Better sort in inline link (@) menu

Currently, when linking to an object using the @ function, objects appear in what seems to be a random order. This arbitrary arrangement complicates the process of finding the intended item.


To further optimize user experience, my recommendation is that during @ object linking, objects in the dropdown list should initially be sorted by name and subsequently, within each name, be sorted based on their creation date.


On a daily basis, I create a Daily note. Part of this routine involves following up on the previous day’s note. To facilitate easy navigation between the current Daily note and yesterday’s, I embed a link to the preceding day’s note.
CleanShot 2023-09-06 at 08.40.34

Currently, when I start typing to create this link, the dropdown list doesn’t seem to follow any particular order, making it difficult to locate yesterday’s daily note.
CleanShot 2023-09-06 at 08.32.21


While it is currently possible to scroll through the list to find the object you wish to link, implementing a sorting method by creation date would greatly enhance convenience and efficiency.


This feature request has some relevance to this feature request:

Now this list is sorted by last edited date. Maybe this info will help to operate you. For most use cases it seems better choice then sort by name.

When you say, “Now this list is sorted by the last edited date,” are you referring to the current version of the app? In version 0.34.3 (macOS), the list for the inline link menu is not sorted by either the creation date or the last modified date. I can’t see any patterns as to why the list is sorted the way it is.

From the inline link menu:
CleanShot 2023-09-13 at 13.10.13

A set of daily notes, solely for displaying the most recent modified dates (the creation date is always the same as the date in the title, creating a new daily note is the first thing I do in the morning).

In 0.34.5-apha, it doesn’t seem order by date (not created date nor modified date).
(just for information… this is clearly not my use case :zipper_mouth_face:)

@Shampra @langtind Sorry, in current release it is sorted by last opened date.