A system to organize, search, browse and convert inline tags and note mentions via dedicated panels.

Additional Information

Maintainers: alondmnt
Minimum app version:2.10
Downloads: This version:0
Last updated:N/A

Inline Tag Navigator

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

  • It adds a panel for searching tagged paragraphs across your notes (video).
    • Save favourite search queries in notes and sync them across devices (video).
    • Tag-by-notes: You may also search for links or [[wikilinks]] to notes.
    • Add, replace and remove inline tags via the panel context menu (right-click on a tag).
    • Toggle checkboxes / TODOs from the panel.
  • It adds a panel for navigating between inline tags that appear in the current note.
  • It can convert your existing inline tags to native Joplin tags, so that they are accessible using Joplin's built-in tag search.
  • 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 video

  • Watch the navigation panel demo:

tag-navigator 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).
  • Tag / note filter keyboard shortcuts:
Key Action
Enter Add tag / 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 help you add tags on the fly.
  • 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 0.2em;
        border-radius: 0.5em;
        display: inline;


  • 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, #realization, #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.