Writing on Mac

Formatting popups

The full list of formatting options with shortcuts can be found in Menu Bar > Formatting. But diarly also lets you format by simply selecting the text and choosing the formatting options from the popup:

Diarly - Popups

Formatting just by 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 of the characters modify the line, others only part of the text.

Line modifiers

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

  • Headers - there are four levels: # ## ### and ####

  • * List item

  • > Quotations

  • [] Checklist item

  • [x] Completed Checklist item

You can click on the modifiers list by clicking on checklist item to check/uncheck item.

Lists and checklists can be nested - you can use cmd [ and cmd - ] to pick level.

In-line text modifiers

Those are **Bold**, *Italic*, __Underline__ ::marked:: You can use them anywhere in the text, not just at line start.

Diarly - Markdown

You can create links to websites using the following format:

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

You can also select the text you want to convert into a link and past the link.