[tomboy-list] Short thought: Multiple note titles...
btimothy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:55:16 PDT 2007
Interesting idea Dylan! This feature almost starts getting too
complicated for a typical user, but it's still a good exercise to
explore some options I think.
One alternative that may solve part of the problem might be to add
note title completion. For example, if you're typing along in one of
your notes and you start typing the beginning of another note's title,
it would offer suggestions for filling in the whole title, complete
with a link.
And, we _DO_ need to get the tagging UI re-enabled and fixed-up so
it's useful again. Hopefully I can dig up the code I was working on
for some improved UI there.
On 9/17/07, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tomboy does feel a lot like a powerful wiki, except for one very important
> thing: Multiple titles. In Tomboy, notes can have single titles, and nothing
> more. Thus, linking to a specific note generally requires a bit of thinking.
> It would be very cool if, below the main title (in smaller, italicized
> text), one could add secondary titles for notes. That, combined maybe with
> some stemming, I think would really enhance Tomboy's usability, making it
> much more smooth and transparent to operate.
> I realize this would bump into an interesting problem: Notes with identical
> secondary titles! That could be remedied via tags. When writing text that
> would link to a note via a secondary title, the note to link to could be
> selected based on which one has the most similar tags to the note being
> written. Rather Zen-like, I think. (I might attempt it myself, in fact).
> Just wondering whether anyone else agrees with the thought, or if it is a
> dumb idea in the opinion of everyone but me.
> Looking forward to feedback!
> -Dylan McCall
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