In the past, Safari bookmarks were the tried and true way that I used to save theocratic points I wanted to refer back to in the future. And bookmarks worked well. I used them for personal study projects and for encouraging point to share with friends. But the one point of contention I had with bookmarks was that I couldn’t really add notes to them. I wanted to be able to jot down my thoughts along with having the links to the reference material. This was never possible, that is until iOS 9.
iOS 9 brings many exciting new features to our iPhones and iPads. Here is a write up summarizing all the highlights of Apple’s operating system. Included in the mix is the ability to send webpage links from Safari to the Notes app. This is all carried out through share extensions, a feature that was introduced in iOS 8. As with everything they do, Apple makes this a petty smooth process to carry out. And the result is a nice box with preview text added right in line with your note text. Here is a screenshot of how it looks on the iPad.
With this method I can write a talk or outline theocratic points to share with friends, and have the scripture or article links right there in the outline. Follow the screenshots or the step-by-step instructions below to start making your own theocratic outline.
- Open Safari and find the article you would like to link to.
- Tap the Share button.
- Choose Notes in the pop-up box.
- In the next pop-up box, add any additional text you would like to be added to your note. If none, you don’t need to do anything.
- At the bottom of the box, choose which existing note you would like to save to. You can also create a new note.
- Tap Save. Your link has now been appended to your note in the Notes app. Open the Notes app to see your link.
Sharing to Notes has been an efficient way to keep me organized while making it easier to write talks and other theocratic outlines.