Notes

How to make the best use of the Notes app. Notes is useful for doing things like maintaining a to-do list, planning vacations, or simply storing important bits of information that you come across throughout the day.

Synchronise notes across all Apple Devices

Synchronise notes across all Apple Devices

If you own multiple Apple devices, it’s incredibly easy to keep all of your notes synchronised. The tool used – which has also become a flagship feature of both iOS and Mac OS X – is iCloud integration. From Settings, iCloud, turn Notes - ON. Repeat this for every device with which you want to synchronise your notes. eg iPhone, MAC computer / laptop.
See this tutorial on how to setup iCloud on a Windows computer.

Make iCloud the default Notes Destination

Make iCloud the default Notes Destination

In the Notes app, you have to create the notes you want to sync in the special iCloud account. When you create or edit a note, it will be created in your iCloud account and be pushed (synced) to iCloud. You can then go to iCloud.com, log in, click on the Notes icon, and take up where you left off.

You can make your iCloud account the default account for new notes by going to Settings > Notes and selecting iCloud. That way, when you create new notes (for example, creating a note via Siri), they will, by default, be synced via iCloud.

Configure the Settings for Notes in Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Configure the Settings for Notes in Mail, Contacts, Calendars

You can synchronise your Notes to as many email accounts as you have installed on your iPad.
In Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, select the email account and turn on Notes

Mail Accounts with Notes configured

Mail Accounts with Notes configured

The iCloud, Gmail and Netslife email accounts have Notes turned ON. Notes will be synchronised to these accounts depending on which Notes account you write the Note in.

Selecting the Account in the Notes App

Selecting the Account in the Notes App

This notes has been selected in the Gmail account.
Tap the Accounts button to select an account. Select All Notes to see notes from all the different accounts.

To see your notes in Gmail, look for the label called Notes.

View and edit notes in your web browser

View and edit notes in your web browser

It should be fairly obvious that you can view those notes synchronised with a third-party service through that service, like Gmail, but there’s another way to access your iCloud-synchronised notes, even on a non-Apple device. That is, through your web browser.

Point your web browser towards iCloud and log in with your Apple ID. You’ll see a variety of applications associated with iCloud; among them, the Notes app. You can use this web interface to view and edit all of your notes that are synchronised through iCloud.

And no matter if you’re on Windows or Mac, home or office, if there’s a web browser, you can access and edit your notes and sync back the changes to the iPhone instantly.

Change the Default Notes font

Change the Default Notes font

From Settings, Notes, you have three options for the Notes font.

Sharing your Notes

Sharing your Notes

From the Sharing button, you have some options to share a note: email, print, copy and then paste in another app or send it in an iMessage.