Add 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: ⌘ + C  (Mac) or Ctrl + C  (Windows)
  • Cut: ⌘ + X  (Mac) or Ctrl + X  (Windows)
  • Paste: ⌘ + V  (Mac) or Ctrl + V  (Windows)
  • Select all: ⌘ + 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)

Text editing

  • Bold: ⌘ + B  (Mac) or Ctrl + B  (Windows) 
  • Italics: ⌘ + I  (Mac) or Ctrl + I  (Windows)
  • Underline: ⌘ + U  (Mac) or Ctrl + U  (Windows)
  • Highlight text: ⌘ + J  (Mac) or Ctrl + J  (Windows)
  • Hyperlink: ⌘ + K  (Mac) or Ctrl + K  (Windows)
  • Code: ⌘ + >  (Mac) or Ctrl + >  (Windows)
  • Strikethrough: ⌘ + / (Mac) or Ctrl + / (Windows)

Format blocks of text

  • Un-styled: ⌘ + Shift + 0  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + 0  (Windows) 
  • Heading: ⌘ + Shift + 1  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + 1  (Windows)
  • Bullet list: ⌘ + Shift + U  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + U  (Windows)
  • Numbered list: ⌘ + Shift + O  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + O  (Windows)
  • Quote: ⌘ + Shift + >  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + >  (Windows)
  • Checklist: ⌘ + Shift + \  (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + \  (Windows)
  • Indent list item: Tab  (and Shift + Tab to move them back)

Markdown shortcuts

  • Heading: Type #  then space 
  • Bullet list: Type -  then space 
  • Numbered list: Type 1.  then space 
  • Quote: Type >  then space 
  • Check list: Type []  then space 
  • Bold: Type *  your text then * 
  • Italics: Type _  your text then _ 
  • Hyperlink: Type [ the link name ]  ( the link URL then ) 
  • Code: Type `  your text then  ` 
  • Strikethrough: Type ~ your text then ~ 

Add images

  • From your computer: Drag an image from your computer into Milanote.
  • 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.

Move content

  • Select an item and use the arrow keys to move it around the board
  • Hold Shift  while using the arrow keys for bigger movements

Search (Available on Pro accounts)

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

Order content

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

Moving around the board

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

Create a column

  • Combine two or more cards into a column: Hold  (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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