The Init File

When Inkdrop finishes loading, it will evaluate init.js in your data directory, giving you a chance to run JavaScript code to make customizations. Code in this file has full access to Inkdrop's API. If customizations become extensive, consider creating a plugin, which we will cover in Package: Word Count.

For example, you could add the following code to your init.js file to have Inkdrop show an alert every time it loads:


Because init.js provides access to Inkdrop's API, you can use it to implement useful commands without creating a new plugin or extending an existing one. Here's a command which construct a Markdown link from the selected text and the clipboard contents as the URL:

const { clipboard } = require('electron')

inkdrop.commands.add(document.body, 'editor:paste-as-link', () => {
  const { cm } = inkdrop.getActiveEditor()
  const selectionText = cm.getSelection()
  const clipboardText = clipboard.readText()
    label: 'Edit',
    submenu: [{
      label: 'Paste as Link',
      command: 'editor:paste-as-link'

Now, reload Inkdrop and select Edit -> Paste as Link from the application menu to execute the new command. And if you'd like to trigger the command via a keyboard shortcut, you can define a keybinding for the command.

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