Using the Keyboard-driven ! Task Commands Menu

Amplenote avails a number of convenient actions when the ! (often referred to as a "bang") key is pressed at the beginning of a line, or mid-line after a space.

There are currently 10 options available in the Task Commands Menu:

When you enter "!" after a space in a task, we open the Task Commands Menu, where you can enter a few more characters, like "mo" and then tab/enter to choose the "move" Task Command

Most all of these actions are also available through the Task Details or the Quick Actions, but those menus are principally mouse-driven, and even then, options like setting a task to start every so often requires a couple clicks. Task Commands expedite access to these features.

A bit more backstory for the Task Commands that aren't self-explanatory:

linkStart (formerly Due)

The "Start" field accepts all the date labels you know and love from Task Details.

Setting a Due Date / Start Date via Task Command


The "Every" field lets you choose how many days after you complete the task it should be marked as next starting

After choosing "Every," you'll get a choice about how often you want the task to repeat


The "Duration" Task Command lets you configure how much time a task should occupy once dragged on the calendar. This option is a must-have for your time-blocking kit, especially in combination with the Start (formerly Due) and the Every Task Commands.

After typing !duration you can specify how many minutes your task will last for.

linkImportant & Urgent

In addition to the keyboard shortcuts for setting task priorities, it's also possible to use the !important and !urgent task commands.

linkMax Score

The "Max Score" Task Command will set the Task Score of the task equal to the highest value task in the current note.

linkReset Score

The "Reset Score" Task Command takes away all of the Task Score that has been accumulated over the days or weeks that the task has sat dormant in the note. Read more about how Task Score works.


Copy this task from its current note into a new note. Especially useful if you keep a "main" task list along with a daily task list that you define via Jots. In that case, you can copy the task from your main list into your daily list. If you don't get it done that day, no sweat, it will still be on the main list.


Take this task out of the current note and place it at the top of a different note. Once you've chosen the "Move" option you'll get an input box with the note names in your account: