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How to Share Notes from Mac

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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.

Just like the collaboration feature that’s available on Google Docs and iCloud Pages, the stock Notes app on macOS allows you to collaborate with other people online to work together on a note. People can make changes, or simply read and view the note. When sharing the note, you can decide if others have permission to just view or edit the shared note as well. This could prove to…

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How to Scan Documents with Notes App on Mac

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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?

Technically, you’re still using your iPhone or iPad but only as the scanning hardware. The document that you’re scanning will appear in the Notes app on your Mac, ready to be manipulated or saved for posterity. Whatever the reason for your scanning, doing it is way easier than you might think.

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How to Add Notes with HomePod

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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, you can add notes with just your voice.

Manually taking down notes may be something you’re used to, but thanks to Siri on the HomePod, you can use voice commands to add notes stored on your Apple devices. Just like on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can use…

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

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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.

The default Notes app that comes preinstalled on iPadOS and iOS devices uses the background based on your system-wide setting. For example, if you use Dark Mode on your iPhone, the Notes app will use the dark background for all of the notes. However, some people may prefer using a light…

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How to Highlight Changes in Shared Notes on iPhone & iPad

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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 notes.

Similar to the collaboration feature that’s available on Google Docs, iCloud Pages, etc. Notes app lets you invite a friend or colleague to work together on a note. Although the people you add to a shared note can view and make changes to the note in a…

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

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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 simple solution to this, beyond just using Notes search to find stuff.

The Notes app that comes pre-installed on iPhones and iPads make it easy to store any sort of information. For people who use this app frequently, organizing all your notes could become a tedious…

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

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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.

Notes that are created using Apple’s Notes app for iPhone and iPad can be stored either on-device or on iCloud. The latter comes in handy especially if you own multiple Apple devices and you want to access your notes no matter which device you use. This doesn’t mean all of your notes are stored on iCloud. If you launch the…

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

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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 better suited style for your needs.

By default, the stock Notes app has a blank paper appearance, but this can be changed to better suit the type of note or work you’re doing. For example, people who use Apple Pencil with their iPad to take handwritten…

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How to Take Notes from Locked iPad Screen with Apple Pencil

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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 lock screen notes feature is super easy, here’s how it works:

How to Use Lock Screen Notes with iPad & Apple Pencil

  1. At the locked screen of iPad, tap anywhere on the screen with Apple Pencil
  2. How to take new notes from iPad lock screen with Apple Pencil

  3. Notes app will immediately launch into a new note, use Notes app as usual to jot down notes…

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How to Scan Documents with Notes App on iPhone & iPad

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Scanning documents is a great way of removing your reliance on paper and it makes it easier to find things, too. The Notes app on iPhone and iPad is perfectly suited to the task and you already have it on your device. Here, we’re going to run through how to scan documents with the iPhone and iPad Notes app.

While you might be using the Notes app to keep tabs on your shopping list or make notes in meetings, you probably aren’t already using it to scan and save your documents. And that’s a shame because it’s great at doing exactly that. And with iCloud…

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