Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Routine is designed for speed. As a result, the app is loaded with keyboard shortcuts to perform redundant operations as quickly as possible.

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You will sometimes see CMD/CTRL and ⌘/^ to indicate that the COMMAND key must be used on macOS or CONTROL must be used on Windows. Likewise, OPT/ALT and ⌥/⎇ represent OPTION on macOS or ALT on Windows.

📋 Dashboard

  • ^ ⎵ (CTRL+SPACE): open the dashboard; hide it (if already opened)
  • ⎋ (ESCAPE): close the dashboard

💻 Console

  • ↑/↓/←/→: select an item in the list of suggestions
  • ↵ (ENTER):
    • Suggestion: validate a selected suggestion
    • General: validate the command (e.g create a task)
  • ⇥ (TAB): validate a selected suggestion

🧭 Navigation

  • ↑/↓/←/→: select an item in a list (e.g Inbox)
  • ↵ (ENTER): rename an item (e.g task etc.)
  • ⎋ (ESCAPE): go back to the previous screen
  • ⌘/^ ↵ (CMD/CTRL+ENTER): open the item (e.g task)
  • ⌘/^ C (CMD/CTRL+C): copy the item's name

📦 Objects

  • ↵ (ENTER): start editing the object’s notes
  • ↑/↓: select a template for the object’s notes
  • ⌘/^ ⌫/␡ (CMD/CTRL+BACKSPACE/DELETE): permanently delete the object

Tasks

  • ⌘/^ A (CMD/CTRL+A): complete/uncomplete the task
  • ⌘/^ S (CMD/CTRL+S):
    • Regular tasks: schedule/reschedule the task
    • Recurring tasks: edit a task's recurrence
  • ⌘/^ P (CMD/CTRL+P): postpone the task

Events

Pages

  • ⌘/^ A (CMD/CTRL+A): restore a page (if archived)

People

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✍️ Notes

  • ↑/↓/←/→: navigate between and within blocks
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All task-related keyboard shortcuts work when operating on checkboxes e.g ⌘ S will schedule the checkbox's task, ⌘ ↵ open it, etc.

Note blocks can be created in several ways, including through shortcuts:

  • Text
  • Bulleted list: /bullet, or through the shortcut * or - followed by a ⎵ (SPACE)
  • Ordered list: /ordered or through the shortcut 0., 1., 2. etc. followed by a ⎵
  • Section heading: /h1, /h2, /h3 or through the equivalent shortcuts #, ##, ### followed by a ⎵
  • Quote: /quote or through the shortcut | followed by a ⎵
  • Divider: /divider or through the shortcut ---
  • Embed (photos, videos, tweets, etc.): /embed
  • Task: /todo, /task, /checkbox or through the shortcut [] followed by a ⎵
  • Attachment: 🛑 not yet available

The text can also be formatted through the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Bold: ⌘ B
  • Italic: ⌘ I

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