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More Key Commands on the iPad

June 11, 2024 — Jim Neumann
Screenshot showing the popup with the overview of the keyboard shortcuts in DEVONthink To Go.

If you’re using an external keyboard with your iPad, you have access to keyboard commands in DEVONthink To Go. In a previous post, we already showed you how to use them. Here’s a follow-up and a few more keyboard shortcuts you may consider useful.

To open a list of available key commands in DEVONthink To Go or just any iOS app, press and hold the Command key (⌘). You’ll see the floating menu appear at the bottom of the screen. These commands will change relative to what’s currently focused, e.g., the item list or while editing a document. Here are a few key combinations many people will find useful:

  • Navigate through databases screen and item list with the arrow keys.
  • Press ⌘N to open the New Document Assistant for document, group, and database creation.
  • To do a database search, press ⇧⌘F. To clear the search, press ⌘⌫.
  • Have a look at the Go commands, e.g., ⌘0 for your global inbox or ⌘1 for the Favorites.
  • With the view/edit pane focused, use ⇧⌘E to toggle between editing and viewing.
  • Press ⌘⌫ to move selected items to the trash, like on the Mac.
  • While editing text, press Globe-E to open the emoji picker.

And for quicker access to the settings or help…

  • Press ⌘, to open the settings.
  • Press ⌥⌘? to open the Help.