Opens a random note from your vault

Additional Information

Maintainers: kaid00
Minimum app version:1.7
Downloads: This version:602
Last updated:2021-08-26T15:32:52Z

Joplin Random Note

The plugin opens a note at random from your vault, after installing the plugin you can create a custom hotkey that opens a note at random, or use the defualt hotkey Ctrl+Alt+R

Table of contents


  • Open Joplin and navigate to Preferences > Plugins
  • Search for Random note and click on install
  • Restart Joplin to enable the plugin


  • Open Joplin and navigate to Tools > Options > Plugins
  • Search for the Random Note plugin
  • Press Delete to remove the plugin completely
    • Alternatively you can also disable the plugin by clicking on the toggle button
  • Restart Joplin


Defualt Hotkey

By defualt you can use the hotkey Ctrl+Alt+R to open a random note

Tool bar button

Click on the 🔀 icon to open a random note

Set Hotkey

  • Open Joplin and navigate to `Preferences > Plugins Settings
  • Select Random Note, you will find the following options
  • Show Tool Bar Button Shows Random Note icon on tool bar for quick shortcut to open random note
  • Use Custom Hotkey Select this option if you want to use a custom hotkey to open random notes
  • Enter Custom Hotkey Enter your custom Hotkey
  • Click Apply when done, and restart Joplin for changes to take effect


The npm package of the plugin can be found here.

Building the plugin

If you want to build the plugin by your own simply run npm run dist.

Install Built plugin

  • Open Joplin Configuration > Plugins section
  • Under Advanced Settings, add the plugin path in the Development plugins text field.
  • This should be the path to your main plugin directory, i.e. path/to/your/root/plugin/directory.

Updating the plugin framework

To update the plugin framework, run npm run update.


  • [x] Open Random Note
  • [ ] Open Tagged Random Note
  • [ ] Open Random Note from Search


Copyright (c) 2021 Azamah Junior

MIT License. See LICENSE for more information.