The most pressing feature (and the one reason I haven’t migrated from Evernote to Agenda already) is the Evernote-style note list/sidebar. The ability to view All Notes (or all the notes within a category/project), and easily flick between them at high speed, makes Evernote incredibly powerful when working with large databases. You can display a short preview of each note’s contents (text and/or images) in the sidebar, making it easy to remember at a glance what each note was about. If you want to see the notes in full, you can use the up/down arrow keys to jump between them at high speed.
Agenda’s feature set is far more robust than Evernote’s, but the lack of Evernote-style navigation creates limitations when working with large databases containing thousands of notes. Scrolling through Agenda notes can be time-consuming (especially those with large text content), so there may be an issue with scalability, at least for the kind of research that I do.
Currently, Agenda offers the Table of Contents feature for navigation, but there are a few limitations:
- You have to click on it each time you want to view the list.
- It’s quite small, so viewing thousands of notes could be impractical.
- No preview of note contents.
- No columns for date created, date modified, etc.
If this one feature were implemented, I would migrate from Evernote to Agenda in a heartbeat.
On a more minor note, tabbed browsing and a favourites/shortcuts section for pinning notes would both be incredibly useful.