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.