Keyboard Shortcuts and Markdown

Amplenote is all about efficient writing and productive note organization. Many folks find it tedious to switch between mouse and keyboard to make formatting changes. That's why we have keyboard shortcuts and markdown.


Wait, what's the difference?

  • Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax that quickly create rich text in a plain text editor.


linkKeyboard Commands

linkQuick Search

WINDOWS
Ctrl-O

MAC
Cmd-O ⌘o

Tab or up/down arrows to navigate menu
Enter/return to select
Esc to close 


linkFormatting Bar

Bold Text

WINDOWS
Ctrl-B

MAC
Cmd-B ⌘b

MARKDOWN
*text*


Italic Text

WINDOWS
Ctrl-I

MAC
Cmd-I ⌘i

MARKDOWN
_text_


linkHeader 1

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-1

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-1 ⇧⌃1

MARKDOWN
# text


linkHeader 2

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-2

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-2 ⇧⌃2

MARKDOWN
## text


linkHeader 3

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-3

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-3 ⇧⌃3

MARKDOWN
### text


Task List

Task

Task

Task

MARKDOWN
[ ] text

Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent
Ctrl-. or Cmd-. (⌘.) to expand Task Detail panel


Bullet list

  • Bullet

  • Bullet

  • Bullet

MARKDOWN
* text
- text

Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent


Numbered list

  1. Item

  1. Item

  1. Item

MARKDOWN
1. text

Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent


Note that ordered lists can begin with numbers other than 1

  1. Type in any number

  1. The list continues

  1. And continues


Link and Rich Footnote

WINDOWS
Ctrl-K

MAC
Cmd-K ⌘k


Block Quote

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl->

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-> ⇧⌃>

MARKDOWN
> text


Code Snippet

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-`

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-` ⇧⌘`

MARKDOWN
`text`


Code Block
WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-\

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-\ ⇧⌃\

MARKDOWN
```
text
```


Undo

WINDOWS
Ctrl-Z

MAC
Cmd-Z ⌘z


Redo

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-Z

MAC
Shift-Cmd-Z ⇧⌘z


Note that you can combine inline styling (bold, italic, strikethrough, code snippets, and links/rich footnotes) to block elements (headers, list items, and block quotes).


linkHere's an example of inline styling applied to a block element


And here's an example of a task with rich footnote


linkMore Formatting Options

Strikethrough

MARKDOWN
~text~


Emoji 😄 🐶 🏀🎉

MARKDOWN
:emoji-name:


Horizontal Line


MARKDOWN
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