3M Launches Post-it Mobile App

The new application lets users create digital Post-it notes for themselves or others to view at a specific location or time.

3M Company on Thursday announced the launch of the Post-it PopNotes App, a smartphone application that lets users draw, write, or type on digital Post-it notes.

Users can create notes for themselves, or send them to friends and family who have the app on their mobile devices. The creator can also schedule a specific time at which the note can be seen.

Additionally, the app allows users to create location-specific reminders-meaning a note pops up when the recipient's mobile device is at a specified location.

The application is currently available for free at the iTunes store.

“At 3M, we are continually inspired by the ways that people use the Post-it brand in their daily lives and we are committed to developing new solutions that enable the brand to be wherever our consumers need us,” Jeff Hillins, director of marketing for the Post-it brand, said in a statement. “We often refer to the Post-it note as the 'original social networking tool' and we look forward to seeing how the Post-it PopNotes App will help app users and Post-it brand fans to further connect with others in new and exciting ways.”

The Post-it brand, owned by Maplewood-based 3M, sells about 4,000 products around the world. The Post-it note was conceived in the 1970s when Art Fry-a Minnesotan and former 3M scientist-used a light adhesive to create a sticky bookmark.

3M is Minnesota's fifth-largest public company based on its 2009 revenue, which totaled $23.1 billion. The company reported revenues of $26.7 billion in 2010.