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Open Quick Note on iPad with Keyboard Shortcut Globe+Q

May 31, 2022 - 4 Comments
Make a Quick Note on iPad by keyboard shortcut

iPad users with a Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, or external keyboard can use a keyboard shortcut to launch Quick Notes on the iPad from anywhere. This may be preferable to some users than using the swipe gesture to use Quick Notes on the iPad. If you’re familiar with using the fn+Q keyboard shortcut to summon … Read More

Center a Notes Window in Split View on iPad

May 26, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Centered Note in Split Screen View on iPad

If you regularly use split screen mode on iPad to view two apps side-by-side, and one of those apps is Notes, you may appreciate this little trick that allows you to center a Notes window, hovered above the split view. To use this trick, you must have the Notes app open as one of the … Read More

Create Quick Notes on iPad from Anywhere with a Swipe Gesture

May 16, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Use Quick Notes on iPad

The iPad has a great feature called Quick Notes that allows you to instantly create a new note on the iPad from anywhere, with just a swipe gesture. You can use the Quick Note gesture with a finger, or with Apple Pencil. And it works with any iPad running iPadOS 15 or later. If you … Read More

Scan Text Into Notes on iPhone & iPad

May 9, 2022 - 6 Comments
Scan Text into Notes app on iPhone and iPad

The Notes app on modern iPhone and iPad system software versions includes a handy feature that lets you scan text directly into the notes app. The text you want to scan can be printed or handwritten, and the scanning is done directly within the Notes app instantaneously. After the text is scanned into the Notes … Read More

How to Create Local Backups of Notes on Mac

Apr 28, 2022 - 8 Comments
How to backup Notes locally on a Mac

The Notes app is popular for keeping bits of data, jotting down information, maintaining lists, storing text, photos, and so much more. It’s completely reasonable to want to create a local backup of notes from the Notes app, but you may be unsure of how to accomplish that. We’ll discuss a few ways to backup … Read More

How to Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

Apr 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

You can add secure notes to your iCloud Keychain account and login entries if you’d like to. The notes can serve any purpose, but they can be particularly handy if you want to reference something specific to that login, whether a log of prior passwords, or the purpose of the account, or whatever else. For … Read More

Use Quick Note with Hot Corners on Mac

Apr 12, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Quick Note made from Hot Corner on Mac

Mac users who want to get the most out of the Quick Notes feature may appreciate knowing that they can set a Hot Corner to make a new Quick Note instantly. When this is active, simply moving your cursor into the designated corner of the screen will open Quick Note.

7 Ways to Make a New Note on iPhone & iPad

Mar 28, 2022 - 4 Comments
New Note from the home screen of iPhone or iPad

The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is super useful, allowing you to jot down information quickly for all sorts of purposes. There are various ways to create a new note in the Notes app on iOS and iPadOS, some of them are quite fast and might be new to you, so if you’re an … Read More

Make a Quick Note on Mac by Keyboard Shortcut

Mar 22, 2022 - 5 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

If you use the Notes app frequently on the Mac to jot down information and store important data, you’ll be happy to know that the excellent Quick Notes feature has a super simple and near instantaneous keyboard shortcut to go along with it.

How to Share Notes from Mac

May 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Share Notes from Mac

Do you want to share a note with a friend, colleague, or anyone? Whether you want to share your own thoughts or have a collaborative note, it’s easy to share notes from the Mac.

How to Scan Documents with Notes App on Mac

Apr 28, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to scan documents header

There was once a time when scanning a document required a piece of big, clunky hardware. Those times have thankfully long passed and we can scan things using our iPhones and iPads. But did you know that you can use your Mac to scan things too?

How to Add Notes with HomePod

Feb 25, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add Notes with HomePod

Do you utilize the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad for note-taking, making to-do lists, or for writing down any other important information? If you own a HomePod, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also add notes to the Notes app, directly from the HomePod and without typing them out. That’s right, … Read More

How to Change the Background Color of a Note on iPhone & iPad

Feb 17, 2021 - 7 Comments
How to Change the Background of a Note on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to switch to a different background color while writing down information in the stock Notes app on iPhone or iPad? Similar to how you can change the Notes appearance of the background to blank, grid, or lines, you can also change the background color of notes too.

How to Highlight Changes in Shared Notes on iPhone & iPad

Dec 8, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Highlight Changes in Shared Notes on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the built-in Notes app to quickly write down important information, scan documents, plan things, or make lists on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can not only collaborate with others on a shared note, but you can also highlight all the changes in these shared … Read More

How to Pin a Note to the Top of Notes List on iPhone & iPad

Nov 5, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Pin a Note to the Top of Notes List on iPhone & iPad

An easy way to make important notes stand out is to pin them to the top of the Notes app list. If you regularly use the Notes app to take down notes, make to-do lists, and store other valuable information, you may have trouble finding some important notes, and the pinned note feature offers a … Read More

How to Move Notes on iPhone & iPad from iCloud to Device, & Vice Versa

Oct 24, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Move Notes on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the stock Notes app on your iPhone or iPad to take down notes, make to-do lists, and store other valuable information? In that case, you may want to learn how you can move your Notes from your device to iCloud, and vice-versa.

How to Change Paper Appearance Style in Notes on iPhone & iPad

Oct 23, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Change Paper Appearance Style in Notes on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the stock Notes app on your iPhone or iPad to write down important info, manage checklists, scan documents, make to-do lists, quickly jot down notes, draw, or share info? For whatever purpose you use Notes, you may be interested in changing the paper style to lines, grids, or default, whatever is a … Read More

How to Take Notes from Locked iPad Screen with Apple Pencil

Mar 2, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to take notes from iPad lock screen with Apple Pencil

You can quickly create new notes directly from the locked screen of an iPad if you have an Apple Pencil. This is a great feature for anyone with an iPad who needs to do quick note taking, since it treats the device a bit like a sketch pad or sketchbook of sorts. Using the iPad … Read More

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