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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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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Restoring Notes on macOS High Sierra

I would like to view some old notes that were deleted. I read online that the notes are stored through: ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes: NoteStore.sqlite files. OR ~/Library/...
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Notes taken on iPad occur blurry on mac

I have taken a handwritten note using my Apple pencil. I sync the notes via iCloud. Some of the notes appear not full-width in Notes on Mac; rather, they are displayed very small and blurry. The ...
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Automating copying and pasting text on iPhone?

I am cleaning up notes on my iPhone and separating them into distinct notes by cutting certain parts of the text, creating a new note and then pasting it. Is there any option for automating this ...
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How to give feedback for an Apple app not listed on the Product Feedback page?

For example, Notes app is not listed on the Apple Product Feedback page. And I want to suggest adding a Horizontal Line, like HTML <hr/> to Notes app.
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Is there a way to add a background color in Apple notes?

I'm using MacOs Mojave 10.14.6 I've looked for the function, but can't get any useful info on it. It seems like a simple function to me, but I can't find it on the menu.
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In the Notes app (iOS 12.4), how to remove “All on my iPhone”, “Notes”, and “Recently Deleted” folders

In the Notes app, which I am using offline, say I write a note and I put it in a folder I create called "Ool's Folder". Say I then delete the note and create another one. At this point, I have four (!...
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Offline and account-less notes and calendar apps for iOS [closed]

Are there any calendar and notes apps for the iPhone (iOS 12.4) that don't require syncing, cloud use, or an account with a supplier? I have not been able to find any, but I hope some exist.
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Recover Text within iPhone Notes (seeking advice other than “shaking” the phone)

In my iPhone notes, I had created a "note" and had lots of text typed in there. By mistake, I deleted most of the text I had typed inside of the "note". Is there a way I can retrieve that text? I did ...
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How to remove all checked items in Notes?

How can I remove all checked items in Notes on iOS easily? From e.g. a grocery list, I want to remove all items (checkbox and text) that have been checked with a simple action. I think I did this ...
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How can I export drawing from Notes to an image with background on an iPad?

When I save drawing from the Notes app to Photos, the saved image has a transparent background instead of the background I see in the Notes app. You can see the transparent background if you open the ...
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Moving Notes.app notes from one computer to another without using iCloud

I had a bad experience with iCloud overwriting files between 2 laptops in my account (moving to my new laptop soon), so I took my new laptop off of iCloud. Now I don't have all my notes. I'm afraid of ...
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Self storage of notes with extended formatting

The notes app on OSX and iOS offers to sync notes with e-mail accounts. I noticed that for notes synced with an icloud account, the app offers extended formatting possibilies (I use checkboxes and ...
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Notes App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Notes App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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Ways of retrieving photos, notes from iPhone?

I'm trying to copy photos and notes from my iPhone 6 to my macbook. The phone was synced to my old computer which suffered a hard drive failure, so I'm trying to save whatever I can from my phone ...
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iPad notes to Pages

Using my iPad Pro, I draft many notes using the well-known Notes app. Next, I would like to polish them and add more detail therefore on Pages, but I could not find yet an efficient way to “import” ...
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How do I transfer a note with 6+ images from an iPhone to a Mac?

I take notes on my phone (text, to-do lists), take photos from within the notes (click (+) and "Take Photo or Video"), and then need to merge those notes into a larger report on my laptop. I am ...
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How to make AppleScript ignore escape characters in string to make a Note

I have a python script that takes a user's input and inserts it into the name and body parameter of the make new note apple script. The problem is that any escape or special characters get interpreted ...
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Find Notes in Time Machine

So, I haven't found a question asked for this particular issue. I am trying to find Notes from an old computer on Time Machine backups, but the typical location in Containers or Group Containers ...
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Is it possible to share iCloud Notes with non-Apple device users?

Similar to how I can create a doc on Google drive and get a shareable link that allows anyone with that link to view the content. Is there a way that I can send a link to someone who doesn't have an ...
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When inserting notes in Preview app, apostrophes become double-byte characters

Whenever I type a word with an apostrophe inside a note that I insert in a PDF document in Preview (i.e. "I'm"), the apostrophe automatically becomes a double-byte character. I have no idea why this ...
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Can I interact with Apple Notes from the command line?

I use the current Notes app on my iOS devices. It syncs nicely to my desktop. However there I prefer to work on text files - usually in the command line. Particularly I am looking for a way to ...
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if “Speak” was used, following Select All, in iOS notes, is that audio stored anywhere on iPhone or in iCloud?

iOS 12 Notes App when using iOS Notes app, i will frequently Select All, then use the Speak contextual menu tab to hear it read back. Twice, i have had a subsequent action (like tapping spacebar in ...
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Does iOS 9 Notes no longer sync with more recent versions of iOS/Mac OS

I have an old iPad running iOS 9.3.5 (the latest version that the hardware will support). I also use an iPhone (iOS 12.2) an iMac (High Sierra) and a MacBook Pro (also High Sierra). Notes sync ...
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Line thickness when sketching in Notes on iPad

I recently got an iPad Pro with Apple pencil and smart keyboard. I like it a lot! I often need to create a quick sketch, and the Notes app seems perfect... EXCEPT I can't figure out how to change ...
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Duplicate Notes

I just updated my iMac to Mojave and noticed almost all of my Notes seem to have been duplicated. Just to check I went to my iPad and iPhone , and now it seems to have duplicates too! The notes are ...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

I have a lot of Notes on my machine which I don't want to loose. It's not logical to export them one by one. Is there any way to export them in one go, which would make me either use them on my new ...
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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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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 ...