Keyboard Shortcuts & Gestures

As with most modern iOS apps, if you need to quickly look up a keyboard shortcut you can hold down the Command key for a few seconds. Not every shortcut will be listed in the cheat sheet. Common commands such as Copy and Paste will be implied, and some commands are simply not listed as their usage is more advanced in nature (such as moving a document around in the binder outside of edit mode).

This reference should list every global and context shortcut, as well as gestures that can be used to perform common actions or customise the view.

Legend

Key Name Symbol
Command Key (Apple Key)
Option Key (Alt Key)
Shift Key
Control Key
Up Arrow Key
Down Arrow Key
Right Arrow Key
Left Arrow Key

Scrivener for iOS Shortcut List

Project Screen

Command or Action Shortcut
Sync Now ⌘⇧ S

Binder

Command or Action Shortcut Notes
New Document ⌘ N
New Folder ⌘⌥ N
Duplicate ⌘⌥ D
Group ⌘⌥ G
Previous Document ⌘⌥ ↑
Next Document ⌘⌥ ↓
Inspector ⌘⌥ I
Compile ⌘⌥ E
Save Now ⌘ S
Sync Now ⌘⇧ S Only available in projects that are already set up to sync.
Move Selection Up /Down ↑ / ↓ The remaining commands require keyboard focus in the binder.
Hoist Folder /Group →
Return to Parent
Edit Mode Accessed when tapping the Edit button above the Binder.
Move Selection Up /Down ↑ / ↓
Expand Selection Up /Down ⇧↑ / ⇧↓
Select All ⌘A

Text Editor

Command or Action Shortcut Notes
Formatting
Highlight ⌘⇧ H
Comment ⌘⇧ 8
Inline Annotation ⌘⇧ A
Footnote ⌘⌃ 8
Inline Footnote ⌃⌥ F
Close Comment/Footnote ⌘W Available when viewing a comment or footnote.
Font Bigger ⌘⌥ =
Font Smaller ⌘⌥ - (Hyphen)
Indent ⌘⌥ ←
Dedent ⌘⌥ →
Indent First Line ⌘⌃ →
Dedent First Line ⌘⌃ ←
Align Left ⌘⇧ [
Align Center ⌘⇧\
Align Justify ⌘⌥⇧ \
Align Right ⌘⇧ ]
Full Screen ⌃⌘ F Only available in landscape mode on iPads and large iPhones.
Utility
Copy, Cut and Paste ⌘ C, X, V
Paste and Match Style ⌘⌥⇧ V Pastes the clipboard as plain-text.
Inspector ⌘⌥ I
New Document ⌘ N Created after the currently edited/selected document.
Find ⌘ F
Find Next Match ⌘ G
Find Previous Match ⌘⇧ G
Previous Document ⌘⌥ ↑
Next Document ⌘⌥ ↓
Compile ⌘⌥ E
Save Now ⌘ S
Sync Now ⌘⇧ S Only available in projects that are already set up to sync.

Corkboard

Command or Action Shortcut Notes
Deselect All ⌘ D
New Text Document ⌘ N
New Folder ⌘⌥ N
Open ⌘ O Opens the currently selected index card into the main editor.
Inspect ⌘⌥ I Inspects the selected index card (or corkboard if nothing is selected).
Duplicate ⌘⌥ D
Previous Document ⌘⌥ ↑
Next Document ⌘⌥ ↓
Compile ⌘⌥ E
Save Now ⌘ S