The new Notes app is great but How do I create a new note without switching to the Notes app first?
Same goes for Reminders.app.
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You can create a service using the Automator:
Create Shortcut in:
System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts → Services → Text
See Mohamad Elwan's answer for notes
Launch Automator --> Service
Add the action "Run AppleScript"
(* Your script goes here *) with:
tell application "Notes" to activate tell application "System Events" click menu item "Notes" of ((process "Notes")'s (menu bar 1)'s ¬ (menu bar item "Window")'s (menu "Window")) click menu item "New Note" of ((process "Notes")'s (menu bar 1)'s ¬ (menu bar item "File")'s (menu "File")) end tell
This will work regardless if the Notes app is minimized or hidden.
Then, follow the above procedure to create the global shortcut.
Hope this helps :)