Productivity Series: Uses For Notes

Check out some of the things I use the Notes app for, and share some suggestions for other types of Notes you find useful.

Comments: 9 Responses to “Productivity Series: Uses For Notes”

    Russ Winkler
    3 years ago

    List of neighbors, monthly premiums for various utilities (electricity, water, gas, trash), AppleCare Protection plan info, Cable modem/router info such as IP Address; My DNS(also in 1Password). List o Medicines, etc...

    Sue H.
    3 years ago

    Car license plate, COVID-19 shots & booster info, cosmetic brands & description, list of medications, printer cartridge info

    3 years ago

    Notes on my phone:
    Our TSA Pre #- nice to have handy when making reservations
    Ongoing shopping list of things we would like to find but are willing to wait for the perfect one. (rugs, lamps etc) with measurements needed
    Insurance Policy numbers
    Measurements for current home improvement projects
    Bank account numbers and routing numbers
    Neighbors names (the ones we really only know from taking walks)
    Medication list
    Doctor names and phone numbers and pharmacy

    3 years ago

    Hi Gary, Loved your Notes distinction and benefit over Reminders for like the packing list, but I don't see how to create a check-off list. I only see the bullets option. Can you tell me how to get it?
    THANKS! Dinorah

    3 years ago

    Dinorah: It is an option in the top toolbar. Looks like a circle with a checkmark in it. If you don't see it maybe you are using an old version of macOS, or are using a note that is part of another system, like Google.

    3 years ago

    I used the camera in the notes app to scan documents. Doesn’t take a photo but scans it, so it’s easy to read. This is what I use it mostly for.

    3 years ago

    Use it for:
    Shopping lists
    Travel destinations and points of interest
    Food places to visit, create a folder ex. Restaurants in Maui
    Books to read
    ..and other things already mentioned
    Under-used app in my opinion.
    thx Gary

    Randy Miller
    3 years ago

    I have started a specific foods list. For example I have been trying different beef sticks and jerky, so I list the brand and a brief comment, too spicy or really good. Then when I am at the store and see a display I can decide if I want that product. I am also going to use it for different cheeses.

    3 years ago

    We share a menu plan in a table: 7 rows for days and two columns (this/next week). Meals are deleted as they’re eaten or pasted to next week. At the end of the week the columns are reversed by dragging the ‘…’ handle. We have an inventory of perishable foods, to plan meals. #tags will arrive with Monterey which can be added to recipe ingredients to pull up ideas for perishable foods; or by theme (e.g., #vegetarian; #spanish).

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