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
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.
In mobile mode the file creation dialog can be started from the plus button marked in the next screenshot.
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.
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
YYYYmeans 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
Using these timestamp-tags ensures the uniqueness of the automatically generated file name of the file created by the app.
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.
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