Once you log into Amplenote, click the "Start a new note" button under the Tip of the Day in the note window to start a note.
If you're already viewing a note, click the "New Note" button in the top-right corner to start a new note.
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.
Use the tool bar at the top of the note window to format and add other content to your notes. Hover your mouse over the icon to view a description and the associated keyboard shortcut.
B = Bold
I = Italic
= Block quote
A block of code.
--- = Horizontal line (three dashes in a row)
Rich footnotes provide supporting details including enriched text, images and links to offer further explanation about a word or phrase in your note.
To add a rich footnote, highlight a word or phrase and click theicon in the formatting bar at the top of the note, or use the keyboard shortcut (
Ctrl Kfor Windows or
Cmd Kfor Mac).
You can then add a link to an external website or another note, supporting text, and/or upload an image.
Once you've entered all the information, click "Done" to save the rich footnote.
Rich footnotes will appear in blue text with an
To view a rich footnote within a note, simply click on the blue text.
To edit the rich footnote, click the "Edit details" link in the lower-right corner of the rich footnote while viewing it.
If there is an image included in a rich footnote, you can enlarge it by clicking the square icon in the lower-right corner of the image.
Click "Done" to save any changes you make.
To view individual note settings, click on the
Secure notes are notes that have been encrypted with your secure password, which is never sent to our servers. You must enter the password each time you wish to view a secure note. The content of this note cannot be recovered if you forget your secure password.
Additionally, secure notes:
Will not display preview content in your notes list
Will not match the content of the note in searches
Cannot be shared with other users
Cannot be made public
Learn more about the Amplenote Security Design.
Clicking this will open a section displaying the current and previous versions of your note. You must be in the two or three-panel view to see the revision history. To view an older version of the note, select that version from the list. Whichever version you are currently viewing will be highlighted in the revision panel.
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.
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.
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.
WINDOWS Ctrl-O MAC Cmd-O ⌘o Tab or up/down arrows to navigate menu Enter/return to select Esc to close
WINDOWS Ctrl-B MAC Cmd-B ⌘b MARKDOWN *text*
WINDOWS Ctrl-I MAC Cmd-I ⌘i MARKDOWN _text_
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-1 MAC Shift-Ctrl-1 ⇧⌃1 MARKDOWN # text
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-2 MAC Shift-Ctrl-2 ⇧⌃2 MARKDOWN ## text
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-3 MAC Shift-Ctrl-3 ⇧⌃3 MARKDOWN ### text
MARKDOWN [ ] text Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent Ctrl-. or Cmd-. (⌘.) to expand Task Detail panel
MARKDOWN * text - text Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent
MARKDOWN 1. text Tab to indent, Shift-Tab to outdent
Note that ordered lists can begin with numbers other than 1
Type in any number
The list continues
WINDOWS Ctrl-K MAC Cmd-K ⌘k
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-> MAC Shift-Ctrl-> ⇧⌃> MARKDOWN > text
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-` MAC Shift-Ctrl-` ⇧⌘` MARKDOWN `text`
WINDOWS Shift-Ctrl-\ MAC Shift-Ctrl-\ ⇧⌃\ MARKDOWN ``` text ```
WINDOWS Ctrl-Z MAC Cmd-Z ⌘z
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).
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