Ipad notes App

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  1. Ipadster67

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    I have multiple notes in the Notes App. How can I copy these. To my PC ?
     
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    Hello - first, please provide the model of your iDevice & the iOS being used - might make a difference?

    Second, if you bring up a note, then the box (at the top right) w/ the outgoing arrow will give you plenty of options, but not sure 'how many' notes you want to save to your PC?

    Finally, if you backup your iPad to your PC and/or to the cloud, then your notes should be saved - give us some more detail on how many notes and how often you need to back these up? Dave :)
     
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    If you use your iCloud account for the Notes app, open www.icloud.com in a browser on your PC, login, and there you'll find the notes.
     
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    Ipad 4 8.0.2
    What I would like to happen, is to have all notes in the ipad app sent to my PC
     
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    You can't export all the notes at one time. Or if you can, I've never figured out how. You can send or copy them one at a time using various methods.

    The action icon has a few opotions. (box with up arrow). The share actions are the first row of icons, the ones in color.

    Let's just ignore Messages, Twitter, and FaceBook.

    Email, easy to send, but not much fun since you have to copy paste them when the get to the computer. Or settle for having them in an email folder.

    If you have Evernote, you can tap on the . . . icon in the share actions and turn on the option. This will let you send any note to the Evernote notebook of your choice.

    If you want all your notes pretty much everywhere, Evernote is one of the best solutions available. Microsoft's OneNote and Google's Documents apps are also good choices, but Evernote has them beat all to heck for features and platform support. As you can probably tell, I like Evernote.

    There are probably other note apps that have share extensions. If you have one of these, keep an eye out for updates that add them.


    Another possibility is to use the icloud.com site Johanna mentioned. Open this in a desktop web browser, open your note tool of choice on the computer, and start copy&pasting between them.


    As more extensions get created for apps you may get a few more choices, but unless the Notes app itself is updated with an export feature you're probably stuck with transferring one note at a time.

    Note: Mac users do not have this problem, since the Notes app on the Mac will sync with the Notes app in iCloud and iOS. Well, you still can't export all the notes to another app, but you do have them on the computer.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Now, 1 how do I get my notes into evernote ? And 2 how to access evernote on my PC ? is it the same as i cloud, do I have to log into it ?
     
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    On the iPad:

    When you install Evernote on your iPad it will have what is called a share extension. Extension are a new iOS 8 feature that let you send content to another app without leaving the app you are in.

    You'll want to set up your account before doing the rest. Do it in the app or on their website, whatever you consider easier. It's a good idea to recored your user ID and password; ideally in a secure password app. Another subject.

    To start using the extension open Notes and view a note. Tap the action/share icon. It looks like a box with an up arrow. The first row of icons are share actions. The very lsat one (scroll right if needed) is three dots. You use this to manage your share extensions.

    Tap on it and you'll see the standard actions and any other usable actions installed by third party apps. Turn then on in any app and they are available in every app that can use that extension type.

    Turn on Evernote and drag it to the position you want. {I haven't had much luck with the icons staying arranged}

    Now you can choose Evernote as an action when viewing a note. A little popup will appear letting you choose the notebook you want to copy to before saving.

    You can, of course, create new notes in Evernote itself, saving this step.

    There is another way to send your notes to Evernote. Every account comes with an email address. Create a contact with that address in your Contacts app. From that point on any time you have an email, or the option to email content you can forward it to Evernote.


    On the Computer:

    You have two options.

    You can use the Evernote website. I haven't looked yet, but they just finished redesigning it. Reviews have been positive.

    You can download the Evernote app for your computer. Just go to their site. There's a big Download button near the top. It automatically detects your operating system and downloads the right version.


    Now, a word of caution. Basic Evernote is free, but it is also addictive. You may soon find yourself craving a little more power.

    A Premium account will cost you about $5 a month, or less if you pay by the year. You'll need internet access on your iPad to access your notes with the free account. With the premium one you can choose to sync any or all your notebooks, along with some other nice recover options and bandwidth increases.
     
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