Text Formatting for Notes

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Notice: These features require at least SnipNotes 2.7 for iOS or SnipNotes 1.3 for macOS.

You can style your notes with a variety of formatting options:

  • Bold and italic text
  • Underlined and strikethrough text
  • Headers
  • Text colors
  • Bullet lists

Use the buttons above the keyboard (iOS) or the toolbar buttons (macOS) to control formatting. Many formatting options can also be set with the keyboard (e.g. ⌘ + B for bold text).

Formatting can be applied to selected text as well as to the current cursor position.


SnipNotes stores the formatted text in Markdown syntax. This means that you can also write notes in Markdown directly:

  • Bold Text: **Text**
  • Italic Text: *Text*
  • Underlined Text: _Text_
  • Strikethrough Text: –Text– (two dashes before and after the text)
  • Headlines: # Headline 1, ## Headline 2 etc. (6 levels are supported)
  • Colors: [#ff0000](My red text)
  • Bullet List:

* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3

Please note that you can currently not combine multiple formatting options.