Bookmark your most important ideas by drawing a five-pointed star or an asterisk next to them.

Journal recognizes the stars and asterisks that you draw and associates them to nearby content automatically.  You can then easily search and filter for your starred ideas.

Starring an idea

A star can be drawn next to any content in your notebook: a line, a paragraph, a list item, etc.

When you draw a star, a Star Cue appears on the edge of the page to let you know Journal has recognized it.

The side panel will also change. An enlarged star appears on the page thumbnail on the Pages tab Icon used on Pages tab in Journal, and a new card will be added in Cards tab  Icon used on Cards tab in Journal.

Placement of Stars

Screen capture of a line of ink recognized by Journal as a Starred Idea.

To star a line, place the star next to the line, making the star no taller than the line itself.

Screen capture of a paragraph recognized by Journal as a Starred Idea.

To star a paragraph, place the star next to the paragraph.

Navigating by Stars

  • Tap a Star Cue  Icon used in the star filter and cue in Journal on the side of a journal page, and then tap the Filter  Icon used on button to filter content in Journal button in the menu that appears.

  • From the Side Panel, expand the Filter  Icon used on button to filter content in Journal and tap Star  Icon used in the star filter and cue in Journal to view all starred content within a journal. You can switch between the Pages tab Icon used on Pages tab in Journal or the Cards tab  Icon used on Cards tab in Journal as needed to view your content more easily.

You can learn more in the Search and Filter article.

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