Use Windows Notepad As A Electronic Diary

Do you spend a lot of time on a computer? Do you often note down / copy stuff down from web sites, emails or want to make a list of things to do for the day. Are you are a student or traveller who needs to note time when writing some thing down?

You can do all this without any fancy software. Here is a simple trick on how to create a simple Notepad file that automatically log (write) the time-stamp from the instant you open the file.
1. Open a blank Notepad file (Click: Start --> Click: Run --> Type: notepad.exe)

2. Type “.LOG” on the first line of the new document.

3. Save the file and close Notepad.

Now when you open the same file again, you’ll see that Notepad would have added the current Date and time to the document automatically.


Write your entry for the day and close the file. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.

Tip: you can press [F5] or use Edit --> Time/Date to display it manually.
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