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Ultimate List of IOS Keyboard Shortcuts

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To get maximum benefit from your iPad, iPad Pro or even iPhone external keyboard you will need to get acquainted with the IOS Keyboard shortcuts.  These shortcuts automate many of the commonly used functions which is great for getting work done quickly on your iPad.  To help, I have compiled the Ultimate List of IOS Keyboard Shortcuts which covers many of the commonly used IOS Productivity Applications.

Simply click on the links below and that will bring you to the corresponding IOS Keyboard Shortcuts for that App.  If you don’t have the App, feel free to make use of the hyperlinks directly to the iTunes store to pick them up.(Affiliate Note)

If you don’t yet have an external keyboard, check out my article “Pimp your iPad for Productivity“, to get a couple of recommendations.

 

General IOS Shortcuts

 

Office Suite Keyboard Shortcuts

MS Word IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                             (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

MS Excel IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                              (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

OneNote IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                             (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Pages IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                                    (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Keynote IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                               (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Google Docs IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                       (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

iA Writer IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                             (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Notes IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                                    (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

ToDo List App Shortcuts

Todoist IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                                 (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Omnifocus 2 IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                      (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Trello IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                                    (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

Notes

Evernote IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                             (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

Mindmapping

iThoughts IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                            (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

Mindnode IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                           (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

PDF Readers

MarginNote Pro IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

Browser Keyboard Shortcuts

Safari IOS Keyboard Shortcuts  

Chrome IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                                (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

E-Mail & Calendar

IOS Mail IOS Keyboard Shortcuts 

MS Outlook IOS Keyboard Shortcuts                        (Don’t have? Get App from iTunes)

 

General IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘  H                                                                      Home Screen

⌘ space                                                               Search

⌘ tab                                                                    Switch App

 

MS Word IOS Shortcuts

Editing and formatting the document

⌘+ Z                                                                     Undo the last action

⌘+ Y                                                                     Repeat the last action

⌘+ X                                                                    Cut selected content

⌘+ C                                                                    Copy selected content

⌘+ V                                                                    Paste copied or cut content

⌘+ A                                                                    Select all

⌘+ B                                                                    Bold selected content

⌘+ I                                                                      Italicize selected content

⌘+ U                                                                    Underline selected content

SHIFT + RETURN                                          Insert a line break

 

 

⌘+ F                                                                           Find text

SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW or SHIFT + UP/DOWN ARROW           Select text

OPTION + UP ARROW                                     Move cursor up by one paragraph

OPTION + DOWN ARROW                             Move cursor down by one paragraph

OPTION + RIGHT ARROW                              Move cursor right by one word

OPTION + LEFT ARROW                                 Move cursor left by one word

⌘+ UP ARROW                                                     Move cursor to beginning of the document

⌘+ DOWN ARROW                                            Move cursor to end of the document

⌘+ LEFT ARROW                                                Move cursor to the beginning of the current line

⌘+ RIGHT ARROW                                             Move cursor to the end of the current line

SHIFT + OPTION + UP ARROW                   Select paragraph above

SHIFT + OPTION + DOWN ARROW           Select paragraph below

SHIFT + OPTION + LEFT ARROW               Select word to the left

SHIFT + OPTION + RIGHT ARROW          Select word to the right

SHIFT + ⌘+ UP ARROW                                 Select from current position to beginning of the document

SHIFT + ⌘+ DOWN ARROW                        Select from current position to end of the document

SHIFT + ⌘+ LEFT ARROW                            Select from current position to beginning of the line

SHIFT + ⌘+ RIGHT ARROW                         Select from current position to end of the line

 

MS Excel IOS Shortcuts

 

Navigating the worksheet

 

TAB                                                        Move one cell to the right

ARROW KEYS                                   Move one cell up, down, left, or right

 

Working with cells

TAB                                                        Moves to the cell to the right

ARROW KEYS                                  Move within cell text

⌘+ C                                                    Copy

⌘+ V                                                    Paste

⌘+ X                                                    Cut

⌘+ Z                                                     Undo

⌘+ Y or ⌘+ SHIFT + Z              Redo

⌘+ B                                                    Bold

⌘+ I                                                      Italic

⌘+ U                                                    Underline

⌘+ A                                                    Select all

SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT ARROW        Select a range of cells

ALT + RETURN                                   Insert a line break within a cell

⌘+ LEFT ARROW                             Move cursor to the beginning of the current line within a cell

⌘+ RIGHT ARROW                          Move cursor to the end of the current line within a cell

⌘+ UP ARROW                                 Move cursor to the beginning of the current cell

⌘+ DOWN ARROW                        Move cursor to the end of the current cell

OPTION + UP ARROW                     Within a cell that contains a line break, move cursor up by one paragraph

OPTION + DOWN ARROW             Within a cell that contains a line break, move cursor down by one paragraph

OPTION + RIGHT ARROW              Move cursor right by one word

OPTION + LEFT ARROW                 Move cursor left by one word

 

OneNote IOS Shortcuts

Add Page                                             ⌘N

Search                                                  ⌘ F

Back                                                       ⌘ option left arrow

Forward                                               ⌘ option right arrow

 

 

Pages IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘-N                                                      Create a new document (open the template chooser)

⌘-B                                                      Apply boldface to selected text

⌘-I                                                        Apply italic to selected text

⌘-U                                                      Apply underline to selected text

⌘-Plus Sign (+)                                 Make the font size bigger

⌘-Minus Sign (-)                             Make the font size smaller

Control-Shift-⌘-Plus Sign (+)     Make the text superscript

Control-⌘-Minus Sign (-)             Make the text subscript

⌘-C                                                      Copy

⌘-V                                                      Paste

Option-⌘-C                                       Copy the style

Option-⌘-V                                      Paste the style

⌘-Z                                                       Undo

Shift-⌘-Z                                            Redo

⌘-F                                                       Find

Shift-⌘-K                                           Add a comment

Shift-⌘-W                                          Show or hide word count

⌘-R                                                      Show or hide the ruler

Option-⌘-G                                      Group the selected objects

Option-Shift-⌘-G                           Ungroup the selected objects

⌘-L                                                       Lock the selected object

Option-⌘-L                                       Unlock the selected object

⌘-D                                                      Duplicate the selected object

Option-Up Arrow                             In a table, add rows above the selected cells

Option-Down Arrow                       In a table, add rows below the selected cells

Option-Right Arrow                         In a table, add columns to the right of the selected cells

Option-Left Arrow                           In a table, add columns to the left of the selected cells

Option-Tab                                         Insert a tab in text or a formula

Return                                                  Insert a paragraph break when editing text in a cell

Press ⌘-K or Shift-⌘-K                move forward or backward through options

Shift-⌘-D                                           Show or hide the Chart Data Editor

 

 

Keynote IOS Shortcuts

 

Slide Manipulation

 

⌘-N                                                      Create a new presentation (open the theme chooser)

⌘-O                                                      Open the presentation manager

Option-⌘-P                                       Play a presentation

⌘-C                                                      Copy

⌘-V                                                      Paste

⌘-Z                                                       Undo

Shift-⌘-Z                                            Redo

⌘-F                                                       Find

Shift-⌘-K                                           Add a comment

 

Slide Editing

 

⌘-B                                                      Apply boldface to selected text

⌘-I                                                        Apply italic to selected text

⌘-U                                                      Apply underline to selected text

Control-Shift-⌘-Plus Sign (+)     Make the text superscript

Control-⌘-Minus Sign (-)             Make the text subscript

Option-⌘-C                                       Copy the paragraph or object style

Option-⌘-V                                      Paste the paragraph or object style

Return                                                  Insert a paragraph break when editing text in a cell

Option-Tab                                         Insert a tab in text or a formula

Press ⌘-K or Shift-⌘-K                move forward or backward through options

Shift-⌘-D                                           Open the Chart Data Editor

 

 

 

Manipulating Slide Objects

 

Option-⌘-G                                      Group the selected objects

Option-Shift-⌘-G                           Ungroup the selected objects

⌘-L                                                       Lock the selected object

Option-⌘-L                                       Unlock the selected object

⌘-D or Option-drag                       Duplicate the selected object

Press an arrow key                          Move the selected object one point

Shift-⌘-B                                           Move the selected object to the back

Shift-⌘-F                                            Move the selected object to the front

Option-Shift-⌘-B                            Move the selected object backward

Option-Shift-⌘-F                            Move the selected object forward

Option-Up Arrow                             In a table, add rows above the selected cells

Option-Down Arrow                       In a table, add rows below the selected cells

Option-Right Arrow                         In a table, add columns to the right of the selected cells

 

 

 

 

 

Google Docs IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘ + C                                                   Copy

⌘ + X                                                   Cut

⌘ + V                                                   Paste

⌘ + Z                                                    Undo

⌘ + Shift + Z                                      Redo

⌘ + Option + M                               Insert comment

Text formatting

⌘ + B                                                   Bold

⌘ + I                                                     Italicize

⌘ + U                                                   Underline

Option + Shift + 5                             Strikethrough

⌘ + .                                                     Superscript

⌘ + ,                                                     Subscript

⌘ + \                                                    Clear text formatting

⌘ + Shift + >                                      Increase font size

⌘ + Shift + <                                      Decrease font size

Paragraph formatting

⌘ + ]                                                    Increase paragraph indentation

⌘ + [                                                    Decrease paragraph indentation

⌘ + Option + 0                                 Apply normal text style

⌘ + Option + [1-6]                          Apply heading style [1-6]

⌘ + Shift + L                                      Left align

⌘ + Shift + E                                      Center align

⌘ + Shift + R                                      Right align

⌘ + Shift + J                                       Justify

⌘ + Shift + 7                                      Numbered list

⌘ + Shift + 8                                      Bulleted list

Ctrl + Shift + Up/down arrow      Move paragraph up/down

 

Text selection with keyboard

 

⌘ + A                                                   Select all

Shift + Left/right arrow                  Extend selection one character

Shift + Up/down arrow                  Extend selection one line

⌘ + Shift + Left/right arrow        Extend selection one word

⌘ + Shift + Up/down arrow        Extend selection to beginning/end of paragraph

Document navigation

 

Fn + Up/down arrow                      Page up/down

Esc, Esc                                                 Return focus to document text

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then H               Move to next heading

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then H                                Move to previous heading

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then [1-6]         Move to next heading [1-6]

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then [1-6]         Move to previous heading [1-6]

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then O               Move to next list

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then O                Move to previous list

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then I                 Move to next item in the current list

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then I                  Move to previous item in the current list

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press N then W              Move to next formatting change

holding Ctrl + ⌘, press P then W               Move to previous formatting change

 

Table navigation

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then S   Move to the start of the table

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then D  Move to the end of the table

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then I    Move to the start of the table column

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then K   Move to the end of the table column

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then B   Move to the next table column

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then V  Move to the previous table column

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then J    Move to the start of the table row

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then L   Move to the end of the table row

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then M Move to the next table row

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then G  Move to the previous table row

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press T then E   Exit table

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press N then T  Move to the next table

holding Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift, press P then T   Move to the previous table

iA Writer IOS Shortcuts

 

New: ⌘N                                            Heading 1: ⌘1

Close: ⌘W                                         Heading 2: ⌘2

Save: ⌘S²                                           Heading 3: ⌘3

Undo: ⌘Z                                           Heading 4: ⌘4

Redo: ⇧⌘Z                                         Heading 5: ⌘5

Copy: ⌘C                                            Heading 6: ⌘6

Cut: ⌘X                                               Unordered List: ⌘L

Paste: ⌘V                                          Ordered List: ⇧⌘L

Select All: ⌘A                                   Task List: ⌥⌘L

Find: ⌘F                                             Mark Task Complete: ⌘.

Increase Text Size: ⌘-                   Emphasis (Italic): ⌘I

Decrease Text Size: ⌘-                  Importance (Bold): ⌘B

Show Library: ⌘E                            Add Link: ⌘K

Show Preview: ⌘R                         Add Footnote: ⌃⌘K

Night Mode: ⌃⌘N                          Clear Styles: ⌥⌘Del

 

 

Notes IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘ B                                                        Bold

⌘ I                                                         Italics

⌘ U                                                       Underline

⌘ option T                                         Title

⌘ option H                                        Heading

⌘ option B                                         Body

⌘ option L                                         Checklist

⌘ shift U                                            Mark as Checked

⌘ N                                                       New Note

⌘ F                                                        Find Note

 

Todoist IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘ N                                                      Quick add

⌘S                                                        Sync

⌘ shift P                                             Add Project

⌘ shift L                                              Add Label

⌘ shift F                                             Add Filter

⌘ ,                                                        Settings

⌘ F                                                       Find

⌘ 1                                                       Inbox

⌘ 2                                                       Today

⌘ 3                                                       Next 7 days

⌘ 4                                                       Projects

⌘ 5                                                       Labels

⌘ 6                                                       Filters

 

Omnifocus 2 IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘Left Arrow                                     Previous Date

⌘ Right arrow                                  Next date

⌘ option 1                                         Past

⌘ option 2                                         Today

⌘ option 3                                         Tomorrow

⌘ option 3                                         Day after tomorrow

⌘ option 7                                         Future

⌘ N                                                      New action

⌘ 1                                                       Forecast

⌘ 2                                                       Inbox

⌘ 3                                                       Projects

⌘ 4                                                       Contexts

⌘ 5                                                       Flagged

⌘ 6                                                       Nearby

 

Trello IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘ N                                                      Create Board

⌘ shift N                                            Create card

⌘ /                                                        Filter boards

⌘ F                                                       Search

 

Evernote IOS Shortcuts

 

Global

⌘ N                                                      New note

⌘ Option S                                        Show/Hide Sidebar (iPad only)

←↑↓→                                             Navigate through notes

⌘ ↓                                                     Open a selected note

⌘ Control S                                       Sync

esc                                                         Cancel/Close a search or dialogue

Viewing and editing a note

⌘ W                                                     Close note

⌘ ⇧ I                                                    Note info (of the open note)

⌘ L                                                        Edit title (of the open note)

Tab                                                         While editing Title, use tab to edit note body

Editor

⌘ B                                                       Bold (toggle)

⌘ I                                                        Italic (toggle)

⌘ U                                                      Underline (toggle)

⌘ Control K                                       Strikethrough (toggle)

⌘ Control H                                       Highlight (toggle)

⌘ ⇧ T                                                   Insert To-do

⌘ ⇧ U                                                  Toggle Bulleted List

⌘ ⇧ O                                                  Toggle Numbered List

⌘ Option {                                         Align Left

⌘ Option }                                         Align Right

⌘ Option |                                        Align Center

Global search

⌘ Option F                                        Search

⌘ Control S                                       Save search

Searching within note

⌘ F                                                       Find text in note

⌘ G                                                      Next search result

⌘ ⇧ G                                                  Previous search result

 

 

iThoughts IOS Shortcuts

 

TAB                                                        Create a new child

RETURN                                                End edit or create new sibling

⌘ RETURN                                         Start edit or create a new sibling

Shift RETURN                                     Create a new sibling (before)

⌥ RETURN                                          Insert newline into topic text

Shift TAB                                              Create new parent

PERIOD                                                 Show/Hide a branch

[0..9]                                                     Show N levels or sub topic deep

⌘ [1..5]                                               Set topic priority

⌥ [1..9]                                                Add nth favourite icon

SPACE                                                   Show QuickLook (images/attachments)

ESC                                                         Abort edit and revert to original text or deselect all.

⌘ A                                                       Select All

⌘ Arrow Key                                     Change topic order

⌥ Arrow Key                                      Nudge manual aligned topic positions

⌘ ⌥ Arrow Key                               Create new related floating topics

⌘ [X C V]                                            Cut/ Copy/ Paste

⌘ BACKSPACE                                  Delete individual (selected) topics (not including child topics)

⌘ +/-                                                    Increase/decrease size (image, font etc.)

⌘ [B I U]                                             Bold/ Italic/ Underline

⌘ ⌥ U                                                 Strikethrough ⌘ F [OSX only] Find/Replace

⌘ ⌥ T                                                  Toggle between edit and view mode for notes

⌘ Shift T                                             Toggle the notes window open/closed

⌘ Ctrl T                                               Toggle between editing note and topic text

⌘ R                                                       Research – launch browser with topic text as search term

⌘ Ctrl F                                               Toggle ‘full screen’ mode

⌘ Shift K                                             Insert Callout topic

⌘ 0                                                       Toggle between ‘Zoom to fit map’ and ‘Center map with no zoom’

⌘ Shift 0                                             Toggle between ‘Zoom to fit map’ and ‘Zoom to fit selection’

⌘ Ctrl 0                                               Toggle ‘auto zoom’ on/off

⌘ >                                                       Zoom in

⌘ <                                                       Zoom out P Increment the Progress attribute (Shift P to decrement)

⌘ ⌥ K                                                 Open the hyperlink

 

 

Mindnode IOS Shortcuts

Node Creation

⇥                                                            Create New Child Node

↵                                                             Create New Sibling Node

⌥ + ↵                                                    Create New Sibling Node Above Current Node

⇧ + ↵                                                      Create New Main Node

⌥ + ⇥                                                   Create New Parent Node

⌘ + L                                                    Create Cross Connection

↵ 3x                                                       Create new sibling

⇥ 3x                                                      Create new child node

Node Selection

⌘ + R                                                   Center Main Node

→, ←, ↑, ↓                                       Move Selection One Node in Arrow Direction

⌥ + ⌘ + →                                        Cycle Through Main Nodes

⌥ + ⌘ + ←                                        Cycle Through Main Nodes in Reverse Direction

Node Movement

⌘ + ↑                                                 Move Node above sibling

⌘ + ↓                                                 Move node below sibling

⇧ + ⌘ + D                                           Detach Node

⌥ + Backspace                                  Delete node and reconnect children to parent

⌥ + ⌘ + R                                          Reorganize nodes

⌘ + →/←                                           reconnect node different level

Branch Folding

⌥ + ⌘ + ←/⌥ + ⌘ + →               Toggle Branch Folding

⌥ + ⌘ + →                                        unfolds a node

⌥ + ⌘ + ←                                        Folds a node

⌥ + ⌘ + ↑                                        Folds all nodes

⌥ + ⌘ + ↓                                        Unfolds all nodes

⌃ + ⌘ + →                                          unfolds next level of nodes

Node Editing

⌥ + ↵                                                    Switch Into Edit Mode

Inspector

⌥ + ⌘ + I                                            Toggle Inspector

⌘ + 1                                                   Show Document Inspector

⌘ + 2                                                   Show Style Inspector

⌘ + 3                                                   Show Text Inspector

Navigation

⌘ +                                                       Zoom In

⌘ + >                                                   Zoom Out

Copy & Paste

⌘ + C                                                   Copy

⇧ + ⌥ + ⌘ + C                                   Copy Single Node

⌘ + V                                                   Paste

⇧ + ⌥ + ⌘ + C                                   Paste and Match Style

⌘ + D                                                   Duplicate

⇧ + ⌥ + ⌘ + D                                  Duplicate Single Node

Text Formating

⌘ + B                                                   Bold

⌘ + I                                                     Italic

⌘ + U                                                   Underline

⌥ + ⌘ + U                                          Strikethrough

⌘ + +                                                   Increase Font Size

⌘ + –                                                   Decrease Font Size

⌥ + ⌘ + C                                          Copy Style

⌥ + ⌘ + V                                          Paste Style

⌘ + K                                                   Add Hyperlink

Tasks

⇧ + ⌘ + T                                            Assign task

⌘ + ⇧ + U                                           Mark task complete

Document

⌘ + N                                                   Create New document

⌘ + O                                                   Open document

⌘ + S                                                    Save document

⌘ + P                                                   Print document

 

MarginNote Pro IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘F                                                        Search

⌘ 1                                                       Book

⌘ 2                                                       Notebook + Book

⌘ 3                                                       Notebook

⌘ 4                                                       Flashcards

⌘ 5                                                       Speech

⌘ B                                                       Toggle Notebook / Book

⌘ P                                                       Add comment

 

Safari IOS Shortcuts

 

⌘ + T                                                    Open new tab

⌘ + W                                                  Close open tab

Control + Tab                                     Show next tab

Control + Shift + Tab                       Show previous tab

⌘ + R                                                   Reload current Web page

⌘ + F                                                    Opens find

⌘ + L                                                    Access address field

⌘ + Shift + R                                     Open Reader mode

 

Chrome IOS Shortcuts

⌘ T                                                        New Tab

⌘ shift N                                             New Incognito Tab

⌘ shift T                                              Reopened Closed Tab

⌘ L                                                        Open Location…

⌘ W                                                      Close Tab

⌘ D                                                       Bookmark This Page…

⌘ F                                                        Find in Page…

⌘ R                                                        Reload

⌘ left arrow                                       Back

⌘ right arrow                                   Forward

⌘ Y                                                       History

⌘ shift .                                               Voice Search

 

Mail IOS Shortcuts

⌘ control A                                      Archive message

⌘ shift N                                             Get All New Mail

⌘ option F                                          Mailbox Search

⌘ N                                                       New Message

 

MS Outlook IOS Shortcuts

⌘ up arrow                                        Select Previous Message

⌘ down arrow                                 Select Next Message

⌘ R                                                       Reply

⌘ shift R                                             Reply All

⌘ J                                                        Forward

⌘ 1                                                        Switch to Mail

⌘ 2                                                       Switch to Calendar

⌘ 3                                                       Switch to Files

⌘ 4                                                       Switch to People

⌘ 5                                                       Switch to Settings

⌘ N                                                      Create New Message

⌘ shift N                                            Create New Event

⌘-F                                                       Search

⌘-I                                                        View details (edit when viewing an event, show details when creating a new item)

⌘-K                                                      Toggle between event and reminder when creating a new item

⌘-N                                                      New item

⌘-R                                                      Show Reminders

⌘-S                                                       Save item

⌘-T                                                       Go to today

⌘-,                                                        Settings

⌘-Shift-F                                            Toggle full-screen week view

⌘-Delete                                           Delete current item

 

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