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 as reminders

Is there a way with Apple Notes to set a time to be reminded of a note, as in Google Keep? Or must I set a reminder separately which reminds me to check the note?
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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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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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Why do Notes not sync?

iCloud Notes not syncing says the solution is to update to El Capitan or log out of iCloud. But I am now on 10.13 and have had to log in to iCloud many times due to updates and new devices. All (...
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Recovering Notes from Water Damaged iPhone

I washed my iPhone SE with my clothes in the washing machine on warm for about an hour. It didn't go through the dryer, but sat in the wet clothes for an extra hour after the cycle was complete. I ...
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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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iPod Touch 9.3.5: Noting app that zeroes in/highlights the word upon search

For months I've been trying to find a "Noting app that zeroes in/highlights the word upon search", but to no avail. Does someone perhaps know of any such app?
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How to recover a folder deleted in Notes app?

My saved Notes on my iPad were accidentally deleted. I tried to find a folder for the "recently deleted" and there is none listed, how do I find it?
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Note taking apps on macos that allow drawing (using the iPad pro as another monitor w/ duet (or similar))

tldr: I need a whiteboarding/drawing/notes app that will also let me add text using the macbook's keyboard I have one macbook and one iPad pro. I use the ipad + pencil to sketch ideas and write math ...
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I accidentally deleted a note in iCloud

I deleted a note from iCloud in my iPhone, I thought that it was only an extra copy of the actual note, so I deleted it. I tried to find ways to recover the note but it seemed impossible. I was ...
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Possible to use local and icloud notes in OSX Mavericks Notes.app?

I just had a situation arise where I have a single note that has a sensitive password in it, that I don't want shared in the cloud. I would like it to only be "On My Mac", which I recall being able ...
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My notes appear in mail in invisible mailbox

It started with me finding spotlight results from Mail when I searched for my notes. Apparently the content of hundreds of my notes are in my gmail account, according to Mail. I have not had notes ...
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Can an AppleScript write to a Notes.app document?

I would like to write text to a "Note" (as opposed to a standard .txt or .rtf file), because Mac Notes automatically sync to an iCloud account, across devices. (I understand that one can use various ...
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Notes - iCloud.com vs me.com

I am having a problem seeing all of my notes between my devices. Unfortunately, my primary iCloud account is @me.com. When my newer computer was set up, it was set up with @iCloud.com since @me.com is ...
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How to delete orphan images from Notes.app on Mac

I have an image that shows in the “Browse attachments” view in the Notes app on Mac, but when I right-click on it and choose Show in Note, it doesn’t return any note, as it was deleted previously. Is ...
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How can I extract locally stored Notes from iOS without enabling the cloud?

A family member has been using an iPhone since around 2012 and regularly uses the Notes feature to store various things to remember. At some point, syncing of notes was no longer supported by Apple as ...
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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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Folders in Apple Notes app

How do you determine what folder a note resides in, in the Notes app? I have about 20 folders and put 30 or so notes in many folders. All databases use to have some way to view a path.
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How do I hyperlink 'text' within a note in the macOS Notes app?

If you copy and paste a link from Safari into the Notes app, it is pasted as text that is also hyperlinked. However, I haven't been able to find a way to do this in the Notes app directly. I've ...
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Are password-protected notes encrypted?

I can't find anything about encryption on Apple's sites, but are password-protected notes using E2E encryption?
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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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Notes no longer sync from iOS (iphone and ipad) to OSX (macbook)

I've got a Macbook pro running OSX 10.10.5, an iPhone 5s running 10.3.2 and an ipad mini 4 running 1.3.2. Ive noticed that notes that I make on my iPhone or iPad don't seem to be syncing with the ...
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Mark up tool for Notes in macOS

Is there a way to use the mark up tool in notes? Or something that works like that would? I want to be able to put shapes with text on top of copy pasted images. So I want to use a shape, be able to ...
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What format does the apple notes sqlite db date use?

I want to extract the note texts and modification dates from an sqlite notes database extracted from an iOS device backup. But I can't figure out how to convert the date format to a readable date ...
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Is it possible to lock all notes, and automatically lock new notes, on Notes app?

I see that it's possible to password protect specific notes I wonder if this can be done automatically to new notes so that I don't need to do it every time, if I want encrypted notes Is it possible ...
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Are all Notes.app notes stored in iCloud encrypted?

This page makes it unclear: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202303 It notes "Encryption is available only when you use the latest iOS or macOS and upgrade your Notes app." - and the latest version ...
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How are Notes Preferences Stored in MacOS?

Does the Mac Notes app store its preferences in a plist somewhere, or does it have a different method of storage? It doesn't seem to use ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.notes as most system apps do. I'...
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Is there a way to force update of the notes app or calendar app on macOS 10.12.5 Sierra?

I'm having a problem with the notes app and/or the calendar app. Is there a way to force an update/replace of either of these apps. Maybe that will solve my problem.
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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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Finding the folder a note is stored in in Notes

This seems so basic, but just can't figure it: I can easily find a note with an unique bit of text, but finding WHERE in my list of folders the note is stored seems impossible. One would think that ...
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How can I edit the keyboard shortcuts in notes

As the title says, how can I edit the shortcuts in the notes app? Right now Font Bigger is obtained by pressing together cmd and = I would like to use cmd and + instead. Is there a way to change this ...
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How to get back all notes when Notes icon disappeared or the Notes.app got deleted

My Notes icon from iPhone 6 seems to have got either accidentally deleted or somehow disappeared while it was in my pocket with keys etc. I have so many important work notes, and desperately need it. ...
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How to use MacOS Notes “Note List Search…” to search non-deleted notes only?

I use "Note List Search..." and it's great. However, it searches through deleted notes as well and I sometimes I get confused. Is there a way to search only non-deleted notes? This applies both to ...
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Why can't I airdrop my notes from my mac to my iDevice?

In Notes app I have some notes stored: On My Mac my share menu though only gives me the following choices: when I click More... AirDrop is selected and at the top! Mail and Messages shows up, but ...
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How do I restore my notes on macOS Sierra?

As mentioned in the title, I need to restore my notes from files I previously copied manually from: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes I know that may sound stupid, but I was ...
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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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Mac Notes App Sync Containers Having Mac Applications

I saw same two applications under "open with" menu and searching for the other instance took me to ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes/Media folder. After backing up notes, I deleted the ...
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How to import icloud notes or restore them?

After 10.3 update all of my notes just dissapeared, all my gamesaves too and other stuff. I wouldnt even care because of other stuff on icloud but notes are pretty important for me. I went to the ...
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Transferring notes into a particular folder

I added a new folder in Notes but I don't know how to transfer new or existing notes into the folder.
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Retrieving deleted text within a note on my iPhone

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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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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Notes data from external drive

I recently replaced the HDD in my mid-2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD. After doing a clean install of OS X Sierra, I wanted to get my old notes from the backup copy of my old HDD. After some research I ...
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Opening Notes of another user account in OS X EI Captain

I recently replaced my macbook's user account by changing account name from name1 to name2. Now I have to recover some very important notes that I had saved in default Notes app but unfortunately didn'...
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Shortcut to open/close sidebar in Notes app?

In Safari, you can press Cmd ⌘ ⇧ L to open/close the sidebar. When pressing this shortcut in Notes however, it creates a list. What's the shortcut in Apple's notes app to toggle the sidebar?
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How to Change Hyperlink Color in macOS Notes

The hyperlinks in Notes on macOS are essentially yellow on white, as shown in the screenshot below. I would like to change the color to any darker color to improve the contrast, but how? I have tried ...
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How to stop note to stop auto convert double qoute to inverted comma?

This is the text I want to keep in a note: gcloud compute --project "wordpress-test" instance-groups unmanaged create "instance-group-wordpress" --zone "us-central1-b" However note will always ...
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iPhone can not upload notes to iCloud

my iPhone can not upload the contents in iCloud account notes to iCloud, which means my Mac and iPad can not sync it. But the iPhone can sync the contents edited on my Mac and iPad. So that I can edit ...
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Mac Sierra, iCloud > Notes is greyed out

I recently updated to MacOS Sierra Version 10.12.2. In the System Preferences > Internet Accounts > iCloud > Notes. The Notes application is greyed out. It was working fine in El Capitan. Did someone ...
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iCloud notes not syncing from mac to iPhone

I have a mac just updated to macOS Sierra (10.12) today and an iPhone 5s just updated to 10.2 today. However, this problem occurred before the updates too. I use Notes on both devices with my iCloud ...
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Recently bought new iPhone and notes were not transferred. Trying to find old files via Time Machine

I recently bought the new iPhone 7 and backed it up via iCloud however, apparently all of the notes I had on my old phone were not saved to the cloud. (I already erased my phone so there's no going ...

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