Questions tagged [notes.app]

An application provided with the original iPhone, and made available on the Mac in Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. Used to record text notes, and can be synced using iCloud or other services.

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Is there any way to recover overwritten notes on mac?

I pasted something on top of a note on my Mac that had some moderately important stuff, switched notes (which means no ctrl-z), and I'm trying to recover it. My first mistake is that I unfortunately ...
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Macbook notes not get opening in window words [closed]

i have typed texts in my Macbook, when i try to open it in Window laptop Words, it does not get opened. Pls suggest needful, thanks.
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Cannot find old Notes data

I just upgraded my harddrive for my Macbook Pro mid-2009 running High Sierra to a solid state drive. My old harddrive is now in an enclosure and I'm trying to access my old Notes from there, I forgot ...
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Hyperlink between Apple Notes pages [duplicate]

Is there a way to hyperlink within Notes, from one Note entry & back?
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IPhone Notes App is not loading all my notes but I can search for them from Home screen

I am using the Notes app on iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10.2.1. I don't use icloud. However, a few days ago, the Notes app stopped loading all my notes. My notes app shows nothing. However, when I ...
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iOS notes app - drawing tools disappear when using Pencil

I noticed the following behaviour and consider it a bug. How to proceed? When I open a new note in the iOS notes app (ipad pro 2020) and I open the drawing tools [1] and I start to draw with the ...
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Why does the Note I shared via AirDrop to my Mac from my iPhone not show up in Notes.app?

I can successfully AirDrop the note from my personal iPhone to my work Mac (seems to work fine), but when I go to Notes.app on my Mac - the note is not there. I'm logged into Notes with iCloud on my ...
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Search in Apple Notes.app for MacOS does not work at all

Today I started using Apple Notes App and populated it with little over a dozen notes. Then I tried to find a note by searching for keywords. Search does not return any result for me. I tried to find ...
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Cannot draw in iPad Notes app using a finger

I have an iPad Pro, 2nd generation with the iPadOS version 13.5.1 and I would like to draw or print on a page in the Notes app. I don't have an Apple Pencil but I should be able to do this with my ...
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Convenient Way to Turn an Apple Note to EPUB

Recently I have converted one of my iCloud notes into an EPUB by first copying and pasting its content to Pages (by parts, since the entire content was not willing to be copied for some reason), then ...
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Using Applescript to append user input to existing note in Notes App

I've been using this little utility to save out random thoughts through the day to a text file. I want to append the user input to an existing note in the notes APP, but can't figure out getting ...
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Problems with web archive files cannot be opened

I've saved several webpages as web archive files and put them in various Apple Notes. I just tried to open one and got cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer So I started ...
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A5 Printing on A4 with custom flips and unique layout / flow direction

How do I get the following print layout? I would like to be able to print from anything, be that notes or a website or anything else. My mac has only the following layout settings none of which ...
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group.com.apple.notes is taking up huge amounts of disk space

Further to yesterdays question about Apple Notes taking up huge amounts of space on my iPhone, on my Mac the folder group.com.apple.notes\media is taking up 13.1GB. Each folder has a zip file and ...
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MacOS Notes App: Font keeps changing

I think it’s bad enough that you can’t properly change the default font (not just the size) in the Notes App. I have got used to selecting all and changing the font manually. However, if I press ...
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Automatically convert cooking recipe units

I am looking for a way to manipulate cooking recipe texts in such a way, that measurement in units foreign to me are converted to the ones I know. For example: 2 cups of milk → 568 ml of milk Here ...
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Free up space used by Notes

Notes is using up over 13GB on my iPhone. Is there a way I can see which notes are taking up space and compress, archive or delete them? I think it’s also taking up the same amount of space on my Mac ...
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How to create an email with a Note label in gmail that will show up in OSX Notes

I use OSX Notes a lot. Sometimes I am at a Windows PC without my phone and would like to create a note in Gmail that would display in OSX Notes. It seems like this should be possible because you can ...
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Separate/different sharing of sub-folders in Notes.app

I am trying to share a (sub)folder within a shared folder hierarchy with a different person, but this seems to not be possible in Notes.app on Catalina. ... ? Let's assume I have a folder structure ...
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How do I set it so Apple Notes checklist items don't move when completed?

Googled it, can't find out how to do it. Seems like I saw a setting dialog pop up once.
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Change default email application - iPadOS [duplicate]

When I type on Notes.app, it is useful to have clickable email links as follows: Whenever I click this link, it wants to take me to Mail.app, I don’t have it installed so it shows this message: I ...
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using Notes app app simultaneously on Sierra and Catalina systems

My main system is on macOS Sierra. I'm testing macOS Catalina on an external startup disk to see how my old machine will handle the new OS (I know it's late, but...) On the Catalina test system I'm ...
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Opening the folder of the current/any note in Apple Notes (macOS and iOS)

How can I open the folder of a specific (current) note in Apple Notes.app? My Notes.app has a few thousand notes in about a hundred folders (nothing special, I guess). If I find a note through the ...
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Recover deleted notes from deleted (not existing anymore) e-mail account

Today I accidentally deleted the notes account of an old e-mail address by removing the internet notes account. In notes I noticed ALL my notes of this e-mail address were gone. I tried to restore ...
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Notes: Lines turn invisible when the line above them are deleted

macOS Catalina. Since one of the recent updates, formatting in Notes has gotten wonky. When you delete a line, the line under it can go invisible. Highlighting the invisible text and changing color ...
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Does Notes app macOS Mojave auto-move checked off checklist items to bottom, like iOS 13?

The Notes app on iOS 13 offered to automatically move checked-off items in a checklist to the bottom. Does the Mac Notes app offer that in Mojave or Catalina?
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How do I export Notes from iphone to PC with images?

I have keeping track of my expenses within the notes app on my iPhone. It consists of a series of headings and pictures of receipts for the entire month. How can I get this on my PC in some format ...
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How do I backup all the notes on my mac at once? [duplicate]

I have over 100 notes on my Mac from this year but stupidly I didn't put them on my I cloud as I had though it posed a securaty risk but I think I was being overly carful/paranoid. I want to make ...
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Overwritten Mac note

I was typing and I accidentally hit CmdA (Select All) and then I continued typing. That wiped my entire note and CmdZ (Undo) didn't work. Time Machine and iCloud weren't on, it was locally stored and ...
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EssentialPIM PC sync with native PIM on iPhone without iOS EssentialPIM & iTunes?

I use the iPhone's native Calendar, Contacts, and Notes apps (not email). It used to sync with Outlook on my Windows lapop. It synced over local WiFi, as I am not comfortable having my information ...
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Downloading notes from my iPhone

I have all the notes I write on my iPad Pro in my iPhone as well but usually when I try to share my notes every time I tried to download it I get like a white background less quality pdf version, ...
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Location of hashed password for Notes app in macOS or iOS

I've got a Notes.app note on my phone (iOS) and desktop (macOS 10.14.6) and have forgotten the password. Unable to find where the hashed password is stored so I can attempt to crack it. Any insight is ...
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Backup Notes from another User without access to it

My Macbook doesn't login into the system, just getting stuck on login. Luckily, I have dual boot, so entered in another system with other user account. Now I plan to format my laptop and install ...
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Can't draw in Notes app

I am running iOS 13.3 on an iPhone 11. On the notes app, it seems like I have access to the drawing tools, but I can't actually draw anything. I can select the pen, highlighter/marker, pencil, eraser, ...
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Need help restoring Mac OS Notes

My work computer's RAM is broken. This isn't allowing it to boot properly. So I've got my personal mac tethered to the work mac via data transfer. I can see the notes DB files, and have transferred ...
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Can I trigger a series of keyboard shortcuts with a single action on iOS?

For example, on an iPad with iOS 13, if I want to automate the following (in the app Notes): Command Shift Down Command X Command Up Down Command V Is there any way to trigger that sequence of ...
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Notes.app on Catalina doesn't remember zoom level

Steps to reproduce: Open Notes app on a Mac View > Zoom In Quit Notes Open Notes Notice: The font is the same size as upon first opening it. Anybody else have this problem? It would remember the ...
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Turn off auto-hyperlinking in Notes app for macOS

A lot of my notes have links in them, but I don't want them to automatically be changed into hyperlinks after pressing space or enter. I'd like them to remain as plain text without having to manually ...
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How to make notes read-only?

Can I set the default notes read-only, so I can't edit them unintentionally? Note: I don't want to lock them, cause then I can't read them, unless I can edit them too. I want to be able to read them ...
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Apple Notes url for specific note via icloud.com doesn't quite work

This should work...I think...but it doesn't. If you look at your Apple Notes in iCloud, you can get a specific url to every single note. But you can't actually access the note this way. Here's what'...
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Apple Script - append text to note with new line

I am having a little trouble appending Text to a Apple Note. set AppendedText to (the clipboard) ################################### tell application "Notes" tell account "iCloud" tell ...
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Universal Access Handoff and any clipboard manager

With Handoff enabled, when text is copied on iPhone (e.g. in Notes) the copied text also is saved to the Mac desktop clipboard. And if using a clipboard manager on the desktop, that same copied text ...
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How do I use AppleScript to open a specific note from Apple's Notes application?

I would like to create an AppleScript (or a command from Terminal) that opens a specific note from Apple's Notes application, preferably in a separate window. To be clear, I don't want to create a new ...
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Apple Notes - using different Passwords for locking and unlocking

I have a long-standing password for locking notes in the macOS Notes app. Today I attempted to lock a new note and I got an error message telling me that my Notes password is incorrect. I tried it ...
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Lost Notes and now I do not know what to do with NotesV4.storedata

could someone please help me, as I am so confused - I just realized I lost my Notes, and then I search for them in Finder - Go, and I found this document "NotesV4.storedata", but I do not know, what ...
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Q: Why can't I see nested folders (that happen to be shared folders) on the Notes app in iCloud.com?

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15.1 on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I am also running iOS 13.2.1 on an iPhone XR. In the new and upgraded Notes apps, I have some nested folders in my iCloud account. Each ...
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Notes app Catalina and iOS 13 will not synch

Notes.app in Catalina and iOS 13 will not synch reliably across devices. It seems worse: From the Mac. Changes on iPhone seem to more reliably appear in iCloud.com. Files with special characters. I ...
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view deleted notes via sqlite db?

I am running mac os high sierra and want to see some deleted notes. I did not have iCloud sync on. I am not sure if time machine was on. If I enter time machine on a directory it shows the ...
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Catalina Notes.app draining battery?

After upgrading to Catalina, I noticed that my MacBook Pro (13" with touchbar) would go from 100% battery to nearly zero in just about 30 minutes. The fans would be running like crazy. Using Activity ...
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Sharing Notes on Catalina

I have been using shared notes on my Mac and iOS devices for years now. Everything worked fine until iOS 13 / Catalina. Now when I try to create a shared note it tells me either the server could not ...

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