WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND
A more freeform/intuitive way to build my knowledge base by being able to easily/quickly nest/rearrange “Objects” around as needed. Structures and categories emerge naturally, and can be changed/improved with no friction.
The short video below is an example of how this can be done in RemNote.
- In RemNote, each bullet (which they call Rem) is the equivalent to an Object in Anytype. They can be nested, but also opened as a “page” on their own (as I show towards the end of the video)
- In the video I intentionally avoid using any other RemNote features - focusing on the workflow for adding and organising new basic textual content
- I also avoid anything too complex - just some very simple dummy content
HOW COULD IT BE DONE
Not sure how the behaviour I show in the video could be achieved in Anytype in its current form (or even in its intended form). As long as something similar to what I’m showing can be achieved somehow, I’m happy.
It seems to me that the way Anytype is currently built isn’t well suited for the workflow I show in the video. Currently AT isn’t very granular - Objects/Pages can’t really be nested within each other. There is a block type for nested content (Toggles?), but it’s quite limiting. To achieve what I want, I think Anytype would need to have greater granularity, down to Block level at least.
REAL WORLD USE CASES
The way Anytype expects users to add content is very limited and rigid. You need to decide what is an Object (or Page), and what are Blocks. That’s not how our minds work. I want to be able to just add notes/content, and gradually organize and build up a hierarchal structure/logic around it - everything is an Object (considering the current definition of Object), even down to Block level. And if needed, move everything around, without any friction.
A topic that is minor one day, tucked inside my Knowledge Base, can become a top level topic the next day. And this should be doable with very little effort or impact.
At the moment, the closest I could get to that in Anytype is using inline Sets (when these are available), as these would more or less allow objects to be living inside other objects. But that’s a very limiting version of the behaviour I show in the video.
Sets are an amazing and very useful way to display content. But I wouldn’t want all my content shown this way.
RemNote is one of the most flexible apps around for creating/organising content. Problem is it doesn’t look like they will add database (Sets) view so soon. Also, they don’t have a cheaper local-only version. Anytype has everything I need, except for the agility/flexibility in adding/organising content shown in the video.