The Agenda app has great widgets, but I find myself wanting to make sure I always have at-hand access to my automated daily journal. To conquer that, I thought I’d share the process I used to make this not only possible, but highly useful.

Agenda can save searches, and since my journals have predictable text in them, I figured a saved overview would be just the right solve for what I wanted to do.

Here, I did a search for Rapid log, since I know that text is in my journal:

Now this returns all my journal notes, so next, I need to filter results for Today:

This search now has a grand total of one result 🎉, so I can save is an an overview:

Now my relevant daily journal is always available in the Agenda sidebar. Awesome.

But wait, there’s more! Saved searches can be linked to (right click the saved search):

With this URL, I can now get to my relevant daily journal from… anywhere. The Lock Launcher app was my first stop, so now my daily journal is always a tap away on my Lock Screen. I can also use this Agenda URL in Shortcuts or bookmarks or anywhere to easily navigate from where I am to today’s journal note, which I find incredibly helpful.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Access to Daily Journals

  1. Brilliant! Thank you! One problem I am having…this shortcut runs flawlessly but NOT from an automation. I want to run in the morning…says:

    Automation failed
    “At 6:30 AM, daily” encountered an error:
    Shortcuts could not open the app for the URL scheme “agenda”. The app may not be installed on this device.

    Any ideas?

    • Hi Perry!

      Yeah, this is a bit of a thing that I’d love to improve. I think it’s a shortcoming of Shortcuts not liking URL schemes.

      Agenda has started to introduce native Shortcuts actions, though! I am looking at adapting my Shortcuts for those to see if that helps.

      Stay tuned!

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