Do you know how to use tags in the iOS 15 Notes app to intelligently sort content? One of the various new features that the Notes app has received in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey is the ability to sort notes using tags. A very simple and intuitive system that will allow us to filter and access certain content quickly and easily.
How to use tags in the iOS 15 Notes app to intelligently sort content?
Tagging a note is very easy, we simply write a “#” followed by a word, as soon as we press the space bar this word will become a tag. We can use these tags anywhere in a Note, from the title to within a table, and we can also format them as we wish. Of course, we can use as many tags as we want within the same note. All this organization is also synchronized on our iPhone, iPad, or Mac as long as we are using the latest versions of the corresponding operating system for each device.
Well, having seen the tagging process, which has no more secret, let’s now talk about the possibilities that tagging notes open up. The most obvious is that now, under the list of the different folders of the app, we can touch any of the tags to see the notes that contain them. We can also tap more than one tag to bring together those notes that share the ones we select.
Tagging notes allows us to create smart folders that rely on this information to categorize our notes for us. Creating a smart folder is as simple as tapping the New Folder button, which appears at the bottom left of the folder list, and choosing New Smart Folder.
From here we simply give the folder a name and choose the tags we want to be included. After pressing OK we will see this new folder appear next to the existing ones, although we will distinguish its intelligent nature by the symbol of a cogwheel preceding its name.
Over time the Notes app has evolved to encompass much more than text, much more than images. Now we can scan documents, draw, write by hand, use tables… The amount of information that we can manage in the app has grown exponentially for several years now and, without a doubt, being able to organize this information properly labeled and quickly accessible is of vital importance. Hence the #tags.