10 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 11:06 AM by William Lloyd
FFFF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just upgraded to Mountain Lion. Is there any way to alphabetize NOTES? It's automatically sorting by date created. Not what I had in mind. Doesn't seem to be a preferences for notes.


Intel Imac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • 1. Re: alphabetizing notes
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    I believe there's no other option -- notes are sorted by date created.

     

    By the way, your posting above says you're using OS X 10.4 which presumably is incorrect.

  • 2. Re: alphabetizing notes
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,520 points)

    You can View menu > Sort by > Title

  • 3. Re: alphabetizing notes
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,510 points)

    You're right!  I stand corrected, and I learned something.  Thanks.

  • 4. Re: alphabetizing notes
    macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,520 points)

    That's OK, I learned something too!

    The forums force you to look at things you never looked at ... and discover.

  • 5. Re: alphabetizing notes
    FFFF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you. FORUMS, the unsung hero of the internet. I'd be lost with them (well, more lost)

  • 6. Re: alphabetizing notes
    Happy Rider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like your solution made a lot of people happy, but unfortunately, I don't understand it.  Could you please elaborate a little?  I am a recently converted Blackberry user now on a 4S, gradually learning how Apple thinks.  Thanks in advance!

  • 7. Re: alphabetizing notes
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,565 points)

    Happy Rider wrote:

     

    Looks like your solution made a lot of people happy, but unfortunately, I don't understand it.  Could you please elaborate a little?  I am a recently converted Blackberry user now on a 4S, gradually learning how Apple thinks.  Thanks in advance!

     

    This thread is discussing the OS X (Mac) version of the Notes app.

     

    From your post, it appears you are referring to the iOS (iPhone, iPad) version of the Notes app which only sorts by date modified.

     

    Matt

  • 8. Re: alphabetizing notes
    FFFF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's confusing: on the desktop you can change the way Notes are sorted. Go to View, then Sort By. On the iphone I don't think there's a way to sort it. It's alphabetical.

     

    The bigger issue for me and many others on forums is my notes won't sync iPhone to desktop, either direction. So, I'm pulling back from using it as the mainstay it once was. Big drag.

     

    It's further confusing because if you click on Accounts on iPhone main Notes screen, there are a number of choices: All, On My iPhone, email address, iCloud. I imagine those are all supposed to be the same if you've enabled them, as I have, but they're not.

  • 9. Re: alphabetizing notes
    Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,565 points)

    FFFF wrote:

     

    It's further confusing because if you click on Accounts on iPhone main Notes screen, there are a number of choices: All, On My iPhone, email address, iCloud. I imagine those are all supposed to be the same if you've enabled them, as I have, but they're not.

     

    On an iOS device Notes can be stored in one of two places - either locally (On My iPhone) or on a server in the cloud (iCloud or IMAP email such as Yahoo, Google and others).

     

    The only way to get your Notes to sync to other devices such as your computer is to use a cloud based account.  Notes stored only on your iPhone aren't going to sync anywhere else.

     

    More details here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4191

     

    Matt

  • 10. Re: alphabetizing notes
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,355 points)

    You need to use iCloud to store the notes if you want them to sync between the iPhone and your Mac.

     

    All notes located "On my iPhone" will be on your phone ONLY.  They will not be synched anywhere.