Apple is making some changes to its built-in Notes app in iOS 9. Notes will now have features that make it more competitive with apps like EverNote and Microsoft’s OneNote.

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Plus, now you’ll be able to add to notes while using other apps.

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Users can use a Share button in many apps, including the Safari browser to save attachments to a note. Those attachments include documents, web addresses and maps, among other things.

One of my favorite features on OneNote is the ability to quickly turn any note into a checklist with just a tap. In iOS 9, note will do the same thing. Users will be able to add bullets with just a tap and check items off as they go.

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You’ll also have a selection of drawing tools that will enable you to draw right on the note with your finger or stylus.

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Adding a photo is super-easy now as well. You just need to tap the camera icon to take a phone from within the app.

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Notes is so beefed-up now, it’s really a completely different app.

iOS 9 will be available this fall.  Click this link to learn if your Apple device will receive the upgrade.

~ Cynthia