The editor on UserBit's interview and media module is a versatile note taking software that has a lot of powerful features. In this post we will give an overview of these features - some obvious and some not so obvious:
Most editor features are keyboard accessible. Key combinations are listed at the bottom of each section
UserBit editors allow two levels of headers H1 & H2. These can be used to emphasize section titles.
- type # followed by space [H1]
- type ## followed by space [H2]
Text style buttons lets you bold, italicize or underline text.
- ⌘ + b [bold]
- ⌘ + i [italic]
- ⌘ + u [underline]
UserBit editors allow two forms of lists:
- bullet points (unordered)
- numbered (ordered)
The lists can be nested to arbitrary depth.
- type * followed by space on a new line [bullet list]
- type 1 followed by . (dot) followed by a space [numbered list]
The horizontal rule button allows you to split your content with a divider
Like the one above.
- type --- (3 dashes) on a new line.
Allows you to emphasize quoted text in the notes:
- type > followed by a space on a new line
The feature that makes UserBit editors really powerful is the ability to highlight any part of the note with your research tags.
- select some text then hit ⇥ (tab) to enter the tagger panel.
- Press ⬆⬇ (arrow keys) to navigate the tag list.
- Press ⌫ (backspace) to go back to the last screen.
- Press ⌫ (backspace) or esc key to exit the tagger.
- Press alt + enter on the search field, to create new tags.
Placing the cursor on a new line also shows a plus sign on the left. Clicking on the plus sign will reveal the insert menu:
The insert menu allows for uploading and embedding images directly in the notes.
In the Insert Menu, you can also find another really powerful feature - ability to add comment threads directly to the notes.
More about comments on UserBit here.