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Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 10, 2020 at 01:40 PM


Worth noting, incidentally, that you can also drag and drop non-image files onto NotePlan, whereupon it will insert an absolute link to the file in question. Here’s a typical example:


Useful if one has a very well-organised hard drive (or is anticipating Eduard by placing attached files in a separate folder/folders in the NotePlan directory). Not so useful if you’re using NotePlan across multiple devices (unless one is an inveterate Eduard-anticipator, as above, in which case one is probably doctoring links in any case).



Posted by Paul Korm
Feb 10, 2020 at 01:44 PM


I posted separately about the image thing, too.  Very nice.  Thanks @Eduard

I turned off my Agenda subscription and stopped using it.  The interface was way too fiddly.  I think they made some decisions early in the design that have locked the app into the mode of being dependent on endless mousing and clicking.  It’s a pretty app but not practical.  On iOS/iPadOS there are so many panes and windows to deal with that it’s a mess and useless in split screen mode. 

I think NotePlan is winning the calendar-linked-note taking app race.


Posted by Captain CowPie
Feb 11, 2020 at 01:16 AM


I didn’t see this post when I replied to Paul’s other one. But I heartily agree. Agenda looks great, but NotePlan just feels right.


Posted by Prion
Feb 11, 2020 at 09:15 AM


There is one thing that I find so terribly annoying about Noteplan that despite liking it overall I stopped using it altogether. The calendar and notes are so disconnected that it sometimes feels as though two programs (calendar, notes) have simply been put together in one room but they aren’t talking.

My quick jobs just live in lists associated to days in the calendar, whereas tasks that are associated to projects reside in the projects. When it comes to planning my day, the two dates do appear in the day view in the calendar, but once you schedule them to happen some other day, it only ever applies to the tasks on that day, not the project tasks that are also supposed to be happening that same day, although both appear in the same view nonetheless. To reschedule those project taks, you have to move over to that project, reschedule the tasks for that project, too. Repeat for every task that was sent to day X from any other project.

Am I doing something wrong here? I hear you say I should perhaps just get more done and reschedule less but that is hardly a valid argument in these circles, right?


Posted by Captain CowPie
Feb 11, 2020 at 08:54 PM


That is the big flaw for me too, unless I am also missing something. In fact, the saved searches do not work correctly on tasks stored in notes.

I have emailed Eduard about this a few times and he recognizes the problem and has promised to correct it. If I hadn’t seen so many updates and fixes from him I may not be using NotePlan now either.

I have recently started putting most of my tasks in the calendars, whereas I used to store them in separate files by project. But it became too difficult reschedule tasks inside of notes.I plan on moving everything back to the notes once a fix is made. But it is a small short term price for me for the amount of features I have been receiving.

It just seems that the emphasis is on people who store tasks in calendar files, not notes. I expect that to change in the near future.

The other challenge I have is finding my scheduled tasks easily in the notes. Some updates have made that easier, but I always thought having the ability to sort tasks in notes by scheduled date would be helpful.

Prion wrote:

>Am I doing something wrong here? I hear you say I should perhaps just
>get more done and reschedule less but that is hardly a valid argument in
>these circles, right?


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