Amplenote Help: Using Double Brackets for Note Creation/Linking

Amplenote allows you to invoke an "Express Link" dialog by typing [[, then linking to either an existing note, or a new note:







Demo linking to an existing note, or declaring a new note to link into. More animated examples at bottom of article.

Pop open the note details of the newly created "Look ma it links both ways!" note and you'll find the context from whence this inbound reference came, thanks to Amplenote backlinks.



Any note that is linked to keeps an index of who linked to it, and the context around that inbound link


linkUsage examples

Some implementation examples using the new double-bracket express linking.

linkExpress linking to a newly created note

When you enclose a string in set of brackets, it will link to a note (whether new or existing). It's always possible to simply link to a [[Juicy Topic]]. But what if you live through 10,000 juicy topics? What then? Maybe it's best to make a Vault Note in [[vacations/spicy/Juicy Topic]] so you can find this one later? Here's how it looks to generate a new note and tag hierarchy via express linking:



Linking to a newly created note within the hierarchy

You can jump into a newly linked reference using Ctrl-Space, and jump back to the previous note using Ctrl-[.


After you've created a reference, you don't have to fuss about casing (or where you put it in the hierarchy) when you want to reference the note again:

linkLinking to an existing note



Linking to an existing note using different casing

It is impossible to create two links with different casing, because we normalize tag hierarchy to prevent possible overlap for taxonomy-based note takers.