The question: do any of you clever people know if there either: a notes app (similar to Apple Notes) that lets you choose where to save individual notes (as opposed to the whole database) and which can easily include images in notes? [Or, alternatively, a workaround to do this in Apple Notes]
Would need to work on iOS and macOS, and for bonus points would keep track of all the created notes within the app (though I don’t think this is essential).
(I probably wouldn’t get enough value out of something like this to pay a huge amount or a subscription for it, but if that’s the option you’ve got, tell me about it anyway and I can give it some consideration.)
I have been ruminating on the distinction between notes and files in my system.
On revisiting the few things I have stashed away in Apple Notes, I came to the conclusion that most of these would probably fit better elsewhere e.g.:
- codes/membership numbers/etc in LastPass
- snippets/quotes in Day One
That said, there are a few notes that I would describe as “ongoing reference” notes e.g. a list of less-than-obvious tweaks I’ve made to macOS that I would want to recreate (once I eventually get a new computer that can run Big Sur and do a clean install), or instructions on how I fixed a particular issue or set up a certain configuration.
The question I am wrestling with right now is: what do I do with these? I think the Notes app is great for this kind of thing, because I can quickly insert images/screenshots/links/etc. However, my reservation is that I would really prefer to store these in my existing file structure in iCloud (e.g. home-related stuff in my Household folder, system-related stuff in my System folder).
Other things I have thought about:
Creating a hyperlink to these notes and storing the link in a relevant place in my iCloud files - this would be a little clunky, but would I think make me feel better - however although I can “share” a link to myself with myself I haven’t been able to figure out a way to save a link in Files - am I missing something obvious? (I’m sure I could do this on Windows years and years ago!)
Not using Apple Notes at all, and instead using Markdown files (or some other format?) within my iCloud account. The issue with this I think would be that I wouldn’t have the ability to insert images as easily (I know this is technically possibly with Markdown, but it doesn’t feel seamless to me).
If you have any ideas for a better way to solve this problem, I’m open to those too!