I recently read a question which explained that the ability to search Notes was introduced in OSX 10.9 and above. Earlier versions will show you which note a search query exists in but will not search the note itself.

My question is:

Can I use a newer version of notes from 10.9 or 10.10 on OS X 10.8? I'd like this extended functionality but do not want to upgrade my entire OS just for this one feature.


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No, it is not possible to use versions of applications designed for (or included with) a later version of OS X on a prior version.

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