Reminder! Make Post-it for Digital Era

3M Co. is trying to drag its 31-year-old Post-it notes business into the age of apps.

The conglomerate, whose thousands of products range from Scotch tape to battery components, unveiled a free software application, available from Apple Inc.’s online iTunes App Store, that lets people send and receive what 3M calls Post-it PopNotes on Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. People can use the app to send scrawled or typed comments and reminders to themselves or others, the company said. Among 3M’s examples: “Luke, take the trash out,” and “Happy anniversary babe!”

The app adds to an already bewildering array of ways for people to communicate electronically, including email, text messages and “social media” services like Twitter and Facebook.

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