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 to change the default font and size in Notes on El Capitan?

Editing DefaultFonts.plist doesn't seem working anymore on the pre-release build 15A279b of El Capitan: sudo vim /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/DefaultFonts.plist It still shows ...
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Where do my notes written in the Notes application on my Mac get saved?

I'm using the Notes app that comes with my Mac, but I can't find where the notes are getting saved in the Finder. Where can I find these files?
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Recover Notes from TimeMachine

I have deleted an information in a note I need to recover. The note is purely local (not synched in the cloud or on any other device). I'm using Mac OS X El Capitan V10.11.3 and the Apple app "Notes" ...
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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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Can I recover a deleted iCloud note?

I'm syncing my iPhone's Notes to iCloud. If I delete one of these notes, is it permanently deleted, or is there a way for me to recover it?
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How to force OS X Notes application to lose formatting when I paste text from clipboard?

While I do find Notes.app very useful, especially due to the iCloud integration with iOS counterpart apps, I am very annoyed about the text formatting used by the application. I just want to be able ...
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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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How to undelete notes on iPhone “Notes” app?

iPhone has a default "Notes" app which allows us to store notes. Stored notes can be deleted by hitting the "Delete Note" button: How do we recover a note that is accidentally deleted? Is there ...
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Possible to access/restore past versions of Notes in iCloud?

If I mistakenly delete or otherwise mess up a Note that is stored in iCloud, is there a way to restore a past version of the Note?
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Move iPhone notes to iCloud

I have OS X 10.8, and there is an empty list of notes on my Mac. But I have some notes on my iPhone, which are not in iCloud. Instead, they are local notes in the "On My iPhone" folder. How to move ...
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Notes app search is not finding some notes

I am using my notes app on OSX 10.11.5 and iOS 8. For the most part, things are working, but I am noticing that many of my older notes are not searchable. When I type something in the search box, ...
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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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How can I synchronize old notes with an email account on the iPhone?

I had hundreds of notes on my iPhone before I upgraded to OS 4.0. Now there is the new feature which allows me to sync the notes with an email account. I added my email account, but rather than sync ...
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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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Can't disable 'Check spelling while typing' in 'Notes' in OSX El Capitan 10.11.6

This is driving me crazy. In 'Notes', with a note text open/active, I uncheck 'Edit->Spelling and Grammar->Check spelling while typing'. Now the red underlines disappear from words believed to be ...
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Notes from iCloud account don't sync with devices when added as secondary account

I have a "work" iCloud account - a couple of Macs and stuff at work which use that account. I added that iCloud account under Mail etc settings on my iOS 9.0.2 iPhone. However even though Notes is ...
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Notes won't sync via IMAP in macOS Sierra

Recently I updated my MacBook from Mavericks to Sierra and everything is going well… except the sync of my notes. I don't want to use iCloud sync because I don't want my notes on a foreign server. Yes,...
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How to recover missing notes since Mavericks update?

Very recently I've updated my computer via the Mac App Store to Mavericks. Today when I opened Notes I noticed the background had changed but even more startling was that all my notes were gone! It ...
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How to Sync Notes El Capitan to iOS 9 via IMAP

Yes, I know Apple says this will no longer work. But it continues to work just fine on iOS 9 devices. Both iPad and iPhone iOS 9 devices continue to sync via my IMAP account. I enter or modify a note ...
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Notes disappearing right after creation

Sometimes a note in Notes suddenly disappears. It usually (always?) happens just in a few seconds after the creation, while I'm still editing the note. What causes this kind of behavior and how can I ...
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Sync Notes from Mac and iOS devices without iCloud

I did some research, and discovered that people have had nightmares with syncing notes from the Notes app via iCloud, in that all of the notes get permanently deleted. Before seeing these articles/...
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Shortcut to open/close sidebar in Notes app?

In Safari, you can press Cmd ⌘ ⇧ L to open/close the sidebar. When pressing this shortcut in Notes however, it creates a list. What's the shortcut in Apple's notes app to toggle the sidebar?
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What format does the apple notes sqlite db date use?

I want to extract the note texts and modification dates from an sqlite notes database extracted from an iOS device backup. But I can't figure out how to convert the date format to a readable date ...
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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 ...