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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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Make Notes app copy text as plain text

Is there a way to have the Notes app on Mac copy text as plain text? I use Notes a lot but it copies text as rich text. This can causes problems when pasting text to certain apps that pick up on the ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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MacOS (Sierra), Notes.app: long ago deleted notes appear in search

I use Notes, synced by iCloud, both from Mac (Sierra) and iPhone. All works fine, no duplicates. The problem is only on Mac and only when I search. When I type a word in Notes.app's search field, the ...
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Mac OS X Notes moved to Exchange disappear

I moved the notes from Local notes to Exchange, and then my Notes crashed. When i reopen the Notes, i dont see them in Exchange and neither in local Notes I dont see these are present in Recently ...
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Missing all notes in Notes app but iCloud account is still connected

All of a sudden, all my notes, all the content inside the notes app in my desktop disappeared, and my iCloud account is still connected. Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Copy GIF from notes on macOS

It's possible to copy and paste animated GIF to macOS notes app. And it stores them as animated GIFs as they can be previewed with the animation. However, when you copy one from notes it just copies ...
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Unable to insert images in a Note

I'm trying to insert an image from my Camera Roll into a Note. I've been able to do this in the past, but for some reason the option isn't showing anymore: How do I add photos to a Note? iOS 12, ...
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Notes: Problem with zooming / pinging images

I got problems with my iPad Pro on iOS 12.1.4, shown in the video here. I zoom into a screenshot image placed into a note (note.app). I zoom into it and do my markup (writing on it with apple pencil ...
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Notes.app is ignoring changes I make to DefaultFonts.plist

In Notes, I want to use a specific font size and style, which I'm able to set via "Show Fonts". However, when you use a bulleted list, Notes ignores the font size and style from that point on and ...
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Even as admin, I cannot edit DefaultFonts.plist for Notes.app. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I want to modify DefaultFonts.plist for the Notes application. I've tried a few different ways since what worked on old OS doesn't on 10.14 Mojave: I've navigated to the file through finder, went to ...
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Keep note sheet as black text on white background while Notes.app is in dark mode

I am enjoying dark mode in macOS Mojave. This includes the list boxes and sidebar in the Notes.app. Except, the note sheet itself is awkward with white-text-on-black-blackground. Is it possible to ...
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How can I back up my notes in the Notes app?

Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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NotesApp in iPhone 6s Plus w/ iOS 10.2.1

My iPhone has 16 notes. When I used a forensic tool to examine my phone, it recovered 27 notes, the 16 that I have and 11 "deleted" notes. All the "deleted" notes are named variations of 3 of the 16 ...
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Way to automatically convert all Notes to a single document?

I could copy and paste, but I have hundreds of Notes. Is there an app, or a automator process that could convert all my Notes into a single document? Perhaps a niffy Shortcut?
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iOS Notes - I shared a note and can't see other person edits, while he can see mine

iPad 2018, iOS 12.1.4 - I created a note in the cloud (Notes are On in the iCloud settings, the note is certainly not in "on my phone" category) - share (the person icon, not the share icon) - copy ...
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Change width of a column in a table in Notes.app on a Mac

I discovered the nifty table feature (rows and columns) available in Notes.app on macOS Mojave. How does one stretch or narrow the width of a column?
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How can I edit notes creation and update dates in Notes.app?

Is there a way to edit creation/update date of a certain note in Notes.app? I want to transfer my paper notes written in the past into Notes.app.
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Notes, Drive and Keychain not syncing to iCloud from Mojave

This one is strange. I have one computer which is unable to fully sync with iCloud. What's odd is that some items do sync, including Calendar and Contacts. I suspect there's a corrupted / locked ...
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Export from Notes.app to Markdown format?

Using notes is handy as you can have it in multiple devices and makes transition almost effortless. I'm willing to move some of these to Markdown so I can share the content and add formatting to it. ...
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Is there a way to save a note as a txt file onto the iPhone and then transfer it to a computer via USB?

I'm pretty sure the process is quite simple, but I'm not being able to do it. I wrote a rather long-winded note on my iPhone 6S Plus, and would like to save it as .txt file so I can keep working on it ...
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I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro

I've suddenly lost all my Gmail notes on my iMac Pro. By lost, I mean I open the Apple notes app and see no items. I lost them on my iPhone last week and was unable to find a good documented process ...
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How to save the selected word to note in Preview App

When I read a pdf document in Preview I want to save a word found in pdf file and save it for example in some note so I could come back for the whole list later on. The problem is I can't find share ...
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How can I extract my MacBook Pro Notes files so that the data becomes “normal” again after my computer's file system crashed?

My MacBook Pro from ca. 2011-2013 or something kind of "crashed" - the computer's file system was ruined - when I did a manual forced shutdown because the Notes app was not responding. When I turned ...
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Looking for a notes app or password manager that is accessible only at certain times of the day [duplicate]

I am on a Mac OS High Sierra So basically I have an app locker device (to prevent myself from opening certain apps). However, I also need to somehow put away the password for that app locker or else ...
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MacOX Notes V7 content not retrieved by copying database files — what else can I do? [duplicate]

tldr: My MacBook Pro (10.13.6) is broken but I can retrieve files. I got the Notes database files from ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Notes and moved them into the corresponding location on ...
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Retrieving an accidently deleted notes folder well after 30 days

Back in April, I believe I essentially accidentally deleted notes at a concert. I done this through the Manage Storage section (not through the actual Notes app), and when I went into the Notes app ...
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merging separate Notes setups in iCloud

I have a question about the Notes app and how it interacts with iCloud. I own both an iPhone and a Mac and I am using iCloud on both of them with the same account. A lot of things like Photos seem ...
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Use cross-reference in Mac Notes [duplicate]

I used to use personal WIKIs to organize personal info, but due to increasingly strong browser security control and poor mobile support, I switched to Mac/iOS Notes and find it very comfortable to ...
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Local Notes missing from my iPhone

Recently all the Notes stored locally on my iPhone disappeared. I did not sync it to iCloud or email as it contained private information. How do I recover these notes?
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What is the command I say to make the curser 'Return' while in Notes using dictation?

What is the command I can say when I am using dictation in Notes that is the same as pressing the Return key? For example if I want to make a list or just create a new line for a new sentence?
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Permanently disable “Check Spelling While Typing”

On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, no matter what I do, including all the suggestions I've found on Google and on this site, every time I launch the Notes app it has Check Spelling While Typing enabled. How ...
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Create local backup of notes in Notes.app on macOS

I'm using a company-issued MacBook where we cannot use iCloud to backup notes. But I would like to have a way to create backups of the notes, since they are not included in the company backup software....
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How to disable iOS Notes “smoothing” feature when writing

When I write with the Pen Tool, the app tries to smooth my writing. This is create if I write large letters but if I try to save screen estate (I'm on an iPad Mini) and write small letters, sometimes ...
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Pencil Lag (iPad 2018 vs Pros, Notes vs OneNote, iOS 11 vs 12)

I am very nitty about the input lag of the Apple Pencil. Originally, I was under the impression that the iPad 2018 was a little slower to respond. Testing was with with Standard Notes App. I got ...
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Auto Adding from Google Chrome to macOS Notes

How do I make it possible to add stuff (text, links, images) from Google Chrome to macOS Notes app? (It's available on right click or through extension to Evernote, Milanote, and so on, but not for ...
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HOW can i enable my “ipad” airplane mode BEFORE i unlock it?

i just read the article, Possible to access/restore past versions of Notes in iCloud? And someone's answer seems great: Assuming you have 2 devices, let's say an iPhone and iPad, there is ...
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iPad mini iOS 12.0 - Can't move Notes to Gmail

In the Apple Notes app, I see an ICLOUD folder and a GMAIL folder. When I select "Edit" -> "Move All" the only option is to select ICLOUD. GMAIL isn't an option. I am able to copy notes to the ICLOUD ...
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How I can add a Google - not Gmail - account to the iOS Notes app?

In Settings/Notes/Accounts/Add Account I can add a Gmail account (eg foo@gmail.com), but a simple Google account (eg google@foo.com) I can not. No error, or success, message is displayed during and ...
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Recover Notes from El Capitan in High Sierra

My El Capitan machine unexpectedly died, and I salvaged the disk drive from it to put into an external enclosure attached to my new Mac, which runs High Sierra. (I never used Sierra at all, since my ...
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Note Recovery Alternatives

It appears that by switching iCloud accounts on my MacBook, ALL the notes stored in Notes.app have disappeared/been deleted. These notes were not synced with iCloud -- and Time Machine was disabled. ...
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Spotlight finds Notes via magnifying glass, but not via Finder “Find” or mdfind

I discovered that Spotlight can find my Notes if I just use the magnifying class icon in the main menu bar, but not if I open a Finder window and use command-F. I've always assumed these were just ...
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PDF exported from Notes is unreadable

I have some manuscript notes written in iPad Notes with Apple Pencil, which I need to export to PDF. Unfortunately the generated PDF is useless: For some reason, the text is squeezed in the left, ...
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Recovering non-synched iCloud notes

I created a few notes on my MacBook in iCloud folder. When I realized that the notes weren't synching, I turned off and on notes in Settings → iCloud. My new notes are lost (they are not present in ...
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iCloud contains many hidden sensitive notes that I can't delete

When I delete notes from Notes.app, I expect them to be deleted. However, it's clear that iCloud is storing lots of old, deleted, confidential information, and I don't know how to get rid of it. I ...
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Attaching images into Notes for iCloud Web

I use Apple's Notes app on my Mac, iPhone and iPad. At times, I need to log into Notes for iCloud via a Web browser (using another Mac, PC or Linux box) using the web application to access my notes ...
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How to export the Preview Contents of Spotlight search results?

The notes I had on my local computer have recently vanished. I tried converting the files found in the "Notes backup" location to HTML as suggested by this site but that only yielded 1 useful note. I ...
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Link to a note in Apple Notes, from another note

In Apple Notes on the Mac, is it possible to reference a note from within another note (by way of hyperlink)? So, for example, if I had two notes: Thoughts about pastries Pastries are great. ...
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OSX Sierra Notes & Reminders sync disabled

On all my other devices(iPhone, iPad, another Macbook) I am able to sync my iCloud notes just fine. For some reason my work's Macbook on Sierra is unable to sync and the checkbox is completely ...
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export notes within ebook to android?

switching from my iphone 5s to a samsung A6, I am wondering if there is any option to include my notes in my ebooks, transfer them to my android phone, continue to read on that phone and also still ...
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Migrate content of Notes App from 10.11 machine to new 10.13 machine

I need to get all my notes from my old machine (10.11) to my new machine (10.13) and I was thinking that it would be super easy by copying over a few folders but unfortunately, that doesn't really ...