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Disable spellcheck and autocorrect in Notes forever

Edit>Spelling and Grammar>Correct Spelling Automatically This worked for me. It is sometimes unclickable, if that is the case click a note and write something in this. This action will make it ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut to strikethrough text in the Notes app?

It doesn't need any 3rd party solution, you can do this natively. System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts. Click the + sign, select the Notes app [or all apps], the name of the ...
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How do I hyperlink 'text' within a note in the macOS Notes app?

It's quite simple – just highlight the text you want to make a hyperlink of, press ⌘K, and then paste the link in.
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Link to a note in Apple Notes, from another note

Adding an additional method to Seamus'excellent answer from above… this one keeps you entirely in the Mac app: In the Mac app, go to the note that you want to reference ("Donuts I've Eaten") and ...
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Code markup in Apple Notes app

Notes in macOS High Sierra includes a Monospaced format. In addition to the existing format types such as Title, Heading and Body, there is a new format named ‘Monospaced’. This format is a variation ...
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Where do my notes written in the Notes application on my Mac get saved?

For 10.11 (El Capitan), look in: ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes/
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

I copied the three files NoteStore.sqlite, NoteStore.sqlite-shm, and NoteStore.sqlite-wal from ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes of one Mac to another and my notes appear there now. All ...
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Importing Notes from one mac to another?

The ‘Import to Notes’ function imports text files. Notes itself stores its files in a SQLite database, which is contained within the group.com.apple.notes group container. ~/Library/Group Containers/...
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Disable spellcheck and autocorrect in Notes forever

Autocorrect is controlled by the NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled key. You can set this in the Notes app preferences for it to apply consistently. defaults write com.apple.notes ...
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Is it possible to add a horizontal line to apple notes on a mac?

I'd like to see this as an actual formatting option too… but it seems unlikely to come any time soon. Experimenting with various Unicode line characters (like ―) or a series of em dashes (opt + shift +...
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Create local backup of notes in Notes.app on macOS

You may have copied the wrong directory, depending on your operating system. Newer operating systems (I believe El Capitan and above, but certainly Sierra and above) use this folder: ~/Library/Group ...
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How do I resize an image in Notes?

In macOS, you can toggle between thumbnails and actual size (max width = 100%) by right-clicking any image in the note and choosing ‘View as Small Images’. In iOS, hold an image to open the context ...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

You can use a third-party app called Notes Exporter to export all notes in one go. After granting access to the Notes data, the app exports each individual note as a separate text file in the location ...
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Link to a note in Apple Notes, from another note

This seems to be the only way to do it, as of macOS 10.13: You must have all the notes you want links to in your iCloud folder Go to your iCloud account, and find the note you want to link to: e.g. ...
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Change width of a column in a table in Notes.app on a Mac

The rows and columns of Apple Notes's tables should automatically adjust to fit content. There is no control to explicitly set a width or height, apart from adding whitespace to increase text length (...
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The "New Note" option is disabled in the Notes app in macOS 12. How do I fix this?

Update: Creating a new Quick Note from the bottom right hot corner seems to be a suitable workaround for now. I recommend trying this first before attempting what I mention below. I've come across ...
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Mac app for writing handwritten notes

OneNote has full pen support and provides a canvas to type or draw on.
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Keyboard shortcut for monospaced formatting in Notes app

Yes. You can define you own keyboard shortcut. You do this in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > (plus button).
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Notes app search is not finding some notes

Much quicker way of fixing this is just to make a new iCloud notes folder, move all your notes into that and back again. This seems to rebuild the index- you can then get rid of the new folder. This ...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

Another great third party app is Exporter. It exports as markdown and keeps both folders and attachments.
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What format does the apple notes sqlite db date use?

According to this answer on Stack Overflow, it's a Unix timestamp adjusted by 31 years. This is typical of CoreData, Apple's ORM framework. The following would work: select datetime(zmodificationdate,...
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Mac app for writing handwritten notes

I really like Write by stylus labs. It can automatically add more space whenever you get to the bottom of the page and has a fair bit of wacom functionality, eg. use of the wacom eraser and pen ...
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Is it possible to add a horizontal line to apple notes on a mac?

Hold down the hyphen key on the keyboard. When you let off, the dashes will draw in as a solid line.
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How to migrate 'local notes' or 'on my mac' notes to iCloud?

On Mac #1, I just transferred all my "Local Notes" into iCloud and can see them in Mac #2: Click on "Local Notes" on left side of Notes window. Hit Command+A to Select All notes. With mouse, drag ...
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How to Change Hyperlink Color in macOS Notes

As someone who's done a lot of UX (user experience) work over the years, I have to admit I was very surprised when I first saw the hyperlink colour in Apple's Notes app. Not so surprised that someone ...
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Attaching images into Notes for iCloud Web

As per the current implementation, it is not possible to attach images and any other file/media supported by Notes app on macOS/iOS via the iCloud Web client. There is no control in the Notes Web app ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Most people I know set the paste shortcut to invoke paste and match style. Here is the command to change: You can paste with style when you really want it, but for me 95% of the time I don’t want the ...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

What worked for me is: Finder > Go > Go to Folder > paste this ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes Select all files > Right click > Share > AirDrop to the device Go ...
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Notes 4.0 (El Capitan) strikethrough option removed

I believe that ⇧⌘L is intended to replace striking items through. This provides you with a very nice list that you can check and uncheck items. It is annoying that they would bury the strikethrough, ...
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