/commands to add features that are not available in the core app (works on Mac and iOS).
For example, the following plugin moves the currently opened note to another folder without using the mouse for drag & drop:
Or to display some details about the currently opened note, such as word, character, and line count:
Download or update available plugins directly in NotePlan's preferences on your Mac. It will download and check for updates in our official repository (if you are a developer, you can submit your plugins). On iOS, you can open the command bar (tap on the magnifier glass icon bottom right), then type “/install plugins”.
Right after downloading (and enabling the plugin) you can close the preferences and hit
⌘J, then type
/ and you should see a list of available commands. Alternatively, you can type
/ anywhere in the editor to invoke a plugin command.
Plugins are saved locally in NotePlan's database folder (CloudKit) or in your iCloud Drive folder and synced between your devices. If you modify a plugin on your Mac, you will see the changes on your iOS devices as well.
In the plugin preferences you can open the folder (if you have never installed a plugin, the folder won't be existing yet):
Each plugin is saved into a separate folder having at least one setup file
plugin.json and one script file which is defined in the setup file (for example
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