Slash commands, markdown and templates for Apple Notes

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Slash commands

With NotesCmdr, pressing / in Apples Notes will bring up a menu of shortcuts you can select.

  • /h1 creates a title
  • /h2 creates a header
  • /h3 creates a subheading
  • /text or /plain starts body text
  • /code or /mono starts a monostyled block
  • /bullet starts a bulleted list
  • /dash adds a dashed list
  • /num starts a numbered list
  • /quote inserts a quote
  • /todo or /checklist creates a checklist
  • /table creates a table
  • /link creates a link
  • /date or /today adds the current date

You can use Return or Tab or to autocomplete a command.

Templates beta

Create a folder called Templates in Apple Notes and put your template notes in there. Then, use the /template command to insert a template in a note.

Keywords "/date" and "/today" will be replaced with the current date when the template is used.

Note: Templates are a beta feature and don't support some text formatting like checklists and monostyled blocks yet.


Type /calc after a math expression in Apple Notes to calculate the result. Convenient for technical notes, budgets, shopping lists etc.

Markdown style

At the beginning of any new line in Apple Notes, try these:

  • # followed by space creates a title
  • ## followed by space creates a header
  • ### followed by space creates a subheader
  • ``` creates a monostyled block
  • [] creates a checklist


  • * followed by space creates a bulleted list
  • - followed by space creates a dashed list
  • 1. followed by space creates a numbered list
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