Exploring PARA & CODER Concepts in Anytype: A Comprehensive Guide

Hello Anytypers! :rocket:

I’m thrilled to share with you all a detailed article that dives deep into the integration and application of the PARA and CODER concepts within Anytype. This piece is a culmination of experiences, explorations, and insights that have evolved from my previous discussions right here in this forum! :blue_book::mag:

:point_right: Check out the article:

The article is deeply inspired and crafted based on the reflections and dialogues from my previous post in the community: Anytype 0.32.3 - Fusion of Notion & Obsidian into one system. It has been a journey of exploring how Anytype, even in its beta phase, can be a powerful tool for systematic knowledge management and learning through the PARA and CODER methodologies. :brain::bulb:

In the article, you will find insights into:

  • The theoretical framework of the PARA approach :card_index_dividers:
  • Implementing PARA in Anytype :hammer_and_wrench:
  • Introduction to the CODER concept :arrows_counterclockwise:
  • Implementing CODER in Anytype :hammer_and_wrench: (first iteration)
  • And much more!

Your feedback, thoughts, and further discussions are highly welcomed and appreciated! Let’s continue to explore, learn, and build together with Anytype! :star2::rocket:

Greetings from the rainy north of Germany


  • 2023-10-15 Linking PARA and CODER

I clicked the article links and it says I’m blocked. :sweat_smile: (I’m using Chrome/data on my phone.)

Kind of weird… it’s a GitHub page :wink:


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I find this difficult to use without Bi-Directional Links and Self-Pointing Placeholder Filters.


Well, in this use case, there are only a few clicks to do… In case of my CRM it is a pain in the b***.

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Having to manually set filters on all of the in-line sets is an absolute pain, especially if you have multiple views in each one.


Still no access. Apparently this happens on github, though I can’t figure out what’s the trigger.


Yes, that is absolutely true.

For now, in the context of projects and areas, it doable.
But on the wikiside, it is a lot of extra work.
I do it pretty much if I modify something. … pretty much a pain distributed over a longer time frame :wink:

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The at is really Strange… no idea what cloudflare thinks you are doing.

Here is the direct link to my GitHub repository


Finally, I was able to read the article. Thanks! :grin:

I don’t use PARA, but I have my own Resources section. Set is really one of the main strengths of Anytype because it allows you to reference something repeatedly without cluttering the Graph or reuploading information. As someone who struggles where to ‘store’ visual references, I like that you explained how you use the info (in CODER) after organizing it with PARA, makes the organizing part more valuable.


Do you mind expanding just slightly on the subject of how you use tags? I didn’t understand the point you made about tagging pages as “Index” – and then when zooming in on the screenshots I noticed you also had a “Sub-categories” relation which used the tag type of relation.

Basically, I’m unclear (for myself) if I should include all tags into a single “tag” relation, or if I should create numerous relations and break them out – which then runs the risk of causing friction as I aim to filter my objects down to view them with the appropriate contexts…just as you have numerous sets for the different projects and areas in your life.

Would love your perspective on this – and THANK YOU for taking the time to write such a thorough post in the first place.

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Hi. Sure thing.

Tags are used everywhere for everything that is topic related on; pages, meeting notes, bookmarks, documents, products, notes, anything.

about: Sub-categories
→ old idea → that got deprecated, I just use tags

I have a relation called types: training, presentation, article, index, etc…
and the index indicates, for my wiki-set, that there is an overview page that need to be shown in the wiki.

which then runs the risk of causing friction as I aim to filter my objects down to view them with the appropriate contexts…just as you have numerous sets for the different projects and areas in your life.

I use tags as my backbone that connects everything with each other.
→ e.g. today I had a meeting on anytype and i made a small digest and tagged with anytype & workflow. I also made a few notes on ideas to use Anytype which I also tagged with anytype. The articles I wrote on anytype are as well tagged with anytype.

Therefore, when I go to my Anytype Index page in the wiki: I see everything with the Anytype tag. As well with the graph any other possible connection for example workflow, PKM etc…

I hope that can give a bit of clarity…

this is brilliant - thanks so much for taking the time to walk me through it. As I understand it, you have [at least] two types of tags:

Type tags [index, training, presentation, etc.]
Topic tags [anytype, PKM, gardening, etc.]

Is that accurate?

Yes, that is accurate and you are welcome.

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Curious if there is a better way… if so, submit a feature request because I would vote for it.

Self-referential inline sets - through templates :slight_smile:

It is already a feature request which would decrease the monkey work a lot