Get to Know the Editor

There are a few different ways to create Objects in Anytype.
When starting out, you can use the + button located on the top right of your homescreen to create your first Object.
Each Object has a flexible canvas made of simple blocks. A block is a piece of content that you can freely reposition within the canvas to give your Objects style and structure.

Block Styles

You can add a new block to your canvas by typing the / key or by pressing the orange + button which appears next to your cursor. Currently, Anytype supports the following block types:
  • Text: text, title, heading, subheading, highlighted, callout
  • Lists: checkbox, bulleted list, numbered, toggle
  • Media: file, picture, video, bookmark
  • Simple tables
  • LaTeX
  • Code snippets
  • Relations
  • Links to other Objects
  • Dividers: line and dotted


Layouts can help you customize how your Object is formatted.
Anytype currently supports four kinds of layout:
  1. 1.
    Note: No visible title, icon, or cover. Implemented as default layout for new users.
  2. 2.
    Basic: Visible title, squircle icon, and cover. Perfect for pages, documents, and articles.
  3. 3.
    Profile: Visible title, circle icon, and cover. Designed for contacts, people, and organizations.
  4. 4.
    Action: Visible title, checkbox icon, and cover. Perfect for tasks and plans.
You can adjust the layout of any Object by hovering above the title, where you will see a Layout menu.

Objects within Objects

Mentioning Objects

You can reference any other Object in your Anytype by using the mention or @ command. Mentioned Objects are displayed in-line (rather than as separate blocks). This feature provides a quick and easy way to reference other Objects within Anytype, within a larger block of text.

Linking Objects

You can link one Object to another using the Block menu or the / shortcut. This will create a new linked Object, which you can style using the Appearance menu.