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 move line up/down in Notes on macbook using keyboard shortcut?

I know it is possible in xcode with ⌘ + ⌥ + [ or ⌘ + ⌥ + ]. But it doesn't work in Notes. Any ideas?
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How can I sync notes from the Mac OS Notes app to plain text?

I'd like to sync my notes in the Mac OS (Mountain Lion) Notes app to plain text files. E.g., if I have a note called "shopping list" in the Notes app, I'd like to find a way to automatically export ...
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Sync notes with Mac and iPhone

I have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion. I like the Notes application but my notes do not sync with iCloud. The Notes checkbox is checked under System Preferences as is my Calendar and Contacts. ...
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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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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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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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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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Makes notes on a mac which contains source code

I love the notes app on the mac. One problem I face is that if I am making notes on the app and try to put some source code in it. the notes app completely screws up the formatting. It will mess up ...
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Change Zoom of Notes.app

I have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro with a higher resolution display (1680 x 1050), an option that was offered back then. Unfortunately, in many of the Apple apps the default 100% zoom level displays normal ...
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Notes lost on iCloud

Took my iPad & iPhone to Apple Store for numerous problems. They backed both up to the cloud, showed me everything was there; including my notes which are my entire business. I make organic soaps &...
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How to sort notes with Notes.app on El Capitan

In the previous versions of Notes.app there was a possibility to sort the notes, either by creation dates or by 'last updated' dates. I can't do that with El Cap, that's a bit annoying, I want my ...
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Notes synchronisation with google account, uncountable notes generated

I have setup my macbook to sync with my google account for notes and apparently for each note that i start to write on my mac several versions, i believe all versions of the notes (after each ...
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Notes.app on OS X crashing whenever I make an edit in the iOS app

Notes.app on OS X crashes whenever I make an edit in the iOS app and it syncs back down to my Mac. When it crashes, I just open up the app again, and everything is synced up and works perfectly. The ...
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iCloud seems to delete Notes taken on my Mac when offline

I have just set up the Notes.app on my MBP (Running OSX 10.8.2) to link up with my iCloud account so that I could begin working with synchronised notes. I make a lot of notes while I am out and about ...
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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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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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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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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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Notes, Drive and Keychain not syncing to iCloud from Mojave

This one is strange. I have one computer which is unable to fully sync with iCloud. What's odd is that some items do sync, including Calendar and Contacts. I suspect there's a corrupted / locked ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How can I move my notes from iCloud folder to GMail folder

Only iCloud folder displays in the move menu. Even though GMail folder is normally present.
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iCloud sync of my note deleted some parts by itself

I am using Notes (the stock app) on my iPhone and on my Mac, synced throught iCloud. I have a note where I put some brainstorming in. Sometimes I add stuff on my Mac, and sometimes I add to it on my ...
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iCloud sign out lost note recovery

Bit of a long shot, I was connected to iCloud on my work mac and created some notes. Connecting to iCloud then became no longer allowed on my work proxy so I got a message to sign out. When I signed ...
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How can I send my Apple Notes to text files?

I have viewed the similar question on AskDifferent and it hasn't been helpful. I have about 2000 iPhone notes, synced to my iCloud account, so I can access them on my iPhone or my laptop. I want to ...
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Apple's Notes forgetting notes — why?

I started to use the default Notes app over iPhone, iPad and Macbook. After it sends me an email about the note, the note gets removed. I want to keep the notes. My friend suspected a time-drift bug ...
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Is it possible to write a new note in Notes app using an old date

My ex has put together a journal on iPhone Notes, claiming that it was written on a daily basis (2016-2018) which is timestamped. However, after reading the journal I know these facts are untrue, and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Notes: Problem with zooming / pinging images

I got problems with my iPad Pro on iOS 12.1.4, shown in the video here. I zoom into a screenshot image placed into a note (note.app). I zoom into it and do my markup (writing on it with apple pencil ...
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Way to automatically convert all Notes to a single document?

I could copy and paste, but I have hundreds of Notes. Is there an app, or a automator process that could convert all my Notes into a single document? Perhaps a niffy Shortcut?
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iOS Notes - I shared a note and can't see other person edits, while he can see mine

iPad 2018, iOS 12.1.4 - I created a note in the cloud (Notes are On in the iCloud settings, the note is certainly not in "on my phone" category) - share (the person icon, not the share icon) - copy ...
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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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My notes appear in mail in invisible mailbox

It started with me finding spotlight results from Mail when I searched for my notes. Apparently the content of hundreds of my notes are in my gmail account, according to Mail. I have not had notes ...
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AppleScript & Notes App

Is it possible to use AppleScript to change the font in the Notes App? I am not very familiar with AppleScript, so I may have missed something, but my attempts to change the font have failed. The ...
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Notes format from Mountain Lion (V1) to Mavericks (V2): how to migrate?

My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data ...