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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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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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How can I transfer my notes with pictures to a word document?

I have an iPhone and a PC. I keep a journal on my iPhone notes that consists of text and images like this: -text for monday- image for monday -text for tuesday- image for tuesday... I can’t find a ...
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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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My most used note in Notes on my Mac suddenly reverted to January 2017

I'm super disappointed I'm losing over a year of logs. I keep a diary of shows etc that I watched and it just reverted back to January 2017 — over a year of content. I don't understand. But notes 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 ...
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Nested list in iOS Notes

I might be missing something obvious, but I can't figure out how to create a nested list in iOS Notes. It's easy on a Mac (just use the tab key), and the iPhone renders a nested list fine, but there ...
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Launching the Notes app subsequently launches the Calendar App as well

Whenever I launch the Notes app, the Calendar app launches as well. I use the Notes app a lot and this can be very frustrating. I updated to High Sierra 10.13.5 to see if it would solve the problem, ...
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Can't restore my Notes Mac OsX

My MacOsX was updated to Sierra and although I can use the Note app fine, it erased all my previous notes and I don't have backup in time machine or iCloud. I tired to recover them from the library ...
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How to share contact with notes field through text message(Iphone) ?

Iphone won't include notes field when I share contacts. I want people to see my notes field when I share my contact throught text message not email. How can this be done? Do I need a third party ...
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Shortcut For Adding Bullet Point In Mac's Notes Application

Does anyone know if there is a way I can start a bullet point list in the updated Notes app that comes with the MacOS with a keyboard shortcut that looks like this or this I use the app in class a ...
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In Notes.app, how do you add columns to a table?

I'm using Version 4.5 of Notes.app There's an option to add a table. I see that if I tab through the table then rows will be added, but I'm not finding a way to add columns to the table. Is it ...
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How to set tab size in notes app or across the OS

I've tried defaults write com.apple.TextEdit "TabWidth" '3' or defaults write com.apple.Notes "TabWidth" '3' but it doesn't change the tab size in the Notes app. I find no related preference in ...
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How do I move existing notes from my iCloud to another folder (gmail, etc)?

I was looking for some help. I have a mac and an iPhone. I have 200 important notes in my icloud. I am scared that something will happen to my phone or mac and I will lose all my notes because my ...
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Corrupted iOS backup - notes.sqlite is encrypted!

Well, one of my clients made an iTunes backup of her old iPhone right before she wipe and sell it. She never expected that the backup is corrupted till she got a new iPhone and tried to restore that ...
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Missing a note in the Notes app

Here's the issue I'm faced with: Notice the "Bookmarks -2" in Inoreader's share view and the lack of that note in the Notes app. I have only one iCloud account associated with the Notes app and I ...
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How to clear table contents in notes for iOS 11?

I don’t want to create a new table I want to empty the data of the old table and add new data.
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What stylus is good for taking notes and writing equation

I frequently need to take notes and write equations. I never draw any thing other than graphs, diagrams, etc.. like board works. I am not a painter. I bought an Adobe Ink for my iPad (not iPad pro). ...
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Keyboard shortcut for monospaced formatting in Notes app

Is there any way to define a keyboard shortcut for monospaced formatting in Apples Notes app? Any alternative suggestion to quickly format a single line monospaced without using the mouse?
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How to link notes in macOS Notes application?

Is it possible to link to another notes in macOS Notes Application? For example I want to add in link to "Note2" from "Note1". So I click on the link, it will take me to that note.
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Unicode Character causes Notes.app to crash

So I tried this new character that apparently kills any app that it's rendered in. I wanted to try it with my own mac myself. So I opened the notes app, I entered a bunch of random works etc. and ...
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Is it possible to add a horizontal line to apple notes on a mac?

On MacOS I see ways to enter checklists and tables but no way to enter a horizontal line. Is this possible to do?
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How to restore shm files on from Notes application on Mac

Yesterday somehow all of my Notes disappeared. I have some very important Notes that I want to get back. So, I followed the instructions here https://www.easeus.com/mac-file-recovery/recover-deleted-...