How To Create Checklists in the OS X Notes App


Apple’s Notes app has been around since 2012 on Mac, and it only seems to get better with time. What was once an iOS-only app, is now available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, and can now be synced across devices through iCloud, which means your notes stay updated in real time no matter how you access them. Cool stuff!

If you’re an avid list maker and you’re running OS X El Capitan, you’ll be thrilled to know you can take your list addiction to the next level by incorporating all fancy those to-do lists into Notes. Here’s how to set it up.

Create a checklist in OS X

Step one: Open the Notes app on your Mac and create a new note.

create new note in OS X Notes


Step two: Tap the “checklist” arrow to create a checklist within this note.

checklist button in Notes


Step three: Create your list.

Notes checklist in OS X


As you complete items from your list, simply check them off by tapping the empty circle in front of each task. When you’re done with the list you can delete the entire list or erase individual tasks and reuse the same list again.

Checklists in Notes are perfect for grocery store lists, chores to-do lists, work tasks, errand running, and so much more. Don’t forget to enable iCloud on your Mac to have this list synced to your other Apple devices.




Posted by Will on January 31, 2016

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