In our latest edition of things that are simply better together (like peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, or the Spice Girls), we are excited to announce the perfect pairing of analog and digital tools with the new Trello integration for the Post-it® App.

Developed by 3M, the Post-it® App means you no longer have to choose between Trello and your beloved pen and Post-it® Notes. You can easily move from ideas on paper to cards on Trello boards in a couple of clicks. It’s the best of both worlds!

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During brainstorm sessions and meetings, many great ideas start out as thoughts written on Post-it® Notes. The Post-it® App allows anyone to digitally capture their notes, which can then be sent directly to their Trello boards.

And we took it even further so you can give your fingers and thumbs a break the moment you write down those great ideas. Thanks to optical-character-recognition (OCR), the app transcribes handwritten notes into text.  This means when you export Post-it® notes to Trello boards, the text from the individual notes will show up in the title field for each card.

How To Use Trello With The Post-it® App

Whether you want to capture your latest idea, doodle, or that note your boss stuck onto your computer screen, here’s how to get started:

  1. Download the Post-it® App
  2. Take a picture of your Post-It® Notes
  3. Tap the “Export to Trello” button

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A brand new Trello board will be created with all of your digitized Post-It® Notes as Trello cards. For a smoother experience, the Trello cards’ titles will display any handwritten words you wrote on your Post-its® Notes. Your scribed ideas are literally turned into actionable projects and tasks in seconds. Using Trello on desktop and on your phone, you can add members, due dates, or checklists to those cards, and move them across the board as you progress from an idea to a finished project.

Whether your team uses Post-It® Notes for brainstorming, action items, retrospectives, and more, the infinite flexibility of Post-It® Notes and Trello means your team will never need to slow down when crossing the analog and digital divide.

The Trello integration for the Post-it® App is your new bridge to productivity.

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From ideas to action: how to turn post-it notes into Trello cards