Hi thanks, had read this. I have iphone5, ipad and icloud on these plus laptop using windows 8. Notes I create on either device do not sync with the others. The original message saying unable to use when multiple versions of Outlook is the problem in icloud control panel is the problem. When I go to uninstall the other Outlook, am taken to list which only shows Outlook 2013 which I purchased and do not want to uninstall. Need to lose the other version.
Thanks for trying to help though.
Ok, here we go:
Go to Settings>>iCloud and be sure Notes are turned on in all Apple devices.
In your pc, download iCloud Panel Control. Then sign in with you Apple ID credential and turn on Notes.
Tap Notes at any Apple device. There, you should have an Accounts arrow at the top on left corner. Tap it and select Notes from iCloud. Now you can create a single note that must have sync with other devices.
Hope it helps
You will not be able to sync notes you have taken on your iPhone 5 or iPad prior to enabling iCloud sync on both devices. When you enable iCloud Notes sync, the notes you had previously taken will remain on the respective device without being pushed to the iCloud. You can read more abou this here: How to transfer "On My iPhone" notes to iCloud