Note Editor

Duik includes a simple but very useful note editor. Notes can be general or associated to specific projects or compositions.

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When typing any text in this panel, the notes are automatically saved, so you’ll never lose any information, even if After Effects crashes.

Project Notes

To use project notes, the project must exist (it must not be the default untitled project).

Project notes are saved in the project file, and can be viewed by anyone using Duik if you send them the project file1.

When opening a new project, if the notes are not displayed in the note editor, just click the refresh button.

Composition Notes

Any text typed in the Composition mode are saved as a comment on the active composition. These comments can be viewed in the project panel, but it’s easier to view and edit them from this note editor. When changing the active comp, click the refresh button to get the new note.

General Notes

General notes are automatically saved in a simple .txt file which is located in your Documents folder by default. You can open and save any other text file. Duik automatically reloads the previously opened file when you restart After Effects, and there’s no need for a save button as the text is automatically saved as you type it, to prevent any loss in case of a failure (or if you forget to save…).


  1. The note is store in the XMP Metadata inside the project file. XMP is a metadata format developped by Adobe.