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Post-it® App FAQ

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Overview

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

  • 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


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General

  • The Post-it® App is an application for your iOS device that digitizes your handwritten square Post-it® Notes, seamlessly and easily. Simply capture analog 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 board anyway you see fit. Then share your organized board 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 and edited.
  • The Post-it® App works with all devices running iOS 10 or above. 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. If that’s something you are interested in, please drop us a line at postitapp@3m.com. If you are seeking to use the app with screens larger than your iPhone, the app runs great on iPad® and can also 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® 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.
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Privacy

  • 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 you can reference it later. If you give the app permission to access your location, the Capture view will show where each capture was made. The location will 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 through the Location Services option in the iOS privacy settings.
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Troubleshooting

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Digital Notes

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Organizing

  • 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 “Select” on the top right-hand side of the screen. Select all Boards you wish to combine, and press “Combine”. Your selected Boards will be merged into one. The second option is simply to drag any of the Boards in the Grid View onto the Board you wish to combine.
  • In the Grid View, simply tap “Select” on the top right-hand side of the screen. An icon of a trash can will appear on the bottom right hand side of the screen. Tap that and select Delete Board.
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Searching

  • In the Grid View, 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 searched.
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Sharing

  • 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 view 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 “.3csb” 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® or using AirDrop®.
  • You can save copies of boards to cloud services 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. If that’s something you are interested in, please drop us a line at postitapp@3m.com.
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Settings

  • Within the settings view, tap on the “Default Note Color” section. A color menu will open, allowing you to select the default color for digital notes.
  • Within the settings view, tap on the “Siri® Shortcuts” section. Within the Siri® Shortcuts menu, you can add Shortcuts to do the following: 1) Capture notes into a new board, 2) Create a note in a new board, 3) Capture notes into the latest board, 4) Create note in latest board, and 5) View last board. Simply hit the “+” sign then hit the red record button to record your new Siri® Shortcut.
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