When I'm trying to turn on Mail/Notes sync on my macbook a have this:Mail/Notes can't be enabled at this time.Wait a moment and then try turning on Mail again.on my iPhone all is ok.Photo stream, Calendar, Contacts is syncing on mac, but not mail & notes.
Suddenly I have lost all the notes I have added / changed in the last three weeks or so! This is borderline catastrophic for me, lots of important stuff.
Very weird; I did not lose any other info (calendars or addresses, etc.), only Notes. And it happened across all devices / places (iPhone, iMac, iCloud).
The only recent event that can possibly have something to do with this (I don't know how) is that I purchased a new Macbook Air and did a Migration Assistant. Again, the odd thing is that Notes was the only thing affected. how I can retrieve them?? (I have synced since losing them. Mail & Notes are being pushed through iCloud.)
The Notes function will not communicate to or from my iMac to my iPad or iTouch in the Cloud.The iPad and iTouch communicate ok with each other.The other functions in the Cloud are working perfectly between all 3 devices.
I just realized looking at my iPhone that most of my notes have disappeared or were duplicated a number of times. So I checked my email on my Mac where I could usually find my notes and they are missing there too. Does iCloud include archives of back ups where I can recover the notes? If so, how do I recover them?
I am using Notes and connected to iCloud. 2 machines are linked to sync through iCloud. A new Macbook Air and a 2010 vintage Mini Mac.Both running os X 10.9.5 Maverick. After using Notes successfully and continuing to create additional Notes to the app, suddenly I found my largest Notes file, and only this Note, had self converted to html format with this at the heading of the Note:
The rest of the text in the note had been encased in html code and the note had lost about half way through the rest of the text information - gone.Is this a problem derived from iCloud or from the Notes app?Is there a known limit to the size a Note can be?
Info: Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5), Mac Air OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)
Notes is not syncing to my iCloud account, but to an old MobileMe account which I cannot remove. The MobileMe account does not show up anywhere else except in Notes. In Settings I confirmed my iCloud account is logged in. I feel like this is more of a bug than anything else. Can I reset Notes or reinstall Notes? The computer is an older Mac Pro and has gone through many software updates...
My wife and I share a MacBook Pro on Lion, with one user serving us both. But we have separate apple ids, used for iTunes and for logging in to Apple Support discussions. We do not use iCloud presently. In preparation for Mountain Lion, I am considering turning on iCloud in system preferences. It is possible or advisable for us to have two iCloud accounts? I ask that because she has exclusive use of our one iPad and I have exclusive use of our one iMac. Since iCloud facilitates sharing of data among devices, is there any reason to have one iCloud account synching the MBP and the iPad, and another synching the MBP and my iMac?
can anyone suggest an mac os x app (or mac os x-supported software like OpenOffice et cet.) that will allow me to create marginal or anchored notes in a text document?
i am not interested in MS WORD, not out of any ideological dislike of gates or ms word, et cet. (although i do not like word), but i am tired of paying steep prices for it and upgrades and wish a simpler program for someone who writes, period. i do not need 90% of word's features (although it, and openoffice alternative, does have the "insert note" on reviewing toolbar i like - see below)
if anyone is familiar with what is called "critical apparatus", it would allow me to add what are essentially footnotes in a visible (Jer's Novel Writer) or invisible (WORD and OpenOffice) notes to the text. (btw: here is what i mean: [URL] and click on screenshot at bottom right of screen)
such a feature would be immensely helpful for some translation projects i am doing as well "to check" reminders within creative projects, from essays to novels.
i may be wrong but i don't think bookmarks are what i want and i prefer to avoid footnotes or endnotes (yes - i am selfish. i want it all) although a footnote is not so terrible a work-around.
i have looked at following options in respective apps:
postit/stickies type note - openoffice has a WORD type feature (like the critical apparatus popup window in url above) which is accessible but i would love to have a smaller simpler program to do this
marginal notes - i love Jer's Novel Writer for this but if you write a long note or lots of notes anchored to the same small stretch of text, these marginal notes become cumbersome and piled on top of each other in the margin, unless there is a way to do this i am doing wrong. (am open to suggestions how to use JNW better. i have not written to Jer - maybe i'll do this)
flags: supernotecard has flags but limits them to one per card where a card is funtionally synonomous with a paragraph. thus one can not annotate multiple words in same paragraph with individual markers
links: i am using DEVONthink more and more as a word processor with its multiple windows, database/search/concordance capabilities and extremely rewarding flexibility. i could use their links to separate windows but don't like this as much.similarly voodoopad does this well but same objection
separate windows: many programs facilitate a new window that could hold my notes. they are not anchored or easily tied to the text in question without altering the text, e.g., DEVONthink, Smultron, et cet.
i think i have looked at almost everything, i think, e.g., supernotecard, notemind, nova mind, tinderbox, notetaker (which i love), ulysses, avenir, z-writer, scrivener, smultron, textwrangler, subethaedit, mi, copywrite, bean, textmate (a great "project format" for composite documents like journal or book with chapters), mellel, mariner, JNW (which i also love), nisus, tex-edit plus, all the omnigroup apps, journler, storyist, writeroom, abiword, but may have missed something. programs like curio (which i like, along with omnigrapple pro) and mindburn are not really what i need either.
i guess if i knew enough i could write an applescript within some of these programs. but i am not very facile with scripting and do not want to take the time to become so. i do not think TeX et al. are the way to go and the same comment about time versus learning curve applies.
I created a shared photostream at one time named Family...it was shared by me. It still shows in iCloud on both my mac and my iOS devices. I have tried to delete it via the photos app in iOS and via iPhoto on my mac....it deletes and then reappears in a few moments. It is an empty stream that I created to test but I cannot get rid of it...
How can I "mute" my whife's calendar? I want to see it, but not receive her reminders and notifications. She has the same problem, she don't need to get a pop up every time I have a meeting. Is there a way to "mute" shared calendars?
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Does iCloud save pictures shared from other devices to my hard drive? When I look for a picture on my hard drive, it's not there. When I go to copy the picture from iCloud to iPhoto, a pop up box asks me if I want to duplicate this picture or not. I don't want duplicates on my hard drive, but I don't mind having duplicates on the iCloud and the hard drive, combined.
But mainly my complaint is I can't add notes to my address book. My cursor will not enter the "note" field nor is there a way to edit a card after it's created. There is no simple "edit" card selection or button. Nor is there a way to delete cards.
I've tried copying an image from the clipboard and then pasting it into Address Book notes. I've also tried moving the image in different formats, TIFF, JPG, PNG, directly to the notes section of Address Book, but still with no success.
I highlighted the "font" and the "document color" in my Notes app on my Mac, just playing around and looking at the options I have. However, now I cannot figure out how to get the document color (Example 1 in turquoise blue) to go back to no color as is in Example 2. Or to unhighlight.
Example 1mail mom giftdrop papers off at schoolpick up dry Example 2milkbreadcarrotstoilet paper
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
Emptied trash, but need to get some notes back. Did a scan with minitool Mac data recovery, but with so much available for recovery, I'd like to be able to identify. What partition my notes would be in and what the file would look like. I have used recovery software, but am unsure how to identify my deleted (from trash) notes.
Info: iMac (24-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
My son's school wipes the hard drive of their computers every year when they upgrade. I made a copy of my son's entire hard drive (10.8) before turning the MacBook Pro in to be "updated" (wiped and everything replaced with 10.9.4). Now my son has told me he made Notes he needs. what files do I need to replace from the backed up version of his system? I need to know how to locate the old files that I can not access by holding the option and going to the library etc because the old system files are on an external hard drive, not an active older mac.
I assume there is more than one file. We have not made any new Notes, so I'm OK to completely overwrite the new notes files with the ones from the older version. if there is any way to simply open the notes so I can copy and paste into Word, that would be fine too.
A couple of months ago I was at the head office and connected to the in house Wifi. When I did, a bunch of shared drives or folders showed in my finder under "Shared". I figured no biggie, when I got away from the head office they'd go away. But they didn't. And I can't figure out how to get rid of them.See attached photo.
I have a box full of handwritten notes that I would like to convert to a digital format (jpeg or pdf), but I know nothing about these formats and so don't know the best method to do so: scanning is feasible, but terribly, painfully slow. I would prefer to snap photos of each page and then convert to pdf but I've had previous experiences with large pdfs generated from jpegs that were unbearably slow to open and navigate because of the size of the file.
I'm not looking for OCR or to buy a new scanner / camera, I was just hoping someone could point me in the direction of learning more about the formats themselves and perhaps recommend an effective workflow or another community that specializes in this sort of thing (all my searches for analogue to digital conversion lead to dead ends). Most of the material is just reference notes that I would like to have, so the quality just needs to be readable. It is written in pencil or pen, some of it is printed.
Info: MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Mem: 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3 (sigh)