Sync with iPhone

What Is It?

Sync with iPhone refers to the Mac note taking app’s ability to publish your notes for editing and view on your iPhone, and to sync changes you make between your Mac and phone. Accessing your notes from your iPhone is typically done through a companion app running on the iPhone, but might alternatively occur through a web interface – in this case you would use a web browser, such as Safari, to access your notes on your iPhone.

Syncing is more than just the ability to access your notes on both your Mac and iPhone – it also requires a conduit for the two platforms to pass changes and updates. You’ll find note apps using Dropbox, iCloud, or private syncing systems to synchronize changes.

Mac Notes Apps with This Feature

What Else Should I Know?

Not all apps allow you to edit your notes on your iPhone – some only let you view the contents of your notes. While viewing your notes on your iPhone is better than nothing, we don’t consider this to be syncing.

When evaluating a Mac note taking app for its ability to sync with your iPhone, it’s important to determine how well notes transfer between the two platforms. For example, iOS does not support rich text, so note taking app developers to get their iPhone companion apps to support it. Some even decide not to bother adding it. If the iPhone companion app doesn’t include rich text support, your notes won’t look the same on your iPhone, and formatting will be lost on the Mac when you make edits on your iPhone.