this is a strange one. After returning from vacation, I hooked my 2021 M1 MacBook Pro up in my office and started to work. I keep records of all my phone calls in the notes app. Looking at my notes app, I noticed that all the notes newer than 2017 were gone. In a panic, I took a look at my iPhone notes app. To my great relief all the notes were there.
I had a call, so I took a note on the Mac. It synced as usual to icloud and my phone. this morning I went back up to the office to work, I looked at the Notes app, and it was completely empty. Just as yesterday, when I look at my phone, all the notes are there. I am completely at a loss for what to do next. I do have a time machine drive hooked up, but I have not done a clone of the drive in quite some time.
FYI, Apple’s iCloud, as reported here more than once and in other “interweb” forums for users and developers of other apps, is somewhat unreliable and certainly not “controllable” by user. Complicated and/or large data transfer size seem most problematic. For me, works fine for simple syncs like Calendar, Reminders, etc. but other stuff not so much.
Yes. You first have to export the notes from DEVONthink and then import them into Apple Notes. I usually drag the notes or folder out of DT onto the desktop and, from there, import them into AN.
However, the attachments do not import with the notes. They are still in DEVONthink but can be manually added to Apple Notes if and as needed. This is not a concern for me because, for the vast majority of cases, I only need the text. I don’t use Apple Notes as a document repository. Most attachments in AN are there for quick reference when I’m in a meeting and, therefore, almost always reside elsewhere (DT, Finder, or Google Drive). In other words, I attach documents in AN for convenience, not for storage.