AnyType is really well suited for daily journaling. It would be great to have some native support for journaling. This will go hand in hand with a calendar type integration - similar to how amplenote uses calendars and allows dragging tasks into the calendar at specifics times (which should be impemented in anynote)
A journal type that has subtype of “journal entry”
The journal entry allows the user to create any journaling template they like - would be awesome to have shareable templates that can be shared across the community.
A Journal would simply be a collection of journal entries. I could have separate journals - one for therapy worksheets, one for daily rambling, and etc etc.
HOW COULD IT BE DONE
Add a journal and journal entry type, and the type of native support that makes that a delightful experience. This goes hand in hand with my Form Objects feature request.
REAL WORLD USE CASES
A daily ramblings journal.
A journal for therapy activities
A meditation journal.
I’ve used DayBook for awhile for journaling purposes. but it’s freemium, and making your own templates is locked behind a paywall.
There already exists a “diary entry” and “daily reflection” type. I think those could both be condensed into a parent type of “Journal Entry” and a Journal could just be a set of journal entries. Aside from that, there are additional improvements that can make it compete with full fledged journaling apps. I only see upsides - considering a very loose version is already implemented.
We are going to update Diary Entry types with more up to date templates. We are going to release Collections so you can have collection per diary/journal. Also we are going to improve overall diary/journaling experience. Next step is to introduce the ability to use @Dates in titles for daily note purposes. If you have any concrete ideas on calendar of journaling overall I will be happy to hear.
A journal view: each entry could be displayed like its own page.
I’ve also just created a “daily plan” type and am using to lay out my errands, and some goals for the day. I was thinking it would be awesome to be able to make it a a form. And when you check something off the list, it moves to the bottom under the completed section. The completed section would maintain the layout as the entire note. For example, I have 2 sections to my daily plan. Goals and Errands. So when I click to finish a goal or an errand, it completes but maintains the structure. Also, would be awesome to punt a task to the next day.
Also would be great to auto create an entry daily - this would work really with my my proposal to create a “new object” or at least would build on the same fundamentals. For example, having a link to the current day’s plan inside your main note would be awesome. There isn’t a way to replicate this behavior currently. For some of this stuff, allowing user scripting could unlock a ton of potential