be useful for all kinds of people and projects. I think writers will love the ability to manage all of their chapters and characters with this app. Event planners will also love being able to organize all of the many details involved in launching an event. The list is endless for who could use this great and free application from Microsoft.

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  • http://twitter.com/Chewie33/statuses/1013025403 Chewie33 (Mathieu Ayel)

    http://bit.ly/lJBS What about using this nice free app for brainstorming session?

  • http://www.catalystformagic.wordpress.com/ annalie Killian

    I WANT IT!

  • http://www.catalystformagic.wordpress.com annalie Killian

    I WANT IT!

  • http://www.kulvinskas.com/ erik kulvinskas

    I think the problem with this tool is that it short-circuits what 'note-carding' is all about. Not only is it about collaboration but it is a manual process… and meant to be so. Unplugging from our CPU's and getting into a room where we have to use the power of writing, pattern recognition, shapes, etc. allows our right brain to work more to complement our left brain processes. Although this product optimizes the process, i don't think that may be a positive thing as the process, although at times laborious, forces us to think differently.

  • http://www.kulvinskas.com erik kulvinskas

    I think the problem with this tool is that it short-circuits what 'note-carding' is all about. Not only is it about collaboration but it is a manual process… and meant to be so. Unplugging from our CPU's and getting into a room where we have to use the power of writing, pattern recognition, shapes, etc. allows our right brain to work more to complement our left brain processes. Although this product optimizes the process, i don't think that may be a positive thing as the process, although at times laborious, forces us to think differently.

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  • AK

    I downloaded this tool on the 03.02.2009, easy to download and setup, easy and useful to use with presentations or organising work. Thanks for this useful creation.

  • AK

    I downloaded this tool on the 03.02.2009, easy to download and setup, easy and useful to use with presentations or organising work. Thanks for this useful creation.

  • AK

    I downloaded this tool on the 03.02.2009, easy to download and setup, easy and useful to use with presentations or organising work. Thanks for this useful creation.

  • AK

    I downloaded this tool on the 03.02.2009, easy to download and setup, easy and useful to use with presentations or organising work. Thanks for this useful creation.