Keyboard Shortcuts

Tired of using a mouse? Be lazy and just use your Keyboard.

Updated over a week ago

Viewing Cards

Here's a few great shortcuts to help you quickly navigate cards.

Flick through Cards

You can look through all of your Cards with the [Up] and [Down] arrow keys.

Minimising and Revealing Card Content

Use the [Left] arrow key to minimise/unminimise the Card body. For long cards you can reveal the complete card by pressing the [Right] arrow key.

Junk Cards

Junk a card you are focused on using the [Delete] or [FN + Backspace] key.

Preview Cards

You can preview any card using [Space]

Opening Cards

You can open any card by using [Shift] + [Space], and then return to the previous view using [Cmd / Ctrl] + [Left] arrow keys.

Switching between Home, Collections & Junk

You can quickly switch between Home, the Collections and Junk using the following shortcuts:

  • cmd / ctrl + shift + h - to go to Home

  • cmd / ctrl + shift + m - to go to Daily

  • cmd / ctrl + shift + y - to go to Thoughts

  • cmd / ctrl + shift + a - to go to Tasks

  • cmd / ctrl + shift + j - to go to Junk

Editing Cards

When you are editing a card, there are lots of quick shortcuts you can use to make the experience faster.

Universal Coupler ( + )

This is the menu that pops up when you press ( + ) in the top right hand corner of a card during edit mode. You can also open it using / (this can be modified in the Settings > App Preferences > Customize Behavior > Quick Couple Key). Once the coupler is open you can use these quick shortcuts:

  • # - to go to the Tags

  • > - to go to the Parent

  • % - to go to the Icon

  • ^ - to go to the Link

  • ! - to go to the Image

  • : - to go to the Emoji

  • * - to go to the Color

  • Esc - to go back

You can chain key commands to quickly open the relevant section, such as / + # to add a new tag.


When you are editing a card, select some text. If you paste a URL it will auto-format the selected text as an external link. Or if you press / it will open the Link Coupler and find an associated card with that name – great for creating quick card links.

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