Context Actions

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Context actions are quick actions that take advantage of the content of your notes. Context actions allow you to perform quick tasks like calling a phone number, opening a web page or viewing an address in Maps. Each content type has a primary action and a set of secondary actions associated, which can be configured in settings. For example, the primary action of a phone number could be “Call phone number”, the secondary actions would include “Send a message to this phone number”, “Search phone number on Google” and “Delete note”.

Actions can be used in a variety of places:

Main App

  • Tap on a note’s icon or on highlighted text inside a note to trigger the primary action
  • Swipe left on a note to reveal the secondary actions

Notification Center Widget

  • Tap on a note’s icon to trigger the primary action
  • Long-press on a note’s text to reveal the secondary actions

Miscellaneous

  • Call phone numbers or open addresses directly from Spotlight search results
  • Call phone numbers or open addresses directly on your Apple Watch