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Create an Instant Notepad in Any Web Browser Window

Mar 27, 2013 - 15 Comments
Instant Notepad from any web browser

Ever needed a quick place to paste some text or make a quick note while you’re doing web work? Using a neat trick, you can turn any web browser window or tab into an instant notepad that you can write in, copy and paste out of, and even adjust the font sizes within. There really … Read More

Use Notes to Save Temporary Links & URL’s Without Adding to Bookmarks

Mar 13, 2013 - 6 Comments
Save links without bookmarking them by tossing them into Notes app

If you’ve ever needed to gather a collection of website URL’s for later use, but didn’t want to bookmark everything or add them to Reading List, try tossing more ephemeral temporary links into an open note within the Notes app that is now bundled with Mac OS X. Not only will the links be synced … Read More

Create, Find, & Modify Notes with Siri in iOS

Mar 11, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Make a note with Siri

Siri can create new notes, modify existing notes, and find old ones, each of which is tied to the cross iOS & OS X Notes app. This is an excellent trick to use in situations where you want to make a note or modify an existing one but you can’t spend much time fiddling with … Read More

Use Notes as a Super Clipboard to Sync Data Between Macs and iOS Devices

Sep 30, 2012 - 39 Comments
Store files, images, and more in OS X Notes app

Notes has been around in iOS for a while, but it’s new to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and if you think it’s just a place to keep track of a few thoughts you’re greatly underestimating the usefulness of this app. In fact, Notes can function as a powerful cross-platform clipboard, because not … Read More

Pin an iCloud-Enabled Note to the Mac Desktop from Notes App

Aug 13, 2012 - 13 Comments
A note floating on the Mac OS X desktop

The new Notes app in Mac OS lets you tear off notes and to float over the Mac 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 … Read More

Change the Default Font of Notes App in Mac OS X

Aug 8, 2012 - 11 Comments
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 … Read More

How to Change Notes Font on iPad and iPhone

Sep 28, 2010 - 3 Comments

Are you tired of the scribbly marker looking font in the Notes app on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Want to have a different font in Notes app for iOS? No problem, you can select a variety of font options to be the default on the Notes app.

Create a New Floating Stickies Note from Anywhere in Mac OS X with Shift+Command+Y

Jan 18, 2010 - 9 Comments

You may already know that you can use a keystroke to make a Stickies Note from Safari app in Mac OS X, but did you know that same keystroke works in many more apps on the Mac? Yes, it turns out you can instantly create a Stickies note from almost anywhere and any application in … Read More

Instantly Create a New Stickies Note from Safari with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Jan 7, 2010 - Leave a Comment

Want a block of text to float over your Mac desktop so that you can reference it easily? That’s a perfect usage for the Stickies app in OS X, and using a little known trick you can instantly create a new Stickies note from within Safari. The secret to this trick is quite simple: you’ll … Read More

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