Change the Default Font of Notes App in Mac OS X
The new Notes app in OS X features a default font that is kind of hard to read and looks a bit goofy, nearly like Comic Sans. If you want a more professional looking font that’s easier on the eyes, you can easily switch the default font from “Noteworthy” to the always classic Helvetica, or another font of your choice.
Here’s how to switch the Notes app font in Mac OS X:
- Launch Notes if you aren’t there yet on the Mac
- From the Notes app, pull down the “Format” menu
- Open the “Font” submenu followed by “Default Font” and select “Helvetica” for the cleanest looking font, or choose “Marker Felt” to match the default Notes font in iOS
Changes take effect immediately.
Helvetica is shown below:
Formatting can be lost as you’ll see in this video:
You can change it in the iOS Notes app too.
This works in all versions of OS X that have the new fancy Notes app, whether you’re using OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, you can switch that font in Notes app.