I'm sharing my first Joplin plugin, called auto-alarm (GitHub - zph/joplin-plugin-auto-alarm: Joplin plugin for auto-setting alarm based on Natural Language in Title).
I find myself frequently needing to setAlarm for due dates on todos, but find it cumbersome to cmd-shift-p to manually enter them.
Instead, I want it to know what I want by including the due date description in natural language in my todo title....
Type a time/date phrase as part of your title for a todo and it will automatically parse that date text and set an alarm for the time.
Examples of todo subject lines that should work:
- Review my calendar in one day
- Setup a new routine on Monday
- Submit expense report on Dec 3rd
If it parses incorrectly or you want it to re-evaluate, edit the title and then clear the alarm.
How to install
The JPL is available to install directly from Github Releases (Releases · zph/joplin-plugin-auto-alarm · GitHub) and if there's interest here I'll figure out about registering it correctly .
How it works
I'm iterating on easier ways to develop the plugin, so I setup a few helpers in the repo including:
- Github actions to build the plugin when I tag a version
- Makefile for common behaviors
- Using earthly for consistent local and CI experience of building plugin
Those helpers were useful in my 2nd and 3rd plugin I recently wrote, so I might package them up separately incase they help others develop.