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  • 45. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Texas McCoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just a follow up to my previous post..

    I searched in the App Store and found a nice little free app called Notegorical that seems to be working great so far for me. It's a fairly simple app, not lots of bells and whistles such as Evernote. All you do with it is type things, that's all. It's pretty much just a note pad like the "Notes" app. Notegorical also has different colors of "paper" to choose from and different fonts. It also allows you to group your notes into categories, which helps with organization if you have tons of notes like I do. Just thought I'd pass on this information to anyone else who, like me is done tearing their hair out over the stupid vanishing notes problem and wants a better alternative to Apple's unfortunately buggy built-in app.

  • 46. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Hiley Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have the same problem as everyone else. I'm a journalist and I spent the whole day yesterday, writing notes for an article on my new macbook air. Today, they're simply not there. No trace. Nothing on spotlight, nothing on icloud, nothing. I've lost SO MANY notes on this app that it's now the end of the road for me. Apple have had the chance to get a note taking app solid and reliable for SO long that everyone's problems here are inexcusable. Also, it creates piles and piles of duplicate notes, which is another problem SO MANY are having. Goodbye notes. If anyone has a simple alternative - which can sync across IOS devices - (not Evernote, which has left me stranded, requiring me to be online to see and edit notes TOO MANY times) PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

  • 47. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    carlosmaltzahn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I just found a very simple alternative: directories and textedit (rtf and rtfd) files in a DropBox subdirectory. The IOS DropBox app renders rtf and rtfd documents, and there are a number of IOS rtf editors available. The one thing that I thought was missing was an outline mode in textedit. It turns out there is one that one can enter by pressing option-tab (requires rich text format, doesn't work for plain text)!

     

    Copying all my notes out of Notes into textedit files was a bit tedious -- but much less painful than losing notes!

  • 48. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    dramaguru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wonder if xPad has an app for iOs devices. I absolutely love it on my Macbook Pro.

  • 49. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,350 points)

    Justnotes (OS X) + Simplenote (iOS) works great.  It's plain-text only though.

  • 50. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    gflexx Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey William, I just wanted to add another app to your list that I found:

     

    NotesTab ($.99)

     

    You have to sign up for the sync thingy to work, but it looks just like Apple's Notes. The difference is, you can bold, underline, etc.

  • 51. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Sattamander Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Add me to the list.  Lost ALL my vocab words from "The House with Seven Gables".  Just decide not to show up one day, go figure.  I used to think Apple had the greatest customer service out there but it appears that they do NOT read these forums.  No excuse for files to just "disappear".  And this is on my iPad 1

  • 52. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    jonat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got a weird problem. When using Notes on OS X ML, sometimes it just have problem synching. If I did not notice it and quit Notes, then whatever was not sync will be GONE forever!

  • 53. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Possibly not. You might be able to retrieve them from the Notes database. I wrote up the procedure here:

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2013/03/02/how-to-recover-disappearing-notes/

     

    (ToU Disclaimer: this links to my personal website and does not claim to be endorsed by Apple in any way).

  • 54. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    I just lost a couple notes too. Bizarre & unacceptable.

  • 55. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Kim Hill1 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    softwater wrote:

     

    Possibly not. You might be able to retrieve them from the Notes database. I wrote up the procedure here:

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2013/03/02/how-to-recover-disappearing-notes/

     

    (ToU Disclaimer: this links to my personal website and does not claim to be endorsed by Apple in any way).

     

    Interesting tip- thanks! I restored from a backup, so it's too late to test this. Have you been able to verify that it works under at least some circumstances?

  • 56. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    nejcik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Bizarre and unacceptable" is absolutely right. I'm a complete Luddite; I really don't ask a lot of my iphone. But I was pretty sure it would be able to keep track of a few simple lines of plain text. And now I have to pay for an app to do that? Bizarre and unacceptable.

  • 57. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    Cbb11411 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's not just on Mac folks.  My nots app on my iPhone 5 is randomly deleting notes located in the Notes App.  I had been using it as a quick journal and lost several days at vary random times.  I would love to get them back if anyone has a suggestion.  Thanks!

  • 58. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    dramaguru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's what the original poster was posting about, and that's also where I'm losing notes - my iPhone 4S. It's definitely the app, since there are a number of device/OS combinations on this thread that are experiencing the same issue. I'm sure there must be free Notes apps available, by the way, nejcik.

  • 59. Re: Notes Disappearing!!
    nejcik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tks - yeah, I know there are free notes programs. It just galls me that I have to go through even the minimum hassle of finding and downloading one. Apple keeps adding features, while simple text notes don't work. Pains to say it, but that kind of behavior is exactly why I got fed up with Microsoft.

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