I use Apple's Notes app on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. At times, I need to log into Notes for iCloud via a Web browser (using another Mac, PC or Linux box) using the web application to access my notes without the usual apps.

While I am easily able to add an image in Notes for iOS (by inserting) and Notes for macOS (by dragging), I couldn't find a way to add images to a note using Notes for iCloud Web interface.

Is it possible to add an image (using a desktop file explorer app) to Notes for iCloud web app?

To clarify, I am looking for a way to add image(s) from a public/non-personal computer where I don't have access to my iPhone, iPad or Mac. Only possible way to access notes in this case is via iCloud web site.


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As per the current implementation, it is not possible to attach images and any other file/media supported by Notes app on macOS/iOS via the iCloud Web client.

There is no control in the Notes Web app UI to attach images/supported files, neither does dragging and dropping image(s) work.

Although the lack of feature is not directly mentioned, the help document for Notes for iCloud Web (accessed by tapping the ? in the header area) makes a cursory remark about requiring macOS/iOS device for attaching items.

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  • 3
    The year is 2021, and adding an image to a note from a web browser is still not possible. Great job Apple!
    – Luke
    May 13, 2021 at 18:01
  • 2
    The year is 2022 and nothing has changed. This means this is an intended business decision to not allow pasting images from anywhere apart from an Apple device.
    – woj.sierak
    Jun 7 at 8:59

It appears the only way to add images to a note from the web browser is copy and pasting from a different note.

I know this is a horrible answer but its the only thing that is seemingly possible.

  • I log into iCloud for Web on a Windows PC. None of my other notes have an image. I do not have access to any of my devices. I have an image on my Desktop. How do I get that image into a note?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 23, 2018 at 15:30
  • @NimeshNeema Yes I know. But I don't think it is possible. The only way is C&P. You can how ever create a "Note" in pages, which allows you to add image.s
    – JBis
    Aug 23, 2018 at 15:38
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    I have edited the question to add clarification.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Aug 28, 2018 at 12:08

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