There are three zones(All notes、Notebooks、Tags) in sidebar now, maybe we can add another zone called “shortcut”, and allow users to add any note into that zone. With this feature, users can visit some arbitrary notes(which means no need to add same tags to let them show in Tags zone) very quickly.
Yeah bookmarking or using star to mark the note will be a great feature
Although, a better approach will be to show kind of folder in the all notes section’s note list’s top and expand it onClick and in that user can add notes or can even make more such folders like that.
I feel unsure about the favorites. Evernote has them and I use them often, but the same I use fulltext search. I would be curious to find some good numbers/research giving arguments pro/con. Every button added to Joplin makes it more complex to use and maintain, so it’s always a balance.
A workaround is a “aaa” tag that will always stay on top of the tags list. Using that, you get quickly to the favorite Note.
Another workaround could be deep links to notes from outside - opening a note from the home screen of the smartphones or from a file shortcut on the desktops.
I would also like to see this shortcuts thing. I use this feature a lot with evernote.