The simplest installation method is to use Docker.
docker run -d --rm \ --name gthnk \ -p 1620:1620 \ -e TZ=America/Toronto \ -v ~/.gthnk:/opt/gthnk/var \ iandennismiller/gthnk:0.8.1
However, advanced methods are also available to install Gthnk as a Python package. Read Installation for more installation options.
Use the Journal¶
Gthnk uses a basic Text File Format because anything more complicated isn’t reliable enough for something as important as your thoughts.
Create a file called
~/.gthnk/journal.txt and use a text editor to paste the following into it:
2016-01-08 0840 Hello world! I am making a note in my work journal. 1322 The Gthnk website is http://gthnk.com
This is a basic journal file for January 8, 2016. It has two entries, one at 8:40am and another at 1:22pm. Based in this example, you can probably imagine how to make journal entries for any other day and time.
Accessing the Journal¶
Access Gthnk in your browser with this URL: http://localhost:1620/
You will see that the journal entries have been added to the database and the text file has been reset to a blank file.