Apple’s stock Notes app strives to get better every year. In iOS 10, Apple added collaborative features to its Notes app, allowing users to share their notes, grocery lists, and more with their friends. In iOS 11, the Notes app has got a few headline updates ranging from faster organization to document scanning and new font.
To help you get the most out of iOS 11 Notes app, we have compiled a list of its best features. Before we begin, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now available as a public beta and therefore likely to have bugs and errors. Apple recommends that you install iOS 11 public beta on a secondary device rather than your primary device in case something goes wrong during the process.
One of the biggest additions to iOS 11 Notes app is its ability to scan documents right in the app, eliminating the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Notes app from your home screen and then create new note or open an existing one
Step two: To create a new note, hit the Pencil button at the bottom right corner and then tap on Plus button
Step three: From the list of options, select Scan Documents to open up the scanner view, and then point the camera on the document. The document will be scanned and you will see the preview in your newly-created note.
Drag and Drop
iOS 11 introduces Drag and Drop, a great feature that allows you to drag content like images and link from one app and drop it in another app. In this case, you can easily drag elements from one note and drop them in another right within the app. To do this, you first need head to a note, and tap and hold on an element until it is docked under your finger. Now, use the other hand to navigate to where you want to drop the element and release your finger.
Besides, you can drag the content from a different app and drop it in the Notes app (Make sure that you enter the Split-View mode on your iPad before moving ahead).
Change paper style
iOS 11 now allows you to fine tune your notes directly in the app (No software to download). With iOS 11, Apple introduces seven paper styles to spice up your notes. The process is pretty simple and we will show you how.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Notes app from your home screen and then create a new note or select an existing one
Step two: Next up, hit the Share button at the bottom and tap on Change Paper to proceed
Step three: On the next screen, choose your paper style.
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