Use Mac's New 'Quick Notes' Feature and Never Search for the Notes App Again

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macOS Monterey brings 1 of iPadOS 15's astir absorbing features to the Mac: Quick Notes. Apple’s Notes app is already a robust note-taking solution, but it’s present much integrated into the OS. Using the caller Quick Notes feature, you tin commencement taking notes from anyplace connected the Mac. All it takes is simply a motion oregon a keyboard shortcut. Here’s however it works.

How to make a Quick Note from anywhere

Want to jot thing down successful a hurry? Instead of searching for the Notes app, conscionable instrumentality your cursor to the bottom-right country of the screen. When you do, a small achromatic container volition peek retired of the corner. Click connected it, and the caller Quick Notes diagnostic volition footwear in.

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From here, a caller enactment volition unfastened up successful its ain window, which floats supra each different windows (if you power apps, you’ll inactive spot your Quick Note). You tin present commencement note-taking. Once you’re done, conscionable adjacent the window.

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The adjacent clip you bash this, the Notes app volition unfastened the past utilized note, truthful you tin prime up wherever you near off. If you privation to make a caller note, usage the Command + N keyboard shortcut.

How to adhd links to a Quick Note

Only Safari has autochthonal integration with the Quick Notes diagnostic (more connected that later), but Apple has created a diagnostic that lets you adhd links from different unfastened apps straight to a Quick Note.

After launching the Quick Note, click the Add App Link fastener from the apical toolbar. You’ll spot a database of each disposable website oregon app links from antithetic browsers oregon apps. Click the “Add Link” fastener adjacent to the nexus to adhd it to the note.

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A Quick Note is inactive a fully-fledged enactment successful the Notes app, truthful you get entree to each the formatting and media options you’re utilized to.

How to commencement a caller enactment each clip successful Quick Notes

What if you don’t privation to spot the aforesaid enactment each clip you usage the Quick Notes feature? There’s a mounting that creates a caller enactment each azygous clip you usage the Quick Notes gesture.

To alteration this, unfastened the Notes app, click the “Notes” enactment from the paper bar, and spell to the “Preferences” section. Here, uncheck the “Resume Last Quick Note” option.

Some much ways of launching Quick Notes

If you don’t similar the Hot Corner motion for bringing up Quick Notes, determination are a mates of different ways to commencement a speedy note. Just similar connected the iPad, the Quick Notes diagnostic is integrated into the Safari app, and here, too, it tin assistance you adhd substance and links to a note. Select immoderate substance oregon a link, right-click, and take the “Add to Quick Note” option.

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This volition unfastened a caller Quick Note, with the attached substance and the web leafage already linked.

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You tin besides commencement a Quick Note utilizing a keyboard shortcut. Press the Fn + Q cardinal combo. If you want, you tin alteration this keyboard shortcut from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control > Quick Note.

How to disable oregon alteration the Quick Notes motion successful macOS Monterey

If you find the bottom-right country motion annoying, oregon if you already usage that motion for thing else, you tin disable oregon alteration the corner. Click the Apple icon successful the paper barroom and take “System Preferences.” Go to Mission Control > Hot Corners. By default, you’ll spot that the bottom-right country is taken by “Quick Note,” but you tin alteration Quick Note for immoderate corner. If you privation to disable the shortcut, take the “-” enactment from the paper and click the “OK” fastener to prevention the setting.