I may be misunderstanding this, but it seems to me that the Tinderbox operations can already be near the level of irreducible minimal-keystrokes for the kind of thing you’re talking about. For instance:
- Suppose you just want to jot down a simple list of items or ideas. For each, a title and some reference notes.
- With zero formatting or pre-work, you can start doing that with a new blank file like the one shown below. And then, just go over to the right-hand text pane, and you’ll see a $Name-and-$Text summary of the notes you want to select. Either all of them (first image) or some of them (second).
This is with no templates, no HTML, no export formatting, no nothing. Just type in the info, and have it arrayed in the right-hand pane.
Here is how it would look for a few selected notes:
Then you can use just normal Cmd-C copy from the right hand text pane to use that material any other way you want. I recognize that each person has particular work flows, but exporting each note as its own file, as you’re saying, would seem to involve its own overhead too. (You need to name the files. You need to re-open them. etc.) One approach vs the other is not better; not worse; may be preferable for your particular work style. Just saying that there is a simple system already built in.
[quote=“andreas, post:7, topic:818”] Stamps and Template should be reserved for rather well-considered and thorough note export …
As for Stamps, I think of them in just the opposite way – as a quick-and-easy lightweight means of getting something done. Ie, spend the one minute setting up a stamp the way you want. Thereafter you can use it with a net working time of about three seconds per use–almost as if it were a keyboard macro shortcut. (One keystroke to select the item you’re interested in; one keystroke to bring up the Stamps menu; then a click or shortcut key to apply the Stamp you want.)
My point is: there’s no disputing the tastes we each bring to our work. But on a measurable workflow basis, there are already some barebones minimal-keystroke approaches within the system. FWIW.