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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 do I remove an imported folder from Notes.app?

I accidentally imported my entire filesystem as a folder in the Notes app on MacOS 11.3.1. Obviously, this is now causing Notes to be largely unresponsive, and frequently crash. I do not have the ...
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Shared note folders not visible in icloud notes

As soon as one shares a folder in Apple's notes app, be it in the web version or in any of the apps, the folder vanishs from the web version. So the question is: How can one view shared folders on the ...
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iCloud notes not syncing on iOS 8 on iPhone 6, but syncing on iOS 12 and iOS 15

I have 3 iPhones - iP 13 with iOS 15, iP 6 with iOS 12, iP 6 with iOS 8.1.2 (jailbroken). All are signed into my iCloud account with Notes syncing enabled. I can see my iCloud notes only on my iOS 15 ...
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Moving bulk Notes off an iPhone

My partner lives in her Notes on her iPhone SE. She’s discovered that having over 800 saved Notes of various sizes has slowed down the Notes app alarmingly. She’d love to transfer all her Notes to ...
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iPhone Notes app is not loading all my notes but I can search for them from Home screen

I am using the Notes app on iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10.2.1. I don't use iCloud. However, a few days ago, the Notes app stopped loading all my notes. My notes app shows nothing. However, when I ...
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Are there iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil in color, grid, and with pages to print?

I am searching for an app, in which I can take notes during lectures. To be more specific I would like to find an app which extends the default notes app in the following ways: Creating a color ...
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AppleScript to guess notes app password

I accidentally set a password on my notes app and I have no idea what it could be. I was hoping to write some code to just brute force guess at it using AppleScript. I really don’t have a ton of ...
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How can I export and important Notes stored on Gmail?

My phone has crashed and reset. my latest backup if from 2019. the only data I have left from the past two years are the notes which are stored also in Gmail. I still didn't re-install the phone and ...
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Convenient Way to Turn an Apple Note to EPUB

Recently I have converted one of my iCloud notes into an EPUB by first copying and pasting its content to Pages (by parts, since the entire content was not willing to be copied for some reason), then ...
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Changed user account name and now notes gone missing

I changed the name of my user account which then made a new folder on my computer for this account and I lost important notes which I now can’t or don’t know how to access. Any help would be ...
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Advanced search in Apple Notes

I have about 10k notes in Apple Notes on my MacBook and I was wondering if there is a way just to search for titles, instead of the note contents? In earlier versions of the program the results were ...
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Organizing and tagging plain text notes (macOS and iOS)

For the last 5 years, I've been using a fork of Notation Velocity called nvALT 2. Truly a fantastic app. Some of the benefits: plain text/markdown. So I can sync the data folder via dropbox and have ...
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What's the maximum tag count supported in the notes app?

Now that iOS supports tags natively in the Notes app what's the limit on the number of tags one can create? I don't see anything mentioned in the corresponding support page Use Tags and Smart Folders ...
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How can I restore Notes from a time machine backup?

I originally had the Notes app syncing to my Google account. I changed my google password 8 months ago and never bothered to update it on my machine. Today I went to Notes/Accounts and unchecked the ...
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Search in Apple Notes.app for MacOS does not work at all

Today I started using Apple Notes App and populated it with little over a dozen notes. Then I tried to find a note by searching for keywords. Search does not return any result for me. I tried to find ...
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Disable spellcheck and autocorrect in Notes forever

I've googled plenty of guides about disabling spelling and grammar in mac's Notes, and while unchecking the items in the edit menu works fine for the note I'm currently on, it turns back on for each ...
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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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Importing Notes from one mac to another?

I was making extensive use of Notes on a loaner laptop for work. I just got my permanent machine, and after updating from the backed up data on CrashPlan, I found my notes didn't make it over. I ...
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Configure Native Notes.app to Use Monospaced by Default

For every carriage return on a monospaced line, the following line resets to the default Body format. I used this post as a reference but everything's outdated and I don't find anything else recent ...
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Export from Notes.app to Markdown format?

Using notes is handy as you can have it in multiple devices and makes transition almost effortless. I'm willing to move some of these to Markdown so I can share the content and add formatting to it. ...
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Macbook Notes app can't access data

I was using the notes app just fine when I closed and reopened it to a pop-up message saying that it couldn't access my data. I tried reopening the app several times and restarting my computer. The ...
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Size limit of content on a single note in Notes app

Using Notes 4.8.1 app on macOS Big Sur (and in iOS/iPadOS). 👉 What is the size limit for text content on a single note in the Notes app? I am writing page multiple pages in printed length. I wonder ...
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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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Restore a deleted Note - no Deleted Notes folder?

I put my phone in my pocket unlocked and when I took it out again it had opened Notes, deleted my growing task list and made a new empty note. I opened Notes on my Mac, and saw the note in question, ...
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Notes.app iPad 15.3.1

I just updated my iPad to 15.3.1 and I see that they made this change to Notes. Anytime I open Notes I see at the bottom these three tiny windows. One of them is the open note, the other is another ...
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How do I access old unlocked notes that I forgot the password to without any ID? [closed]

Is there a way to access old notes that you forgot the password to? Without touch ID or face ID? I've tried every combo I could think of.
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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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Add note to phone number without using contacts in iOS

Can the iPhone accomplish what I'm describing below? On my Android when I view recent calls I can: Tap phone number Tap i Tap add note Type a note such as "May order 1000 widgets". Now the ...
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The "New Note" option is disabled in the Notes app in macOS 12. How do I fix this?

Sometimes when I try to create a note on my MacBook Pro (Intel, 16-inch, 2019) running macOS 12.1 Monterey, the "New Note" option is disabled in both the menu bar and the application toolbar....
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Possible to create a blockquote in Apple Notes?

I'm using Apple Notes for lots of things lately (especially after discovering the Safari note taking workflow described here). Often I want to indicate a section is a quote, much like I can with ...
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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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How to share a scanned document from the Notes app with a shortcut

I have scanned PDFs I want to share to a shortcut to process them further. However, when sharing from the share sheet that props up when I click on the share button in the Notes app for my shortcut it ...
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How to turn off tags in the Notes app?

Is it possible to turn off the tag feature of Notes and how can I do this? If this is impossible how can I remove all my tags so this feature no longer autocompletes (requiring extra keystrokes when ...
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How can I access subfolders in iCloud Notes?

Hello I'm Korean iPhone user and I use Windows notebooks. Previously, I was able to see my Notes and subfolders all expanded, like this: However, on the Windows notebook it only shows the most top ...
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Apple Notes subfolders disappearing in iCloud browser version [duplicate]

First question to the forum. Thanks ahead of time for any assistance. I believe I saw one other question asked about this same issue recently, but I felt it wasn't properly explained by the original ...
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Export notes as a (high quality) pdf

I want to export a note as a pdf, but the option "export as a pdf" in the Notes app generates a poor quality pdf. Is there some solution for this, or perhaps a third party software able to ...
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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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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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macOS - scanned document not showing properly in Notes.app

I was on macOS 12.1 and iOS 15.2, and scanned a document in Notes on my iPhone and it showed up on my Mac like this: The scanned doc wasn't showing a preview and didn't open when I double clicked on ...
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Can I interact with Apple Notes app 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 export ...
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Arrow Key Navigation on iPad External Keyboard Sometimes Causes Cursor to Jump

The Problem I am using a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard with a 7th generation iPad (iPadOS 14.6) and I often notice that when I am navigating a body of text I have typed (e.g. in the Notes or ...
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Problems with copying and pasting in Notes.app on macOS Big Sur

I have a problem with copying and pasting in Notes.app. If I select and copy text from notes in the main Notes window, I often see random snatches of text from elsewhere in the same note instead of ...
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Force Notes app to OCR pasted screenshots

How to force Notes app to OCR pasted screenshots to make them searchable?
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iOS notes app - drawing tools disappear when using Pencil

I noticed the following behaviour and consider it a bug. How to proceed? When I open a new note in the iOS notes app (ipad pro 2020) and I open the drawing tools [1] and I start to draw with the ...
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Can automatic numbered list formatting be turned off in notes?

I'm running notes Version 4.7 (1111.23) on macOS Catalina (10.15.6) and I have a couple documents I want to disable bullets and number formatting. In TextEdit, the number formatting isn't as ...
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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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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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Do edits in iPhone notes have a timestamp?

I'm trying to find proof I wrote something in a Note on a certain date. But I use this particular Note all the time and I've made many updates since the time I'm trying to prove I wrote a specific ...
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Shortcut keyboard option not showing on iPhone

I'm looking for a "Shortcuts" option in Settings > General > Keyboard on my dad's iPhone 7+ running iOS 14, but it is not there. As far as I understood, it activates some buttons above ...
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Markup additions to iCloud synced note visible in side pane but missing in editor

The list pane preview of the iCloud-synced note below clearly shows edits (drawn in green and red) made in Markup on the ipad (iPadOS 15.0.2) but the editor on the right is missing them.

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