User Notes


User notes help you track people


You can tag users inline like @example. They are similar to tags, except that they are meant to reference users. In a vault shared with many people, where each person can have their own user note. Or you can also use it yourself to keep track of information about people you know.

User tags

A user tag is anything following @ without spaces or other punctuation.


The user tag will look like @example.username. (Private) Try clicking on this link!

In Dendron, user tags are just a shorthand for writing [[@my-example|]]. You can format your tags as wikilinks if you run into any limitations with tags.

To look at the user note, you can click on the user tag while holding down Ctrl, press Ctrl+Enter on your keyboard, or use the Dendron: Go to Note command.


One thing to remember: You can't include things like spaces, quotation marks, question marks in user tags. For #example, see how "these #tags" don't include the punctuation marks around them. This makes it natural to use tags within sentences.


User tags can't specify which vault they are in. This is not a problem most of the time, Dendron will find the user note wherever it is. But if you have the same user note in multiple vaults and you want to clarify which one, you can use a Cross Vault Link instead since user tags are just wikilinks.


You might have already noticed this when you opened the user tag, but user notes are just notes under the user. hierarchy. This has a lot of benefits:

  • You can add content to the user note and it will show up when you hover over the user tag in the editor, or when you publish it. Try clicking on the example tag above!
  • You can organize users into hierarchies (like @scientist.Margaret-Hamilton and @historical.Ada-Lovelace).


Don't like user tags? You can disable them by setting the enableUserTags configuration to false.