The Toolbar

The Tools

There are new tools in v2, as well as the old favorites from v1.
All the new tools!

Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are the main object you'll use in Metro Retro. Double click anywhere on the board to create a sticky note, or use the toolbar to change the colour.
Each person has a different handwriting, hover over each sticky note to see who wrote it.
Sticky notes can be made private if a Meeting is enabled.

Index Cards

These are just like real-life Index cards. Use these to write more detail than would fit on a sticky note. You can also stamp reactions, draw and vote on Index cards.

Topic Tool

The Group Tool has been renamed to the Topic tool. It's now easier to use.
You can use the Voting tool to vote on topics, as well as individual sticky notes.


Tokens look similar to poker chips. You can write in them, stamp reactions and there are nearly 50 custom emojis to discover. For example, try writing <:-p in a token πŸ₯³
You can use Tokens in a range of templates - icebreakers, estimation, team health checks, planning poker, workshops and more.
Use tokens for a range of purposes

Zone Tool

Zones are the primary tool for laying out your board sections for sticky notes. Zones have a title and an emoji, and can be any size.
Zones can dictate the color of sticky notes inside them.
Click on the title or the edge of a zone to select it.
NEW - You can also set a zone to not over-ride the color of the sticky notes it contains

Shape Tool

You can add shapes to your board, with a range of styles.


You can add arrows as shapes to your boards. They can be found in the shape menu.

Image Tool

Use the image tool to search for, and add images to your board.
(Tip: You can also copy & paste or drag & drop images from anywhere)

Confetti Tool

No explanation needed, try it once and you'll keep firing away!

Reaction Tool

Reaction emojis can be stamped on sticky notes, index cards and tokens.

Voting Tool

You can now vote on index cards as well as sticky notes and groups.
Note - Anyone can start and delete a voting round.
Sometimes a team member can start a voting round accidentally. If this occurs, it freezes the previous round's votes for everyone. You can undo this by either deleting the voting round, or having the person press the undo button (Ctrl +z).

Marker tool

Draw on zones, shapes, sticky notes and index cards with the marker tool.

Keyboard shortcuts

  1. 1.
    Press the 'H' key to bring you back to the center of the board.
  2. 2.
    Press the β€˜Tab’’ key to drop an arrow.