25 Tips For Using Notes On a Mac

Notes has added a lot of new features over the past few years. Here are some tips to help you get the most from the Mac Notes app.


Comments: 22 Responses to “25 Tips For Using Notes On a Mac”

    Razvan Mihai
    8 months ago

    Hi Gary. Thanks for another great tutorial. Note app has come a long way indeed lately despite its limitations.

    Is there a way to insert the current date in a specific format as in Word app? I tried to do this using Shortcuts, but I could not get it to work. Thanks.

    8 months ago

    Razvan: If you have the know-how, you should be able to create a service in Automator to do it. Or use Shortcuts to do it by having the date put into the clipboard and then you paste it.

    Razvan Mihai
    8 months ago

    Gary: Thanks for the tip. I will give it a go at using Shortcut and having the date put into the clipboard. Then paste using the Command-V. I hope I could use this shortcut on the iPhone/IPad as well.

    Grant
    8 months ago

    How to change Note password.

    8 months ago

    Grant: Notes, Preferences, there's a button.

    Patrik
    8 months ago

    Great stuff as always Gary I found the video very interesting espcially the part with tags. I sell Apple products in Sweden and I always recommend people to macmost.com so they can learn more😀👍🏻

    8 months ago

    Patrik: Thanks!

    Ellen
    8 months ago

    My "Notes" does not have the "attachment" icon or "float on top". Computer: MacBook Pro 2013 OS Big Sur. Is there a way to update Notes? Thanks.

    8 months ago

    Ellen: Notes gets more features with every version of macOS. I can't remember which features were available with Big Sur, but I'm using the current macOS here, Monterey.

    sidney austin
    8 months ago

    Gary, informative as usual but my notes app does not have all the bells and whistles that yours does. I am running Mojave 10.14.6. do I need to upgrade to latest software to get all features shown in your video?

    8 months ago

    sidney: Yes. This is Monterey. You are several versions back.

    Paul
    8 months ago

    Great stuff. It's just that I have a hard time following your mouse. YOU know where you're moving it to, but I don't. You're moving it around talking like I'm a mind reader. For me, it would be nice to see something so I could follow with my eyes. I had no idea Notes could do so much. Thank you for spelling 'Notes' out so clearly.

    Ray
    8 months ago

    Great tutorial, as always, Gary. Thanks!!

    I'd like to use Notes to create a shopping list. List all the items I "sometimes" buy, mark the ones to buy for my next store visit, have only the marked items show up in the store, then make them "disappear" (but stay in the unmarked list) as I pick them up at the store.

    Can I get Notes to do that?

    8 months ago

    Ray: No, it doesn't do precisely that. Sometimes you have to work with the features the app has and come up with a solution. Maybe use Move Checked to Bottom to just get the items you need at the top. Or, maybe use Reminders instead so the checked items disappear and then check the ones you don't need before you go to the store.

    Jasper
    8 months ago
    Ed Adams
    8 months ago

    One of your best , thank you

    Ed Adams
    8 months ago

    since tables are limited to just framed text can you insert a real spreadsheet from excel, google, or Numbers?

    8 months ago

    Ed: No, Notes doesn't support spreadsheet tables.

    Michael
    7 months ago

    Brilliant Gary. Brilliant tutorial. I never realised the power of the latest Notes version. I'm now in the process of moving from MS OneNote to Notes. Thank You
    Cheers
    Michael

    Kathy
    1 month ago

    Hi Gary, is it possible to sort all of many folders that I have in Notes alphabetically (etc) or just the notes within one folder? I am unable to find if it's even possible. Thank you!! K

    1 month ago

    Kathy: No way to sort the folders except manually. How many notes do you have? If it is that many, you may want to consider storing some of that information in files instead of notes. See https://macmost.com/using-textedit-instead-of-mac-notes.html

    Kathy
    1 month ago

    Thank you Gary, I will check out your video link. I have 250+ notes but am in the process of cleaning things up and text edit will be very helpful. K

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