Understanding Note Types

When you create the Notes app on a Mac or iOS device, you can usually use advanced features like tables, checklists, font styles and images. But sometimes you may notice that you can't use any of these features. This is because the Notes app lets you access notes on various services, like iCloud and Google. Those advanced features are only available on iCloud notes. If you are also using Google to store notes, then any notes you create on Google's service won't allow those options.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Understanding Note Types”

    Richard Fuhr
    3 months ago

    Can Notes users move Notes from the Google folder to the iCloud folder?

    3 months ago

    Richard: Yes. Try it. You can just drag and drop the Google note in the second column to the Notes folder under iCloud in the first column. If you try to do the opposite and drag an iCloud note to Google you get a warning if you are using special iCloud-only features.

    3 months ago

    Thanks for the heads up! Nw I know.

    3 months ago

    It would seem that there is no way to strike through or highlight items in notes: I use a note to keep a running list of books I want to read, and I want to indicate that I have read them, and if so, whether I liked them. So far, all I can use is an asterisk. Any thoughts?

    3 months ago

    Carol: Using iCloud notes, at least, you can. Select the text, choose Format, Font, Strikethough. You can do it on iOS by selecting the text, then choosing the B/I/U button on the context menu, then Strikethrough.

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