Names of the key screens found within the Post-it® App:
High contrast content captures best so we recommend using dark colored markers or felt tipped pens when writing on Post-it® 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.
The app also works great with Apple Pencil® and Samsung’s S Pen® for editing digital notes.
The Post-it® App supports a wide variety of square and rectangle Post-it® Notes. The app is optimized for the following shapes and sizes:
If you use other shapes, the app may still capture them, but the content of that note might end up looking squished.
3M is not able to view any of the content you capture with the app. If you use Handwriting Recognition, copies of your notes will be sent to a cloud server where they are transcribed and then discarded.
It depends. For iOS® users, if you had enabled iCloud Sync, you can retrieve your boards from your iCloud® account. Your boards will also be available in the Post-it® App if you install it again and enable iCloud Sync. For Android™ users, unfortunately, the answer is no unless you have set up a backup solution for your device.
If you want to keep copies of your boards outside of your device you can export each board as a “.postit” file and save it to your preferred cloud service.
If you would like to see us offer Cloud Storage, please drop us a line at email@example.com.
If iCloud was accidently turned on or off there is a slight possibility that your boards are no longer shown in the app even though they still exist on your device. Look for them using the Files app:
1. Open Files
2. Tap on the Browse tab twice to make sure you are in the top location
3. Look in both the iCloud Drive and On My iPhone locations for a folder called Post-it®
4. Tap the folder called Post-it®
5. Your Post-it® Boards (.postit documents) should be listed in one of these folders
Switch on (or off) the iCloud Sync setting in the Post-it® App to once again see your boards in the Grid View if you found them by following the steps above.
In the Note Editor you can change the size of both captured as well as digital notes. Use the switch at the bottom of the screen to move between the resize and edit views. In the resize view you can pick from a number of square and rectangle shaped note sizes.
When you resize a note you can also decide how the content, drawings and text, should adapt to the new size. Content can either maintain its size and stay centered on the note, or scale together with the note.
Digital text can easily be aligned left, right or center by tapping the align button. You can also freely move the text on a note by dragging it with one finger, or scale and rotate it using two fingers.
Any passive capacitive stylus that works with your device also works with the Post-it® App. The app is also optimized for use with Apple Pencil® and Samsung’s S Pen®.
(Touch input is disabled when you draw on a note using Apple Pencil® and re-enabled the next time you open up the Note Editor.)
While there is no real un-combine feature in the app, you can create new Boards by removing individual Captures from an existing board.
1. In the Board View, tap the button with three dots on the upper right corner
2. Tap “Show Captures”
3. Tap the trash can to remove a Capture
4. Choose “Create New Board”
You can drag and drop a note onto the group title. The text on the note will be used as the title, and the group will assume the color of the note. There needs to be more than one note in a group in order to create a Title Note.
Once a Title Note has been set it can later be detached and returned to the group. Just tap the group, and then tap on the icon showing the Title Note.
Yes, you have the ability to mark your most important notes as favorites. Your favorite notes will be shown in the Post-it® App widgets on Android™, iOS® and macOS® respectively. This way, all you need to do is view your home screen to see your daily to-do’s, reminders or important thoughts.
To mark your notes as favorites, go into a Board, tap on an individual note, and tap the star icon. Information about which notes are marked as favorite is local to your device. It is not synced to other devices.
On iOS®, in the Grid View, lightly swipe down to reveal the search box. On Android™, tap the search icon in the toolbar. On macOS use the search field in the side bar of the main window.
You can search for board name, group name, dates and note content such as digital text added to a note or text added through the handwriting recognition process.
When you export a board from the Post-it® App to Miro, a new Miro Board is created with the notes that contain digital or transcribed text. Drawings and handwritten text that has not been transcribed through Handwriting Recognition will not be exported. These notes will instead show up as empty notes in the Miro Board.
When you start the Miro export, you will have the opportunity to add or edit text on captured notes before exporting. Notes containing digital text will be exported as is.
Text that you add digitally to a note or text added through the handwriting recognition process is exported from the Post-it® App when you select Trello, Miro, Excel or Text export formats.
Yes! Tap the Shopping Cart button in the Grid view to browse a selection of Post-it® Note products that work great with the app. Pick a product to quickly order it from one of our trusted retail partners.
You place the order with one of our trusted retail partners. You will be able to choose delivery method when placing the order, and you will receive prompt delivery updates directly from the retailer you pick.
Contact the retailer from which you ordered your Post-it® Notes if you need to return them for some reason. They will inform you of how to return the product.
With handwriting recognition, you can have your handwritten notes be transcribed into editable text. This is great if you want to export the text in your notes to include it in a document or presentation.
Enable handwriting recognition to automatically transcribe all new Post-it® Notes captured and created with the app. Switching this setting off means new notes will not be transcribed unless you tap one of the handwriting recognition buttons in the app.
Yes, tap the Post-it® Note in the Note Details view to show or hide the editable text that is shown below each Post-it® Note.
Even if the text is hidden in the Note Details View, it will still be exported to Trello, Excel and Text. If you don’t want handwriting recognition performed on your boards, you can disable it in Settings.
Enable handwriting recognition to automatically transcribe all new Post-it® Notes into editable text. Switching this setting off means new notes will not be transcribed unless you tap one of the handwriting recognition buttons in the app.
Preserve Line Breaks
Preserve line breaks is enabled by default. Disable it if you want to replace line breaks with spaces in order to maintain sentences and not have them split up into different lines.
Preserve case is enabled by default. Disable it if you want the Post-it® App to replace text written in all caps with regular lower-case text.