Xpad: A Nice Sticky Notes Application For Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Here’s how to install and use Xpad, a nice lightweight sticky notes application for Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install xpad

2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Applications>Accessories>Xpad’ to start the application.

3. When you run the application for the first time, a help window will pop up and give you an idea of the basic features of the program. Click ‘Close’ after you have finished reading.

4. Now you can start using Xpad for managing your sticky notes. You can use the Xpad tray icon to show / close all notes, switch between notes and to modify the preferences.

  1. Edward N says:

    How come this application makes my netbook’s activity indicator light light up for every single character I type? Each time a type a key the light flashes. This doesn’t happen when I’m using other text editing programs like leafpad and Libre Office. Is it logging my activity?

    • ihaveapc says:

      It can be due to many other apps open and running in background thereby creating more disk activity. Xpad doesn’t log any activity though.

  2. Andy says:

    How do you keep Xpad on the desk top so it remains there after logging of & on again like sticky notes in Windows ?

    • Inoe says:

      Simply add Xpad in your Startup Applications. 🙂
      Open Startup Applications Preferences via Device Menu or Dash (if you use Unity in Ubuntu). Add a new startup applications, give it a name and comment as you like, and put “xpad” (without quotes) in the Command input box.

  3. taher says:


    Thnx for ur guidance… it’s helpful for all…