macOS 12 Monterey Notes

Series 1 Episode 4: From Our macOS Monterey Series. macOS Monterey…Notes. In this episode, I’ll be showing, some Cool Features Added to the Apple native Notes App in macOS 12 Monterey.

Table of Contents:

00:00 – Intro
00:36 – macOS Monterey Notes Tags
01:04 – macOS Monterey Notes Tag Browser
01:19 – macOS Monterey Notes Custom Smart Folders
04:03 – macOS Monterey Notes Activity View
04:40 – macOS Monterey Notes Highlights
04:55 – macOS Monterey Notes Mentions

🎬 S1 E1 – macOS 12 Monterey Making It Personal:

🎬 S1 E2 – macOS 12 Monterey iCloud+ Safari:

🎬 S1 E3 – macOS 12 Monterey Under The Hood:

Below is a list of the Mac Models that can run macOS Monterey:
Late 2015 and later:

iMac Pro
2017 and later

iMac Pro
2017 and later:

MacBook Pro
Early 2015 and later:

Mac Pro
Late 2013 and later:

Mac mini
Late 2014 and later:

Early 2016 and later:

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You’re now able to add Tags to catergorize and organize your notes.
Create Tags by using the # (hash) symbol, also known as the number or pound sign, and a keyword to search.
As shown, add one or more tags by typing them directly in the note, like #KungFu or choose from a list of created ones.
Moving on…Tag Browser
In the sidebar, you can choose any tag or combination of tags, to quickly view tagged notes.
Simply click on a tag or multiple of tags, to view your tagged notes.
Next, let’s take a look at…Custom Smart Folders
Notes are automatically collected in Custom Smart Folders, based on tags.
Custom Smart Folders can be created in 1 of 2 ways.
I’ll first create a Custom Smart Folder.
From the Notes menubar, under File, choose New Smart Folder or by clicking on the plus icon here and click Smart Folder.
I’ll name the Smart Folder, “Bruce” and click once on the Tags box, to reveal the Tags to use for this particular smart folder.
As you can see, the Smart Folder is automatically populated with notes, according to the chosen tag or tags filled in the Smart Folder Tags box.
It should be noted, Custom Smart Folders only contains notes, based on tags or combination of tags assigned to notes.
For example, editing the “Bruce” smart folder, and adding the following tag #Travel to the #BruceLee tag, will result of nothing listed in the smart folder.
Because, no notes contains the combination of the two tags shown.
However, if instead, I removed the #Travel tag and add the #Legend tag, as shown, the notes that contains the combination of those tags are listed in the Bruce smart folder.
To Delete a Custom Smart Folder.
Simply right-click or click on the 3-dots icon and select delete, or select folder and press backspace also known as the delete button, on your keyboard.
And finally…Mentions
Social-Up your shared notes or folders with Mentions.
Type the @ (at sign) and the name of a collaborator anywhere on your shared note, to inform them with important updates and link them back directly to the shared note. .

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  1. Great video. Do you know if you are able to use the activities feature and/or the highlights feature if I am not sharing a note with anyone? Just as a way of seeing when I last updated a note?

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