How your notes are saved

iCloud Access

NotePlan saves all the data you enter in simple, human-readable text files inside your iCloud Drive. The text files take up little space, therefore they can be synchronized across different devices quickly. You can access and see your data by opening the Finder > Go > iCloud Drive. Inside the Finder look for a NotePlan folder and open it. The notes are deposited in a “Calendar” and a “Notes” folder:

iCloud Drive Folder

NotePlan itself does not send anything of your notes outside your own Mac. Apple’s iCloud takes care of backing it up online and synchronizing with other devices automatically. This way it will be also delivered to your iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.

Using iCloud your data will be saved on Apple’s servers. These servers might be in the U.S.A. If you don’t want your files to be uploaded anywhere, you can disable iCloud Drive for NotePlan in your System Preferences. The files will be saved locally and you have to take care of backing them up. You will also lose the synchronization between your other Apple devices.

Events from external calendars are pulled from Apple’s iCalendar Database in real-time. It is not saved at all by NotePlan. Equally, if you register other calendars, such as Google’s with your iCalendar, the data will be automatically pulled from your Mac and displayed live inside the NotePlan calendar and daily notes.