Sonoma is giving us Web Apps for Safari, so how do we get that with Notes?

I was wondering what possible workarounds there are to create files that point to an individual note in Notes, essentially what Sonoma Safari allows you to do with a webpage.

Recall, before Notes was iCloud-ified, individual notes were single files stored somewhere in ~/Library/… That meant you could symlink to those or call and manipulate them with scripts. I’d like to be able to do that with modern Notes. Any ideas for how to achieve that?

Shortcuts. There are lots of actions that work with Notes.

If you’re interested in linking notes, check out @LucCogZest’s Hookmark.

There’s a page about using it with Notes:

I don’t know if this is exactly what you want, but shortly before I saw your post, I read this on Daring Fireball:

Thank you, @jajvj1. While I look forward to that type of linking in Sonoma, what I’m really looking for is a way to get a regular file that will point to a specific note. Not the Notes app, but a certain note within.

I wonder if it will turn out that such a link in Notes will be drag-able – like a web address can be dragged to the Desktop to create a .webloc file. Or at least copiable into another document where it will still work.

Thinking that individual Notes might have internal URLs, I went looking to see if anyone had exploited that theory. It seems that’s the case, but apparently getting and using them requires several trips around Robin Hood’s barn:

There is an “Open Note” command in Shortcut that will take you to any note you specify. The posted technique seems like a complicated way to accomplish something that is already provided in a very simple fashion. Perhaps I don’t understand the goal, though.

Right. And that works within Shortcuts (and I guess from the Dock, if you embed the shortcut there). But I think the OP wanted something more generic and flexible:

@Simon can correct me if I’m wrong, but I think what he’s after is just a plain URL, which you could embed in any document, or launch as a stored URL thingy (I forgot the correct term) from the Desktop.

Ah, thanks for clarifying. In that case, although it’s getting a little Rube Goldberg, you can run the shortcut via a URL. (Although the title of this document might imply that it only works on iOS.)

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