How to create a note in Outlook

2 ways of creating a new note in Outlook

In this blog post I am going to quickly run through how to create notes using Outlook.

If, like me you used to use post-it note after post-it note to jot down bits of information. Sticking them around your monitor or in a pile on your desk.

Outlook has a Notes section where you can basically brain dump all the little pieces of information that you need into one central place. I don’t know where I would be without it.

I will run through how to add a new Note in the Outlook desktop app for Windows and for Mac (OSX). Click the link below to navigate to the section that will be most useful for you.

How to create a note using Outlook for Windows

How to create a note using Outlook for Mac

How to create a note using Outlook for Windows

Open your Windows Outlook desktop app.

Click on the ‘Notes’ button in the navigation bar, at the bottom right of the app. You may need to click on the More button first.

More options button in Outlook
Notes menu item in Outlook for Windows

This should now take you to your Notes section of Outlook.

Notes section in Outlook for Windows

To create a new Note, click on the ‘New Note’ button in the top left of the screen.

New Note button in Outlook for Windows

This should open the note compose screen. I really like the create note screen. It looks like a digital post-it note.

Note create screen in Outlook for Windows

The great thing about the Notes feature in Outlook is you can just type away and add the detail you need. No need to save as you go along, Outlook does that for you.

Auto save in Outlook for Windows.

Once you have finished with the note you can just close the Note screen. Any notes that you have created will appear in this section.

As I have mentioned this is a great way to brain dump a lot on information very quickly. Which you can then refer back to as needed.

There you have it. Quickly and effortlessly create a new note using the Windows Outlook desktop app.

How to create a note using Outlook for Windows

Open your Mac Outlook desktop app.

Click on the ‘Notes’ button in the navigation bar, at the bottom right of the app. You may need to click on the More button first.

Notes navigation menu item in Outlook for Mac

This should now take you to your Notes section of Outlook.

Notes section in Outlook for Mac

To create a new Note, click on the ‘New Note’ button in the top left of the screen.

New note button in Outlook for Mac

This should open the note compose screen. I really like the create note screen. It looks like a digital post-it note.

New note compose screen in Outlook for Mac

Once you are happy with your note. In the Outlook menu, click ‘File’ and chose ‘Save’.

Save a note in Outlook for Mac

Once you have finished with the note you can just close the Note screen. Any notes that you have created will appear in this section.

As I have mentioned this is a great way to brain dump a lot on information very quickly. Which you can then refer back to as needed.

There you have it. Quickly and effortlessly create a new note using the Mac Outlook desktop app.

Manage your notes on any device.

I hope you have found this blog post useful. Outlook is great option for managing all you bits of information and for time management. If you are in need to a note taking tool and spend a chunk of your day using Outlook. The notes section is a useful and very powerful tool.

Thanks for reading.

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