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Posted by bvasconcelos
May 22, 2020 at 11:46 AM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
bvasconcelos wrote:
>> I find it astonishing that automatic wiki linking is so
>>underrated as a feature and how poorly disseminated it is. Apart from
>>DT3, only VoodooPad has it. And this last one is not even worth
>>considering at this point.
> >I think ConnectedText can do this as well, the auto link function,
>though I’ve never actually tried it.
> >The help file says “Auto link is especially useful when text is pasted
>into a topic. It avoids adding links manually, an operation that can be
>time-consuming if the projects contains hundreds of topics.”
> >There is an option to only link to the first occurrence of each topic
>name found, to avoid having too many links that are the same.


Indeed, it has a similar feature to the one I am describing. But it is not exactly the same, since it doesn’t allow for the use of aliases (as far as I know/remember).

Dr Andus wrote:
bvasconcelos wrote:
>> I find it astonishing that automatic wiki linking is so
>>underrated as a feature and how poorly disseminated it is. Apart from
>>DT3, only VoodooPad has it. And this last one is not even worth
>>considering at this point.
> >I think ConnectedText can do this as well, the auto link function,
>though I’ve never actually tried it.
> >The help file says “Auto link is especially useful when text is pasted
>into a topic. It avoids adding links manually, an operation that can be
>time-consuming if the projects contains hundreds of topics.”
> >There is an option to only link to the first occurrence of each topic
>name found, to avoid having too many links that are the same.


Indeed, it has a similar feature to the one I am describing. But it is not exactly the same, since it doesn’t allow for the use of aliases (as far as I know/remember).


Luhmann wrote:
This is exactly how the unmatched link/reference feature in
>Roam/Obsidian I described earlier works. Unless I’m still not
>understanding something?

If you are on a mac, you could try and see for your self.
I have both DEVONthink and Obsidian open right now in front of me and I can assure that they do not share the same capabilities in this regard.