New Features Of the Notes App (#1141)

New Features Of the Notes App (#1141)


Hi, this is Gary with MacMost.com. On this
episode let’s look at all the new features in the Notes app in El Capitan. There are a lot of new things you can do in
the Notes app. For instance in the past you may have used the Notes app, like I have,
for creating lists. Now you can actually turn that list into checklists with this button
here and it actually puts these circles and you can even check things off. This is all compatible across iCloud. This
is an iCloud Notes file here so it will show up on my iPhone as a checklist here and the
checks will actually synchronize. So I can do that and I can add new items to it as well.
So the checklist thing is very useful. You also have lots of style options. You can
use this button here and it’s kind of giving you some basic styles that you can use to
make things look a little more interesting. You can also insert lots of different things
in here. You can do a simple drag and drop. So here is a photo on my desktop and I can
drag that in here and I’ve got a photo now inside of this note. I can add multiple photos
into it. I can also even drag things like audio files and video files. That will work
as well. It also works to drag links from Safari. So
here I’ve got a webpage open in Safari. I can grab that webpage, there we go, drag it
in and now I have this link that I’ve created here that will take me back to that page when
I click on it. Now instead of dragging and dropping from
a file you can also hit this button here to bring up a media browser and I’ve got the
Photos app here which is the only one that shows up for me but I can search and I can
look in my Collections or Moments, things like that, and when I find a photo I want
I can drag it from there. So I can combine items from the Finder and
from Photos and from anything else I drag in. There is even a way to bring the Maps
link in. So here I’m going to just to go Maps and once I’m here I can click on something
just to take a look at the information for it. Then if I hit the Share button I can share
in Notes. I can create a new note or I can choose the note, save it, and now if I go
into there I can see it has added this link here to the Maps app with an address for that. So I’ve got all this stuff in here in a note.
If I want to browse through all the media in my Notes I can simple hit this button here
and it will show me these little categories. Here’s all the Photos & Videos, here are Map
links, any website links I’ve add, any Audio I’ve added, and Documents. You can drag just
regular documents into Notes as well. Sketches, that’s for things on iOS devices.
In iOS 9 you can actually sketch using your fingertip and add sketches into Notes. You
can’t do that on the Mac but the sketches you do on iOS 9 will show up in Notes and
then you can view them all here. So this is kind of a way to gather together
all the media you’ve added in the Notes app.

Dereck Turner

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