Formatting Guide

Minimal uses a Markdown-esque formatting style to bring prose to life mid-composition. This brief guide explains how the system works and how you can format your notes as you write.






Create headers by typing hash (#) followed by space. Create smaller headers with two hashes (##) or three hashes (###) followed by space.

# Header 1

## Header 2

### Header 3






Create todo lists by typing dash followed by space. For example, “- Go for a nature walk,” then “- Drink tea” will become...


You can check off a todo item by tapping the box or typing plus followed by space.


Bulleted lists begin with asterisks. For example, “* London Grammar,” then “* Natalia Lafourcade,” will become...


To create a numbered list, type a number, period, space.

  1. Add equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin to a glass with an ice cube.
  2. Gently stir.
  3. Squeeze an orange peel, releasing fragrant oil over the drink.

Typing a return at the end of a list automatically continues the list. Typing return again will remove the list formatting.






*Bold* is between asterisks, /italics/ between slashes, and _underline_ between underscores.






Block quotes are created by typing forward arrow, space (“> “). Block quotes are most useful for long, multi-line quotations.

As an irrigator guides water to his fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives. (Gautama Buddha)

Pull quotes are created by typing underscore, space. They are used to highlight something important or compelling from within the composition.

Add equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin.




Three underscores or dashes in a row creates a horizontal line.






To create a folder, type {folder-name} between curly brackets.