Easy Notepad Journal

By | December 14, 2015

In this post I show you how you can make easy notepad journal, using Notepad.exe – the default text editor for Windows.

I’ll show you how you can get notepad to automatically append today’s date to the end of a file which makes it easy to keep a track of notes or journal entries.

Add ‘.log’ to your text file to make a Notepad Journal

All you have to do is put the line (note the upper case):


into your text file, like so:Journal With Notepad

The next time you open your file, notepad will put a date and time stamp at the bottom of your file – something like this:

15:32 2014-12-11

Journal With Notepad

Notepad will add a new timestamp each time you open your log

When you re-open your (saved) log file, notepad will insert a new date/time stamp for this new entry.

Journal With Notepad

You can also use this trick to make a notepad journal my favourite text editor – notepad2-mod