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Two steps to remember what you’ve learned even after a long time

In traditional note-taking apps like Apple Notes, it's easy to accumulate a large number of notes without even realizing it. However, when you search for and open a previous note, it's easy to forget the context and mindset in which you wrote it.

At Heptabase, you can find the original context of your notes by following two simple steps, helping you trace back your thought process at the time of taking the notes.

By clicking on the search button in the bottom left corner of the sidebar, or by pressing the shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + O, you can bring up the pop-up window for global search. If you are using the desktop version of Heptabase, global search allows you to search through over 100,000 cards in just one second and accurately locate the blocks of the card that contain the search keyword.

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Step 2: Whiteboard positioning​

Most note-taking apps support global search, but what sets Heptabase apart is that when you find the card you're looking for, you can scroll down to the bottom and click on the Card Info to see a list of whiteboards it appears on. When you click on a whiteboard name, Heptabase will open that whiteboard and directly locate the card’s location.

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The power of this step lies in the fact that you can now see on this whiteboard which other cards are surrounding this card and what connections it has with these cards. Humans are highly visual beings, and this behavior of "reviewing the cards on the whiteboard" can greatly enhance your memory and understanding of the entire learning topic.