Wiki-Style Links Between Notes in Apple Notes in iOS 17 and MacOS 14

Tim Hardwick, writing for MacRumors:

With just a few taps, you can create links between notes, making it easy to jump from one idea to another. Long press on a space in any note, and a new “Add Link” option can be found in the pop-up menu. Tapping it lets you link to another note by searching its title or entering a URL.

You can create an optional alternative title for the link, or just stick with the original title for clarity. Once you’re done, the link appears as hyperlink-style underlined text in your note, and tapping it snaps you straight into the note you linked to.

The Notes app also offers an additional, quicker way to add links: Typing two greater-than symbols (>>) into a note invokes a list containing your six most recently modified notes, and tapping one instantly adds a link to that note.

This feature doesn’t just work for links between notes — you can add URLs of any sort, like the Edit → Add Link command in Mac apps. And the “>>” shortcut is pretty clever.

Tuesday, 13 June 2023