I spent months comparing Agenda with NotePlan 3. Both became the hub of my daily work, connecting Fantastical, Things 3, and Craft. In the end, I fell in love with Agenda and absolutely love working in it and the productivity increase it brings.
Having separate notes in Today linked to events or projects I’m working on is way easier to process at the end of the day, sending tasks into Things and “evergreen” material into Craft, rather than one long note for the day. But, there is still a place for a daily note that is a running log and catch-all. NotePlan does this automatically and it’s easy to navigate to a day and find the note for that day there. The Week view makes it easy to review the week and make sure all notes have been properly dealt with. It’s not so easy in Agenda to pull-up notes from other days.
I created a daily log note and saved it as a template, and then created a project to put it in after use. Each day I manually update the date for the title each day. A little to much friction for me. I came up with an easier solution. I have a Google Calendar that displays the day of the year that I show in the right panel. Now, I use that as the event (e.g. "Day 110|) the note is linked to. It’s much easier to navigate to the day in the timeline and find this event the note is connected to. If there’s an easier way that I’m not understanding, I’d love to learn how.
If Agenda can just create a better way of gathering scattered tasks—not as a task manager, but so they can be easily found and processed into one’s task manager—it will be the perfect productivity hub for me! Thank you for all the great development already!