UKRAINE – 2021/06/07: In this photo illustration the macOS Monterey logo on an Apple website seen displayed on a smartphone screen with an Apple logo in the background. Apple has started its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an information technology conference, where it presented the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and watchOS 8.
macOS Monterey: New FeaturesIn hindsight, the Quick Note is one of the key features that the Apple macOS Monterey introduced during the WWDC, alongside the FaceTime and Messages improvement, Live Text, and Maps options. To be precise, the new OS for Macs included some features that the iOS 15 first sported, like the Apple Focus feature and the support for spatial audio on FaceTime. Additionally, the Cupertino giant has already started rolling out the macOS Monterey Public Beta, as per MacRumors. Thus, the aforementioned functions are already live for some users.
macOS Monterey Quick Note: What Does it DoThe new feature of macOS serves as an extension for the existing Notes app, which has been available on most Apple devices for years now. TechRadar noted that the Quick Note introduces a function that allows Mac users to take down a note or copy a piece of information, albeit using another app or Safari. Yes, jotting down notes will no longer require users to scramble as they open the built-in Notes app. The Quick Note could directly copy links from the supported apps of the feature, regardless of where you are on your Mac.
Additionally, it works even as the app is either in full-screen mode or Split View.
macOS Monterey Quick Note: How to Select it as a Hot Corner Option
Before anything else, here’s how to set up the Quick Note as a Hot Corner function for it to be readily available through a handy shortcut.
- Open System Preference in a Mac with the Monterey installed.
- Select the Mission Control option.
- Click on the Hot Corners section found below the settings pop-up.
- Choose the corner you want to trigger the Note extension feature.
- Select Quick Note among the list of options.
- Click on OK to confirm the changes.
How to Use macOS Monterey Quick Note
With the new shortcut finally in place, point your cursor to the screen corner you have chosen earlier. After doing that, a blank window will pop up on the side of your display. By clicking it, the Notes app will be summoned, so you are ready to jot down whatever you’re trying to take note of.
Notably, any note that is taken from the new feature syncs across all the Apple devices of the user.
Written by Teejay Boris