Few people know that a macOS system application called Notes can display any entry in a separate window for greater user convenience – and even “stick” it so that it is always visible! In this article we will tell you how to do it.
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This skill is especially useful to you if you are actively using Notes: write down thoughts and useful information there, scan documents, drop useful or just funny pictures, and so on. Why? Your productivity will increase significantly – you don’t have to search for the necessary note every time through the sidebar or search, it will already be at your fingertips. Plus, you will not forget the most important.
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How to display a note from macOS in a separate window and pin it on top of all windows
1. Open the application on your Mac Notes.
2. Select the desired entry (again, through the sidebar on the left or through the search).
3. In the menu bar, press – Window → Open selected note in a separate window. It seems that Apple translators have not very successfully translated the name of this menu into Russian, it is clearly misleading about what you get on the output.
But it turns out this:
At the same time, the Notes application itself can be minimized, leaving only the necessary recording window open on the screen.
There is one more – perhaps even simpler and more convenient – way to display the note in a separate window. To do this, just find the desired entry in the sidebar side menu and double-click on it.
There are no restrictions on the number of notes displayed – if you wish, you can display at least the entire collection on the desktop. At the same time, Notes will remember the location, size and position of all records, and reproduce their position in the next session unchanged.
To exit this mode, just close the window on the “cross”.
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How to pin a note on top of all windows
If you want the note always in front of your eyes, do the following:
1. Open the note in a separate window, as shown above.
2. In the menu bar, press Window → Over all windows.
Done – now the desired entry will always be before your eyes, no matter what applications you open.
This is a very convenient tool – for example, when you search for information on the Internet in different sources, you can pin a note on top of all windows and immediately write out valuable information there. Other options for using this option are keeping track of the list of important tasks for today, saving funny pictures to a note, etc.