Using Evernote with Your Post-it® Notes

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Using Evernote with Your Post-it® Notes

Posted by on 20 Feb 2014

Posted by on 20 Feb 2014

In the moment, it’s nearly impossible to predict which of your ideas, experiences or interactions will be of lasting importance. Something that seems big ends up being meaningless, while something minor becomes life-altering.

We can’t change how life works, but we can be better prepared for the unpredictable.

That’s one of the reasons why we do what we do at Evernote. In addition to keeping you productive and on-task, we also make saving everything from the massive to the ephemeral completely effortless. The more you capture, the better off you’ll be.

Evernote and Post-it® Notes

Nothing embodies this approach better than our work with Post-it® Notes.


From shopping lists to brainstorms, Post-it® Notes let you take what’s in your head and put it squarely in front of you, making it impossible to forget for however long it remains in sight. No matter how long that is, it isn’t long enough. In our view, if it was worth writing down, it’s worth saving digitally forever because you simply never know if you’ll need it later.

That’s why we developed the Post-it® Note camera, which is available in the Evernote apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone.


With it, you simply snap a photo of a Post-it® Note. We then get to work making the text searchable. Like with everything in your Evernote, your digital Post-it® Notes are instantly available on your phone, PC or tablet, so you’ll be able to find it if you need it. It only takes a second, but this small new habit can have a tremendous impact.

Effortlessly organized

If you want to do even more with your Post-it® Notes, you can set different colors to be automatically organized in Evernote however you like. For example, make electric yellow your go-to for to-dos. Whenever you snap a photo of a yellow Post-it® Note those images will automatically go into your To-Do notebook. Do the same for other colors.


To make this auto-organization even easier, we designed the gorgeous Post-it® Note Holder that looks great on any desk, perfectly displays your color options and makes it simple to snap your notes.

Find it all

Once in Evernote, your Post-it® Notes are easy to find whenever you need them. Evernote processes the handwriting, making it searchable. You can also search for Post-it since we auto-title these snapshots to include those words.


Get Inspired

If you’re looking for ways to get the most out of the Post-it® Note + Evernote combination, you can see tons of great ideas here, including:

Get Yours Now

Buy Evernote Post-it® Notes online or at your local office supply store. Get the Post-it® Note Holder from the Evernote Market. The Post-it® Note camera is available in Evernote for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone.


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16 Comments RSS

  • Zehava

    Trying to buy, but sadly it looks like the Australian market doesn’t have them 🙁

    • Shiraz

      Yes, when will the Australian market get them?

  • Laura

    Nice idea to couple up with post-it!

  • Reid

    If I take a picture of a fridge covered in multiple notes, can it identify each one, and crop it, and assign it to all the different tasks at once? Now *that* would be impressive.

    • Al

      There is now a stand alone Post It Note Application that can do this. Unfortunately it won’t import to Evernote.

  • Mark

    Great idea, when will it be available for non-US customers?

  • Cliff

    Ah, they humble yet mighty Post-It note. A great collaboration with Evernote. Would be great if the default capture was 1 note, instead of the option of 4, which I rarely use. Also, seeing as handwritten text is searchable, it would be awesome if the first line of the note magically became the title of the Evernote entry.

  • Ray Gonsalves

    Post-it Notes only scan in Black ink. Are there any plans to have them recognize the any ink color?

  • Darry

    What would really be nice is if instead of having to write on the post it, take a picture of the post it and than save it and recall it, why not just have different color backgrounds I can assign to a note and organize them that way? And I can save the paper I am going to throw away after taking a picture of it anyway.Sounds a little quicker – to me.

    • Susie Turpin

      Great idea Darry!!!

      • luobaoluo

        agreed great idea

    • Inner Prop

      Do you mean like the way Color Note does it?

  • luobaoluo

    Hey. I love this but it doesn’t always recognise the colours. I am using the official post it notes; but the Green sometimes is seen by evernote as yellow. No matter how good the lighting etc it’s just random. I’m using it with a Galaxy note 3.

  • Inner Prop

    Any suggestions for which notebook to assign to which colors?

  • Jennifer

    Praying for a shopping pad size post-it for evernote. The small pads are too small, the big pad is too big. Actually scroll sawing the big pads apart to make shopping lists. LOL

  • Nina

    Hello all. I only recently found about about this excellent application within Evernote, yet I dont seem to be able to use it on my iPad Mini 2. Is there a setting, I am missing to adjust, or it is just really not supported? If the latter – it would be awesome to include it in the next update! 🙂