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Tinderbox can automatically import notes from a folder the Notes application, which is installed in all macOS and iOS devices. This is set up via the File menu.

Multiple watched folders are supported, i.e. more than one (root level) watched Notes folder. When watching a new folder from Notes, the menu of folders is sorted alphabetically.

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 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 Displayed Attributes or visual appearance.