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Writing on iPhone/iPad

Diarly on iOS allows use the same formatting options as Mac app does. This guide explains how you can write and format your entries on iOS.

Most of the available edit options are displayed above the keyboard in the Editor Toolbar, located above your keyboard.

If you are using an iPad you can also use shortcuts to modify the text. For full list of shortcuts, please press and hold ⌘, and iOS will display all the shortcuts available.

Editor Toolbar

When you start writing, there will be an editor toolbar with the following options right above the keyboard. To see all the options, please scroll horizontally on this toolbar.


  • Insert file / image
  • Insert sketch
  • Insert audio note
  • Insert time separator
  • Insert location
  • Insert link
  • Insert tag

Line modifiers affect the entire line:

  • Header
  • Unordered (bullet) list
  • Ordered (numbered) lit
  • Task or to-do list
  • Quotation
  • Indent left
  • Indent right

Inline modifiers affect the selected text:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Striketrough
  • Monospace (code)
  • Highlight


  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Line up
  • Line Down
  • Left
  • Right
  • Share note

You can also use markdown to add formatting to your text.

Writing on Mac