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Bulk Note Creator

Description

Create notes as bulk

Additional Information

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Maintainers: ahaltindis
Version:1.0.0
Minimum app version:2.5
Downloads: This version:474
Last updated:2022-01-11T02:05:14Z

joplin-plugin-bulk-note-creator

This is a simple plugin to be able to create bulk notes in Joplin.

Usage

Currently below variables can be used anywhere in Note title, body and the todo due (but this will discard any non number value).

variable options example
n none {n} - 1, 2, 3...
rec1 all formatting options supported by moment.js {rec1|YYYY-MM-DD} - 2022-01-16
rec2 same ^ {rec2|x} - 1642550400000

This input

Note Title: week {n} - {rec1|YYYY-MM-DD}
Note Body: dummy
Is ToDo: Yes
ToDo Due: {rec2|x}
Total: 5
Recurrence 1: 16/01/2022 (Mon: checked)
Recurrence 2: 16/01/2022 (Sun: checked)

will create (title/body/ToDo Due):

  • week 1 - 2022-01-17 / dummy / 2022-01-23
  • week 2 - 2022-01-24 / dummy / 2022-01-30
  • week 3 - 2022-01-31 / dummy / 2022-02-06
  • week 4 - 2022-02-07 / dummy / 2022-02-13
  • week 5 - 2022-02-14 / dummy / 2022-02-20

Motivation

I sometimes need to create many to-dos with a template and fill them only when I need them. I was planning to use Joplin data API first from a bash script but then I wanted to familiarize myself to plugin architecture too, therefore I decided to create this basic plugin. I am influenced by template plugin for the code structure.

The current state is satisfying what I need but there might be some improvement if it gets any attention.

Few ideas for improvement:

  • Add unit tests.
  • Support modifying {n} as integer (e.g. support usage of {n+1}).
  • Support other recurrence options that moment-recur library supports.
  • Add recurrence parameters dynamically to dialog box.
  • Show preview of the notes before creating them.
  • Support adding tags

Development

To build the plugin, simply run npm run dist. More on: https://joplinapp.org/api/get_started/plugins/