A Safari window shows a webpage with some text highlighted, and beside it is a Quick Note that includes the text and a link to the webpage.

Jot a Quick Note

With Quick Note, you can easily start a note from anywhere on your Mac, without leaving the app you’re currently using.

How to start a Quick Note

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

With gallery view, you can see all your notes as thumbnails, and easily scan the images in them to find the note you want. Or use powerful search features to find objects in attached images, text in a scanned document, 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 start planning a roadtrip on your Mac, then have your notes handy on your iPad while you’re traveling.

How to add or remove notes accounts

A note that includes a large photo of a hill and a river.

A picture is worth a thousand words

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

How to attach photos, files and more

Notes in gallery view after choosing to manage a shared note. You see a list of the people who have been added to the note and the options available.

Collaborate with ease

When you use iCloud notes, you can invite others to view or make changes to a note or folder. If you share an iCloud note with a group conversation in Messages, you’ll see updates in the conversation whenever someone makes a change to the note.

How to share notes and folders

To explore the Notes User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field.

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