Guide to Using Evernote with Post-it® Notes


Use Evernote to transform one of the world’s most powerful productivity tools into a beautiful, digitally enhanced format that makes it easy to search, share, and access Post-it® Notes from all your devices.

A few great ways you can use Post-it® Notes with Evernote:

  • Easily capture, organize, and search handwritten notes
  • Get pop-up and email Reminders to notify you of Post-it® Notes with deadlines and events
  • Brainstorm with Post-it® Notes and keep a digital, searchable record


Find out which Post-it® Notes work best with Evernote.

Which Post-it® Notes Work Best with Evernote?

Types of notes

The following Post-it® Notes are compatible with Evernote:

  • Standard (3 x 3 inch) square Post-it® Notes
    typically used for jotting down ideas, doodles, and brainstorming
  • Post-it® Big Pad (11 x 11 inch)
    a larger size especially useful for collaborative team sessions or for sketching out more complex concepts and ideas which require more space

Post-it® Notes optimized for Evernote

For the best experience with Post-it® Notes for Evernote, capture notes in the following colors:

  • Electric YellowElectric Yellow
  • LimeadeLimeade
  • Electric BlueElectric Blue
  • Neon PinkNeon Pink

How Evernote enhances these Post-it® Notes

When you capture notes in these optimized colors, Evernote automatically performs the following enhancements:

  1. Automatic organization with Evernote notebooks, tags, and Reminders
  2. Drawing and text contrast is improved
  3. Note tilt and rotation will be corrected
  4. Note edges will be perfectly cropped
Post-it(r) Notes Holder - Quad Style

Note holders designed for Post-it® Notes with Evernote

Evernote teamed up with 3M to create custom note holders. You can choose from the following two Evernote Post-it® Note Holders:

  • Four stackable, single note holders
  • Quad note holders with four separate sections

Complimentary Evernote Premium

Purchase Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Big Pad, or the single Note Holder and receive 1 month of Evernote Premium. Purchase the quad Post-it Note Holder and receive 3 months of Evernote Premium. You may redeem one, one-month code per 12 month period and one, three-month code per 12 month period. Redeem your Evernote Premium here.


Start capturing Post-it® Notes into Evernote.

Capture Notes with the Post-it® Note camera

The Evernote Post-it® Note mode is specially designed to enhance and transform your Post-it® Notes into beautiful, digital replicas of all your notes.

Post-it® Notes capture is available on Evernote for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

How to capture notes using the Post-it® Note Mode

Write clearly and legibly on a Post-it® Note with any type of pen or ink. Then, go through the following steps to capture your notes into Evernote:

Start the Evernote Post-it® Note camera

- Android: Tap the Camera icon and select the Post-it® camera

- iPhone: Swipe anywhere in the image capture area to select the Post-it® Note camera

- Windows Phone: Swipe to select the Post-it® camera at the top of the screen

Take the photo

Position the Post-it® Note so that it is visible inside the frame and snap the photo.

Preview and save

To preview the captured note(s) first, tap the Preview icon. From here you can select particular pages to keep or discard. To discard a note, tap the Discard (or trash bin) icon.

Post-it(r) Note camera on Android


Post-it(r) Note mode on iPhones


Post-it(r) Note mode on Windows Phones

Windows Phone

View Post-it® Notes

Post-it Notes as individual notes
Multiple Post-it Notes inside a note

If you keep shooting photos, Evernote will capture the whole group of Post-it® Notes into a single Evernote note. To save each Post-it® Note as an individual Evernote note, just confirm and save after each photo, then start a new note for the next image.


Once you have saved your Post-it® Notes to Evernote, you can easily organize them and set Reminders for them

Organize & Set Reminders

Once Post-it® Notes have been captured into Evernote, you can organize them into notebooks, tag them, and set Reminders as you would with any other note in Evernote.

For the best experience, however, use Post-it® Notes optimized for Evernote (Post-it® Notes in Electric Yellow, Limeade, Electric Blue, and Neon Pink) where each Post-it® Notes note color can be automatically assigned to one Evernote notebook, one Evernote tag, and one Post-it® Notes Reminder.

Assign notebooks, tags, and Reminders

Settings and reminders
Electric Yellow settings

To customize your Post-it® Note Settings, do the following:

  1. Go to your account Settings

    iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone: Tap your account username

    Android: Tap the Options button in the top-right corner

  2. Go to Post-it® Notes settings

    iPhone and iPad: Select General > Camera > Post-it® Notes

    Android: Select Post-it® Notes

    Windows Phone: Select General > Post-it® Notes

  3. Select the Post-it® Note color to change its associated notebook, tag, or Reminder.

An example of how you could organize your Post-it® Notes in Evernote:

  1. Electric Yellow Post-it® Notes – Save to a “To do” notebook with Reminders and view all of them in the Reminders List
    By default, Electric Yellow Post-it® Notes come preset with Reminders
  2. Limeade Post-it® Notes – Tag as “To Share," so you can easily identify notes you would like to share with others
  3. Electric Blue Post-it® Notes – Save into a “Design Ideas” notebook
  4. Neon Pink Post-it® Notes – Save into a “Leisure” or “Just for Fun” notebook

Search handwritten notes

Once a Post-it® Note is saved into Evernote, all handwritten text on the note is recognized and becomes searchable. Just search for any word inside Evernote and all notes containing that word will appear.