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8+ useful tips for Notes on iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Do you use Apple’s Notes app? While it remains limited to iPhones, iPads, and Macs, it has become an incredibly useful tool that even boasts some collaboration features to help work in teams.

Juggling too much at once? Notes can help

Apple has iterated Notes over the years and has made some useful productivity-boosting enhancements in its most recently released operating systems. (Aside: QuickNotes is of huge value, too.)

Notes today is a powerful iCloud-synced service packed with features that lets you save words, documents, images, websites, links, checklists, and more, along with tabs to help you find relevant items and support for folders, sorting, and a useful search feature.

Here are some of the things you can do with it that may help you keep ahead of the zillion tasks you suddenly face as 2021 winds down (and the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on).

Do you use Gallery view?

I live in list views in all my applications because it’s a good way to stay on top of multiple topics at once. That’s why I so often neglect to make use of Gallery view, which is a more visual way to find Notes. You’ll see any image taken from the top of the Note and the first few words of the text.

To access Gallery view on iPhone/iPad: Either tap the three-dot ellipsis icon and select View Gallery or turn your device into landscape view to invoke this view automatically.

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