Using Double Brackets [[ for Note Creation/Linking (dedicated page)
How do I publish notes to the web? (dedicated page)
What are Vault Notes and how do I create them? (dedicated page)
Mail-to-note usage and options (dedicated page)
Create a Note Shortcut (aka a "pinned note") (dedicated page)
Once you log into Amplenote, click the "New note" button found in the top right corner to start redacting a new note.
After logging into Amplenote you are automatically taken to the Jots mode. Jots are regular notes that are automatically created for you every day.
Pressing the "New note" button will switch to Notes mode and it will open a brand new note for editing.
Add content by typing in the note window. Be sure to give your note a name so you can easily locate it later using search.
A subject worth its own page 🙌: Using Double Brackets [[ for Note Creation/Linking
There are 2 ways to create new notes based on the selected text; both are covered in depth in another help article:
By creating a note titled after the text selection: Using Double Brackets [[ for Note Creation/Linking#Using the Ctrl-[ hotkey to link a selected word/phrase (optionally including the current note's tags);
By moving the selected text to a new note: Using Double Brackets [[ for Note Creation/Linking#Extracting text selection to a note.
Below is an overview of how Amplenote handles auto-tagging:
Selected tags are applied to a new note:
When using the
[[ double-bracket linking syntax (Read more at Simple double bracket note linking examples)
When extracting text to a new note (Learn about text extraction at Using Double Brackets [[ for Note Creation/Linking#Extracting text selection to a note)
Tags applied to the current note are propagated to the new note:
When using the
Ctrl-Shift-[ note linking shortcut
As of December 2021, Amplenote offers 3 ways to format your notes:
Via the toolbar at the top of the note window; this toolbar is visible when editing a note in Notes Mode:
💡 Hover the mouse over an icon from the toolbar to view the associated keyboard shortcut for that formatting option.
By using the contextual toolbar that appears when you select text in your note; visible in Jots and Notes Mode:
Below is an overview of all the formatting options.
B = Bold
I = Italic
Link and Rich Footnote
A block of code.
--- = Horizontal line (three dashes in a row)
In addition to the usual formatting options, you might have noticed the extra buttons on the contextual toolbar:
Read more about Extracting text selection to Rich Footnotes
Learn about Extracting text selection to a note
To view individual note settings, click on the triple-dot icon on the right-hand side of the note header.
You can also check out "More options", which as of September 2020 includes a few less-used options:
Publishing notes deserves a separate help page: How do I publish notes to the web?.
More on writing together: Collaboration: Sharing notes or tags with individuals, groups, or the web.
Read more on Vault Notes over at What are Vault Notes and how do I create them?
Clicking on the "View revision history" link under the triple-dot will get you a list of different versions of the note from various points in history:
If you would like to restore a previous version of a note, click on the version in its history, then click "Create new note from this version" in the triple-dot shown when viewing the note:
This option will create a new note with the same content. You can create a new title for the note in the duplication process. If the note is not a secure note, you can choose to share with the same people you shared the original note with. Related article: Using note templates to quickly create notes with structure.
Download a markdown file (.md) of your note to your device. Markdown files can be viewed in a plain text editors, as well as in many note apps.
Locking a note will achieve two things:
It will make that note read-only for all users collaborating on it;
Any open tasks residing in this note will be hidden from the Tasks & Calendar Views.
Notes can only be locked and unlocked by their respective owner. In Amplenote, the owner of a note is:
The person that created the shared tag that is applied to a note, if any.
The person that originally created the note, otherwise.
Archiving a note will hide it from your list of notes without completely deleting it from your account. The note still exists and is still returned in matching search results. The note is archived indefinitely or until you un-archive it.
To un-archive a note:
Search for the note and open it
Open the note settings menu
Click "Archive note"
When the confirmation message displays, click "undo"
This option will delete the note from your Amplenote account. If you deleted a note in error, you have a few seconds to undo the action using the popup at the bottom of the note window. You can also view and restore the note if you have a direct link to the note. If you've shared the note with another user, the note will remain in their account unless you remove the share prior to deleting the note.
Read more about forwarding emails to Amplenote here: Mail-to-note usage and options.
Learn about Note Shortcuts: Create a Note Shortcut (aka a "pinned note").