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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I transfer voice memos and notes from iphone to idrive usb drive?

I am a Linux user and do not use iTunes. There are 2 way usb drives around that allow one to attach them to iphone and transfer media using supplied app as well as use them as USB drive on a computer. ...
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How to connect notes with links in Notes.app?

I have lots of notes and want to connect some of them to each other. We can add links with CMD + K and I know we can run other apps with links like reminders://. Is there any URL scheme to create a ...
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Code markup in Apple Notes app

I am currently running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and was wondering if there is an easy way to format code (like there is for Title, Heading, etc.) in Apple's Notes app? I'm open to any workarounds to ...
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Mac app for writing handwritten notes

I would like to prepare hand-written notes (via One by Wacom tablet) for my educational purposes, therefore I would like to have a software which has ability to create infinite long (or big enough) ...
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Anyone successfully syncing IMAP Notes with High Sierra?

I regularly use the Notes app with our corporate IMAP server to share notes between my devices. (Corporate policy forbids us from using iCloud or any other 3rd party service.) This used to work fine, ...
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Shortcut of zooming out in Notes

I am using a french keyboard in MacBook Pro. The followings are shortcuts in Notes. Zoom In works perfectly, whereas Zoom Out by Shift + command + , does not work. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Shortcut to create checklist on Notes (Mac)?

I usually type "* " (or "- ") to start a bulleted list but how do I start a checklist quickly on Mac?
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Notes not opening on OSX El Capitan 10.11.16 on MacBook Pro

Notes will not open either from dock icon or from Finder, even after a forced quit and re-starting of MacBook Pro...just begun happening today during normal MacBook usage. Suggestions?
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How to save note onto Mac instead of iCloud on macOS High Sierra?

I recently upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.1. I can't save notes on my Mac, the only option is iCloud. How can I save the note on my Mac instead of on iCloud?
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How to edit shared iCloud note in native app?

I shared an iCloud note with somebody else to work on it together. I sent a link via E-Mail which points to iCloud.com. The other person opens the link, signs into iCloud and then the note is opened ...
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iPad app to take notes in mathematics

I would like to take mathematical notes with my iPad so that at the end of the process I would have a PDF file of A4 pages. Do you have any idea? PS: I have tried Nebo but it is too complicated to ...
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How To Get Notes On Windows 10?

I switched from my Mac to a PC that runs Windows 10 and have all my notes from the notes app on my Mac. How can I get all my notes? Thanks!
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How can I merge Notes from two Macbooks without using iCloud?

I have two laptops and both have different Notes that are useful to me. Not wanting to share any such data with Apple, they are also not synced to iCloud. So far, I found the path where they are ...
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Unable to pin notes and add tables in Notes, High Sierra

So, two of the key features of High Sierra is that its Notes app has the ability to pin notes and add tables. However, both of the actions are inactive. Is there some trick on using them? I'm using ...
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Undo/Redo iPhone Notes App w/o shaking

I don’t want to shake my phone. I want buttons that quickly undo and redo on my keyboard but I can’t find a way. Is there something I’m missing or does apple not provide a way to do this? It’s ...
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How do I resize an image in Notes?

I can't resize an image by dragging and dropping in Notes. How do I resize an image in Notes?
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will signing out of icloud delete all my notes permanently?

I am supposed to, as part of troubleshooting my iCloud account error messages, sign out of icloud then back in. I get the pop-up that logging out will remove all the Notes from my mac. When i log ...
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Convert Apple iCloud Notes to Google Docs

Is it possible to convert some of my Apple Notes that are currently in my iCloud, over to Google Docs? I use about 7 iMacs a week for work but the network here at work has been odd with letting me ...
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macOS Notes app: zooming in on sketches made w/ iPad Pro

I created a sketch in a note (Apple's Notes app, synchronized with iCloud) using 10.5" iPad Pro running 11.0.3. When I open this note on my macbook pro running 10.13, the sketch is tiny and there are ...
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Is there a way to access a previous version of a Note?

I've been using Notes to keep track of billable time. I just realized that I accidentally deleted some text within a Note (not the Note itself, so it won't be in Recently Deleted) that I still need. ...