Simply put, Hypernotes is structured using notebooks, pages and blocks which can in addition to that be sorted into folders. There are different ways to view your pages, which we'll outline here.
The panel to the left of your open notebook allows you to navigate between the different ways of viewing your notes, as well as access tasks and notebook settings.
To access the notebook settings, click on the cover of the notebook at the top of the panel. To access any of the other views, simply click on the name of the view. Some of these views, such as Pages and Table, are always displayed here. Others, such as "Daily" and "Graph" can be hidden if you choose not to enable those functions in the notebook settings.
To search through your notebook, use the search bar displayed under the notebook cover. Click "Find or Create Page" to start your search. If a page that matches your search doesn't yet exist, you can easily create a new one with the same title as your search term.
When you open a notebook for the first time, you'll find it open to "Pages" with a single note named "New Page".
Once you've created several notes, the Pages view becomes an easy place to quickly get an overview of your notes, skim through the first couple of paragraphs, and see meta information such as the number of comments, tasks, and references connected to a page.
You can sort the pages in this view using the sort menu, found in the top right corner of the window:
You can sort by any of the meta-information, as well as by page title or number of words.
Table view lists all of your pages in a table, where you can sort by each of the columns and clearly see meta information such as the last time a note was updated, how long it is, how many comments or tasks it has, and how many other pages reference it.
Pages are listed by creation date by default, but sorting in table view is as simple as clicking a column title once to sort descending, and again to sort ascending. The sorted column and direction of sort are clearly displayed with a blue arrow.
Daily is a shortcut to create or access a page with today's date as the title. This function can be disabled or enabled in the notebook settings, but is enabled by default.
Clicking on "Tasks" will take you to the main tasks page, where all notebook and page-level tasks are displayed in a simple to-do list format, sorted by creation date and time.
Clicking on a task will open it to a panel on the right-hand side. Learn more about tasks.
The Graph is a visual representation of all of your notes and the connections between them. It's an incredibly feature-rich view that can help you focus on the notes relevant to a particular topic, collapse the spaces between notes to find distantly related content, connect notes with simple drag and drop gestures, and quickly and easily add new notes to your graph like a mind map.
Learn more about the Hypernotes knowledge graph.
The side panel is a somewhat hidden feature, but it can be incredibly helpful when you're working on several notes at once! The panel acts as a kind of sandbox, where you can open several notes and edit them, no matter where you are in the app.
To open the side panel, hold down shift while clicking on a node in the graph, on a page or the title of a note in the table view, or even on a linked reference in an open note!
The panel will stay open as you navigate between pages and views. You can close it using the > arrow in the top right-hand corner. If you shift-click on any note, it will open again. Any note that was previously added will still be there. You can remove them using the X button at the top right of any note. To open a note to the full note view from the side panel, just click the expanding arrow icon, also found in the top right corner of the note.