Notes Help

Welcome to Notes

With Notes, it’s easy to capture a quick thought or save something interesting for later. And with iCloud or another notes account, you can access your notes on any device.

The Notes window with the sidebar on the left, the list of notes in the middle, and the note content on the right.
The list of accounts in Notes showing iCloud, On My Mac, and other accounts such as Google and Yahoo.

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 a recipe on your Mac, then have it handy on your iPhone when you’re shopping for ingredients. To add an account, choose Notes > Accounts.

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

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—click the Share button in the app, then choose Notes.

A note with a chocolate chip cookie recipe. A People icon to the left of the note’s name in the note list indicates that people have been added to the note for collaboration.

Collaborate with ease

Add people to your notes so that many people can collaborate on the same note. Click the  People button to start collaborating on the note.

Find out more about using notes on all your devices, attaching photos and other items, and adding people to notes.