Events in markwhen can be tagged with the
2020: Mostly uneventful year #covid
Here, the event has the tag
#covid. In views that support different colors, this event will have a distinct color from other, untagged events.
You can specify a tag's color in the header:
--- #covid: blue --- 2020: Mostly uneventful year #covid
Tags can indicate additional information aside from color. Say you took a trip to a different country and want to tag all events that took place there:
--- #covid: blue #london: green --- 2020: Mostly uneventful year #covid group year abroad #london 2023-06-01: the king was coronated or something ... endGroup
Assuming the country you're traveling to is in a different time zone, events in the group
year abroad will have the "wrong" time zone. We can add
timezone to the tag's definition in the header:
--- #covid: blue #london: color: green timezone: Europe/London --- 2020: Mostly uneventful year #covid group year abroad #london 2023-06-01: the king was coronated or something ... endGroup
Here we have explicitly set the color of the
#london tag to be
green and the
timezone to be
Europe/London. Now events in our
year abroad group will have the right zone.
We can (and should) even be more specific by specifying a default zone:
--- timezone: America/New_York #covid: blue #london: color: green timezone: Europe/London --- 2020: Mostly uneventful year #covid group year abroad #london 2023-06-01: the king was coronated or something ... endGroup
This way, any event that isn't otherwise explicitly given a zone will be in the
Time zones can be specified by their name, like
America/Los_Angeles, or by a offset, like
Reminders (beta) #
Markwhen.com can send you email reminders about events. If you want to get reminders for all events, specify a top-level entry in your header:
--- title: Important meetings reminders: [1 day] --- 2023-09-08: ...
Alternatively you can specify reminders on specific tags, to only receive reminders about events that have that tag:
#work: reminder: 15 minutes
In this case, you will get an email about events tagged with
#work 15 minutes before they begin.
Instead of a singular duration, you may specify a list of durations, and you will get an email for each one accordingly:
#work: reminders: - 15 minutes - 1 hour #personal: reminders: [1 day, 7 days]
You may use either
reminders for your syntax (just don't use both on one tag).
You may get even more specific with your reminders with
afterEnd that send reminder(s) before or after an event begins or ends:
#work: color: red timezone: America/New_York reminders: beforeBegin: durations: [30 minutes, 15 minutes] afterBegin: durations: - 30 minutes beforeEnd: 15 minutes afterEnd: ... Sep 8 2023 9am: Suport important meeting #work
Note that currently reminders do not work with recurring events - only the first instance of the event will trigger any applicable reminders.
Multiple tags #
Events, groups, and sections all support multiple tags, but their behavior with given properties becomes undefined -- or at least less defined.
Basically, do not expect smart merging of tags' properties:
#school: red #work: yellow 2021: Was working while in school #school #work
Events tagged with both
#work will not be colored orange because
#school is red and
#work is yellow. It will be one or the other. Similarly with timezones -- an event can't simultaneously have two different timezones. You should be specific with your tags. Reminders, however, are cumulative. If you have different reminders set on two different tags, an event with both tags will receive both sets of reminders.