Type inline #tags in the note editor. View your tagged paragraphs and tasks / TODOs in an advanced search panel, or in a generated note. Convert inline and Obsidian tags into Joplin tags, and vice versa.

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Maintainers: alondmnt
Minimum app version:2.10
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☸️ Inline Tag Navigator

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Type inline #tags in the note editor. View your tagged paragraphs and tasks / TODOs in an advanced search panel, or in a generated note. Convert inline and Obsidian tags into Joplin tags, and vice versa.

Community discussion thread


This plugin adds inline tag support (such as #inline-tag) to Joplin in five ways:

  1. It adds a panel for searching and viewing tagged paragraphs across all your notes (video).
    • Save search queries in notes and sync them across devices (video).
    • Tag-by-notes: Search for links or [[wikilinks]] to notes (including backlinks to the current note).
    • Edit tags: Add, replace and remove inline tags via the panel context menu (right-click on a tag).
    • Toggle checkboxes / TODOs from the panel, including [x]it! style checkboxes (click, or right-click for 6 task states).
    • Nested tags hierarchy: Search parent tags to find the locations of their children. Example: #parent/child.
    • Search for a range of tags, according to their lexicographic order. Example: #2024/07 -> #2024/08
    • Search tags by today's date. Examples: #today, #today+1 (tomorrow), #today-10 (ten days ago)
  2. It can generate a note with all tagged paragaraphs that match a saved query (dynamically updated).
    • Save a query in a note, and switch note view on: Tools --> Tag Navigator --> Toggle search results display in note
  3. It adds a panel for quickly navigating between inline tags that appear in the current note.
  4. It can convert your existing inline tags to native Joplin tags, so that they are accessible using Joplin's built-in tag search.
  5. It can convert your existing native Joplin tags to inline tags, so that they are accessible using inline tag search (this plugin).

After installing the plugin, check the commands listed under Tag Navigator in the Tools menu, as well as the corresponding settings section.


  • Watch the tag search demo on YouTube:

  • Watch the navigation panel demo:


  • If any of the actions on note results does not work (toggling checkboxes, editing tags), this is usually resolved by a database update (Ctrl+Shift+D).
  • The definition of a "tag" can be adjusted with user-defined regular expressions.
    • For example, every word in the text may be defined as a tag using a custom regex such as [A-Za-z0-9]+[\w]*.
  • Inline TODOs:
    • Filter results by pending tasks ("- [ ]") or ones done ("- [x]").
    • Add support for additional tags for @mentions, +projects and //due-dates using a custom tag regex such as (?<=^|\s)([#@+]|\/\/)([^\s#@'\"]*\w).
  • Supported additional checkbox styles

custom checkboxes

  • You may increase the checkbox size on smaller screens by setting Search: Panel style with the CSS .itags-search-checkbox { width: 18px; height: 18px; font-size: 18px } (adjust as needed).
  • Tag / note filter keyboard shortcuts:
Key Action
Enter Add tag(s) / note to query
2nd Enter Search notes based on current query
Delete Remove last added tag / note from query
Esc Clear the filter (display all tags / notes)
Arrow-Down Toggle negation of last tag / note in query
Arrow-Up Toggle last operator AND <--> OR

Companion plugins

  • The excellent Inline Tags plugin can autocomplete tags while typing.
  • You can highlight tags in the Markdown editor using Rich Markdown (version ≥ 0.14).
    • In Joplin settings --> Rich Markdown --> Advanced Settings --> Custom classes JSON enter:
    [{"name": "rm-tag", "regex": "(?<=^|\\s)#([^\\s#'\"]*\\w)"}]
    • In Joplin settings --> Appearance --> Custom stylesheet for Joplin-wide app styles add the following to the style sheet:
    div.CodeMirror .cm-rm-tag {
        background-color: #7698b3;
        color: white !important;
        padding: 0em 2px;
        border-radius: 5px;
        display: inline;
    • On the mobile app, since it is impossible to edit the stylesheet, one could install this Rich Markdown fork (with predefined support for tags and checkboxes) or instead define the name of the tag class to be "name": "searchMatch". This will use the same highlighting style as Joplin search results.


  • Notes are arguably the atomic blocks of information in Joplin. They can be linked to, tagged, and come up in search results. Joplin is optimised for this, and these features are pretty efficient.
  • However, among 100s-1000s of long-form notes (that are hardly "atomic"), it remains challenging to find a small piece of information, idea, or memory.
  • Tags can be especially helpful in distinguishing between the content of a text (what it's about) and its form or function (what type of text it is or what purpose it serves). The first is more easily captured by traditional or semantic search. The latter can be conveniently captured by tags, such as #concept, #plan, #memory, #realisation, #idea, #review, #bug, #feature, and others.
  • I'd like to experiment here with information retrieval from single paragraphs, or outline items, as atomic blocks of information, using inline tags.


  1. Be able to tag and efficiently search single paragraphs among all notes, using tags and free text.
  2. Browse the entire content of these paragraphs without having to open each note.
  3. Make this accessible and user-friendly.