Agenda UI speed and performance

Hey guys!

I recently moved to agenda. And I see that agenda being native app, is still lacks of speed and performance. I compare agenda with Bear app - and bear is far more speedy.
I have MacBook Pro 16 (2019) with 16gb ram - so the hard is not the issue. And also I have few notes on board.

Here the use cases where I see lags in interactions:

  • switching between projects - when I click on project it takes couple milliseconds to switch
  • switching to agenda/today view - always requires up to 1 second to render
  • creating notes and assigning dates - also have lags.

So the question is this me only have such problems? :frowning:


Can you define “I have few notes on board”? Also, how long is the content in these notes? And do you make use of a lot of attachments or tags? This all to get a better feel of how much content you have.

I have 30 notes for now across all three projects. I have one project for journaling - the note length usually beetween 200-400 words per note ( i have 11 notes here)
I don’t use attachements, but I use a few tags : have 2 hashtags, and 3-4 person tags. Usually it’s like 2-3 tags per note. But I don’t put them regulary. (depends on context)
I use one project as to-do list - so it’s filled with notes with todo lists and i don’t make much notes in there just todos


I consider myself as a very regular, maybe even more heavy user.
Though I like the app and the functionality very much, my biggest problem is performance. Scrolling as well as opening a note takes quite a lot of delay time.
And also spontaneous ‘magnetic’ jumping of my cursor when typing or adding text to an existing note.

Performance has always been an issue for me, but my library appears to be outpacing whatever optimization is being done. I imagine I’d be considered a heavy user, as I’m on calls all day and take very detailed notes. I probably average a handful of screenshots a day also. The images are a certainly one cause of delay, but not the only cause. It seems to help if I break up folders into many subfolders, but I’m not certain

The performance issues are starting to make Agenda almost unusable for me. I experience a notable delay between swtiching between projects (sometimes up to 4 or 5 seconds with a project with 70 all text notes). On top of that, there is a delay when clicking on a note to edit it.

Overall it seems the more I use agenda the more the worse the performance of the app. I was hoping that I could use Agenda for the long term, but right now it feels like a slow death.

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If it helps, it seems to me that the performance on the iOS and iPadOS app is better than on macOS. That alone made me tend to use Agenda on these two devices, rather than my Mac. (Coincide nicely since I always have them with me so no problem with that)

Of course, more performance and speed on these two would also be very much welcomed. :slight_smile:

The upcoming version 11 update should bring a number of performance improvements when switching between projects, we hope to further improve it in following updates as we plan to get rework some of the components that limit the performance, especially when switching projects.

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