Buttons for adding prefix/suffix or performing search and replace on note titles Add a prefix or suffix to title text for selected notes Search and replace title text for selected notes


A utility for changing the titles of many notes at once via prefixes, suffixes, or search and replace.

Additional Information

Maintainers: cuibonobo
Minimum app version:2.8
Downloads: This version:557
Last updated:2023-01-30T15:10:17Z

Joplin Plugin: Note Rename

Rename Joplin note titles in bulk by adding a prefix, suffix, or by search and replace.


This plugin works by altering the titles of the currently-selected notes. Select some notes in the notes list and two buttons will appear in the notes list toolbar: Prefix / Suffix and Search and Replace.

Select notes to alter their titles

There are similar options in the Tools menu and the right-click context menu for the selected notes. Click the button or menu item for the operation you'd like to perform.

Prefix / Suffix

Popup window for Prefix/Suffix command

This command adds a prefix or suffix to the selected notes. First, select a mode option:

  • Prefix will add the text in the input box to the beginning of the note title.
  • Suffix will add the text in the input box to the end of the note title.

Type the text that you would like to add into the Text box.

To perform the operation, click OK. If you've changed your mind, click Cancel.

Search and Replace

Popup window for Search and Replace command

This command will search the selected notes for the text in the Search input box. It will then replace that text with the value of the Replace input box.

To perform the operation, click OK. If you've changed your mind, click Cancel.

Plugin Development

Building the plugin

The plugin is built using Webpack, which creates the compiled code in /dist. A JPL archive will also be created at the root, which can use to distribute the plugin.

To build the plugin, simply run npm run dist.

The project is setup to use TypeScript, although you can change the configuration to use plain JavaScript.

Updating the plugin framework

To update the plugin framework, run npm run update.

In general this command tries to do the right thing - in particular it's going to merge the changes in package.json and .gitignore instead of overwriting. It will also leave "/src" as well as README.md untouched.

The file that may cause problem is "webpack.config.js" because it's going to be overwritten. For that reason, if you want to change it, consider creating a separate JavaScript file and include it in webpack.config.js. That way, when you update, you only have to restore the line that include your file.