Hi, I have got access to Anytype just last week and I will share my thoughts here.
I am using Anytype on MacOS so it might be specific to my operating system.
My preferred app for my personal management system is the Layout of Notion with the privacy of Logseq, so I will compare Anytype with both.
The Layout looks stunning. (+)
The app runs smoothly. (+)
Sometimes I have to check it it is automatically syncing, so I have to klick on the sync button to check that. Otherwise the changes I do (most of the time to the title of the page/set …) won’t be saved (-)
There is a lot of „friction" involved with the community page: (-)
Don’t get me wrong I do like the community page, but for me it’s way to unclear because any member can create a new topic (as I am doing right now, and reply to it) but how does the Anytype team / users keep track of all the incoming suggestions/questions/impressions without that one falls through the cracks … ?
Wouldn’t it be better to create a survey with specific questions to ged rid of the "cleaning up“ in the chat rooms and the friction (writing in the chat takes a lot of time …) involved to give the team a quick feedback?
(This maybe a reason why there isn’t so much of it).
Second: Information distribution
I wasn’t aware that I had to attend the onboarding session in order to get the code for the app.
The informations of future updates/changes/new community content who stands out etc. could be sent by email/newsletter so anyone who has the app will be informed about it and doesn’t need to check all the chats on it and the roadmap of the app could be shown in Kanban view. (as in Logseq for example).
Suggestions (priority: highest to lowest)
Sets: multiple Sets on a page
Possibility to create different Sets on a page graphically as in Notion
Sets: Board views
Possibility to choose between different Board views: Kanban Board, Calendar, Formulas
(Maybe even be possible to display the data graphically)
Pages + Sets: Text and Set editing Styles
Possibility for various Text (3 Styles in Notion) and Set editing Styles (thickness of rows/columns in tables) More Layout Options (full witdh of the page/set on the display)
Possibility to Write information right under the Title of a page.
Possibility of Callout Blocks
Possibility of square Checkboxes
Organization: Main Page, Sets, Favourites
Possibility to change the order in Favourites and Sets easier by clicking in the Sidebar
Additional Functions: Deletion of relations / Objects / Templates
Possibility to delete relations, objects and templates (also the premade ones).
I would like to thank the whole team of Anytype for the great work you have done so far. Although the app is only in alpha phase, it makes a very good impression and like everything in life: Good things take time.
The promising future
Anyway, I’m very excited to see where the road leads, with an eye on the promising future updates. I am really looking forward to the next update, in Order to use the full potential of the Anytype and switching to it 100%.