Thank you for coming to my aid.1. What device(s), OS versions are you using?
2. Are you synching notes via iCloud? If so do the notes show up in iCloud web?
Hmm, this is rather worrying. I have all my Notes in Apple Notes. And, Apple Notes offer no way to export to another application.
...thanks, I hadn't thought of that!
Notes can also be sent as email. E.g. you can send it to yourself then export from Mail.app to other formats.
I have used Exporter.app to export my NotesHmm, this is rather worrying. I have all my Notes in Apple Notes. And, Apple Notes offer no way to export to another application.
Albeit, I have not noticed any Notes disappearing. Time to monitor Apple Notes more closely...
It's very simple to restore if you have TimeMachine, which you should have.The complexity of restoring Notes from backup is the main reason I have given up using Apple Notes for anything important. It is fine for ephemeral notes (shopping lists, short term todos, etc.). I much prefer to have my long term 'notes' as files which are simple to recover from backups. Synchronisation between devices can be via iCloud, some other cloud sync (e.g. Dropbox), or non-cloud sync method (e.g. Resilio Sync).