Apple's Quick Notes feature is an easy way to jot down everything important without wasting time looking for the Notes app. If you've already installed macOS Monterey or iPadOS 15, here's how to use this new feature.
What are quick notes?
The name is pretty self-explanatory, but Quick Notes is a new feature that lets you quickly create a new note without opening the Notes app. This feature is exclusive to iPad and Mac devices and you must have macOS Monterey installed on your Mac or iPadOS 15 on your iPad.
After you've created a new sticky note, it is automatically saved in the Notes app. When you use iCloud, your sticky notes are available on all of your Apple devices with the same Apple ID.
How to create a quick note
As you can expect, taking a quick note is pretty easy. There are several ways to do this on Mac and iPad, and the process is similar on both devices.
How to make a quick note on an iPad
All you have to do is swipe in from the lower right corner of your iPad with your finger, Apple Pencil, or stylus. A small box will appear in the corner that will get bigger if you swipe towards the center of your screen. Make sure the box is big enough before letting go of your finger. Otherwise it just disappears again.
When you're done using the sticky note, tap complete in the corner of the note to save and discard.
How to make a quick note on Mac
When you're not using Hot Corners on your Mac, Quick Note is available in the lower right corner of your screen. All you have to do is move your cursor to the lower right corner and the corner of a short note will appear. Click this corner to display a new sticky note in the center of your screen.
How to save Safari Highlights with Quick Note
Another way to open a quick note is to first highlight any text in the Safari browser. This works on Safari for Mac and iPad. Just follow these steps:
- To mark any text from a website on your iPad or Mac.
If you are using a Mac Ctrl-click on the text and then click New sticky note or Add to sticky note
If you are using an iPad, a menu is displayed after highlighting text. Tap New sticky note or Add to sticky note.
You will either see New sticky note or Add to sticky note depending on whether you have already opened a short note. In both cases, a short note will appear with the text you selected and the link to the website already included.
Where do Quick Notes go?
Every time you create a new sticky note, it is automatically added to the Notes app under a folder called. saved Sticky notes. If you want to find your sticky notes, do the following:
On your iPad or Mac, open the Remarks App.
From your notes folder, choose Sticky noteslocated at the top of the folder list.
Unfortunately, there is no way to automatically save your sticky notes to another folder. So you have to long press or double click each sticky note, choose Moveand select a new folder to move your sticky note. You need to do this every time you create a new sticky note.
How to enable or disable Quick Notes
By default, your Mac or iPad should have Quick Notes turned on after you've updated your software for the first time. However, if you're not sure if it's enabled or if you want to turn off Quick Notes, you can always edit the settings.
How to enable or disable Quick Notes on an iPad
Open minded settings.
Scroll down and select Apple stick.
Under Pencil gestures, Tap Swipe the right corner.
Tap Quick note or the end if you want to enable or disable Quick Notes.
How to enable or disable Quick Notes on Mac
Press the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen.
click System Settings> Mission Control> Hot Corners.
If you are not using hot corners, Quick Notes should be assigned to the lower right corner. click Quick note to select other options or to disable this hot corner. You can also add quick notes to another corner if you want.
Set it up and never fake it
With Quick Notes, you'll never have to worry about forgetting anything again. Whether you use your iPad or Mac, there is always a way to save your notes.
Best of all, it's just one of the many new features iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey have to offer.
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