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The Journal Plugin turns a specific section of the notebook into a journal (the "Journal" section by default, but this is configurable). It can either have a page per day, organized by year and month, or a page per week or month. This "Journal" section is shown in a separate side pane view using a calendar and showing the pages with the latest entry on top.

This plugin is intended to help organize notes by date like you would do for a journal. Another use case is e.g. to put minutes of meetings or class notes on the page for the date of the meeting - possibly to work them out later in pages for the specific subject.

Dependencies: This plugin has no additional dependencies. The python module "babel" is an optional dependency to determine the weekday conventions.

See also: Usage:Daily Journal


This plugin has the following options:

These options can be set as notebook properties per notebook:


Tasks per day

The Task List plugin has an option to automatically set the due date for tasks that are defined on calendar pages. When this is enabled you can put tasks on the correct calendar page and they will show up in the task list with this implicit due date.

Template Properties

The Calendar plugin adds the following properties to the template for calendar pages:

Indicates type of the page for which template was used. Contains one of following values: "day", "week", "month" or "year"

Date covered by this page

First date covered by this page (same as 'calendar_plugin.date')

Last date covered by this page

A function that returns a list of all days in the week, month, year covered by this page

All these dates can be used with the templates strftime() function to format the date as text. See Templates for details.