Problems of Current Notebook-SubNotebook system
- My Joplin notes status, as of 2022.0530_10.52am is:
When there are huge numbers of Notebooks/sub-notebooks, say 2057 of them with two or more sub-Levels:
It will have some cases which is very difficult to locate a sub-notebook if you forget the exact location or spelling if it, as there is no search function for notebooks or sub-notebooks,
For the same reason, changing a note from one sub-notebook to another will be very difficult if they are far apart and you forget the exact location or the exact name of the target sub-notebook, pls. see the screen capture below:
1. Add search function for sub-notebooks
2. enhance the tag system
keep existing notebook, sub-notebook, but enhance current tag system with:
- tag browse
- tag link up (just like linking a parent notebook)
- tag link down (just like linking a sub-notebook)
Add tag search function for "New tag"
Access Tags in the same way as sub-notebooks
3. Convert notebook and sub-notebook names as tags with link up and link down relationship
If you like this "Tag-Tree", pls. give your vote
or give your comments
For desktop application, it is easy to search the notebook or tag. You can search for notebook only with
@ followed by a notebook name. For more details, please refer to the wiki: Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities. You can also search for tags with
But for mobile application, I have no idea.
For the Joplin Desktop version,
I noted that ctrl-P could let me search notes with its folder-tree being shown, see the screen capture below:
-> then I must write down the folder path manually,
otherwise I will directly go to that note after I click on it, then I will be got lost again
so it will be great if my proposed Tag-Tree system be implemented in the future Joplin version for both the Desktop version and Android version.
I'm struggling to really understand but is this 'tag-tree' the same as the concept of hierarchical tags? If so then you should have a search if the forum as this has a history where it was previously implemented but there were various issues with it so it got reverted.
"hierarchical tags" is just part of the "Tag-Tree" system
The most important part is the in-capabilities of the Notebook-sub-notebook system of the Joplin Android, while there are a large portion of time, I am using Joplin Android -- I believe, most of the Joplin users the same as me.
These make using Joplin Android very very inconvenient!
Two major problems, I am facing for the Joplin Android version:
(a) no search functions for the notebooks
-- accessing old notebooks not used for a long-time seems NOT possible on-the-go, until you remember their exact name and location, or you go back office and try searching them.
(b) cannot create sub-notebooks -- I have to create a root-level notebook first, then sometimes later, when I go back office, and use the Joplin Desktop to re-organize them back to a appropriate root-level notebook or sub-notebook.
If the "Tag-Tree" system is reluctant to implement, I would like to request to implement the above two functions first.
Thanks for great efforts of the Joplin team so far!