I'm not sure if an iCloud account is needed but I created one anyway. Trying to test this using Notes.app. OK so I'm signed into iCloud on iPod touch 5th gen, and rMBP mid 2013. Next I have bluetooth on on both devices. I have notes ticked in iCloud on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Handoff is enabled on the iPod in General > Handoff Handoff is enabled on Mac System Prefs > Allow Handoff between Mac and your iCloud devices. My iOS device is right next to the Macbook *OK I think that's about everything checked off. So handoff should be good to go. My Macbook is awake and I have opened the Notes app on the iPod started a note and there is no handoff icon on my dock. Even if I open the Notes app on the Mac, still iOS is not handing it off. What am I doing wrong. What more can I do? I've been at this all friggen day, I've read dozens of instructions on the interweb including Apple. But still I get nothing.