I know this is not the first time this is requested, but that was a long time ago. Please hear me out.
I propose the option to link between notes is critical and should be a part of the main app, not just a plugin. Or, it should be a part of the mobile app, if not the desktop one, since there are no plugins on Android.
The stance I got from those was - if you need that feature, use a plugin. Initially, I agreed wholeheartedly. I have always wanted my note app to have two features - quick linking, and a list of links back to the note. When these became available, I have completely changed the way I take notes.
Whenever I write a new note now, I try to link it to an existing note. This, combined with a view of backlinks, make capturing ideas and connections between them a breeze and became an integral part of how I take notes and think about them. It also makes them more useful, since it's less probable I will write a note and never stumble upon it again, leaving it forgotten.
But now I find myself using the Android app less and less because of it. When I open the app to jot something down, more often than not I close it again without doing much, because I find that in order for the to make sense, I have to link to some other note. Sometimes I solve this by making the note into a todo, and adding links on PC later, but this is annoying and unnecessary.
(Let's disregard the Backlinks now - they're helpful/necessary for extracting knowledge from notes, but I can live without them on my phone; they'd have to be hidden in some menu anyway, not glanceable as they are on desktop.)
It doesn't matter to me much how the UI would work, as long as I could insert a link without leaving the note currently being edited. The
@@ syntax is great on desktop; for the phone, maybe a menu action that pops up a search that lets me select a note would be better?
Will you maybe consider this again please, @laurent?