Search your notes on Mac
You can search for specific text in all your notes, notes in a specific account, or in a single note. Your search finds matching text in:
The body of each note
The filenames of attachments in your notes
PDF files that you’ve attached to your notes
Inline drawings you created on an iOS device and attached to your notes
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Show me notes from today”
“Show me notes about vacation plans”
In the Notes app on your Mac, do one of the following:
Search in a specific account: Click a folder in the account you want to search, click in the search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose Current Account.
Search in all accounts: Click in the search field, click the magnifying glass , then choose All Accounts.
When Notes searches All Accounts, it searches in the Recently Deleted folder as well.
Enter text in the search field, then press Return.
Type what you’re looking for the same way you’d say it (this is called natural language search).
Here are some examples of natural language search phrases:
“notes created last week”
“June from last year”
“notes with images”
“with documents about remodel”
Notes that match your search are listed, along with the folder where each note is located. If you’ve locked a note, only the title is searched, even if your locked notes are unlocked.
If you want to find text within a specific note, click the body of the note to add an insertion point, then choose Edit > Find > Find (or press Command-F). Enter text in the search field that appears.
When you search with Spotlight, notes are included in the results.