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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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Notes app always ready like the "unclutter" application [closed]

I'd like to have a text scrap pad always available with a shortcut like the one offered by this app: https://unclutterapp.com/ But ideally as free open source solution.
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Mac Apple Notes app main window keep coming on the top

MacBook Air Sonoma 14.5 (23F79) Hello guys. I have an issue with Apple Notes. When opening a note in a new window above the main window, the main window will automatically jump back above the new ...
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How to Split Up Drawing in Apple Notes

I have a long handwritten note in Apple Notes and would like to split it into 2 drawings and add regular text in between. I have the option to 'add space' but cannot add text in the space without a ...
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I accidentally deleted Notes from iCloud

While attempting to clean an iPad to give away I accidentally deleted my Notes on iCloud. I have a backup of my current iPad (although slightly out of date). I have a current TimeMachine backup on my ...
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Cmd+K not working in Notes since Sonoma

I use Cmd+K to create hyperlinks in my Notes app often. I notice after upgrading to Sonoma, it stopped working about 80% of the time. Now when I press Cmd+K, it opens the dialog, and when I paste the ...
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What would it take to create Markdown support for Notes App? [duplicate]

I'm a heavy Notes user and I was wondering if it's at all possible to create limited markdown support for Notes app. For example, to create syntax highlighting for snippets like this. const(a, b) =>...
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Calendar + Notes app not syncing to iCloud

I have a fresh install of macOS Sonoma and am struggling to sync properly to my iCloud account (which I've only just registered). My calendar is split into 3 different ones, so that I can have ...
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Airdrop Text File From Mac To iPhone Issue

When I airdrop a text file from my Mac to my iPhone, the phone automatically opens the contents as a new Apple Note. Not sure why it started doing this. I used to get the pop up menu that allowed to ...
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Apple Notes: Moving a Quick Note into a folder always fails the first time

When trying to move a Quick Note into one of the other folders in Apple Notes, it never works the first time for me: first it appears to work as intended, but after a few seconds, the note just ...
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How to recover local Notes data from external backup (Time Machine)

I accidentally deleted my local Notes. I attempted to recover them from Time Machine backup but encountered an issue where Notes crashed after some seconds and my recovered notes were discarded after ...
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Move entire Notes.app database from iPhone to Windows PC?

I'd like to move the entire Notes.app database (all the notes, all the folders, all the file attachments inside the notes) from iPhone to Windows PC? I've scanned a lot of documents with my iPhone's ...
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macOS Sonoma (14.1) Native text apps - Mail, Notes and TextEdit - autocomplete in US English (I'm in the UK)

This issue affects all native text apps (Notes, TextEdit, and Mail). It does not affect Safari. Nor does it affect Notes and Mail on iPadOS (17.1) (that's still in the UK). Only autocorrect works in ...
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How to send Notes with formatting to a remote iPhone

I made a note on my iPhone with formatting. How can I send this to another iPhone user and preserve the formatting? AirDrop is not possible because they are not nearby. I tried saving the note to ...
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Has OCR functionality on scanned docs in Notes changed?

In iOS 17.0.3, on the Notes app, I’ve been using the scan document feature to keep a copy of a document, saving within the Note and then copying & pasting elsewhere. Today, OCR is not working. ...
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Importing Notes

As discussed in this question, How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go, I exported the Notes data using Exporter. Now I can't find out the way to import those notes back to the Notes app. The ...
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Unable to sync internet account's notes

I'm trying to sync my personal notes to my work Mac but they do not appear as an option in the internet accounts menu. I've just installed Sonoma. Any ideas?
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Nones on new iPhone not syncing (all usual troubleshooting attempted)

Someone please help me with this issue! I bought a new iPhone SE 3rd generation a few weeks. I activated an eSIM on it yesterday. While playing around today, I realized that my Notes on this device ...
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Retrieving Notes data using time machine on external hard drive to a new laptop [duplicate]

I'd like some help pleases. I have a time machine backup of my old macbook air (purchased 2013) which is no longer operational. I have a new macbook air purchased 2022 and I would like to transfer ...
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Automated to do list in shortcuts app

I have a note that has unchecked tick boxes (kinda like a to do list but in a note). I want to tick off one by one, let’s say for each second. The attached photo shows what kind of tick boxes i need ...
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Ipad Air gets so hot in Notes app

My iPad Air 5th usually gets very hot while drawing in the Notes app with pencil. Is it normal and if any workaround? A related question here only has a very vague answer, from which it is still ...
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How to restore non-synced Exchange Notes on Ventura?

I am running macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (c) (22F770820d) on my work laptop. I have enabled my work Exchange account and am syncing Calendars, Notes, and Reminders. While troubleshooting a sync problem with ...
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Why does the Notes application treat notes different in different iCloud accounts?

I have two separate iCloud accounts, with the Notes application (latest Mac OS) configured to use both iCloud accounts. Notes stored in my primary iCould account work as expected. But notes in the ...
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Fetching an element from a list within a note through automator/scripting

I have a notes file containing a list of names. Is there a way I can copy one of them through automator or through scripting without me having to open the notes app? Notes as in the default notes app ...
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Apple Notes - quickly open multiple specific notes

Is there a way (Apple Shortcuts or other) to have a command that will launch the Notes app on macOS and open separate windows for multiple of your favorite notes? Use Case: I would like to have 3 ...
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Corrupt Notes - Permanent syncing on Mac

I use Apple Notes with my iCloud account. Starting with macOS of several versions ago, the app permanently shows the spinning wheel as if the syncing never stops. This problem has started on an old ...
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Please help me !! - Missing Notes

So a few days ago, I got a MacBook and set it up— next thing I knew 200-300 notes were missing and some notes that I do have, have some or all content missing. And then, some of the folders I have (...
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How to use Quick Notes with virtual desktops

The Quick Note feature of Notes.app is interesting, either through its shortcut fn Q or through the active corner to write down a bit of information you need. However, I find it rather incompatible ...
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Restoring iCloud Notes from local copy

I used Notes on three MacOS/iOS devices (iCloud synchronization enabled). Accidentally I removed iCloud data. There were about 1000 notes, part of them were with attachments. Apple support can’t help ...
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When changing keyboard input language, I want to change the font size too

I take notes (in Notes mainly) in both English and Korean, so I switch keyboard input language frequently. A font size of 13 is good for english, but the Korean characters are more readable with a ...
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An Automator or AppleScript to convert TextEdit documents into Apple Notes

I have an awfully bad habit of working with 100s of open TextEdit files on my macOS desktop, dropping in various bits of content I find or thoughts that I want to keep every day, I've been doing it ...
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Always "View as Small Images" macOS Apple Notes

How do I make "View as Small Images" the default any time I add an image in Apple Notes?
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Restore iPhone Note from iCloud

On an iPhone with iOS 16, how does one restore a single note from iCloud? I need to recover the proper version of the note. (I did not delete the file. I edited it, and Notes doesn't seem to have an ...
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Can you undo the text message notification that gets sent when changing share settings on a Note?

Say you are working on the draft of a project in an iOS note. You share the note with a potential collaborator wanting their input. But then you share the note with someone else who is their ...
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iOS/Notes app…Note lost after app crash…possible to recover?

I was editing a note in the iOS Notes app (iPhone 13, iOS 16.1.1) when I had an app crash and lost the entire content of my note. Possible to restore in any way? I was editing a lengthy note, and ...
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Notes app on MacOS stuck in cycle of high CPU and eventual crash

My Notes app recently got stuck in a cycle of high CPU (~125%) and eventual crash. Or, more accurately, I should say that my Notes iCloud data recently started crashing the Notes app on multiple ...
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Notes app doesn’t sync all notes from iCloud

To fix my Notes widget problem, I deleted the app from my iPhone 8 and reinstalled it, hoping it would resync with my iCloud account. I did resync, but not completely. There are still plenty of notes —...
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Notes widget shows blanks after upgrading to iOS 16.2

When I upgraded my iPhone 8 to iOS 16.2 -- from 16 or 16.1, I don't recall -- the Notes widget now looks like this: If you tap on it, it will correctly open the Notes app and all the notes are there, ...
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Create and edit notes from mail client for MacOS notes app

My notes on my Notes App get transferred into a directory "Notes" on my mail account. When I open them [e.g. on my Android phone], they just look like simple mails, with text and a subject. ...
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How to copy line in bullet point list without the bullet point?

My workflow involves lots of lists. I think in lists, I write my notes in lists. An example note in my apple notes might look like Here are the commands I need to Run! echo "this is a command&...
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Notes not synced to iPhone

I went to read notes on my iPhone - there were only 28 (using iCloud) My Mac has 35 - those I had added recently are not there. This has always worked in the past. Any idea what is wrong (and how to ...
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How do I delete a note from Notes.app using AppleScript?

I would like to delete any notes in Notes.app that are older than two weeks. However, the following code results in an error, "Can’t get item [X] of every note.": tell application "...
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How to retain the formatting of Apple Notes at export?

I want to export some notes as PDFs or any other type of text file to save them locally, but when I go to File -> Export as PDF... it shrinks down the note page width, meaning the lines of code and ...
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Applescript to save a webpage to apple notes?

I'm fairly new to Applescript. I would like to develop an Applescript that saves a webpage to Apple notes, instead of doing it manually by going to the 'Share' icon on the upper right of Safari and ...
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How to disable shortcut N+Return for opening Notes

On macOS Ventura 13.0.1, default Notes are opened with N+Return. When I work with gdb, I use N+Return every time, but Notes opens in a new window. How do I disable this obnoxious feature?
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How to have Quick Notes not "Float on top" by default

I have macOS Monterey, and I use the "Quick Notes" hot corner. I hate the fact that every time I use the hot corner, Notes starts with the "Float on top" option, and I have to ...
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Transfer files attached to notes on iPhone 5c to PC/macOS

I want to transfer large ZIP files (up to 200 MB) attached to notes created with Notes app to my PC or macOS. Because I have a iPhone 5c running iOS 10, I can't install Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. ...
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How to export iOS/macOS/icloud Notes [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to export all my Notes in one go? I have replaced my Macbook Pro with a Windows laptop. It would be handy to be able to view my notes in Outlook Notes or OneNote or any other note ...
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How to get a bitmap from a scan in Apple Notes

I love the scanning capability of Apple Notes, it does a great job of squaring up the images, and the black and white seems to have a good adaptive thresholding algorithm. But, I can't find any way to ...
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iCloud Notes show Apple Pencil notes as blank attachments

Any guesses if this is possible to overcome. This changed only recently. The notes are showing fine on iPad and iPhone. The browser is Chrome and OS is Windows 11.
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iPad Air 5th Gen gets massively hot while using ANY notetaking app and Apple Pencil 2

iPad Air 5th gen gets massively hot and drains battery, when using just any note taking app and Apple Pencil. Even if I do not have any Note taking app active, when I just attach the Pencil to the ...
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