Names of the key screens found within the Post-it® App:

iOS® Screens

  • Capture your notes
    Capture Screen
  • Combine groups
    Capture Preview
  • Create digital notes
    Board View
  • Organize your way
    Note Editor View
  • Share to your favorites
    Grid View
  • Work across your devices
    Export View


  • The Post-it® App is an application for your iOS® and Android™ devices that digitizes your handwritten square Post-it® Notes, seamlessly and easily. Simply capture handwritten Post-it® Notes with the camera or create new notes right on your device for those important reminders. Arrange, refine and organize notes and ideas on your boards anyway you see fit. Then share your organized boards with friends and co-workers, or export to your favorite applications and cloud services — including PowerPoint®, Excel®, PDF, Dropbox and plenty more.
  • A “Capture” is what we call the process of photographing multiple Post-it® Notes and then identifying each individual note so it can be recreated digitally.
  • A “Board” is the display area for captured Post-it® Notes. Multiple Captures can be included in the same Board. Additionally, the Post-it® Notes within a Board can individually be moved around, grouped and edited.
  • The Post-it® App works with all devices running iOS® 10 or above on Apple® Devices and Android™ version 7 or above on Android™ devices. It is optimized for iPhone® X and newer as well as for iPad Pro®.
  • Not at this time; however, this is a feature we are exploring. Our first desktop app will be launched on Apple’s Mac® platform in the Fall of 2019. If you are interested in a desktop app, please drop us a line at postitapp@3m.com and let us know which operating system you prefer (e.g., Windows, Mac®, web-based, other). If you are seeking to use the app with screens larger than your smartphone, the app runs great on iPad®, Android™ Tablets and can be projected to Apple TV® using AirPlay®.
  • Absolutely! Visit post-it.com/app to get all the latest information.

  • High contrast content captures best so we recommend using dark colored markers or felt tipped pens. The app also works great with Apple Pencil® and Samsung’s S Pen® for editing digital notes. The lighting in the room as well as the contrast between Post-it® Notes and the background also matters. Always capture in well-lit environments. If you have a light background such as a whiteboard, notes with stronger colors work best. If you have a dark background, lighter colored notes work better.
  • Currently the Post-it® App is optimized for square Post-it® Notes. If you use other shapes, the app may still capture them, but they will be displayed as a square. This may result in the content of that note looking squished. If you are interested in support for capturing non-square notes, please drop us a line at postitapp@3m.com.


  • 3M is not able to view any of the content you capture with the app.
  • The Post-it® App does not use or track any personal or user-identifiable data. To view the complete 3M privacy policy, visit 3m.com/privacy.
  • When you capture Post-it® Notes, you have the ability to tag the Capture with your location so that you can reference it later. If you give the app permission to access your location, the Capture view will show you where each capture was made. The location can also be seen when you export your Post-it® Notes as a PDF document, an Excel® spreadsheet or a PowerPoint® presentation. You can always change location permissions for the app through the Location Services on iOS® or App permission options on Android™, available in your device’s privacy settings.


Digital Notes


  • No, you cannot un-combine boards. Once they are combined, you are unable to divide them.
  • With the Post-it® App open, create a new Board by capturing notes or open an existing Board containing notes. Simply drag and drop any of the notes in and out of groups to reorganize the notes as you see fit.
  • In the Board View, when you tap on a group of notes, you will see three layout options depicted as icons. The first shows the notes as you captured them. The second will organize your notes into rows and columns. The third on the far right aligns the notes to fit the aspect of the group shape you have selected.
  • Yes! Simply export your Board as one of the file types and open the exported file type to continue working with your notes in your favorite programs.
  • You have two options. In the Grid View, simply tap the Select button on the top right-hand side of the screen. Select all Boards you wish to combine and press the Combine button. Your selected Boards will be merged into one. On iOS®, you can also drag any of the Boards in the Grid View onto the Board you wish to combine. On Android™, you can press and hold on a board to select it, then select all other boards you wish to combine it with, and then tap on the Combine icon on the top right of the screen.
  • In the Grid View, simply tap on the Select button in the top right-hand side of the screen and then select the board you wish to delete. An icon of a trash can will appear. Tap that and select Delete Board.
  • Yes! On iOS® devices, you have the ability to “star” your most important notes. This will then place images of the starred notes on the “Today” screen on your iOS® device. This way, all you need to do is view the Today screen to see your daily to-do’s, reminders or important thoughts. To star your notes, all you need to do is go into a Board, tap on an individual note, and tap the star icon in the lower right-hand corner.


  • On iOS®, in the Grid View, lightly swipe down to reveal the search box. You can enter in the titles of specific Boards or the names within the groups of your Boards. This is where good labeling habits come in handy! Board and capture dates are also searchable.


  • To export a board, either select it in the Grid view and tap the Share button or enter the board and tap the Share button there. This will bring up the Export Board options where you will first select an export format and then an export destination such as email, iMessage®, AirDrop® to another device, Dropbox, Google Drive™, etc.
  • The Post-it® Archive export format creates a “.3scb” file which can be opened in the Post-it® App on another device. It can be also used to send boards to other people, e.g. over email, iMessage®, text message, or using AirDrop® on iOS®.
  • You can save copies of boards to cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive™, and import them into the app on another device. There is no cloud syncing feature between devices at this time; however, this is a feature we are exploring. We expect to release iCloud® storage and device sync in the Fall of 2019. If that’s something you are interested in, please drop us a line at postitapp@3m.com.