Easily Change Text Colors in Your Mac Notes App

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If you love color-coding lists and playing with fun font colors, you'll be pleased to learn that you can go color-crazy and change the font color in the Notes app on your Mac. Sound fun? Here's how to switch up those font colors in your Mac Notes app.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Write notes in the text colors you most enjoy seeing.
  • Use different text colors to highlight important sections and notes.

How to Change Font Colors in the Mac Notes App

To learn more about the hidden features on your Mac, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. While you cannot change the font color in your Notes app on your iPhone or iPad, the new font colors you add on your Mac will appear for notes synced across your devices. Here's how to change font color in your Mac Notes app. 

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  1. Open the Notes app on your Mac and select the note you want to edit.

    Open the Notes app and select the note you want to edit.
  2. Highlight the text you want to change to a new color. 

    Highlight the text you want to change the font color for.
  3. Click to open the Format menu at the top of the screen.

    Click Format in the menu bar at the top to change the font color.
  4. Mouse over Font and click Show Colors.

    Click Font and then select Show Colors in the Notes app.
  5. Click the color wheel icon at the top of the menu. Now you can click an area on the color wheel to select your desired text color.

    Select a color from the color wheel to change the font to that color.
  6. You can also click the pencil icon at the top of the menu, then click one of the pencils below to change the text to one of these default text colors. 

    Click the colored pencils icon and select a pencil to change the color.

Now you can quickly highlight different headers, text sections, and important notes in your Mac Notes app! If you often use the Notes app, you might also want to check out how to share a Note so you can collaborate with others on school, work, or family projects. 

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Devala Rees

Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on Quora.com.