“Apple’s Notes app is quite useful. You can store notes on your Macs and iOS devices, and they sync via iCloud. You can view attachments, and you can even lock individual notes, in the latest versions of Apple’s operating systems,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “But I won’t use the app.”
“Apple made a stupid design decision: they don’t allow users to choose a default font and size in the OS X version of the app,” McElhearn writes. “n iOS, the Notes app inherits the overall font settings you choose; if you choose to increase the size of the system font, then the font in Notes gets bigger. But on OS X, there is no such system font size setting.”
“You can change the font size of individual notes; go to Format > Font > Show Fonts, and then choose a size from the font picker. Yes, it’s that ‘simple,'” McElhearn writes. “Rather than have a default font size, Apple assumes that everyone uses a tiny font. Yet another example of disdain through simplification.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, it’s a PITA. Come on, Apple! Stop dumbing things down so drastically.
That said, we’ll still use the app – it’s very useful – and hope it gets some aded functionality (like a default font size in OS X) in the next update.
Password-protecting Notes in iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 – March 22, 2016