Enabling subfolders

Out-of-the-box beorg doesn’t support folders. Using folders however can be very useful if you have a large number of .org files. In this article you will discover how to enable subfolder support in beorg.

Subfolder support is available for all sync methods, except for Box.

To enable subfolders you need to create an init.org file. This is a special file that beorg reads when it starts, and can be used to customize many different features in beorg.

To find out how to create a beorg init.org file see Creating an init.org.

Once you’ve got an init.org long-press the file on the Files tab and select “Open With Text Editor…”. Now add the following at the bottom of the file:

* Enable subfolders
#+begin_src scheme
(set! sync-subfolders #t)

To turn off autocorrect, which can get in the way of typing code, tap the toolbar button that looks like a wrench (second from the right).

Make sure that the file is saved by returning to the Files tab, i.e. tap the back button at the top of the screen.

You’ll now need to re-start beorg. If you aren’t sure how to restart apps on your iPhone check out the article Close an app on your iPhone or iPod touch on the Apple support website. When you now tap the beorg app you’ll have subfolders enabled.

If you already have files in subfolders you may need to wait a little whilst beorg syncs all of the files it can now see.

In addition to beorg syncing files in folders, you can create folders from within beorg. Just tap the + button, top left, on the Files tab and select “New Folder”.

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