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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How do I use AppleScript to open the first note in a folder, in a different order than most recently edited?

This is a followup question to How do I use AppleScript to open a specific note from Apple's Notes application?. In that answer, the author is able to open the first note in a list based on time ...
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Restore lost notes from Backup device

I am using MacBook Pro which is running macOS Catalina 10.15.4. Recently my MacBook was suddenly shutdown. I actually don't know why it has happened but After booting again I found there is no Notes ...
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How to format selected text in monospace in Apple Notes app?

When I select a text and hit Command+Shift M, It format the whole line instead of the selected text. Example: This is a code expected: This is a code What I have: This is a code
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All notes mysteriously disappeared across all synced devices. Can I recover?

All of my notes that are synced through iCloud have just disappeared across all of my synced devices. I use this application every day and would really like to get these notes back, but I can't ...
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Accidentally emptied a Note, which was then automatically deleted

I accidentally emptied the content of one of my Notes by selecting all and then pressing on the "return" key - removing everything. I then quickly exited from my, now empty, Note, which my ...
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Store notes within folders (alternative Dropbox Paper)

I would like to store a note or text document within a finder folder and have that sync across all my devices and my wife's devices. And be accessed from the note/text app itself. This is currently ...
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Notes.app list search in a specified folder in mac

The macOS Notes.app list search will search all the folders in the current account. I am wondering if it can be done in one specified folder.
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iOS Notes and foreign WIFI hotspot security

If I connect with my iPhone to a foreign wifi hotspot are my Notes in danger? Does it automatically transfer Notes on new connection? If I didn't open the Notes app, or even if I did open it, can a ...
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Apple Notes isn't letting me zoom in when using separate window on macOS

When I'm writing a note in a popped out window (by double-clicking on the note in the list), the "zoom in/out/actual size" options in the view menu are disabled. Most of the view menu is ...
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Stop Apple Notes from cutting off handwritten text

When hand writing notes in Apple Notes, it is very easy to cut off notes across pages when exporting the note. This is because dividers between pages aren't shown as they are in Notability or ...
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Does Mac OS Notes struggle with pasted HTML?

I'm trying to keep a record of notes comparing different products and details I'm researching on a category of products I'm shopping for. I'm finding bizarre behavior where text I previously entered ...
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How to easily move all notes to another folder?

A co-worker resigned last week, and just returned his Macbook to the office. Now I'm backing up all the data before deleting his Mac account. He had plenty of notes stored in the Notes app. I don't ...
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Move Apple Notes from Mac to iCloud

I have all my notes on my Mac, and I want to move them to iCloud so I can use them on a different laptop. Using the image below as an example, how do I move all notes from "On My Mac" to &...
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How to open NoteStore.sqlite

I forgot to backup my notes before upgrading to a SSD and I'm trying to retrieve them. Instead of re-installing my old harddrive, I managed to find and copy the NoteStore.sqlite file out of it. Now ...
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Apple Script to Pull “checklist” item into Reminders

Does anyone know of a script to take the unchecked checklist items in your individual notes and automatically create a todo entry in Reminders? When taking notes in Notes, I often add a checklist item,...
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Export Apple Notes

I want to export (or transfer) all notes from the Apple Notes app to a note taking app on a different platform. So I need to bulk copy or move all the notes I have in Apple Notes to Linux. Is there ...
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Recover an overwritten Mac note

I was changing the fonts and accidentally selected all the content of the note which got overwritten. Command + Z doesn't seem to work and I have no backup. Is there a way to recover? I have tried the ...
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How do I use OCR in iPhone Notes?

I was saving some hand-written note in iPhone Notes (suppose I had drawn "hello world, how are you?"). The default name suggested for the particular note was the start of the document ("...
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How to access locked notes with forgotten password?

I've forgotten my Notes.app password and the hint I left myself is no help. I have the ability to reset the password in Settings, but all my old notes that used the old password would remain locked. ...
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Can automatic numbered list formatting be turned off in notes?

I'm running notes Version 4.7 (1111.23) on macOS Catalina (10.15.6) and I have a couple documents I want to disable bullets and number formatting. In TextEdit, the number formatting isn't as ...
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My Notes App Disappeared

I am using an iPhone 7+ and noticed my Notes application is missing this morning! I keep stuff in there I have trouble remembering so I always save it to my iPhone and iCloud when I add something to ...
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Are there iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil in color, grid, and with pages to print?

I am searching for an app, in which I can take notes during lectures. To be more specific I would like to find an app which extends the default notes app in the following ways: Creating a color ...
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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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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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