Make Your Own Journal by Turning Notepad into a Diary!


Here is a real cool tip for people who use notepad to write down any info on a day-to-day basis. It simply serves as a virtual diary! For whatever it may be – memos, to-do notes, lists, anything, use windows notepad as diary.

With this trick, the notepad automatically adds the current time and date to next line on opening it. This means, a direct journal or diary to keep reminders of the day. Follow these simple steps to convert your notepad into magic diary.


1. Open a notepad and type .LOG (case sensitive) as the first line.

2. Save with any name and close the file.

3. Now, Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date
and time and places the cursor on the next line.

4. Type your notes and then save and close the file.

Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, Appending the time and date and placing the cursor below it.

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Filed under General. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 15, 2011.

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