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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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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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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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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My Notes App Disappeared

I am using an iPhone 7+ and noticed my Notes application is missing this morning! I keep stuff in there I have trouble remembering so I always save it to my iPhone and iCloud when I add something to ...
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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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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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Is there any way to recover overwritten notes on mac?

I pasted something on top of a note on my Mac that had some moderately important stuff, switched notes (which means no ctrl-z), and I'm trying to recover it. My first mistake is that I unfortunately ...
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Cannot draw in iPad Notes app using a finger

I have an iPad Pro, 2nd generation with the iPadOS version 13.5.1 and I would like to draw or print on a page in the Notes app. I don't have an Apple Pencil but I should be able to do this with my ...
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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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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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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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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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Hyperlink between Apple Notes pages [duplicate]

Is there a way to hyperlink within Notes, from one Note entry & back?
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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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Why does the Note I shared via AirDrop to my Mac from my iPhone not show up in Notes.app?

I can successfully AirDrop the note from my personal iPhone to my work Mac (seems to work fine), but when I go to Notes.app on my Mac - the note is not there. I'm logged into Notes with iCloud on my ...
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How can I undo/redo in iOS Notes.app w/o shaking my iPhone?

Are there alternative ways to quickly undo/redo changes?
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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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Using Applescript to append user input to existing note in Notes App

I've been using this little utility to save out random thoughts through the day to a text file. I want to append the user input to an existing note in the notes APP, but can't figure out getting ...
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Problems with web archive files cannot be opened

I've saved several webpages as web archive files and put them in various Apple Notes. I just tried to open one and got cannot be opened because it is from an unidentified developer So I started ...
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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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Is it possible to share iCloud Notes read-only?

I've just written up instructions for my Mum on how to use the AppleTV but I'm scared she's going to accidentally delete the contents of the note. Is it not possible to share a note "read only"? ...
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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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A5 Printing on A4 with custom flips and unique layout / flow direction

How do I get the following print layout? I would like to be able to print from anything, be that notes or a website or anything else. My mac has only the following layout settings none of which ...
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How do I import a Reminder.app lists into a Notes.app checklist?

I want to transform my list of reminders in Reminders.app into a checklist inside a note in Notes.app. I tried dragging the list from the list of lists from Reminders to Notes and that didn't work. I ...
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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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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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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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group.com.apple.notes is taking up huge amounts of disk space

Further to yesterdays question about Apple Notes taking up huge amounts of space on my iPhone, on my Mac the folder group.com.apple.notes\media is taking up 13.1GB. Each folder has a zip file and ...
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MacOS Notes App: Font keeps changing

I think it’s bad enough that you can’t properly change the default font (not just the size) in the Notes App. I have got used to selecting all and changing the font manually. However, if I press ...
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Automatically convert cooking recipe units

I am looking for a way to manipulate cooking recipe texts in such a way, that measurement in units foreign to me are converted to the ones I know. For example: 2 cups of milk → 568 ml of milk Here ...
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Free up space used by Notes

Notes is using up over 13GB on my iPhone. Is there a way I can see which notes are taking up space and compress, archive or delete them? I think it’s also taking up the same amount of space on my Mac ...
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Separate/different sharing of sub-folders in Notes.app

I am trying to share a (sub)folder within a shared folder hierarchy with a different person, but this seems to not be possible in Notes.app on Catalina. ... ? Let's assume I have a folder structure ...
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How to create an email with a Note label in gmail that will show up in OSX Notes

I use OSX Notes a lot. Sometimes I am at a Windows PC without my phone and would like to create a note in Gmail that would display in OSX Notes. It seems like this should be possible because you can ...
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How do I set it so Apple Notes checklist items don't move when completed?

Googled it, can't find out how to do it. Seems like I saw a setting dialog pop up once.
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Change default email application - iPadOS [duplicate]

When I type on Notes.app, it is useful to have clickable email links as follows: Whenever I click this link, it wants to take me to Mail.app, I don’t have it installed so it shows this message: I ...
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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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Apple Notes - using different Passwords for locking and unlocking

I have a long-standing password for locking notes in the macOS Notes app. Today I attempted to lock a new note and I got an error message telling me that my Notes password is incorrect. I tried it ...
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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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using Notes app app simultaneously on Sierra and Catalina systems

My main system is on macOS Sierra. I'm testing macOS Catalina on an external startup disk to see how my old machine will handle the new OS (I know it's late, but...) On the Catalina test system I'm ...
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Opening the folder of the current/any note in Apple Notes (macOS and iOS)

How can I open the folder of a specific (current) note in Apple Notes.app? My Notes.app has a few thousand notes in about a hundred folders (nothing special, I guess). If I find a note through the ...
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Recover deleted notes from deleted (not existing anymore) e-mail account

Today I accidentally deleted the notes account of an old e-mail address by removing the internet notes account. In notes I noticed ALL my notes of this e-mail address were gone. I tried to restore ...
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Notes: Lines turn invisible when the line above them are deleted

macOS Catalina. Since one of the recent updates, formatting in Notes has gotten wonky. When you delete a line, the line under it can go invisible. Highlighting the invisible text and changing color ...
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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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How can I change default font Notes - Sierra, High Sierra

In the actual Notes application there are menu choices for changing the font of a note. However, this doesn't change the default font for new notes. There is also no Preference.../Settings... where ...
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Does Notes app macOS Mojave auto-move checked off checklist items to bottom, like iOS 13?

The Notes app on iOS 13 offered to automatically move checked-off items in a checklist to the bottom. Does the Mac Notes app offer that in Mojave or Catalina?
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Turn off auto-hyperlinking in Notes app for macOS

A lot of my notes have links in them, but I don't want them to automatically be changed into hyperlinks after pressing space or enter. I'd like them to remain as plain text without having to manually ...
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How do I export Notes from iphone to PC with images?

I have keeping track of my expenses within the notes app on my iPhone. It consists of a series of headings and pictures of receipts for the entire month. How can I get this on my PC in some format ...
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How do I backup all the notes on my mac at once? [duplicate]

I have over 100 notes on my Mac from this year but stupidly I didn't put them on my I cloud as I had though it posed a securaty risk but I think I was being overly carful/paranoid. I want to make ...
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Overwritten Mac note

I was typing and I accidentally hit CmdA (Select All) and then I continued typing. That wiped my entire note and CmdZ (Undo) didn't work. Time Machine and iCloud weren't on, it was locally stored and ...
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Location of hashed password for Notes app in macOS or iOS

I've got a Notes.app note on my phone (iOS) and desktop (macOS 10.14.6) and have forgotten the password. Unable to find where the hashed password is stored so I can attempt to crack it. Any insight is ...

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