Welcome to the wonderful world of SilverBullet. The goal of this manual is to give you a broad sense of how to use this tool and what it’s capable of. However, its full capabilities are yet to be discovered. You too may find new and creative ways to use the various SilverBullet features in ways nobody previously thought of.

However, that is all unlikely to happen unless you understand what SilverBullet can actually do. So let’s give you a bit of a sense.

Keeping up-to-date

  • CHANGELOG: what’s new in SilverBullet? This page will give you the latest details. It’s worth monitoring this page.

Installation and deployment

The biggest hurdle to get over with SilverBullet is that you need to get this thing running. And as of yet, the only way to do that is to install and deploy it yourself. 🤷

For more additional guides, check out our community guides.

User interface

SilverBullet’s UI is minimalist by design. Let’s look at the few UI elements and how to use them.

Core Concepts

These are the core concepts used in SilverBullet:

Editing and Formatting


The main ways to roam your space, beside following page links, are:

Advanced topics

Extending SilverBullet

A lot of SilverBullet’s functionality is built as Plugs using the robust PlugOS extension mechanism. If you are adventurous you can try to build such plugs yourself.


SilverBullet is free and open-source software. You can contribute to it via Github. For some details on how to do this, have a look at Development.


Want to tweak something? SETTINGS gives you a few settings you can tweak.