Creating Files

Besides opening and previewing various file types, TagSpaces can also create new files of some text-based formats. File creation is a functionality that allows TagSpaces to become an effective note-taking application.

To create a new file in TagSpaces you have many options. The easiest one is from the button with plus icon, which almost always visible in the application

create new file with the plus button

On the desktop version of the app you can also use the File menu from the Main menu. If the main menu is not visible you can open it by pressing the ALT keyboard key.

create new file from main menu

In mobile mode the file creation dialog can be started from the plus button marked in the next screenshot.

create new file in mobile mode

The triggering of the file creation action will open a Create new content dialog, where you can choose one of the following actions:

  • Create Note - will create a HTML which can contain rich text content, with .html file extension.
  • Create MarkDown File - will create a markdown, with .md file extension.
  • Create Text Fuke - will create a plain text file, with .txt file extension.
  • Add File - will give you the possibility to import a single file in the app. See more in the importing files section.

screenshot showing the create new content dialog

The name of the create files will be note[20191113~164613].md (or .html or .txt). Learn more for the timestamp tag in next section.

Timestamp as default tag

When you create a new file in TagSpaces, a time-stamp in the format of YYYMMDD~hhmmss will be automatically added as a tag, where

  • YYYY means the current year
  • MM - the current month
  • DD - the day
  • hh - the hour
  • mm - the minute
  • ss - the second

when the file was created. For example a file created on the 17th of January in 2017, at 10:30 (and 32 seconds) would be tagged with timestamp like 20170117-133032.

Using these timestamp-tags ensures the uniqueness of the automatically generated file name of the file created by the app.

Importing files

In TagSpaces files can be imported in many ways. After a successful import the imported file should be copied in the current folder from the current location.

Import from the create content dialog

See how this dialogs looks like in the creating files section.

Import from the folder menu

The importing of a file can be initiated also from the folder menu, which can be opened by clicking on the area marked in the next screenshot.

screenshot showing how to open the folder menu

In the menu which will appear, choose the Add existing file options.

Import with drag and drop from the desktop

And finally, files can be imported also by simple dragging one from your desktop or the default file manager of your operating system and drop it in the app.

Importing files on mobile devices

TBD

importing on mobile devices