Notes seems to work well for syncing my own notes with myself between my iPhone and my Mac. But when I go to do something simple with someone else, like sharing a shopping list with my wife, it breaks.
On the iPhone, I can share Notes folders with my wife. If I do that, she can see them on her phone and I can see them on mine. But the instant I share the folder with her, even if she hasn't gotten the notification or opened it, it disappears from my Mac and from iCloud. It reappears if I turn off sharing.
On the Mac, I cannot share folders, I can only share individual Notes. Could this disconnect between the two flavors of Notes.app be part of the problem? Do they have different DOMs?
The Sharing function on this app appears to be a total kludge. The best advice I've gotten from searching this forum is "Sharing doesn't work; don't do it." Is that the best there is?
It works reasonably well for myself, synching between iPhone and Mac nearly simultaneously, so I use it all the time for my personal organization. I even use it for things like having a note open in both devices and dictating on my iPhone and then copy/pasting that text on my Mac (my Mac is really poor at dictation compared to the iPhone). I would like to not have to use a different app for shared notes. That's a very awkward workflow.
Is there a way to get the Sharing function in Notes to work without hiding the notes from myself?
Is there another app where both dictation and synching with my own devices work just as quickly, where sharing with someone else also works?