Pin an iCloud-Enabled Note to the OS X Desktop from Notes App
The new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion lets you tear off notes and to float over the OS X desktop. You can think of this as the Stickies app on steroids, and not only does it look better, but you can share directly from the Note. Best of all, if you have iCloud set up with Mac OS X and iOS the pinned note will automatically update when it’s edited from an iPhone or iPad via the iOS Notes app.
Pinning a Note onto the Mac Desktop
Here’s all you need to do to stick a Note on the Mac desktop:
- Launch Notes app in OS X and double-click the Note you want to tear off
- Position the floating note on the desktop and then close the primary Notes app window
Updating the Note from an iOS Device & iCloud
Super simple to get the Note onto the desktop, but now for best part:
- Grab an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone, and launch Notes app
- Locate and edit the same note, it will automatically sync and update on the Mac OS X desktop
Again, you’ll need iCloud set up for this to work, so if you don’t have that configured yet in OS X and iOS do so now. Of course that feature works the other way around too, meaning if you edit the floating note on the Mac desktop it will sync the changes immediately to the iOS versions too.