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Notes

From: Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Video: Notes

The Notes application is great for taking well, notes. When you're working at your computer and need to jot a quick note or even take notes in a meeting, the Notes application is a great solution. Let me show you what I mean. In Mountain Lion, the notes application is located down here in the dock. And you can launch it from here. You can also launch it from the launch pad if you prefer, or even directly from your applications folder. So, I'm going to click on the Notes application to launch the program. And by default, it automatically has created a new note here. Now, the Notes application has two buttons down here. You can see this second button is showing me the notes over here and the note itself on the right.

Notes

The Notes application is great for taking well, notes. When you're working at your computer and need to jot a quick note or even take notes in a meeting, the Notes application is a great solution. Let me show you what I mean. In Mountain Lion, the notes application is located down here in the dock. And you can launch it from here. You can also launch it from the launch pad if you prefer, or even directly from your applications folder. So, I'm going to click on the Notes application to launch the program. And by default, it automatically has created a new note here. Now, the Notes application has two buttons down here. You can see this second button is showing me the notes over here and the note itself on the right.

You can click on the first button, and that will also show us any folders that we've created as well. So, I'm going to go ahead and go back to the first view. And let's say we want to create a shopping list. That would be a good example. So, I'm going to type in here Shopping List. And you can see that it automatically makes the note, whatever the first line of your, your note, and then I'm going to go ahead and press Return. And let's just add a few things to our list here. We need eggs, bacon, potatoes, and flour. Now you notice over here that the name of the note has taken on, once again, the first line of your note that you created.

Now, let's go ahead and make another note. So, I'm going to go ahead and click the Plus sign, again here's a new note. And I'm just going to call this one say, Notes from Corporate Meeting. And then we can enter some information in here as well. Call HR about John's issue. Discuss vacation policy, so on and so forth. And as you can see, it's pretty easy to simply create some notes and basically adjust them however you want. Within the Notes panel as you get a large number of notes, you can search for them. So, if I type the word Shop, you can see that it's going to filter down my notes to contain only the ones that contain the word shop in the name. So, that works pretty good.

And even if I get rid of that and I type eggs, it's still going to filter down to the one that contains eggs in the entire note. So, that's pretty powerful. Now, a couple last things here. Let's say we have a note here and I want to send this to my wife because she's on her way home from work and wants to pick this stuff up. Down here at the bottom, you know, not only can we trash the note, but the second button. You're probably used to seeing this icon by now. If we click on that, we can share this in a couple of different ways. And so, I can certainly send it via email, or I could message it to her. And this is useful, you know, if she's using an iOS device, she can receive it on her iPhone or iPod touch, if it's a Wi-Fi accessible. So, there's a real easy way down here to share this note with anybody else. One last thing to show you is if we click the Expanded view, we can also come up here to the File menu and choose New Folder.

And that will create another category over here. So, if I wanted to create a category for something specific, maybe I'll call this the business category. Now I can create a bunch of notes within that category. Within the notes section here, I did create one for the corporate meeting. I can drag this and drop it onto the Business section. So that now all of my work related notes could be in one folder, and all of my personal notes in another. As you can see, it's quite easy to use the Notes application.

It's simple yet effective when you need to jot down information quickly without a bulky interface.

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Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
  2. 6m 38s
    1. What is an OS?
      1m 18s
    2. What is Mountain Lion?
      1m 24s
    3. System requirements
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 43s
    1. How to get Mountain Lion
      4m 58s
    2. Installing Mountain Lion
      4m 10s
    3. Keeping your Mac up to date
      2m 35s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. The purpose of user accounts
      1m 23s
    2. Creating a user account
      5m 23s
    3. Logging in to a user account
      4m 41s
    4. The Home folder
      5m 10s
    5. Setting parental controls
      6m 36s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. The Finder
      3m 26s
    2. Finder windows
      7m 30s
    3. Customizing the Finder window toolbar
      4m 50s
    4. Finder preferences
      5m 3s
    5. Working with files and folders
      8m 38s
    6. Sharing files between users
      5m 6s
    7. The Dock
      7m 51s
    8. Setting the desktop and the screensaver
      7m 50s
    9. The Dashboard
      5m 27s
    10. Mission Control
      8m 7s
    11. Launchpad
      6m 3s
  6. 17m 54s
    1. Connecting to the Internet
      3m 52s
    2. Safari fundamentals
      6m 26s
    3. Top Sites
      4m 1s
    4. Using the new Share feature
      3m 35s
  7. 13m 52s
    1. Setting up an email account
      3m 45s
    2. The Mail interface
      3m 14s
    3. Working with messages
      6m 53s
  8. 32m 25s
    1. Contacts
      6m 31s
    2. Calendar
      5m 39s
    3. TextEdit
      5m 9s
    4. Preview
      4m 18s
    5. QuickTime player
      4m 50s
    6. Installing applications
      5m 58s
  9. 27m 2s
    1. Reminders
      6m 42s
    2. Notes
      3m 57s
    3. Messages
      5m 6s
    4. Notification Center
      4m 34s
    5. Dictation
      6m 43s
  10. 7m 32s
    1. Backing up with Time Machine
      5m 2s
    2. Restoring files with Time Machine
      2m 30s

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