Create a Note from Mail.app

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  1. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    Is there anyway to send an email to the Notes app?

    FYI I am referring to iOS 9.
     
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    Open the email. Long press, Select All, Share, Send to Notes.
     
  3. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great tip!


    Now if only we could include attachments.
     
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    You can add attachments by repeating the steps. Long Press on the attachment and Add to Notes. At the bottom of the little window that pops up when you select Add to Notes, tap and select the note you want to add the attachment to. (In this case the note you just created from sending the email into a note.)

    I took a few screenshots.

    SS 1: The email.
    SS 2: The window after selecting Add to Notes to add the attachment to the note of choice.
    SS 3: The note with both the text of the email and the attachment.
     

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  5. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wonderfully helpful! Thank you!
     
  6. dyn macrumors 68030

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    That only works if your device has Force Touch/3D Touch (currently only the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus). If your device doesn't then you'd need a 3rd party e-mail app that can use the share sheets (if there is one Apple app that really needs to support the share sheets its Mail!).
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems to work fine on an iPhone 6 (without 3D Touch) using those steps?
     
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    Nope, doesn't work at all on the iPhone 6 because it doesn't have 3D Touch. It will do the same as a short press: highlight the mail and open it. In an e-mail it also does the same as a short tap: select the word and give you some options. There is no long press here. Long press only works on an image and only allows you to copy it, you then need to move to the notes app and paste it in a new note manually.

    The only way you can get it to work somewhat like it is to open the e-mail and select all the text (short tap somewhere and select "select all" from the popup menu) and select the "share" in the popup menu (this gives you the share sheet). You can't sent an e-mail to notes, only the text of an e-mail, it will not copy over pictures. A subtle but big difference!
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And it appears that the way that the post you originally replied to described it was that second way you mentioned of opening the email and selecting all (text) and then selecting share and sending that to the Notes app. And that's the way it worked for me using an iPhone 6.
     
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    The way that person described it was a mix of 3D Touch and non-3D Touch (or simply put: it isn't correct). There is no long press for text on a non-3D Touch device; it's only there for images but it doesn't bring up said menu (it's a completely different menu). Long presses in iOS are generally speaking a 3D Touch feature. Also do keep in mind that the text selection will not select everything so you may not get the entire e-mail into Notes. That's why we need something like sharesheet support so you can do the same with an e-mail as you can with a website.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, again, the way that post was written didn't have anything to do with 3D Touch and works that way on a device like iPhone 6. As far as it perhaps not copying everything that might be in an email and all that, there's certainly that, and was referenced in subsequent replies, but the method is valid and exists (despite the fact that there might be a slightly different method available for 3D Touch devices).
     
  12. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That process seems to work just fine on devices without 3D touch.
     
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    Wrong. Long press has absolutely nothing to do with 3D Touch.

    Long press has been around since the very beginning. One of its first implementations being Long press on an icon to initiate moving apps on the home screen/deleting apps.

    Yep, does work on an iPhone 6 and every other iPhone because it doesn't require 3D Touch.

    You're confused on what Long press is.

    No, I what described wasn't a mix of 3D Touch and non 3D Touch.

    Once again, long press is not a 3D Touch thing. It has been around since the very beginning.
     
  14. dyn macrumors 68030

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    Might want to check out what a long press is because it isn't exactly how you explain it. Long pressing on text is a 3D Touch thing. On a non-3D Touch device you need to press shortly on text and long on an image. Note the subtle difference between the different kinds of content! The iOS manual is a good place to start.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://lifehacker.com/5879239/all-t...-long-press-on-your-iphone-ipad-or-ipad-touch
     
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    Long press has absolutely nothing to do with 3D Touch. Long press has been around since the very beginning. Are you saying everything in the link C DM posted right above this post is a 3D Touch thing then? And before 3D Touch was even a thing?

    3D Touch is Peek and Pop. (Light press and deep press) pressure based, NOT time based like Long press (tap and hold.)
     

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