How to Export All Notes in Mac OS X Easily

Thanks to some handy third-party apps, you can exports notes as text or HTML on Mac with ease. Follow this complete guide to export your favorite Apple notes in multiple formats on macOS and do share your valuable two cents in the comments below!

Notes app for macOS has become very user-friendly with the addition of several powerful features. But the one department where it’s still lagging is the restriction to export notes only as PDF. Unfortunately, you can’t export your Apple notes as text or HTML on your Mac.

However, you shouldn’t be disappointed as there are a few options that can help you circumvent the hurdle. Third-party apps come in handy, especially when breaking the shackles. And guess what, they can assist you in overcoming this limitation as well! Read on:

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How to Export All Notes in Mac Easily

How to Export Notes as PDF in Mac OS X

As mentioned above, Apple lets you export your notes only as PDF. And the process is quite straightforward.

Note: You have the option to import text files into Notes. You will be able to import files in TXT, RTF, RTFD, HTML, or Evernote XML Export (ENEX) format.

Step #1. Open Notes app and select the note you want to export.

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Open Notes app on Mac and select the note you want to export

Step #2. Now, click the File menu and select Export as PDF.

Click the File menu and select Export as PDF on Mac Notes App

Step #3. Then, select the preferred location and click on Save.

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Select Preferred location and click on Save to Export Notes as PDF in Mac

Now that you have converted your note into PDF format and saved it at the desired location go ahead and share it using AirDrop, email or other preferred option.

That’s all there is to it, folks!

Your turn:

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I wish Apple Notes for macOS had the feature to export notes in several formats including text and HTML sooner than later. What’s your take on it? Shoot your views in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


  1. thanks a lot! And as andre crouch said it’s really fucked up that you have to use a third party app! But really thanks a lot ;)

  2. So, if there is currently no feature in Notes to export all notes easily, why does this post have a title of “How to Export All Notes in Mac OS X Easily”?


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