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Keyboard shortcuts

Commands​

  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + k to open the command palette to navigate in the app. Untitled
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + o to open the global search to search everything in the app. Untitled
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + n to create a new card in the app.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + w to close a working tab.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + \ to toggle on and off sidebars.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Shift + L to toggle the theme.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + , to open the settings.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + E to export the backup.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + s to sync with the cloud.
  • Type Cmd + [ / ] (Mac) or Alt + ← / → (Win) to go to previous/next place.
  • Type Option/Alt + Shift + 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 to navigate Journal / Map / Card Library / Tags / Task / Highlight.

Card Editor​

  • Card commands
    • Type / to create a new block. Untitled
    • Type @ to mention a card, whiteboard, date or create a new card. Untitled
    • Copy images from the web and paste it directly to the editor.
    • Search text with Cmd/Ctrl + f
    • Undo with Cmd/Ctrl + z
    • Redo with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + z
    • Add or move to whiteboard by Cmd/Ctrl + m
    • Manage tags by Cmd/Ctrl + t
    • Show the card info by Alt/Option + Shift + i
  • Text commands
    • Bold selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + b.
    • Italic selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + i.
    • Underline selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + u.
    • Code selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + e.
    • Highlight Selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + h.
    • Strike-through selected text with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + s.
    • Math Selected text with Cmd/Ctrl+ Shift + e.
    • Add Link with Cmd/Ctrl + k.
    • Paste and match styles with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + v.
  • Block commands
    • Move a block up/down with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + ArrowKeyUp/ArrowKeyDown
    • Duplicate the current block with Cmd/Ctrl + d or Alt + drag.
    • Select all block with Cmd/Ctrl + a.
    • Select multiple blocks wtih Shift + click
    • Transform current block with Cmd/Ctrl + /.
      • Block Transformation Shortcuts
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 0 to turn a block into a text block.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 1 to turn a block into an H1 heading.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 2 to turn a block into an H2 heading.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 3 to turn a block into an H3 heading.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 4 to turn a block into a to-do checkbox.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 5 to turn a block into a bullet list.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 6 to turn a block into a numbered list.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 7 to turn a block into a toggle block.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 8 to turn a block into a code block.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + 9 to turn a block into a math block.
        • Cmd/Ctrl + option/shift + > to turn a block into quote block.
    • Select neighboring block with ArrowUp & ArrowDown.
    • Go to the beginning or the end of the line with Cmd/Ctrl + ← / →.
    • Escape the Code block with Shift + Enter.
    • Indent / Un-indent list items with Tab & Shift + Tab
    • Create Todo list with [ + ] + Space.
    • Create Toggle list with > + Space.
    • Create Bullet list with - + Space.
    • Create Number list with 1 + . + Space.
    • Create Quote block with “ + Space.
    • Create Heading 1, 2, 3 with #, ##, ### + Space
    • Fold and unfold Todo list, Bullet list, and Toggle list with Cmd/Ctrl + Enter

Whiteboards​

  • Keyboard shortcuts only works when you're not in the split mode.
  • Use the right mouse button to grab and move the whiteboard.
  • Double-click to create a card.
  • Cmd/Ctrl + Double-click to create a text element.
  • Alt + drag to duplicate a card.
  • Create a section for selected cards with Cmd/Ctrl + g.
  • Copy cards with Cmd/Ctrl + c.
  • Pasting cards with Cmd/Ctrl + v.
  • Undo with Cmd/Ctrl + z.
  • Redo withCmd/Ctrl + Shift + z.
  • Open card(s) in a new tab using Cmd/Ctrl + Enter.
  • Fold card(s) using Cmd + Option + Enter(Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + Enter (Windows).
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + p to search inside a whiteboard.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + 1 to use the select tool.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + 2 to use the connect tool.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + 3 to import cards from the card library.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + 4 to open the journal panel.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + 5 to open the highlight panel
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Shift + \ to open the right sidebar.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Shift + n to create a new card.
  • Type Shift + Arrow Key to move around the whiteboard.
  • Type Cmd/Ctrl + Arrow Key to zoom in and out of the whiteboard.
  • Type Shift + 1 to zoom to fit the entier whiteboard.
  • Type Shift + 2 to zoom to fit selected objects.
  • Type Enter on a selected mindmap node to create a node below.
  • Type Tab on a selected mindmap node to create a child node.

Tab​

  • Create a new card to the left of current Card Tab by Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Shift + n
  • Jump to next tab by Ctrl + Tab
  • Jump to prev tab by Ctrl + Shift + Tab
  • Toggle the right sidebar of the card tab by Cmd/Ctrl + Option/Shift + \
  • Search the card you want by Cmd/Ctrl + O
    • Place the selected card on the right by Shift + enter

Task app​

  • Navigate the Task app with ArrowUp & ArrowDown , edit it with Enter and escape editing mode with Esc
  • Multi-select todo list items with Shift + ArrowUp & ArrowDown
  • Check the todo list item with Cmd/Ctrl + Enter