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 get all selected handwriting to copy as text?

In Notes, I “select all" my hand-writing. Now I'm supposed to be able to tap 'copy as text'. But this option is never offered except for short selections. Never for longer selections made with “...
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Mavericks Notes not compatible with IOS 10 Notes?

2010 MacBook Pro on Mavericks, Notes are not syncing with Notes on iPhone 5s on ios10. Is there a compatibility problem? I have tried all the usual remedies without success.
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How to tune Notes on OS X to use plain text or not to reformat quotes?

As technical guy, I do hate the markup support in Notes.app and I would prefer to be just a smart text one. Here is my wishlist: Use a different font, like a fixed width one Drop any font/color/...
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How do I create a global keyboard shortcut to create a new note in Notes.app or Reminders.app?

The new Notes app is great but How do I create a new note without switching to the Notes app first? Same goes for Reminders.app.
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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 I used this post as a reference but everything's outdated and I don't find anything else recent ...
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BigSur Notes app - how to search for 'aws'?

When I search for 'aws' in Notes app, it shows all matches for 'was'. This pretty much makes it impossible to find notes with 'aws', given that vast majority of my notes have the word 'was' in them. ...
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How to set default styles for Notes app

In the MacOS Notes app, I would like to set my own default font colors for different markup styles (headings, mono, title, etc). For example, when creating a new note all the headings would be green ...
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Why can't I see some of my notes from my iphone on my macbook?

There are some notes that I created on my iphone and i can't see them on my macbook pro. I have icloud turned on everywhere and I do see certain notes synced across my devices but some are just on ...
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Accidentally emptied a Note, which was then automatically deleted

I accidentally emptied the content of one of my Notes by selecting all and then pressing on the "return" key - removing everything. I then quickly exited from my, now empty, Note, which my ...
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I can no longer share Notes - previously been able to do it but when I create a new one I am no longer able to share that one

Iphone 12 I have previously been able to create and share notes. I'm trying to do a new one and I can no longer share them. I've tried several people and none work. What would have changed that's ...
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How can I restore iPhone from iTunes Backup BUT keep iCloud Notes?

I lost my old iphone SE (gen 1) and most recent backup was 6 months ago (iTunes, no iCloud backup). I want to restore to a new iPhone SE (gen 2020) with the older iTunes backup BUT keep or somehow ...
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Can I untick all checklist items in an iOS Notes note?

I've prepared a checklist for air travel with our two kids. Currently everything is ticked but I want to reset it for our next trip. Is there a way to untick everything in one go, or do I have to ...
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How can I backup my Icloud synced notes locally?

I have both a macbook running 11.1 Big Sur and iPhone running iOS 14. I have lots of notes that I'd like to locally backup just in case. Ideally I can export them to a folder so I’m sure they are ...
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How can I limit the number of results returned by an expensive filter expression in AppleScript?

In my Apple Notes automation on macOS Big Sur, I’d like to load any 5 notes whose name contains a substring. For example, if I know that I actually have 5 notes that match the query, I can write ...
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MacOS misbehavior with Fonts in the Notes app

I can't figure out if I'm in a certain mode or if there's a bug in the app but whenever I try to increase or decrease the font of text in the Notes app the direction is always to go Bigger Format ->...
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How to access locked notes with forgotten password?

I've forgotten my Notes.app password and the hint I left myself is no help. I have the ability to reset the password in Settings, but all my old notes that used the old password would remain locked. ...
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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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How to format selected text in monospace in Apple Notes app?

When I select a text and hit Command+Shift M, It format the whole line instead of the selected text. Example: This is a code expected: This is a code What I have: This is a code
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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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Airdopped notes from Ipad to Mac disappear

I am trying to send some notes taken on an iPad mini 5th gen, latest iOS, to a 2019 MBP, latest macOS, using airdrop. The two devices see each other correctly, the Mac correctly accepts the note, ...
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Editing a pages document that is accessed via a note in the Notes app?

I have attached a pages document (.pages) within a note (on MacOS Notes App). When I open the pages document from that note though, if I try to make changes it says the original document could not be ...
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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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Notes.app - how to access history?

Since notes.app seems to accrue a "rolling history" of data and doesn't automatically save out versions of your files to disk in any reasonable way (date stamped, etc), I was wondering if anyone knows ...
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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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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't restore my notes on macOS

My Mac was updated to Sierra and, although I can use the Notes app just fine, it erased all my previous notes and I don't have a backup in Time Machine or iCloud. I tried to recover them from the ...
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Disable shape recognition in Notes on ipad

I just updated to iOS14 for iPad. There does not seem to be an option anywhere to turn off shape recognition. Besides downgrading back to iOS13, is there any way to turn this off? Turning off ...
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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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How do I use AppleScript to open the first note in a folder, in a different order than most recently edited?

This is a followup question to How do I use AppleScript to open a specific note from Apple's Notes application?. In that answer, the author is able to open the first note in a list based on time ...
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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. Truly ...
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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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Restore lost notes from Backup device

I am using MacBook Pro which is running macOS Catalina 10.15.4. Recently my MacBook was suddenly shutdown. I actually don't know why it has happened but After booting again I found there is no Notes ...
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All notes mysteriously disappeared across all synced devices. Can I recover?

All of my notes that are synced through iCloud have just disappeared across all of my synced devices. I use this application every day and would really like to get these notes back, but I can't ...
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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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Store notes within folders (alternative Dropbox Paper)

I would like to store a note or text document within a finder folder and have that sync across all my devices and my wife's devices. And be accessed from the note/text app itself. This is currently ...
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Notes.app list search in a specified folder in mac

The macOS Notes.app list search will search all the folders in the current account. I am wondering if it can be done in one specified folder.
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iOS Notes and foreign WIFI hotspot security

If I connect with my iPhone to a foreign wifi hotspot are my Notes in danger? Does it automatically transfer Notes on new connection? If I didn't open the Notes app, or even if I did open it, can a ...
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Apple Notes isn't letting me zoom in when using separate window on macOS

When I'm writing a note in a popped out window (by double-clicking on the note in the list), the "zoom in/out/actual size" options in the view menu are disabled. Most of the view menu is ...
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Stop Apple Notes from cutting off handwritten text

When hand writing notes in Apple Notes, it is very easy to cut off notes across pages when exporting the note. This is because dividers between pages aren't shown as they are in Notability or ...
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Can I sync Notes to and from a secondary iCloud account?

I have my work iCloud account that needs to be primary for Keynote collaboration etc. But all most Notes are in my personal iCloud account. I can use my personal iCloud account for iMessages and ...
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Does Mac OS Notes struggle with pasted HTML?

I'm trying to keep a record of notes comparing different products and details I'm researching on a category of products I'm shopping for. I'm finding bizarre behavior where text I previously entered ...
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How to easily move all notes to another folder?

A co-worker resigned last week, and just returned his Macbook to the office. Now I'm backing up all the data before deleting his Mac account. He had plenty of notes stored in the Notes app. I don't ...
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Can't draw in Notes app

I am running iOS 13.3 on an iPhone 11. On the notes app, it seems like I have access to the drawing tools, but I can't actually draw anything. I can select the pen, highlighter/marker, pencil, eraser, ...
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Move Apple Notes from Mac to iCloud

I have all my notes on my Mac, and I want to move them to iCloud so I can use them on a different laptop. Using the image below as an example, how do I move all notes from "On My Mac" to &...
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Notes has Google Notes. But Google has no such service. Where are they stored?

If you go to System Preferences -> Internet Accounts and add a Google account, you can see Google has Notes. If you open Notes (OS X app), it somehow retrieves the notes I had put long long time ago ...
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Cannot find old Notes data

I just upgraded my harddrive for my Macbook Pro mid-2009 running High Sierra to a solid state drive. My old harddrive is now in an enclosure and I'm trying to access my old Notes from there, I forgot ...
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How to open NoteStore.sqlite

I forgot to backup my notes before upgrading to a SSD and I'm trying to retrieve them. Instead of re-installing my old harddrive, I managed to find and copy the NoteStore.sqlite file out of it. Now ...
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Apple Script to Pull “checklist” item into Reminders

Does anyone know of a script to take the unchecked checklist items in your individual notes and automatically create a todo entry in Reminders? When taking notes in Notes, I often add a checklist item,...
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Change width of a column in a table in Notes.app on a Mac

I discovered the nifty table feature (rows and columns) available in Notes.app on macOS Mojave. How does one stretch or narrow the width of a column?
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Export Apple Notes

I want to export (or transfer) all notes from the Apple Notes app to a note taking app on a different platform. So I need to bulk copy or move all the notes I have in Apple Notes to Linux. Is there ...

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