Why is it that I can sync Apple Notes with Exchange on Mountain Lion but not with iOS 6?
Is there any way to sync iOS notes with Exchange like I can with iOS Reminders?
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iOS Notes only supports syncing with iCloud or an IMAP email account, according to their Syncing Notes support article.
If your Exchange server allows IMAP access, you could create another account on your iOS device that only syncs the notes for your account. You'll have to ask your Exchange admin whether they have enabled IMAP access and what the settings are for it.
There are a handful of iOS apps which claim to sync Exchange notes, but their reviews indicate that they're unreliable, and it doesn't appear that any of them support Exchange 2010 or 2013. As of this writing, the IMAP workaround appears to be the best option.
My experience is no - you cannot do this sort of note syncing with Exchange.
I tried the IMAP option (for iOS to use the Exchange IMAP interchange functionality), unfortunately notes that I already had in exchange did not show on the iphone device. New notes I entered from the iphone device did show up in exchange, but they were in message format, meaning you can open them and view them in outlook or owa, but you cannot edit them so it is only a one-way push as opposed to a true sync.
To me, it looks like Apple is now doing what Microsoft has been criticized for doing, trying to force you to move toward using only their cloud services with their devices...
This is my experience as well. However, I suspect the IMAP not being a viable method for syncing with Exchange is a bug as it worked in earlier editions of IOS.
I have spent several days looking for workarounds or Apps (like TaskTask) to get around this. Unfortunately other than exporting to Evernote the only other viable solution at present is to transport your Notes into a mail folder and sync them as mail items rahter than Note items.
I store all notes as _Note Name in contacts using the company field for the _Note Name.
They then perfectly sync everywhere and are searchable from contacts. Its the best solution and I've used it for years since moving off a BB.
Gmail and its notes syncs perfectly with any number of ios notes apps and does so syncing both ways instantaneously. I use GoTasks.