An application provided with the original iPhone, and made available on the Mac in Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. Used to record text notes, and can be synced using iCloud or other services.

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Notes app search is not finding some notes

I am using my notes app on OSX 10.11.5 and iOS 8. For the most part, things are working, but I am noticing that many of my older notes are not searchable. When I type something in the search box, ...
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iPhone 4 syncing to old version of iCloud Notes, even after reset and on different Apple IDs!

This is a weird one. I bricked my current iPhone with a quick spin through the washing machine, so I dug out my old iPhone 4 to use in the interim before I get a replacement. I deleted all the ...
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Notes loss caused by email-account deletion

I got a new Macbook yesterday, so I was trying to configure an email account. At the same time, I recorded some important notes in the "Notes", which were automatically bound to this email account by ...
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Will the 2016 Notes upgrade break access to IMAP notes?

Earlier in 2016 there was an upgrade to Notes on iOS, to allow for embedded images and other rich media. The upgrade uses language that indicates that older iOS versions will no longer be able to ...
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OSX Notes hangs when opened, has massive CoreData files

My remote college student son tells me that his MacBook Air's Notes app hangs when he opens it. Last semester he used to gather a bunch of class notes, including links and photos and videos. A few of ...
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Is there a way to automatically detect and remove duplicate Notes? (in iCloud)

I had a lot of problems syncing my notes with gmail IMAP, so eventually made the switch. I was using the notes between my Macbook, my iphone and my iPad. I used the option to transfer from gmail to ...
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iPhone 5s OS 9.3.1 - Touching an address in Note no longer opens a map

Since upgrading to OS 9.3.1 I can no longer enter an address in my notes, touch it and have it open up driving directions in my Maps app even though the address appears as though it is a link. I am ...
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iCloud sign out lost note recovery

Bit of a long shot, I was connected to iCloud on my work mac and created some notes. Connecting to iCloud then became no longer allowed on my work proxy so I got a message to sign out. When I signed ...
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How can I move my notes from one folder (gmail) to another (iCloud)?

I use Notes on my iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. Of late, the gmail syncing has been unreliable. I want to move all my gmails notes to the iCloud folder. There doesn't seem to be a way to 'move' a ...
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How to encrypt existing notes on iOS 9.3?

Now that iOS 9.3 finally supports encrypted notes, the problem's come up as to exactly how I'm supposed to encrypt my 300+ existing notes. Until now I've been storing my notes locally on my phone, ...
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Can I lock my notes with my OS X device?

With the most recent iOS update, Apple gave users the power to lock notes on their iOS device. Is this feature also available on OS X after the 10.11.4 update, and, if so, how do I use it? Or do I ...
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How to enable password lock on Notes in iOS 9.3?

I recently got iOS 9.3 for my iPhone, but I'm not finding an obvious way to password-lock my Notes. This feature was advertised by Apple as part of the iOS 9.3 package, but is it only available for ...
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Find text in Notes app on iPad Pro

Is it possible to search for text in the Notes app on an iPad Pro? The closest I have gotten is the search field to the left of the Home screen, but that does not find the fifth occurrence of that ...
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I can't find Notes on iCloud

I had an iPhone 5c, backed up to the computer. Then I also backed up my new iPhone 6s Plus. Everything restored to my new iPhone except my Notes. I can't find them on iCloud, or on the computer ...
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Recover Notes from TimeMachine

I have deleted an information in a note I need to recover. The note is purely local (not synched in the cloud or on any other device). I'm using Mac OS X El Capitan V10.11.3 and the Apple app "Notes" ...
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Notes script to recursively walk directory structure?

I previously asked this question, for getting a list of notes in a specific Notes folder. I am trying to generalizing into something more like accessing a folder in a filesystem. One problem is that ...
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Notes has Google Notes. But Google has no such service. Where are they stored?

If you go to System Preferences -> Internet Accounts and add a Google account, you can see Google has Notes. If you open Notes (OS X app), it somehow retrieves the notes I had put long long time ago ...
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Notes lost on iCloud

Took my iPad & iPhone to Apple Store for numerous problems. They backed both up to the cloud, showed me everything was there; including my notes which are my entire business. I make organic soaps ...
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How can I save iOS Notes that maintain remain formatted?

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.4.1 I have many Notes that are formatted using spaces, Bold, Italic, carriage returns etc. How can I save these Notes off to my laptop via iTunes or some 3rd party ...
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Notes.app asks to verify a certificate each time I start it

Every time I open Notes.app on El Capitan, I get a popup asking me to verify a certificate. The certificate is about one of the websites I manage, but I don't get why it asks about it when I open ...
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Notes script to access notes in specific folder?

I have tested this Notes export script (https://github.com/alexwlchan/notes-export/blob/master/notes-export.scpt). It seems to work, but the issue is that I want to specify a specific Notes folder to ...
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How can I preserve indentation in Notes.app on OS X?

Suppose I've got a text formatted like this: To do: To buy: milk I would like the Notes app to keep the indentation level as I enter a new line: To do: To buy: milk ...
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Sync Google Keep to Apple Notes

I have an Android phone with a lot of notes in Google Keep. Is there an easy way to sync all my notes to my Mac so I can add, delete, and modify notes on both devices? (I've seen some paid apps, but ...
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Lost all previous notes after upgrade to El Capitan

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan (MacBook Pro, Late 2011, 16GB RAM) and the Notes app is gone! All the notes for 3 years and the App. I've spent hours on the phone with Apple techs, but it is ...
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Send To function stores Apple Notes locally instead of to IMAP server

Apple Notes ignores the default location for storing Apple Notes. Send To function stores Apple Notes locally instead of to IMAP server. There's no option to select a different location. Steps to ...
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Restore or view previous iPhone Notes versions after Undo-Redo

Sometimes after I Undo text in iPhone 6 Notes and then try to Redo it, I get the message of Redo (or Undo) Set Writing Direction but there is no option after that to redo the erased text. Is there a ...
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OS X Notes: Make a checklist account restrictions

I am using 10.11.2 and noticed the (very useful) "make a checklist" option in Notes is greyed out for mail accounts, but works fine for "On My Mac" notes. Is there any way to get this working for ...
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Is it possible to attach a notes inside a notes

I have to refer a notes form other notes. For example if I have a separate note for 'Bill' and 'MoreInfo'. In my main note I need to have link for this two other notes. Is it possible to do so??
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Why were my notes deleted when I permanently deleted emails on gmail site

Why were my notes deleted when I permanently deleted my emails from gmail account. Can I get my notes recovered? My notes on Apple phone were lynced to Mac I am told.? Can you help
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Pencil by FiftyThree – Work with Apple Notes.app in iOS 9?

Does the Pencil by FiftyThree work with the new drawing features in Apple’s Notes app in iOS 9? Apple Notes app is not listed on their list of compatible apps. The vendor offers a software ...
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Copy and Store notes on iCloud and device

I have all my notes now stored on my iCloud but I also wish to copy and store them on my device. Can I do this?
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Notes paragraph horizontal scrolling

Once I copied some text from this webpage, and when i pasted it in Notes a horizontal scrollable paragraph appeared: I'd like to know how to recreate this rectangular paragraph without having to ...
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How can I force an index of all the Apple notes?

Copied all my local notes to Apple's iCloud notes. It's been a few days and they haven't indexed yet. I found if I edit a notes file then it gets indexed. I don't want to edit all my notes apps as ...
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Where do closed notes in OS X Notes app go?

When you close a note in the OS X 10.9 Notes app it leaves no trace, there's no warning and no revert. It's just appears to be gone. Very unMac like to me. It's in user interface design 101 that if ...
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How to sort notes with Notes.app on El Capitan

In the previous versions of Notes.app there was a possibility to sort the notes, either by creation dates or by 'last updated' dates. I can't do that with El Cap, that's a bit annoying, I want my ...
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Cannot connect certain Google Account

I've upgraded my macbook pro to El Capitan. I had changed my google password after that. And Mac asked me to reenter my password. But when I did some error occurred, so I deleted that account from ...
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How to migrate 'local notes' or 'on my mac' notes to iCloud?

I've seen so many questions asked about it, and I found a proper solution today while working. See below. I searched around, and everyone's answer has been either 'copy all of your notes manually' or ...
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AppleScript & Notes App

Is it possible to use AppleScript to change the font in the Notes App? I am not very familiar with AppleScript, so I may have missed something, but my attempts to change the font have failed. The ...
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Re-arrange items in checklist in Notes 4 app in El Capitan

The Notes 4 app bundled with El Capitan is revamped. It now includes a checklist feature. This feature becomes available after you agree to "upgrade" (convert) your existing data. Is there some way ...
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How to store note only on my Mac in Notes 4?

I'm trying the new Notes.app version 4 with El Capitan. I "upgraded" my existing data to be compatible wit the newly revamped version of this app. I have an "iCloud" group on the left panel, with a ...
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Notes app stopped synch with El Capitan

These days I upgraded to El Capitan (hombre!). Now the notes app stopped synching over iCloud. I remember having skipped the "Upgrade if you have iOS 9 devices" since I have only a 3GS (yes, from the ...
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Unable to copy images from Notes to Gmail

I am trying to copy and paste some images from the Notes app to an email I am composing in gmail but the images don't show up in gmail. Has anyone encountered this and knows a way to fix this?
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Why does the Notes app show on the lock screen?

The Notes app occasionally shows on my lock screen. I understand that apps can show on this screen based on my location (ex: my AT&T app shows when I'm near an AT&T store) but I don't know why ...
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Notes from iCloud account don't sync with devices when added as secondary account

I have a "work" iCloud account - a couple of Macs and stuff at work which use that account. I added that iCloud account under Mail etc settings on my iOS 9.0.2 iPhone. However even though Notes is ...
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Notes.app crashing continuously in El Capitan

Since enabling iCloud sync for the Notes.app in a preview beta of El Capitan, the app started to crash every time I open it. I've tried removing the plist file, the com.apple.Notes folder from ...
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Notes created via Siri don't sync with Gmail until they're manually edited

For years, I've successfully used Siri to create notes that were then synced with Gmail, as described here: http://lifehacker.com/5569758/seamlessly-sync-iphone-notes-to-a-gmail-account A few weeks ...
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OS X Notes App Search not finding

I’m not sure, but I think the new Notes App has a few bugs. I have the Notes App updated to the new format, and synchronized to iCloud. I select All iCloud on the left pane. In the search box, I ...
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Notes 4.0 (El Capitan) strikethrough option removed

Does anyone know how to apply a strikethrough to text in the new Notes app? It seems the option has been removed entirely from all font menus, contextual menus and even the font palette!
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How to Sync Notes El Capitan to iOS 9 via IMAP

Yes, I know Apple says this will no longer work. But it continues to work just fine on iOS 9 devices. Both iPad and iPhone iOS 9 devices continue to sync via my IMAP account. I enter or modify a note ...
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Sketch within note app is not available on my Macbook Air 2012

Is there a way to tun sketch on? Because I can't see any icon to start drawing: