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iPhone 'Notes'
September 6, 2010
1:28 pm
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Ann Meacham
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I apologize if I'm repeating this question.  Not sure it went through the first time.

How can the 'Notes' app that comes with iPhone and syncs with Outlook be organized in ABC order?

Thanks!

September 7, 2010
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Hi Ann,

Our Mac guru – Ken – happens to be traveling in Europe right now.  I expect he checks his mail and will reply sometime, but not as quick as normal.  As you know, I don't have an iPhone, but I did a bit of googling and can't find anything about sorting notes. 

I wonder if you should look into some other note taking app.  Evernote seems to get a lot of votes.  Although I really liked what I read about just using gmail and labels to write yourself notes and organize them.  Gmail doesn't sort, but search is sure good.

article on Evernote with comment on using gmail

Sync'ing iPhone Notes to your gmail acct

Hope that helps

September 7, 2010
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Thanks for getting back to me, Chris.  The deal with the iPhone app is that it syncs with Outlook – a key feature.  I had also Googled the topic with no luck!  Maybe when ken gets back, he can address the issue.

September 9, 2010
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Idea …

If your iPhone notes synchronizes with Outlook notes – how about sorting them in Outlook and see if that affects the iPhone list?

Although the only 'sort' I find in Outlook is by customizing the View.  That may not affect iPhone.  Just a thought.

September 22, 2010
9:51 am
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I am still trying to clarify your question but the best info I can provide is below.  There are several apps that will provide the functionality you need so your best choice may be a change of software if this feature is critical.  

Although I cannot personally recommend additional apps in this category, you might try http://www.tadalist.com/ or http://www.toodledo.com/

 

To sync notes with outlook follow the steps below

1. Go to your iPhone in iTunes.
2. Open the “Info” tab.
3. Scroll down to Notes and check the box to Sync; don't forget to select Outlook.
4. SYNChronize your iPhone with Outlook.
5. Done.

Once the notes are in Outlook, use Outlook to organize the entries as desired.  The Notes iPhone app is not and organization tool.

 

I hope this helps.

 

kw

November 10, 2010
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Terri Bloomingdale
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glad to know Ken is on board for us MAC users. After using PC for 20+ years I went with the MacBook Pro. So far I am loving it but having some problems with certain apps. I look forward to my continued connection with “The Geeks”. Thanks so muchSmile

November 10, 2010
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glad to know Ken is on board for us MAC users. After using PC for 20+ years I went with the MacBook Pro. So far I am loving it but having some problems with certain apps. I look forward to my continued connection with “The Geeks”. Thanks so muchSmile

November 11, 2010
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Yes!  We're very happy to have Ken on board.  Not only is he available for answering questions on this forum, but he is also recording some tutorial videos on Mac-related topics.  Coming soon!

Thanks Ken!

And – check out his website at http://www.rvnavigator.com, His Podcasts are great to listen to as you're driving down the road!

November 16, 2010
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Post Droid X I had an iTouch.  It was a replacement for a Palm PDA.  I loved it because I could sync Outlook very easily.  But Notes did not sync well.  I don't remember the problem.  I tried a work around and looked at various note apps and settled on Evernote.  It was recommended by several friends. I like it very much.  I still use it on the Droid.  It is free, so you can give it a try.

August 29, 2012
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Took me a while to figure out that iphone “notes” could not be put in ABC order. I like things in order! I have learned to just go to the “Search Page”, type in a key word that you know you have in “Notes”, and it just comes up, tap it and it takes you to  that “Note”.Cool

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