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Posted by MenAgerie
Dec 3, 2019 at 08:02 PM


I emailed Conor White-Sullivan at the end of October. He said a desktop version was “three to six months” away


Posted by Franz Grieser
Dec 3, 2019 at 10:19 PM


Thanks for the information, MenAgerie.


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Dec 3, 2019 at 10:38 PM


This is so useful, and yet so rare a feature. I’m only aware of Brainstorm and Zulupad (none developed anymore) that can do such a thing.

In fact, a quick search found my mentioning this several times in this forum, e.g. https://www.outlinersoftware.com/messages/viewm/9302

MadaboutDana wrote:
>I’m especially impressed by the way it draws phrases
>that are identical to page names to your attention (as “unlinked
>references”) so you can turn them into actual links if you want to.


Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 4, 2019 at 09:56 AM


Yes, when you think of the many brilliant ideas that have appeared in subsequently vanished software over the years, it makes you weep, it really does.

Talking of which: one of the limitations I encountered in RoamResearch is an inability to open linked pages in a new window. Now if one was to combine the outstanding linking ability of RoamResearch with the side-by-side capabilities of REXnotes, what a lovely solution that would be!

I know we’ve drawn up our ideal set of features for knowledge management apps before; I really ought to settle down and sketch out all the ideas that people have found most useful over the years in an optimised app design. Or perhaps somebody more talented could do it? Then we’d send the sketches to, I dunno, 6Wunderkinder in Berlin (who seem to be chafing under the Microsoft regime) and ask them to build the actual app! For multiple platforms (like Wunderlist)!



Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 4, 2019 at 10:30 AM


It’s worth mentioning, incidentally, that the exceptionally brilliant NotePlan supports wiki-style links and gives you a smart dropdown list of links as soon as you type your double-brackets. This combines with the automatic dropdown list of tags that appears as soon as you type a hashtag. Oh, and Eduard has just introduced smart folders (well, saved smart searches - effectively the same thing). The combination is awesomely powerful.

Eduard has also promised folding in the near future. He’s a gem!

For my personal task management, I’m a total convert to NotePlan. I mean I haven’t even been tempted by anything else for months!

Not least because you can edit NotePlan’s markdown notes (in both the Calendar and Notes categories) using any Markdown editor. So if you’re caught short without NotePlan, but have access to iCloud, you can change things directly. It also means all data is easily transferable elsewhere in the exceptionally unfortunate event that NotePlan suddenly ceases to exist.



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