Markdown ✍️

Emanote notes are primarily written in Markdown format, but Org Mode ✍️ is also supported in a basic form. A tutorial is available here. Below we shall highlight some of the commonmark extensions that Emanote supports on top of standard Mardown syntax.

You can link to a note by placing the filename (without extension) inside double square brackets. For example, [[neuron]] links to the file and it will be rendered as Migrating from neuron. Note that it is using the title of the note automatically; you can specify a custom title as [[neuron|Moving off neuron]] which renders as Moving off neuron or even force use of filename with [[neuron|neuron]] which renders as neuron.

Broken links render differently, for example: [[Foo bar]] (if a wiki-link) or [Foo bar]( (if a regular Markdown link).


Wiki-links do not yet support anchor links, but they work for regular links (example link).



🏃 🐜

See list of available emojis for reference.


Demo: Checkout this note 1 and this other note 2 as both are footnotes. You may also reuse 1 footnotes.

Task lists

  • A task that was done
  • A task that is to be done.
  • Task with Markdown and links (eg: Pandoc Lua Filters)
  • A list item with no task marker

Tasks can also be written outside of list context, such as paragraphs:

This is a task on its own paragraph.

Here we have the next paragraph.

Unchecked tasks will appear in the task index available at /-/tasks.

Definition lists

Animal Foods
Muscle meat


Simple lists,

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Mango

Lists with sub-lists,

  • Muscle meat
  • Offal
    • Liver
    • Heart
  • Misc
    • Bone Marrow
    • Cartillage
    • Skin

List items can contain multiple block elements (eg: paragraph),

  • Meat is the only nutritionally complete food

  • Animal foods contain all of the protein, fat, vitamins and minerals that humans need to function.

    They contain absolutely everything we need in just the right proportions.

  • In contrast to vegetables, meat does not contain any “anti-nutrients”

Ordered lists,

  • Be happy
  • Be harmless
  • Be naive


Web BrowserBrave
Search EngineBrave Search

(Note that wiki links with a custom text must have their pipe escaped when used inside tables.)

Hash Tags

Add Twitter-like hashtags anywhere in Markdown file. They can also be added to the YAML frontmatter. Hash tags can also be “hierarchical”, for instance: #emanote/syntax/demo


You can highlight any inline text by wraping them in == (ie. ==inline text==). 3 The CSS style for highlighted inlines can be specified in index.yaml. Regular Markdown syntax, including emojis, can be mixed in with highlighted inlines to 🍓 give a distinction on top of it all.

More extensions

Syntax Highlighting

In order to enable syntax highlighting, you must use a client-side JavaScript highlighter, such as highlight.js by adding it to page.headHtml of YAML configuration or Markdown frontmatter. Emanote already provides a snippet, so you may directly include the following in your index.yaml (assuming you are enabling it on all routes):

  headHtml: |
    <snippet var="js.highlightjs" />

Bear in mind that when using highlight.js you must manually add language support. The above snippet includes Haskell and Nix by default; otherwise, it is normally added as:

  headHtml: |
    <snippet var="js.highlightjs" />
    <with var="js">
    <script src="${value:highlightjs-ver}/languages/haskell.min.js"></script>

(The highlightjs-ver variable comes from the default index.yaml.)

Example (highlight.js)


def fib(n):
    a, b = 0, 1
    while a < n:
        print(a, end=' ')
        a, b = b, a+b


fib 0 = 0
fib 1 = 1
fib n = fib (n-1) + fib (n-2)


A predefined snippet also exists for another syntax highlighter called Prism. To use it add the following to page.headHtml of YAML configuration or Markdown frontmatter.

  headHtml: |
    <snippet var="js.prism" />

However, take note that Prism does not cooperate well with Emanote’s live preview mode.

Mermaid Diagrams

First footnote example
Second footnote example. Footnotes within* footnotes are not handled.
See original proposal for this syntax here.
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