To be clear: I’m getting on really well with Agenda, I’m finding the functionality useful and like lots of the planned features and quite a few of the suggestions from users.
But I’ve also been thinking back to various other apps I’ve tried for task management, notetaking and drafting text over the years, on Mac and on iOS. Some I dropped because after a burst of enthusiasm they didn’t work for me, others because they didn’t have some features I really needed.
And some because they just became a mess - both in terms of the app itself with feature bloat and too many options, but perhaps more importantly I couldn’t find the notes I wanted easily and I couldn’t get a clear overview of my notes, I felt bogged down in stuff, overwhelmed with no clear path through it.
I think Agenda is looking really promising - I’ve even subscribed. But when I read all the suggestions for features I fear it may suffer from bloat in the future, trying to do too many things and please too many people.
I’ve not got enough notes yet to have a real feel for how Agenda will help me have an overview - without feeling overwhelmed. But the ‘recently edited notes’ and ‘related notes’ are encouraging.
I’m reminded of early days on the Things forum - but the difference is that the developers there seemed have a really clear vision of what they wanted to achieve, and didn’t get sidetracked by adding features that took them away from that aim.
A bit of a ramble, but my point is this: I’m curious about the developers’ vision for Agenda - what are the fundamental functions of the app in their minds? What are the non-negotiable features?
This would help me think about how I may use the app and give more useful feedback.
Thanks for your time!