Add Labels in a Flash with Lightning Mode

The goal for Glean is simple, distraction-free note taking.
If to you that means engaging in the moment without typing any notes, then Lightning Mode is for you.

In Lightning Mode, you can add labels to your feed with a single click or key press.
So you can pick out key moments without typing a word.


Turning on Lightning Mode

To turn on Lightning Mode, click the Lightning icon at the top right of the text input box:

Animated GIF showing sequence of enabling Lightning Mode, adding a Task Label with a single click, and adding a Review Label with a keyboard shortcut

With Lightning Mode on:

  • The text box disappears.
  • You can instantly post any label to your Feed with either:
    • A single mouse click
    • A simple keyboard shortcut, as detailed below:

    Key Action
    1 Post a Heading
    2 Post an Important label
    3 Post a Review label
    4 Post a Task label

Turning off Lightning Mode

To exit Lightning Mode, just click the Lightning icon again.


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Prefer to combine labels and text notes?

Use Glean's Quick Actions to take rich notes without lifting your hands from the keyboard.

Keen to up your productivity both in and out of class?

Get around Glean quicker with our list of handy Keyboard Shortcuts.

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