For a few months, I have been trying to use something related to the Luhmann’s methodology to manage my notes. Up until a few weeks ago, I used DevonThink. I am trying now to add the visual representation features of Tinderbox to help me increase my grasp of what I write. To give some background those notes are meant to help me write and paint a graphic novel.
I am not a mouse-person (many many years with emacs) and clicking and dragging the mouse to get a link in place is not my first choice. The zip links, which I already used in DT, seem like a great solution. I agree that typing the time stamp would be a show stopper; I currently use keyboard maestro to get the job done. ( I would assume TB could do the job also?).
The downside of using the time stamp as link: Titles and links in the text are meaningless,
So I have been using a combination where $Name would be:
“This is a Note - SB20220218191534A”
Now the downside listed above becomes: Titles and links in the text are meaningful, yet a bit long and ugly,
With one obvious added problem: I can no longer adjust the natural language part of the $Name content as my links would break.
To summarize, I would like to
- Have clear plain English note “visible” titles,
- link between notes using zip links or any other mechanism that would have the link clickable in the text,
- have those zip links be somewhat readable,
- be able to change the note “visible” titles without breaking links
I am certain I am biased in my approach and am willing to turn the problem upside down if needed . I have been using TB for 2 weeks roughly and just finished a first pass on “The Tinderbox Way” (I liked it). So I have much to learn.