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With iCloud I've found the notes app super handy now that it easily syncs to my iPhone and iPad. It also syncs to my mac via, but I was wondering if there's an easy way to access and edit notes that doesn't require opening my email.

Any way to do this?

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I look forward to seeing if anyone's come up with a way of doing this. Apple really should make an actual notes client for Mac that syncs with your iOS notes app. – macaco Dec 13 '11 at 20:00
I actualy do not like these showing up in Mail, I use them for tiny things like door passcodes or a song i like, I do not need it in my emails as an unread alert in the sidebar. – Graeme Hutchison Dec 14 '11 at 10:50
I think this was discussed earlier here, looking for Mac OS client to open notes. I don't think anyone found anything. You might try Simplenote which is a nice cloud-based notes client: simple and free with a few Mac OS (besides a browser) clients for editing. – Richard Dec 15 '11 at 12:10

Currently there is no way to use notes outside of as suggested there are other apps like evernote that will sync but not iOS notes sadly.

I would have expected some kind of widget like stickies to work with notes, but no.

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Note this changed with Mountain Lion (or perhaps Lion) There is a – Mark Sep 21 '13 at 21:34

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