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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Notes taken on iPad occur blurry on mac

I have taken a handwritten note using my Apple pencil. I sync the notes via iCloud. Some of the notes appear not full-width in Notes on Mac; rather, they are displayed very small and blurry. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multiple tabs in apple notes

is there a way to open multiple notes in apple notes at the same time. It is the app I use for note taking at the moment (I keep changing but recently I've been using apple's default apps) and if I ...
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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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Notes not appearing on PDF when reopened

I bought my first MacBook Air and am having trouble with the Preview app. I am reading a PDF and have highlighted some important phrases and added notes(or memos) for future references. So here is ...
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Apple Notes: Could someone help write a script for me that opens Notes.app, creates blank new note, opens note in sep window, bring to front?

The kind of shortcut I'm looking for is essentially: double-click an icon on right screen, launch "NEW NOTE", POP it to FRONT, so I can immediately begin typing or paste my selection into. I'...
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Sharing an iPhone Notes Folder, it disappears from Mac Notes and from iCloud Notes. Why? How do I share Notes without hiding them from myself?

Notes seems to work well for syncing my own notes with myself between my iPhone and my Mac. But when I go to do something simple with someone else, like sharing a shopping list with my wife, it breaks....
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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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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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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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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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Need help restoring Mac OS Notes

My work computer's RAM is broken. This isn't allowing it to boot properly. So I've got my personal mac tethered to the work mac via data transfer. I can see the notes DB files, and have transferred ...
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Can I trigger a series of keyboard shortcuts with a single action on iOS?

For example, on an iPad with iOS 13, if I want to automate the following (in the app Notes): Command Shift Down Command X Command Up Down Command V Is there any way to trigger that sequence of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...