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8 new outstanding features in iPadOS 15

iPadOS 15 is on the way. Apple showcased the new software at this year's WWDC. This year was all about cross-platform feature parity, but that's usually the case with iPadOS and iOS anyway. That's certainly the case this year.

iPadOS 15 improves note taking with Tags and Quick Note

The iPad lineup has a lot of strengths. Being able to use an Apple Pencil, for instance, to jot down notes quickly and easily is one of them. With iPadOS 15, which is set to launch later this year, Apple is aiming to make capturing your thoughts when you need to even easier. And, more helpful in general.

How to use dark or light backgrounds for Notes on iPhone and iPad

Notes Background in Dark Mode on iPhone

Dark mode is one of those features that came along and it was all the rave. Instead of all that brightness, you could have your device and the apps on it carry a soothing, dark appearance. As things progressed, we started seeing plenty of apps offering dark mode and giving you a choice to use it. And maybe you don’t realize it, but Notes is one of those apps.

When you enable dark mode on your iPhone or iPad, you can decide if you want the Notes app to oblige. Plus, you can keep specific notes with a light background while others are dark. This gives you the pleasing appearance you want for notes you use often.

Here, we’ll show you how to use both dark and light backgrounds in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad.

Make better use of all the empty space in the iPad’s Control Center with Yuna

The iPad offers the same useful Control Center interface that the iPhone and iPod touch do, and while that’s great, it’s also the biggest problem.

While Control Center’s features are both convenient and useful, the issue I take with the interface on the iPad is that it leaves so much screen real estate unused. In fact, it’s literally an iPhone’s Control Center interface crammed at the edge of the iPad’s large display.

Libellum lets jailbreakers jot notes down directly on the Lock Screen

Note-taking is an incredibly useful way to ensure you don’t forget something later on, and while Apple’s Notes app is a great tool for jotting down a note here and there, it can be a nuisance trying to get to the app in a pinch when I need it.

Libellum is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer LacertosusDeus that offers refuge from the aforementioned qualm, and it does so by putting a convenient note-taking widget directly on your Lock Screen that you can interact with without any delay of any kind.

How to share Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Voice Memos Share Menu on Mac

The Voice Memos app is an ideal tool for capturing notes by speaking instead of typing or writing. And like any note-taking tool, you may want to share what you record. Whether with another person or a different app, we’ll show you how to share recordings in Voice Memos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

5 tips for effectively using Search in Notes on Mac

Tips for Search in Notes on Mac - iMac

If you are a heavy user of the Notes app, then you likely have many folders, tons of notes, and use it with multiple accounts. So when it’s time to find a note, it can feel like a tedious task. But with some helpful tips, you can use the Search feature effectively in the Notes app on Mac to find what you want quickly.

How to automatically sort completed items in Notes checklists

Notes Sorted Checklist Items on Mac

The Notes app is a terrific tool that you can sync with your iOS device and your Mac. One useful feature is the ability to create checklists. This makes Notes handy for to-dos, shopping lists, project tasks, gift lists, and more.

Along with checklist feature is a convenient setting. You can automatically sort completed items in your Notes checklists. So whenever you check the circle to cross an item off your list, it moves right to the bottom. This is helpful for seeing your remaining items at the top of the checklist, waiting for you to complete them.

Here’s how to enable the automatic sorting for Notes checklists on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.