If you copy and paste a link from Safari into the Notes app, it is pasted as text that is also hyperlinked. However, I haven't been able to find a way to do this in the Notes app directly.

I've tried using markdown, for example:


However, it only made the part in the parentheses www.google.com a hyperlink instead of just displaying Google and making this the active hyperlink.

How can I hyperlink 'text' within a note in the macOS Notes app?

  • I'm confused. isn't www.google.com the hyperlink? Isn't all of it visible? – Natsfan Jul 8 '17 at 21:48
  • I wanted a link like [this](www.google.com), so basically one which shows text different to the link itself. Didn't realize it was so simple. – Skeleton Bow Jul 8 '17 at 21:54

It's quite simple – just highlight the text you want to make a hyperlink of, press ⌘K, and then paste the link in.

  • 2
    Is it possible to do something like this in the iOS app? – BallpointBen Feb 26 '19 at 3:44

Use full path: Select text, choose Edit > Add Link... (or Command-K), finally paste the link


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