You can add a description, notes, or any relevant details to a task in the detail panel.

Task description in detail panel

To open/close the detail panel of a task, simply press the Spacebar or click on the detail panel bar at the right hand side. Also, to pin or unpin the detail panel, click on the pin icon.

To preview what you have just typed, press Ctrl + E (or + E for Mac).

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Full width mode

To quickly expand and collapse the detail panel, press Shift + Spacebar.

You can then click the expand icon to enter full width mode to see more texts in one view.

Style your text

The description area also supports markdown to give more style to your text. Click on the markdown icon to get a simple cheat sheet of markdown.

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Learn more on how to style your text in Quire.

When typing your description using markdown, you can also embed formulas to generate new information based on the data that you have input into your task.

To embed a formula in the description area, you will need to put the formula between double curly brackets {{ and }}.

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Add emojis to stand out

Type in : to get an emoji cheat sheet or you can copy and paste an emoji from websites like

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Tip: Pressing D allows you to write or edit the description of the selected task. To quickly check whether tasks have descriptions without opening the detail panel, toggle on the Advanced mode by pressing I (or for Mac).

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