Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Navigation & Search Shortcuts
- Text Styling & Editing Shortcuts
- Media Shortcuts
- More 🔥 content
Notion is a versatile workspace app for note-taking, project management, task tracking, database creation, and more. It caters to both personal and team use, making it a valuable tool for individual and collaborative work.
One of its standout features is its extensive collection of shortcuts, which can significantly enhance productivity and save valuable time. In this article, we'll look at some essential Notion shortcuts you'll need to boost your productivity and efficiency.
Navigation & Search Shortcuts
These shortcuts allow you to navigate between documents, pages, and blocks quickly.
- Ctrl/cmd + N: Ctrl/cmd + N: This shortcut creates a new page on desktop apps.
- Ctrl/cmd + shift + N: It opens a new window in desktop apps.
- Alt/option + shift + click: This opens a page in a separate window when using a desktop app.
- Ctrl/cmd + click: It opens a link as a new Notion tab.
- Ctrl + shift + K (Mac) or Ctrl + K (Windows): This takes you to the previous database page in the database peek view mode.
- Ctrl + shift + J (Mac) or Ctrl + J (Windows): This takes you to the following database page in the database peek view mode.
- Ctrl/cmd + T: It creates a new Notion tab in desktop apps.
- Ctrl/cmd + P: It initiates a search or jumps to a recently viewed page.
- Ctrl/cmd + [: This shortcut takes you back a page.
- Ctrl/cmd+ ]: This shortcut takes you to the next page.
Text Styling & Editing Shortcuts
These shortcuts make formatting and editing your content easier, saving you time.
- Ctrl/cmd + B: This shortcut makes your selected text bold. Alternatively, you can enclose your text in double asterisks (** **).
- Ctrl/cmd + I: This italicizes your text. You can also type * before and after your text.
- Ctrl/cmd + U: This shortcut underlines your text.
- Ctrl/cmd + shift + S: This shortcut applies strikethrough to selected text. Alternatively, type ~ on either side of your text.
- Ctrl/cmd + K: Use this shortcut to insert a link to the selected text. You can also paste the URL over the selected text using cmd/ctrl + V.
- Ctrl/cmd + E: It applies inline code to selected text.
- Ctrl/cmd/+ option/shift + 4: This shortcut creates a to-do checkbox. You can also type , followed by space.
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 5 creates a bullet list. Alternatively, type *, -, +, or /bullet followed by a space.
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 6: This shortcut starts a numbered list. You can also Type 1., a., or i. followed by space).
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 7 creates a toggle list.
- Ctrl/cmd+ option/shift + 8: This shortcut generates a code block.
- Ctrl/cmd/+ option/shift + 9: This shortcut creates a new page or converts the content on a line into a page.
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 1: This shortcut or simply typing '#' followed by space or '/h1' creates an H1 heading.
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 2: This shortcut or simply typing '##' followed by space or '/h2' creates an H2 sub-heading.
- Ctrl/cmd + option/shift + 3: This shortcut or simply typing '###' followed by space or '/h3' creates an H3 heading.
You can easily enhance your content with media elements using these shortcuts:
- /audio: This lets you upload an audio file or embed a link to audio content.
- /file: You can use this to add any file to your content.
- /embed: This allows you to incorporate any of Notion's 500+ embeds.
- /image: This shortcut inserts an image.
- /pdf: This lets you embed a PDF file.
- /video: This shortcut lets you embed a video within your content.
In summary, Notion offers a comprehensive suite of tools for streamlining task management within a unified and user-friendly platform. Elevating this experience further are its extensive shortcuts, which empower you to save time and boost productivity.
Though mastering these shortcuts might initially appear challenging, we encourage you to embrace them gradually. Through consistent practice, you'll effortlessly incorporate these time-saving techniques into your workflow.