I don’t know if it’s possible, but I’d really like to be able to assign custom shortcuts for some of my most-used smart overviews. cmd-1 and 2 for OTA / Today are nice, but I have some smart overviews that I use even more than those two views and would like quick keyboard access to them.
While I’m at it, might as well throw in a pie-in-the-sky request A related thing would be quick-tagging notes with a keyboard shortcut.
That said, I don’t really like tags in Agenda. They feel like a workaround for what I really want: multiple agendas. So in my absolutely ideal world, I would be able to use shortcuts to add notes to multiple agendas. They’d basically be like tags now, but not in the note content.
As an example, I am currently using
#focus tags, in addition to OTA. I use
#next for actionable stuff, but not necessarily today. OTA to flag things for today, and
#focus for the things I’m working on right now.
#focus in particular is the thing where I feel slow in Agenda. I want to bring specific notes in and out of focus instantly, like I can do with OTA. But I’m writing and deleting tags, and it’s kludgy.
Reading that does give me a couple ideas for other things to try. But just thought I’d share my thoughts. Personally I’m not really a fan of the in-line tags. I think they’re ugly (the subdued setting helps with that and is a nice touch), and it’s just not really how I think of tags. I think of tags as being a property of the note itself, rather than part of the note content.*
* There is one exception: I use the
#waiting tag as part of note content. So I’ll write something like
#waiting for plumber to return my call and have a smart overview for it.