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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Recover Text within iPhone Notes (seeking advice other than “shaking” the phone)

In my iPhone notes, I had created a "note" and had lots of text typed in there. By mistake, I deleted most of the text I had typed inside of the "note". Is there a way I can retrieve that text? I did ...
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How to remove all checked items in Notes?

How can I remove all checked items in Notes on iOS easily? From e.g. a grocery list, I want to remove all items (checkbox and text) that have been checked with a simple action. I think I did this ...
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Copied text in iOS Stack Exchange app pastes as weird data file in Notes app [migrated]

When I copy a "comment" or "post" using the stack exchange app in ios13.3.1, And paste it in my notes app, it pastes a weird data file with what seems to be a guid with random numbers inside of it. ...
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How can I export drawing from Notes to an image with background on an iPad?

When I save drawing from the Notes app to Photos, the saved image has a transparent background instead of the background I see in the Notes app. You can see the transparent background if you open the ...
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Moving Notes.app notes from one computer to another without using iCloud

I had a bad experience with iCloud overwriting files between 2 laptops in my account (moving to my new laptop soon), so I took my new laptop off of iCloud. Now I don't have all my notes. I'm afraid of ...
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Self storage of notes with extended formatting

The notes app on OSX and iOS offers to sync notes with e-mail accounts. I noticed that for notes synced with an icloud account, the app offers extended formatting possibilies (I use checkboxes and ...
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Notes App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Notes App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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Ways of retrieving photos, notes from iPhone?

I'm trying to copy photos and notes from my iPhone 6 to my macbook. The phone was synced to my old computer which suffered a hard drive failure, so I'm trying to save whatever I can from my phone ...
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iPad notes to Pages

Using my iPad Pro, I draft many notes using the well-known Notes app. Next, I would like to polish them and add more detail therefore on Pages, but I could not find yet an efficient way to “import” ...
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How do I transfer a note with 6+ images from an iPhone to a Mac?

I take notes on my phone (text, to-do lists), take photos from within the notes (click (+) and "Take Photo or Video"), and then need to merge those notes into a larger report on my laptop. I am ...
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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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Is it possible to share iCloud Notes with non-Apple device users?

Similar to how I can create a doc on Google drive and get a shareable link that allows anyone with that link to view the content. Is there a way that I can send a link to someone who doesn't have an ...
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When inserting notes in Preview app, apostrophes become double-byte characters

Whenever I type a word with an apostrophe inside a note that I insert in a PDF document in Preview (i.e. "I'm"), the apostrophe automatically becomes a double-byte character. I have no idea why this ...
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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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if “Speak” was used, following Select All, in iOS notes, is that audio stored anywhere on iPhone or in iCloud?

iOS 12 Notes App when using iOS Notes app, i will frequently Select All, then use the Speak contextual menu tab to hear it read back. Twice, i have had a subsequent action (like tapping spacebar in ...
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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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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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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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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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Make Notes app copy text as plain text

Is there a way to have the Notes app on Mac copy text as plain text? I use Notes a lot but it copies text as rich text. This can causes problems when pasting text to certain apps that pick up on the ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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Mac OS X Notes moved to Exchange disappear

I moved the notes from Local notes to Exchange, and then my Notes crashed. When i reopen the Notes, i dont see them in Exchange and neither in local Notes I dont see these are present in Recently ...
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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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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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Unable to insert images in a Note

I'm trying to insert an image from my Camera Roll into a Note. I've been able to do this in the past, but for some reason the option isn't showing anymore: How do I add photos to a Note? iOS 12, ...
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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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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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Even as admin, I cannot edit DefaultFonts.plist for Notes.app. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I want to modify DefaultFonts.plist for the Notes application. I've tried a few different ways since what worked on old OS doesn't on 10.14 Mojave: I've navigated to the file through finder, went to ...
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Keep note sheet as black text on white background while Notes.app is in dark mode

I am enjoying dark mode in macOS Mojave. This includes the list boxes and sidebar in the Notes.app. Except, the note sheet itself is awkward with white-text-on-black-blackground. Is it possible to ...
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How can I export only my notes from the Notes app and import to another Mac?

Rather than set up iCloud sync, I’d like to export / import notes. Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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NotesApp in iPhone 6s Plus w/ iOS 10.2.1

My iPhone has 16 notes. When I used a forensic tool to examine my phone, it recovered 27 notes, the 16 that I have and 11 "deleted" notes. All the "deleted" notes are named variations of 3 of the 16 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for a notes app or password manager that is accessible only at certain times of the day [duplicate]

I am on a Mac OS High Sierra So basically I have an app locker device (to prevent myself from opening certain apps). However, I also need to somehow put away the password for that app locker or else ...
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MacOX Notes V7 content not retrieved by copying database files — what else can I do? [duplicate]

tldr: My MacBook Pro (10.13.6) is broken but I can retrieve files. I got the Notes database files from ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Notes and moved them into the corresponding location on ...
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Retrieving an accidently deleted notes folder well after 30 days

Back in April, I believe I essentially accidentally deleted notes at a concert. I done this through the Manage Storage section (not through the actual Notes app), and when I went into the Notes app ...
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merging separate Notes setups in iCloud

I have a question about the Notes app and how it interacts with iCloud. I own both an iPhone and a Mac and I am using iCloud on both of them with the same account. A lot of things like Photos seem ...
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Use cross-reference in Mac Notes [duplicate]

I used to use personal WIKIs to organize personal info, but due to increasingly strong browser security control and poor mobile support, I switched to Mac/iOS Notes and find it very comfortable to ...
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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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What is the command I say to make the curser 'Return' while in Notes using dictation?

What is the command I can say when I am using dictation in Notes that is the same as pressing the Return key? For example if I want to make a list or just create a new line for a new sentence?
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Permanently disable “Check Spelling While Typing”

On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, no matter what I do, including all the suggestions I've found on Google and on this site, every time I launch the Notes app it has Check Spelling While Typing enabled. How ...
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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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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 ...