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Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of Apple OS X, adds more than 200 new features to the operating system. In this workshop, author and expert Chad Chelius shows you how to take advantage of all the power that Mountain Lion puts at your fingertips. After learning how to install and set up the software, create and work with user accounts, and find your way around the interface, you'll get tips on using Mountain Lion to surf the web, send email, play audio and video, and much more. And you'll be introduced to new features like dictation, the Notification Center, and the Reminders, Notes, and Messages applications.
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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