MacMost Now 752: Mountain Lion Notes

The new Notes app in Mountain Lion lets you create and view small notes. These are also synced across devices using either iCloud or another cloud-based service that supports notes.

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 752: Mountain Lion Notes”

    Marshal
    7 years ago

    In the beginning I thought: “Gary is going crazy lol… He is using a lot of shortcuts and don’t say a word about it…”
    But then I realized that it seems that your mouse was invisible :P

    Thanks a lot for the video Gary… now I understand what means the On My MAC and Gmail!!!

      7 years ago

      Yea, a little bug in the screen recording software for Mountain Lion. I need to come up with a good work-around until they fix it.

        Marshal
        7 years ago

        LoL… But your excellent work pays off.

        However I’m still having some problems with the “On My MAC”. It insists in appear. Even if I move all my notes from it to iCloud and it doesn’t have notes anymore.
        Every time I open the app Notes, the notes that I created before last “QUIT” appears duplicated (one in icloud and one on my mac)
        What could it be?

        One last thing, what’s the difference of config Gmail using Exchange or Gmail on MAC? My iPhone is with Exchange for Push. Do I need to use the same of iPhone on MAC to sync Gmail notes?

        Thanks a million, Gary.

          7 years ago

          I think it is a little buggy. Hopefully it will sort it self out in a future update.
          I’ve never tried to connect to Gmail as an Exchange service. Don’t know if there would be any difference. I would think that connecting as Gmail would be best.

    Chris
    7 years ago

    Hey Gary,

    I’m looking for some tips. I do not use 3G on my iPhone, only Wi-Fi. But my notes do not sync automatically. I must open the notes app on the iPhone before heading out the door.

    For example: I get on the iMac, add some text to a note, say a grocery list, and I pick up the iPhone about to head out the door. The notes are not yet synced unless I open the notes app on the iPhone. If I forget, well, no grocery list on the iPhone.

    Any advice?

    Thanks!

      7 years ago

      It might just work like that. You launch Notes and it syncs. For people using the iPhone normally, they would never notice.
      So why don’t you use 3G on your iPhone? You pay for it, right?
      I guess if you want to use Notes without 3G, you’ll either have to tap into wifi at other locations, or remember to update before you leave.

        Chris
        7 years ago

        True, now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense why it works the way it does.

        Thanks!

    Phil
    7 years ago

    Thanks for the video. I’m wondering if you have any solutions for the predicament I find myself in. When I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I got a duplicate set of notes show up in the new Notes app. I figured no problem, I’ll simply delete the duplicates. After about the third of fourth deletion, I realized that both notes were being deleted. I can’t figure out a way to undelete the notes–I have a TimeMachine backup, but it’s back at the office and I won’t be there until next week. In the meantime, I realized that both my iPhone and iPad still have copies of the notes I deleted. However, these notes are under their respective accounts (e.g., iPhone or iPad) and I can’t figure out a way to move them over to my me.com account or the iCloud so that I can get them back on my MacBook Pro. Any ideas?

    I don’t understand why Apple wouldn’t have made it so that deleted notes can be recovered from the trashcan. I realize the notes aren’t separate files, but you would think they would have included an undelete feature in the app in case some notes are deleted by mistake. I also need to figure out why I get a duplicate set of notes on my MacBook.

    Thanks for the feedback.

      7 years ago

      It sounds like you are somehow subscribed to the same account twice. For instance, the same iCloud account twice, or the same Gmail account twice. That would explain why you see each note twice, and why deleting it once will delete it from the server, which deletes both versions on your Mac.
      I’d check your settings carefully.

    Marshal
    7 years ago

    Hey Gary, how r you doing?
    I didn’t find the option to create new folders on Notes app for IOS.
    And about the Notes for MAC, my icloud settings keeps turning off the notes sync. And only the Notes. Why this is happening?

    Thanks a lot Gary

      7 years ago

      I don’t think there is a way for you to create a new notes folder on iOS, at least not on the iPhone. As for why your sync turns off — no way for me to know. Check and double-check all of your iCloud and Notes settings.

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