View your notes on Mac
You can view notes from all your notes accounts at any time.
Tip: To change the default size of all text in the note window, choose Notes > Preferences, then drag the Default text size slider. Or, if you don’t want to change the default text size, but want to view an entire note larger or smaller, choose View > Zoom In or View > Zoom Out.
Siri: Say something like: “Read my notes from yesterday.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Open a note
In the Notes app on your Mac, select a folder under an account in the sidebar.
If you don’t see the sidebar: Choose View > Show Folders.
If you don’t see any folders: In the sidebar, position the pointer over the account name until the Show button appears, then click the button.
Notes in the selected folder appear to the right of the list of folders. To change the order in which the notes appear, see Sort and pin notes.
Click a note in the notes list to view its contents. Double-click the note in the notes list to open it in its own window.
See Lock your notes.
Tip: To find a specific note quickly, you can also search your notes.
Change how notes are displayed
You can view notes as a gallery or as a list.
In the Notes app on your Mac, do either of the following:
View notes as a gallery: To view your notes in a grid of thumbnails, click the Gallery button . Double-click the note to open it.
View notes as a list: Click the List button .
In the Notes app on your Mac, open a note that contains an attachment, such as a photo, map or audio file.
Double-click the attachment you want to view or play.
The attached content appears in a new window.
View information about notes
In the Notes app on your Mac, do any of the following:
View the date a note was created or last edited: Click the date at the top of the note.
View the number of notes in each folder: Look to the right of the folder in the sidebar. If you don’t see the sidebar, choose View > Show Folders. If you don’t see the note count, choose View > Show Note Count.
View highlights or activity in a shared note: See Collaborate on a shared note.