2 Helpful Tips on Using Notes in iOS and OSX

If you use the built-in note application on your iOS device, you may have noticed the limited functionality. But I thought I would share with you a couple tips on getting better organized with your notes if you also use a Mac. 

This summer, the general public will have access to better note integration thanks to the announced Mountain Lion OS. Until then, there are a couple of tips I would like to share with you now that you can take advantage of right now. 

Tip #1: Custom Fonts:

If you want notes to be formatted in a way other than in Black and the 3 standard 3 fonts choices available (Noteworthy, Helvetica and Marker Felt) just don't do it for you, you do have options. First, you will have to create your notes on the Mac in the Mail app and format your text there. But any thing you do to your text on the Mac will transfer over to your iPhone or iPad and will be viewable in the way you formatted it. Check the screen shots below. 

Tip #2: Folder Creation:

If you are not the kind of person (like me) who likes all their notes thrown into the same place, but prefers to categorize them, then you will really like this. Go into your Mail app on the Mac, and under the Reminders heading in the sidebar, you will see Notes. Simply right click on the Notes header and select "New Mailbox..." Name the note category based off the kind of notes you want to assign to that mailbox. Next, simply drag and drop the selected notes into that mailbox and there you go. You can now easily navigate through your notes on your Mac or i-Device. 

I hope that this helps someone out there looking to get more out of their note application. Let me know if you have any other tips out there for getting the most out of Notes for iOS. Thanks for reading.