Tinderbox can automatically import notes from a folder the Notes application, which is installed in all macOS and iOS devices.
From v7.3.1, multiple watched folders are supported, i.e. more than one (root level) watched Notes folder.
To connect Tinderbox to a Notes folder, create a root level container (and it can only be at root level) to hold the imported notes and set its $NotesFolder attribute to the name of the Notes folder to import. The Notes application's main 'Notes' folder cannot be used as an import destination. Tinderbox will now automatically import or update that container whenever the TBX document is reopened, and periodically thereafter as part of the AutoFetch cycle.
The imported notes inherit from a built-in prototype named "Imported From Notes", making it easy to set common key attributes or visual appearance.
- Changes to the imported notes will not (yet) be propagated to the application or to other devices.
- The import process is comparatively time-consuming; it may be preferable to limit import to folders with no more than a few dozen notes.
- (7.3.1) Notes created by watching Notes are now read-only by default, inheriting $ReadOnly from their prototype.