Then I stated using Apple Notes and the strangest thing happened.
I liked it. Not only is Apple Notes a contender, Apple has
continued to refine the product. Just last week we got a new beta
of an upcoming Mac OS X release that includes additional Apple
Notes features. One of those new features is the ability to import
Evernote and plain text files. It seemed to me like a perfect
excuse to slurp in the rest of my nvALT database so I could really
push the application’s limits. Now I’ve got 787 notes in my Apple
Notes database. It’s growing daily.
So first this was all a big experiment to see what was wrong with
Apple Notes and then I just started using the application. I
didn’t admit to myself, or anyone else, that I become an Apple
Notes user but apparently I have.
Now that its syncing is based on CloudKit instead of IMAP, and with the features that have been added in iOS 9 and Mac OS X 10.11, Apple Notes is a solid notes app. I echo Sparks on this complaint:
That doesn’t mean Apple Notes is without fault. I wrote before,
and it still remains true, that the text size on the Mac version
is just too small. They keep adding new features with the betas
and it keeps amazing me that they don’t address this problem.
It’s almost mind boggling that you can’t change the default font size on the Mac. It’s not just a matter of preference, it’s a genuine accessibility problem. You can hit ⌘+ to increase the font size of the current note, but there’s no way to change the default for new notes. So if Helvetica 12 is too small for you to read, you’re stuck hitting ⌘+ for every single note.
Update: And why is it Helvetica instead of San Francisco? Does the Apple Notes Mac team live in a cave?
★ Wednesday, 2 March 2016