I just started using anytype yesterday. I did go through the app interface and navigation. As a habit, I always make a list of pros and cons as comparison with other apps, what the new app’s good at and what it lacks of. I have to say it’s very much like Notion but works offline, free and secure.
Version History: Restore to older version
Free & using computer storage
Search bar always stays at the top
Tables support multiple lines within a cell
No embedded Youtube video (iframe)
Delete key does not work. E.g. when I select a block / table row or column, it pops up a list of options including delete (del). I hit delete key on Mac, but it won’t delete.
Color options have to be clicked twice. E.g.When I select a group of text, it pops up a format list. I have to click one of the color options twice.
I cannot delete metadata key value. E.g. in status, I type the value done. Then I decided to change it to Completed. But I cannot delete the older value done. It just re-surfaces every single time.
No empty space to breathe at the bottom page
Single window: no multiple panes like Obsidian
Keyboard shortcuts modification? What is the hotkey for underline ?
What I expect
Support Calendar view
Tag supports Apple emoji
Change relation type
Outline to navigate within a long page
Popover when hover a cursor over a link / object. That is one of the most powerful features in Obsidian that makes it great ! I just quickly scan the content of the object instead going in & out.
Hi @Missionary, thanks for sharing your first impression! Always good to see there are multiple pros in the list of first impressions .
I’m linking some existing bug reports and feature requests so you can check them out and add a vote for the ones you like. Additionally, I’ll indicate where you could create your own bug reports of feature requests.
This is a known issue:
Could you make a screen recording of this, with the mouse clicks visualized if possible, and file that in a bug report? I haven’t seen anything similar on the forum, so you might have found a new bug.
This is a known issue with tags. For a comprehensive list of (other) issues with tags, check out:
You are in for a treat. Version 0.28.0 is about to drop and this is listed in the release notes:
As your expectation is quite generic, I’ll share a search query that could help you narrow down your wishes . Feel free to submit feature requests for anything you think is missing in the existing requests.
This is definitely a new one, but hey, why not support emoji in tags? I think it is a great idea! I invite you to submit a feature request for that. Feel free to DM me if you need some help with that .
I think it is due to the nature of how data is stored in the Anytype database (and most database systems) that changing the low-level type of an Object is challenging. For example, going from a Relation of Type “Tag” to “Text” should be quite easy (just treat the content of the tag as text, done!). Going from Text to, let’s say, a number is a lot harder! Maybe I didn’t get your point, so let me know if that is the case!
You mean something like a table of contents, or more something like the little overview apps like VS Code offer when scrolling to indicate where you are on the page?
What I mean was that I would like to scroll down and way pass the bottom page so the last content would be in the middle section of the page. That way I can have some space to breathe at the bottom page.
Thanks! That indeed seems to be a bug. Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce this on my version. I’m running a pre-release version so that might be the reason. Could you share your version?
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If you are running anything older than 0.27.0, please update and then check again. If you already are on 0.27.0, we should file a bug report for this.
That seems to be exactly what the OP from the linked topic would like to see . Someone made two suggestions on how this can be achieved/implemented. Feel free to add your own ideas in that topic
You should already be able to add a TOC using “/toc”. I can imagine taht you actually want to see this for every Object and maybe in the sidebar instead of a TOC you have to add somewhere in your Object yourself? I could not find an existing feature request for that specifically, but there are some topics about improvements for the sidebar.
@Missionary I can reproduce this issue with clicking the color twice, now! It only happens in Objects of Type “Note”. I tested it before with a Page. The issue is no longer present if you change the Object Type to something else and then back to a Note.
Do you want to file a bug report, or shall I create one for you?
For the TOC in the sidebar, this seems to be a relevant and nice feature request:
I just gave it a try and it did work with emoji, but here’s the thing. If I use third-party Rocket app to generate emoji, it won’t work. And the emoji still works glitchy. What I mean is when I create a new emoji tag, it suggested and popped up the different already-created emoji tag.
Our command cmd + e for emoji screen do not work in relations fields and somewhere else. It is a known issue, it will be fixed. For now you can copy paste emojis or use system emoji providers - it will work