What are Atoms? #
Atoms are the “aha” moments, quotes, or ideas that are worth remembering, connecting, and sharing. Capturing atoms allows you to extract and connect those aha moments throughout your workspace so you can quickly access the details needed to move your projects forward.
Saving information as an Atom, frees it from being located only within the source page. Adding Atoms into your workspace creates an additional knowledge layer in your workspace, and builds a collection of Atoms that you can access and use across your workspace. There’s more on Atoms in our blog
Capturing an Atom #
In a page on Protolyst
- Highlight the text of interest.
- Click “Capture” in the pop up menu or (CTRL + SPACE)
- In the Atom box, there’s space to add notes underneath the text you highlighted. Add context, thoughts, or a note to yourself or team about why the Atom is important.
Once captured, the atom will be accessible outside of the source file, and is now searchable within your workspace.
Atom Sidebar #
The Atom Sidebar will display all the Atoms that have been captured in a page. To open the Atom Sidebar, use the Properties icon in the top right of the page to Show Properties. This will expand the Atom Sidebar and display all the Atoms that have been captured in the current page, for quick and easy access to all the important information you captured earlier.