Tech Tip: Plume

Plume landing page - with the text, "Simple app to resolve a little pain. Free to use forever."

Welcome to another Tech Tip! This month, I am sharing a Mac tool that I found recently while looking for a better way to save snippets of text for use later: Plume.

I’ve occasionally used the built-in Stickies app, but found that it can quickly get messy. I also use a clipboard manager, but that serves a different purpose for me. After trying a number of options, I settled on Plume and it’s been running on my computers ever since.

If you’d like quick, easy access to a sticky note-like tool from your Mac’s menu bar, this app may be for you! It has a minimalist interface (Tip: You can hide all buttons/the logo in Minimalist mode.), size options, font options, color options, and a smart text completion mode.

PC users: Are you aware of a similar app for Windows? If so, please share it with me via email or in the comments, and it may be included in a future Tech Tip.

Have a cool app, tool, or tech tip you’d like to share? Contact Chase Masters. Please note that Tech Tips are personal recommendations and might not be officially endorsed or supported by U-M.

Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at