What is this extension about?
This extension is useful for people like me, who use simple text files for notes, task lists, and everything else which has to be remembered and searched for. Text (or Markdown) in files is easy to backup, sync and can be opened anywhere by everything. This extension has the following functions:
The notes are stored in a folder on your desktop using the following structure (taking ZIM Desktop wiki as inspiration:
I am always looking for feedback, new ideas and your help. Check the contribution guidelines
vscode-journal is mainly responsible for organizing your notes and journal entries, it does not come with any user interface (besides the smart input). If you prefer tree like views for your notes and tasks, have a look at the following extensions by Gruntfuggly and Kortina
Settings are described in detail here
You have to set the base folder for notes folder structure before you start. Open your settings, search for 'journal' and copy the journal.base line into your personal settings. Adjust the value, for example:
The default file format is Markdown (using
Syntax highlighting is configured in your workspace settings. The options are stored automatically in the settings, you can then manually change them. Make sure to restart to apply the changes. The settings try to recognize if a dark or light theme is used. If you switch in between, you either have to delete the settings (to reload them from the extension) or adapt them for yourself.