How to Use Touch Bar with Notes App on New MacBook Pro

How do you use Touch Bar with Notes app on new MacBook Pro? Let's get along with me to make the best use of this highly useful feature!

With “Touch Bar”, using apps on new MacBook Pro is a great experience. Case in point, you can unlock notes using Touch ID, customize tools and even delete the notes with consummate ease.

Would you like to join me for an interesting test that includes the act of using Touch Bar with Notes app on MacBook Pro? Let me tell you that it will be quite interesting using this innovative feature with the stock Notes app. Here we go!

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How to Use Touch Bar in Notes App on New MacBook Pro

How to Use Touch Bar with Notes App on New MacBook Pro

How to Start a New Note with Touch Bar in Note App

Step #1. Open Notes app on your MBP.

Step #2. Now, tap on the new note icon.

How to Format a Note with Touch Bar in Notes App

Step #1. Launch Notes app on your MacBook Pro. Then, either open a new note or a previously written one.

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Step #2. Formatting options appear when you select the note. You need to tap on the Format icon which looks like a capital and lowercase A.

Step #3. Next, you have to tap on Title in order to create the H2 format.

Step #4. Now, tap on Heading in order to create an H3 format. Then, tap on Body to make a body format. When you tap on Return, it will get back to its Body format.

Now, you can tap on Bullets icon to make bullets list. Likewise, tap on Dash icon in order to make a list with dashes. Tap on Numbers icon to make a numbered list.

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Step #5. Tap on the X to close the formatting tools.

Step #6. Next, tap on Checklist icon to make a checklist.

  • In order to hide the keyword and reveal more formatting tools, tap on collapse arrow which is next to the keyboard word suggestion.
  • To indent right or left margin, you need to tap on the Indent.
  • If you want to make a word or sentence bold, tap on the Bold icon.
  • To italicize any word or sentence, tap on Italics.
  • To underline any word or sentence, tap on Underline.

If you have already written text into the note, you can still change the format by placing the cursor at the end of the sentence and then tapping one of the formats.

How to Unlock Notes Using Touch ID with Touch Bar in Notes App

Step #1. Open Notes app. Then, choose the locked note in question.

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Step #2. Next, you need to place your registered finger on the Touch ID sensor to authenticate.

When you unlock a note using Touch ID with Touch Bar, all notes will be unlocked. If you want to lock all the notes, click on Lock icon located at the top of the Notes app.

How to Customize the Touch Bar for the Notes App

To get the best out of the Notes app, customize Touch Bar as per your liking. You have the option to tweak both the main tools and formatting tools as desired.

How to Customize the Main Notes Tools

As per your need, you can customize the main notes tools. For example, you have the option to rearrange, remove or even add tools.

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Step #1. Open Notes app. Then, click on View in the menu bar.

Step #2. Now, you need to click on Customize Touch Bar. You should see the customization panel on the screen. Besides, the buttons on the Touch Bar will begin to jiggle.

Simply drag a tool from the screen and drop it into the Touch Bar.

Step #3. Next, you have to move the cursor down into the Touch Bar and then choose a tool in order to get rid of it.

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In order to perfectly rearrange the order, simply choose a tool on the Touch Bar and drag it to a new location.

Step #4. In the end, click Done.

How to Customize the Formatting Tools

Step #1. Open Notes app and then select a note.

Step #2.  Next, click on View in the menu bar. Now, you need to go through the steps from 2-4 mentioned above to customize the formatting Notes tools.

How to Delete Notes and Folders in the Notes app with the Touch Bar

With Touch Bar, deleting any notes is quite easy-going.

Step #1. Simply select the note you no longer want to keep.

Step #2. Tap on the Trash icon on the Touch Bar.

Then, you need to choose the Folder you want to delete.

Step #3. Now, tap on Trash icon on the Touch Bar.

That’s it!

You may also like to have a look at these very interesting posts such as, how to customize Touch Bar, how to use Touch Bar with Reminders app.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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