Everything You Want to Know About iOS 14 Notes and Reminders

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Ryan Christoffel has a nice write-up of iOS 14 Notes and Reminders in the developer beta, which I’ve been avoiding since I don’t have spare test devices. If you specifically want to know about Apple Notes and Reminders like me, check out the article. I was hoping for more features, like tags for notes, but I’m glad the texture is gone.

Though neither app’s improvements have been held up as tentpole features of this fall’s releases, Apple has nonetheless given noteworthy attention to making the user experience for each app better in a variety of key ways. You won’t find fundamental evolutions in how either app works, but these updates prove the power of iteration.

Notes and Evernote – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-02

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus chats with host Kelly Guimont about Apple’s Notes app, how it has evolved, and if it’s an alternative to Evernote.

Apple Notes May Be Better Than Ever(note)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

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Dr. Mac’s been playing with Apple Notes lately and he thinks it might finally be mature enough to replace Evernote Premium in his workflow (which will save him $70 next year).

Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself! – Mac Geek Gab 787

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself! – Mac Geek Gab 787

Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina’s windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it’s on to diagnosing some network problems and learning how Time Machine can keep your volumes from being resized. Listen as John and Dave walk through all of these, to ensure everyone (including them!) learns at least five new things this week.

How This New York Times Reporter Uses Apple Notes for Her Job

· Andrew Orr · Link

Isabella Kwai has “disturbingly agile millennial thumbs” because she prefers to use Apple Notes instead of pen and paper. Ms. Kwai is a New York Times reporter and writes about her technology.

I still keep a notebook on hand that I’ll occasionally use. But to be honest, I have atrocious handwriting, and deciphering it is arduous. Instead, I use the Notes app. I find it easier to write up thoughts and notes that way — though once, it did freak out a source, who asked me how I was able to type and look her in the eye. (Disturbingly agile millennial thumbs is how.)

I love reading about the tech other people use in their work and personal lives. I’m a big user of Apple Notes with close to 1,000 notes, although my thumbs aren’t very agile.

How to Restore Notes from a Time Machine Backup

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Lost some notes out of the Mac’s default Notes app? Never fear—as long as you have a backup! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll go over how to recover your database from Time Machine, but there are a lot of caveats. A lot. Pay attention to the warnings before you get started!

iOS 11: How to Take Notes from the iPhone's Lock Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you use the built-in Notes app on your iPhone, then this Quick Tip will be right up your alley. With iOS 11, you can access your notes right from your lock screen, eliminating the need to unlock your device to start jotting down your thoughts. We’ve got the details!

macOS: How to Export Apple Notes as Plain Text Files

· Andrew Orr · How-To

I noticed that in a lot of the files, there is some weird HTML formatting in the text. This is normal though, because images or other attachments don’t get exported.

macOS: Importing Stickies (And Evernote!) into Notes

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’re using Stickies—or Evernote, for that matter—you should know that there’s a way to import the data into Apple’s Notes program, so if you’d like to move your stuff into that app instead, you can! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll explore the options for importing and exporting between those applications.

How to Pin Notes under iOS 11 and High Sierra

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

In the default Notes app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can pin items to the top to make them easier to find…if you’re running macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, that is! Come find out the newest way Apple’s made our lives easier in today’s Quick Tip.

iOS 11: How to Scan Documents in Apple Notes

· Andrew Orr · How-To

You can scan documents in Apple Notes with an iPhone or iPad. On an iPad with Apple Pencil, you can even sign a document after you scan it.

macOS: Create Apple Notes Subfolders With Ease

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Did you know it’s possible to create Apple Notes subfolders? Andrew didn’t, until he stumbled upon this by accident. Creating subfolders lets you organize your notes in more detailed ways that make sense to you. Here’s how to do it on macOS.

iOS 10: Three Tips on Notes!

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip gives us a few nifty tricks to use in the Notes app under iOS 10. Wanna save some items only on one device or another? Would you like to add any pictures you take within the app to your photo library? We’ll tell you how to do that stuff and more!

Happy New Year from Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 638

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Need to use Mini DisplayPort monitor with your USB-C Mac? Need to make screen recordings? Need a Dropbox replacement? Your two favorite geeks have you covered with these questions and others. Cool Stuff Found segment includes a way to control your reboot sounds, your clipboard, and your unwanted robocalls. Plus, another AirPods alternative. Download and enjoy!

macOS Sierra: Sharing Apple Notes

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

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One of the updates that macOS Sierra brings to the table is collaboration, specifically in Apple Notes. Sharing notes is a great way to collaborate with your friends, family or coworkers.