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Old 03-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Copy Notes from iPhone to computer (program)

I have spent the last hour taking an inventory using Notes on my iPhone, and before I wasted another 3 hours finishing that inventory, I thought I would just go make sure I could bring that inventory list from my iPhone into a spreadsheet or word processor on my iMac.

So far I have not found a way to do that. Does anybody know if there is a way to take a Notes document from the iPhone and turn it into a a Pages, or Numbers document on the computer?
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:35 AM   #2
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You can email each individual note to yourself, then from there open that in whatever you want.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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I believe this is a feature in 3.0, so no, you cannot do this.
Evernote is a free app (I think) which will serve this purpose, you save notes in a 'cloud'.
But if you can wait till summer (US or spring if your in australia ) you will get mote synching then anyway.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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I have used an app called PhoneView with excellent results. It will allow you to grab whatever files you need from your iPhone.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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Is there a way to extract data (notes) from the iPhone backup file?

Due to a software issue with my iPhone, the Apple Store guy ask me to do a clean restore. On the positive side... Problem solved. On the other side, I need information stored on one of those backup files. I have the correct file, I just need an application to open the file and get the notes information that I need.

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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Is there a way to extract data (notes) from the iPhone backup file?

Due to a software issue with my iPhone, the Apple Store guy ask me to do a clean restore. On the positive side... Problem solved. On the other side, I need information stored on one of those backup files. I have the correct file, I just need an application to open the file and get the notes information that I need.

Thanks

Me too.

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #7
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I have no idea about the format that the backup files are in, nor if there are any applications that can open them.
But you might try opening the file in "TextWrangler" (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/) just to see if the data you want is visible there.
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:40 AM   #8
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Never tried it, but there's this:

Backup Extractor

With instructions from iClarified:

How to Extract Your iPhone Backups

Caution, the instructions are a few years old.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #9
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I have no idea about the format that the backup files are in, nor if there are any applications that can open them.
But you might try opening the file in "TextWrangler" (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/) just to see if the data you want is visible there.

Thanks, I forgot about TextWrangler, haven't used it in a while.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #10
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Thanks, I forgot about TextWrangler, haven't used it in a while.

BTW Xcode does a nice job too.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:22 AM   #11
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I am heavily dependent on my iPhone notes on a daily basis and through trial and error have learned to extract them on my old Windows laptop where the files would get stored in the iTunes backup folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\myname\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup (this is for XP, i don't know about Windows 7).

Then I would extract the .sqlite file stored there with a free tool called SQLite Database Browser.

However, as I am new to Mac, I do not have an idea whether the process is similar on Mac machines...
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