This note discusses the general properties of the Sumudu transform and the Sumudu transform of special functions. For any function f (t) with corresponding Sumudu transform F (u), the effect of shifting the parameter t in f (t) by on the Sumudu transform F (u) is found. Also obtained are the effect of the multiplication of any function f (t) by a power of t and the division of the function f (t) by t on the Sumudu transform F (u). For any periodic function f (t) with periodicity T > 0 the Sumudu transform is easily derived. Illustrations are provided with Abel's integral equation, an integro-differential equation, a dynamic system with delayed time signals and a differential dynamic system.