Writing on Mac
The full list of formatting options with shortcuts can be found in
Menu Bar > Formatting. The shortcuts available for this are:
⇧⌘Cto add code or mono-space format
⌘Lto start an unordered list
⇧⌘Lto start an ordered list
⇧⌘Uto create a quote
^⌘Cto create a code block
⌘Tto start a checklist
⌘Dto toggle a checklist as done
Diarly also lets you format by selecting the text with your mouse and choosing the formatting options from the popup:
Formatting while typing
Diarly uses special characters to indicate the formatting of the text. 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, others only part of the text.
Line modifiers always start as the first characters of a new line, followed by white space. They change the format of the entire line. Diarly supports following line modifiers:
Headers come in four levels:
# to start a primary header,
## for a secondary header,
### , and
#### for third and fourth level headers respectively.
*starts an unordered list
1.starts an ordered list
>starts a quotation
[ ]starts a checklist
[x]creates a completed checklist item
A checklist can be toggled as to do / done by clicking on the checkbox.
Lists and checklists can be nested. You can use
⌘] to increase and decrease nesting level.
In-line text modifiers
Inline text modifiers can be added to any word or group of words in a line. The available in-line modifers are
Links and rich media
You can create links to websites using the following format:
[Link to Amazing Website](http://amazing-website.com). This can be added inline.
You can also select the text you want to convert into a link and paste the link, and it will be added automatically.