Just tried moving a note.
- The keyboard commands don’t seem to work, though menu commands do.
- Can’t find a menu for "move a note to after the last note of a project (⌥⌃⌘ ↓)”
- If the note has a date, I get this:
Dragging the note to its new location would leave it inconsistently sorted compared to the other notes with a date. You can choose to remove the date for the dragged note and move it, or cancel and leave it in its old position.
For many notes, removing the date in order to move it out of sight, will also make the note pretty useless! The sort of note I’m thinking is a dated note where I’ve recorded that I called someone and they said they’d do something. Once it’s done I want to archive it, but be able to find it and quote it if necessary - without the date, I don’t know when it was that they said they’d do something!
Of course, and I’m thinking out loud here, as the number of dated notes grows, older, and less current, stuff will naturally get pushed to the bottom out of sight. I’m thinking, how will I make sense of, and access the relevant bits of so many notes?
If I’m in actively working on a project I just want to focus on the relevant notes in that particlar project. I need a way to flag the ‘relevant’ notes - I was thinking on the Agenda did that. But then I’m distracted by the other projects that also have Agenda-worthy notes. Could Agenda have an option to just show one project?
Then if I need to get an overview of a whole project, being able to see all notes by date order makes sense. Here a date created and date modified option could be useful - this could give a list of ‘recent notes’ in the specfic project. The ‘Recently edited’ list in the sidebar has a different function because it include ALL notes, not just those in the current project (very useful but different need). There might be an argument for giving all notes a date even if one might decide to ‘Agenda’ a note or sort it manually.
sorry it’s a bit of ramble again. I think what’s behind all this is the GTD principle of writing everything down, and then only looking at the bits you need to at the moment. Writing stuff in Agenda is easy, I’m struggling to see how to focus on the stuff I need to work on.