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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Where do my notes written in the Notes application on my Mac get saved?

I'm using the Notes app that comes with my Mac, but I can't find where the notes are getting saved in the Finder. Where can I find these files?
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iOS - how to merge “on my iPad” Notes to iCloud after iCloud already activated?

I keep encountering this problem at friends' and it's always the same thing. They wonder why Notes does not sync up to iCloud. I grab their iPad or iPhone and realize that their notes are written to ...
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How to perform operation on selected text in Objective c [on hold]

How can i perform operation like capitalize /small on selected text.. i want to perform this operation on selected text only not on the entire text ? i was searching in UITextFieldDelegate class also ...
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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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Open Notes.app notes in an external editor

I'd like to be able to search for words within the notes that I write in Notes.app. Since the search bar only narrows the list of notes, and doesn't actually highlight the word, I'd like to be able to ...
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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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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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Why can't I see some of my notes from my iphone on my macbook?

There are some notes that I created on my iphone and i can't see them on my macbook pro. I have icloud turned on everywhere and I do see certain notes synced across my devices but some are just on ...
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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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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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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 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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How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either bluetooth or using USB cable?

I have iPhone 4 and macbook pro. I have some notes in my iPhone. I would like to sync those notes to my iPhone. How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either ...
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See all notes on iOS9

After the update to iOS9 which allowed notes to be in rich text, only the notes "on my iPhone" were converted to this new format. The notes associated with my gmail weren't. Before the upgrade, I ...
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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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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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What keyboard shortcuts exist for Notes app is OS X?

I can do cmd-N to create a new note. What I'd like to learn how to do is: get the cursor in the search field, then use up down arrows with enter to select the right note it would be great to also ...
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Can I search for a string of text inside Notes.app on an iPhone 5c (iOS 7.1)?

I use Mac's Notes app on my MacBook Air (Mavericks). I can readily search for any specific note just using command - F. It finds notes containing the string of text either in the title of the note ...
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How can I migrate my Evernote notes to Apple’s Notes?

How can I quickly migrate my notes from Evernote to the new version of iOS’s Notes shipping with iOS 9? Most notes are just text or simple images with text.
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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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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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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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Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite

Okay, this is extremely frustrating and weird. I've had syncing of notes to iCloud turned on for a while, and I was never really able to figure out when the notes were synced. It always seemed pretty ...
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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 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.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 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 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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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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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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iPhone Notes synced on different accounts do not push to the Mac

Mac does not receive all notes from Phone. Apparently I changed the default to Gmail and now those notes do not appear on the Mac. I have tried changing Mac settings and accounts. Is there a way to ...
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How to change the default font and size in Notes on El Capitan?

Editing DefaultFonts.plist doesn't seem working anymore on the pre-release build 15A279b of El Capitan: sudo vim /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/DefaultFonts.plist It still ...
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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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Why do i need a new email account to sync my notes in iCloud?

I'm trying to sync Notes from mac to iPhone. But when I turn on Notes in iCoud, it says that I require an iCloud email address. This is unexpected since my Gmail account is alreadyh linked with my ...
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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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New Notes Will Not Sync From Mac to iPhone or iCloud

If I create a new note on my iMac (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion), it will not appear on either iCloud or my iPhone 5 (updated with the latest iOS). However, I CAN edit existing notes and those changes do ...
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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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How to force OS X Notes application to lose formatting when I paste text from clipboard?

While I do find Notes.app very useful, especially due to the iCloud integration with iOS counterpart apps, I am very annoyed about the text formatting used by the application. I just want to be able ...
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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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How to change the date created and date modified of a note in Notes.app?

I'm trying to merge all of my text-based notes into Notes.app. My notes are all over the place: some in text files, some in email drafts, etc. I can of course just copy and paste the text of such ...
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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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How can I avoid notes to be deleted from the iPhone when I delete them on my Mac Email app?

Since the last software update on my iPhone 3 all the notes that I writte on the iPhone appears in the mail.app on my mac as income mails. When I delete the notes at the Mail.app, they are also ...
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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 ...