Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
One of my key methods for organizing is keeping everything in one place. If I’m going to enter data into AnyType, then I’d like to be able to link to it from my other apps. A deep link or URL scheme would be perfect for that.
The only other alternative is to keep everything in AnyType and put my links to other stuff from there. However, I don’t fancy that method. Notion has weblinks, so I’m still edging towards using them more than AnyType as of now.
Based on my observations and the progress of Anytype, my two cents is that the official release should not happen before 2023 or even later… And your suggestion, although very useful, will probably not be a priority.
Considering that Anytype respects its commitments, it is conceptually the best compromise for data management, but it remains a long term project.
It is also good to remember that nobody should place any valuable data in an Alpha nor Beta service/soft/app. An early development is always risky for data retention and users should only use it to push the limits of the possibilities and to find bugs in order to reach the stability and security stage of an official release, unfortunately a lot of people use it the wrong way at their own risk.
Unfortunately, I would advise you to stay on Notion for the moment, while being aware of Notion’s risky limitations too.
One thing I am wondering, isn’t this feature against the current philosophy of being a secure, offline app where your thoughts are your own?
Maybe I don’t understand the concept of deep linking but one of the things I don’t like about Notion is how it is on the web and you can acces any notes with the link (which is so long it’s probably realy secure but it doesn’t feel right).
Nope, this will not be the case because it has nothing to do with security. You can have deep linking for either offline nor online use. This means that in an offline mode, if you click on a Deep link URL from another software of yours, this link will open automatically in the app instead of let say your browser.
This will be for example very useful when Anytype will officialize the multiplayer mode. We could link to a specific nested Object or even block (with Blocks URL Scheme) of an object publicly or privately shared.
You cannot just access any Notion’s pages with a link to it. This page had to be publicly or privately shared in order to be accessible with a link. A deep link gives only access to content that is accessible according to the privileges you grant it. But anyway Anytype is encrypted, so if you don’t even intend to share some of your data there is no concern at all.
@treadmill could you check to what extent this feature request is the same as yours? To me they seem quite similar, but you as OP might have a better feeling for whether this other topic matches your request:
Obsidian has something similar. The three-dot menu within a document has an option called “Copy Obsidian URL”, which when clicked from outside the app will open the aforementioned document in Obsidian.
Not the OP, but I think what the original post is asking for the ability to link Anytype Objects outside of the app, while the similar issue you linked appears to be asking for the ability to link specific blocks within an object inside of the app. It’s similar but I don’t exactly think these are similar enough to merge.