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Diarly uses special characters to indicate text formatting. This is known as markdown — using special characters in your entry allows Diarly to store everything in plain text.

Some characters modify the entire line or paragraph, while others only a part of the text.

Line modifiers

Line modifiers always start as the first characters of the new line followed by a space. Diarly supports the following line modifiers:

  • # Headers — there are four levels:
    • # Main header
    • ## Secondary header
    • ### Tertiary header
    • #### Quaternary header
  • * List item
  • > Quotation
  • [] Checklist item
  • [x] Completed checklist item

You can access the modifiers list by clicking on the checklist item to select/unselect the item.

Lists and checklists can be nested. You can use ⌘[ and ⌘] to increase and decrease the nesting level.

In-line text modifiers

Those are **Bold**, *Italic*, __Underline__, ::highlighted:: ~striketrough~ and `code` (using the backtick key, right above the tab key). These modifiers can be used anywhere in the text, not just at the start of the line.

Diarly - Markdown


You can create links to websites using the following format:

[Link to amazing website](http://amazing-website.com)

Alternatively, you can select the text you want to convert into a link and paste the link, and it will be added automatically.

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