Using the Journal¶
An entry is denoted by a timestamp, which is written using hours and minutes, like
0815 for 8:15am and
1425 for 2:25pm. A day is denoted by a datestamp, which is written using year-month-day, like
2016-01-08 for January 8, 2016. Usually, Text Editor Macros will do this for you, so you really don’t need to worry about it. Read more about the Text File Format to learn other tricks.
The default Gthnk installation will create a file on your desktop called
journal.txt. This file is called a “journal buffer” and anything you write in it will be added to the journal once per day. You can change the location of this file by editing
~/.gthnk/gthnk.conf and changing the
A simple journal consisting of 1 day and 3 entries looks like this:
2016-01-08 0840 Hello world! I am making a note in my work journal. 1825 The gthnk website is http://gthnk.com 2210 I had an interesting thought. What if...
There is no limit to the number of days you can have in a journal buffer. It is also possible to use multiple journal buffers in order to gather entries from Mobile Devices.
Accessing the Journal¶
Access Gthnk in your browser with this URL: http://localhost:1620/day/live
Browser Integration makes it easy to search Gthnk by keyword, so you can easily find old entries. A variety of GUI methods enable navigation between days.
Daily Journal Maintenance¶
Every day, Gthnk automatically does two maintenance tasks:
- Just after midnight, Gthnk will collect any new journal entries for the day and store them in the database.
- At 9:00am, Gthnk will open a browser window with the previous day’s entries.