Amplenote Help: Notes & Writing


How do I create a new note?

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.





What formatting options are available?

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

H1 = Heading 1

H2 = Heading 2

H3 = Heading 3


= Checklist

Task


= Bullet list

  • Bullet 1

  • Bullet 2


= Numbered list

  1. First step

  1. Second step


= Link and Rich Footnote


= Image attachment



= Block quote

= Code snippet


= Code block

A block of code.


= Undo last action


= Redo last undone action


--- = Horizontal line (three dashes in a row)



What are Rich Footnotes?

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 the

    icon in the formatting bar at the top of the note, or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl K for Windows or Cmd K for 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

icon to the right of the text, like so.

  • 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.






What other note settings are there?

To view individual note settings, click on the

icon on the right-hand side of the note header.



Secure note

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.


View Revision History

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.




Duplicate 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.




Download Note

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.


Archive Note

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"


Delete Note

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.





Keyboard shortcuts and markdown

Commands


Quick Search

WINDOWS
Ctrl-O

MAC
Cmd-O ⌘o

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


Formatting Bar


Bold Text

WINDOWS
Ctrl-B

MAC
Cmd-B ⌘b

MARKDOWN
*text*


Italic Text

WINDOWS
Ctrl-I

MAC
Cmd-I ⌘i

MARKDOWN
_text_


Header 1

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-1

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-1 ⇧⌃1

MARKDOWN
# text


Header 2

WINDOWS
Shift-Ctrl-2

MAC
Shift-Ctrl-2 ⇧⌃2

MARKDOWN
## text


Header 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).


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


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


More Formatting Options


Strikethrough

MARKDOWN
~text~


Emoji 😄 🐶 🏀🎉

MARKDOWN
:emoji-name:


Horizontal Line


MARKDOWN
---