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Posted by Dr Andus
May 21, 2020 at 09:25 PM

 

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.

 


Posted by Luhmann
May 22, 2020 at 12:10 AM

 

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

bvasconcelos wrote:
>Based on the record name/filename. That is, if I have a file called
>Plato, every occurrence of the word “Plato” elsewhere is a link to this
>file.
>

 


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.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
May 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM

 

I’m confused.  If a feature wasn’t there before but is not, then it’s new (in most universes)—“should have been there” is not relevant.

I think you’re confusing Tinderbox with something else.  There was never a tick box in Tinderbox for [[wiki links]].  There has been a setting like this in DEVONthink preferences since at least the early days of v2.

Ziplinks work in Tinderbox regardless of style applied to the note.  Tinderbox does not edit external files—RTF or plain text or anything else.  Maybe you’re thinking of DEVONthink in this case also?

bvasconcelos wrote:
>The “new” Tinderbox features aren’t new at all, they are just stuff that
>should have been there already a long time ago. For a long time, there
>was a tick box in the preferences to allow [[wiki links]], but it did
>absolutely nothing. It is also worth pointing out that the so-called
>“zip links” do not work with markdown or plaint text, only with rtf
>(which renders it without much worth or use to me).

 


Posted by Luhmann
May 23, 2020 at 05:17 AM

 

I believe you are talking about something completely different. DevonThink uses AI to analyze your entire document and looks for similar documents. This is similar to Google’s “page rank.” I don’t recall voodoo pad having this feature.

bvasconcelos wrote:
> >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.

 


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