Notes in gallery view — showing the content of each in a thumbnail. Suggested searches appear in the top-right corner, such as locked notes and notes with attachments.

Find that one note when you really need to

Use gallery view to see all your notes as thumbnails, allowing your images to lead you to the exact one you want. If you still can’t find the right note, use powerful search features like searching for images or text inside your scanned documents and more.

How to search your notes

A Mac and an iPad showing the same note from iCloud.

Take notes wherever you go

When you add your internet accounts to Notes, you can keep your notes with you no matter which device you’re using — so you can save that dream destination on your Mac, then have it handy on your iPad when you’re with your friends.

How to add or remove notes accounts

A note that includes a description of kitchen remodel ideas, a checklist of things to do and a photo of a kitchen.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Drag and drop pictures, movies, links and other files into your notes. You can also add content to notes right from Safari, Photos, Maps and many other apps.

How to attach photos, links and more

Notes in gallery view after the View Participants button in the toolbar is clicked for one note. You see the people who have been added to the note listed and the options available.

Collaborate with ease

Invite others to view or make changes to a note or to an entire shared folder of notes.

How to add people to notes and folders

To browse the Notes User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page.