Adding notes

  • Create a new note: Double click anywhere to create a new note.
  • Add notes quickly: While typing a note, hit + Enter (Mac) or Ctrl + Enter (Windows) to create one note after another.

Copy, delete and undo

  • Copy: Command + C (Mac) or Ctrl + C (Windows)
  • Cut: Command + X (Mac) or Ctrl + X (Windows)
  • Paste: Command + V (Mac) or Ctrl + V (Windows)
  • Select all: Command + A (Mac) or Ctrl + A (Windows)
  • Duplicate: Hold Alt or Option and Drag the content you want to duplicate.
  • Delete: Select anything and hit Delete. Notes need to be empty before you can delete them.
  • Undo: Command + Z (Mac) or Ctrl + Z (Windows)

Formatting text

You can format your content as you type.

  • Select text and use ⌘ + B (Mac) or Ctrl + B (Windows) for bold text (you can also use I for italics or U to underline)
  • Type # and hit space to create a heading
  • Type - and hit space to start a list
  • Type 1. for a numbered list
  • Type [] for a check list
  • Type [x] for a completed check list
  • Type > for a quote
  • Use Tab to indent bullet items (and Shift + Tab to move them back)

Adding images

  • Add an image from your computer: Drag an image from your computer into Milanote.
  • Add an image from the internet: Right click on the image, copy the address of the image, paste the image address into a Milanote Link card.
  • Add a caption: Select an image and just start typing.

Search (Available on Pro accounts)

  • Command + F (Mac) or Ctrl + F (Windows). This is also the quickest way to jump between boards.
  • Press Escape to close search

Ordering content

  • Move backwards: Command + Shift + down arrow (Mac) or Control + Shift + down arrow (Windows)
  • Move forwards: Command + Shift + up arrow (Mac) or Control + Shift + up arrow (Windows)

Moving around the board

  • Hold Space bar and Drag to move quickly around the board. It's easier than scrolling.

Creating a column

  • Combine two or more cards into a column: Hold Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) and drag one card onto another.

Right-click shortcuts menu

  • Right-click any item in Milanote to show shortcuts related to the item.

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