How to create, edit, and delete memos in Notes for Mac

Need to start a to-do list? Have to buy ice cream next time you're at the grocery store? Or maybe you get a great plot idea for Star Wars fan fiction? Never forget crucial information and ideas by using Notes! You can save, edit, share and delete notes quickly and easily.

How to create a new note using Notes on Mac

  1. Launch Notes from the dock on your Mac.
  2. Click the Create a note icon at the top of the page.

    Create a note 1

  3. Begin typing and the text will appear in your new note.

  4. Click the Create a note icon to start your next note.

    Create a note 2

Notes will automatically save as you type, so if you close a note, start a new one, or accidentally click off of the note you're currently typing, you won't lose any of your text.

How to find an existing note in Notes for Mac

  1. Launch Notes from the Mac dock.
  2. Click inside of the search bar on the top right corner.

    Find a note 1

  3. Type a word or phrase that appears in the note you are looking for (I searched for "Gifts").

  4. Select the note from the available options.

    Find a note 2

How to edit an existing note in Notes for Mac

  1. Launch Notes from the dock on your Mac.
  2. Click on the note you want to edit (I chose one called "Gifts").

    Edit a note 1

  3. Click anywhere inside the note and edit as you like.

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Notes will automatically save as you type, so if you close a note, start a new one, or accidentally click off of the note you're currently typing, you won't lose any of your text.

How to delete a note in Notes for Mac

  1. Launch Notes from the dock on your Mac.
  2. Click on the note you want to delete (eg. "Secret note").

    Delete a note 1

  3. Click the delete icon with the trash can at the top of the screen.

  4. Alternatively, you can hold down the control key and click on a note to bring up a second delete option. The same result can be achieved by tapping on your laptop's track pad with two fingers, or clicking the right button of a two-button mouse.

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