Last week we took a look at the new Moleskine Index Cards that I saw back in May at the National Stationery Show, and this week we’ve got the Moleskine version sticky notes to review. Just for the record as we go on here, they are called Moleskine StickNotes, and I didnt miss they “y” when I typed this, although it is very tempting to refer to them as sticky notes. A quick note too, the photo above still has the removable Moleskine packaging on it with their logo and product info, that is just a paper slip that comes right off.
These Moleskine StickNotes are part of the new “Folio Tools” line from Moleskine that are geared towards the office professional. Initially I was worried that I would not be happy with the paper on these sticky notes from Moleskine because in the past I have been disappointed with some of their journal paper. In the case of the Moleskine StickNotes though, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the paper, with each of the pens I tried, there was no bleeding, feathering, or showthrough. More importantly, unlike other sticky notes, you dont get that dead spot on the top where its really hard to write on them. I’ve always assumed that this was due to the adhesive that gets left on the top portion of each sticky note, but whatever it is, Moleskine has found a way to avoid that issue.
The Moleskine StickNotes come in a pack of 60, you get 20 large (3 1/4″ x 5 3/4″) ruled sticky notes, and 40 small (3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″) blank notes on a nice ivory colored paper with light grey lines. They come in a black Moleskine card stock folder that makes it easier to keep in your bag or neatly tucked away somewhere. I like this neat and easy storage solution because in the past I’ve found myself traveling to different offices for work and having a set of sticky notes in my bag would eliminate the need to scavenge around for a paper if I want to leave a note for someone. The other nice thing about the Moleskine sticky notes if you want to carry them around is that the small flip open folder they come in will help protect the corners and edges from getting banged up and damaged on you.
I have worked with some people who use sticky notes to manage their work flow by having an ever shifting assembly line of notes with tasks on them, and I dont think that these would be ideal for that kind of use just due to the cost. Personally I think these are much better suited for carrying with you in your bag or elsewhere so in those unique situation where you are away from your normal stash of sticky notes, you have a high quality and easy to grab option. These are definitely going to become a permanent fixture in my laptop bag, I may not use them every day, or even every week, but these are just one of those nicely done items that will be sure to come in handy on multiple occasions. I have one small issue with these though which is that you are really getting 19 of each because the last sticky note in each stack is actually fully glued to the inside card stock cover and you cant really peel it off and stick it somewhere. Anyway, I don’t think you will be disappointed with these nicely done Moleskine StickNotes, so check them out over on Amazon and give them a chance.