Support for inline creation and display of sets

Problem

The current functionality reserves sets for one-use pages, those whose only purpose is to contain them. This rigidity eliminates the substantial boost in usability that would enabled through a more flexible implementation.

Solution

The way I—and I believe many other users—would get the most use out of sets is with the option to use a slash command (ex. /set) to populate an empty inline set of objects into a page, whether or not it already contains separate content. This adjustment turns sets into merely another item that may be contained in blocks, no different than the various other media and text formatting options already available—essentially streamlining the experience and making it consistent with the already existing expectations for behavior. When typing /set into an empty page, it makes more sense to present the inline option above the full page one, as the user would have likely selected the full page option from the list of Types if they so desired to. The first relation should default to “Short text” and the second should be a “Tags” relation.

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+1 for this idea.

For example, this could be used to create custom “dashboards” that present the content of multiple sets on one page/canvas.

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+1 I think this would enormously contribute to productivity and flexibility when using the app.

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I think this should be a priority. It’s probably coming soon for sure, but I’m kind of curious when. It would be really useful since it takes a lot of time to jump from one page to another to add simple information that is related.

I, too, would love to see this feature.

This is indeed already planned, though I don’t know an ETA.

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Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

When I link a set in a page, I have a direct link to the set.

Describe the solution you’d like

I want a preview of or an “inline” set, a set we can see in the page.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

:woman_shrugging:

Additional context

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Duplicate/Related to https://community.anytype.io/t/-/1527

Dev’s have thought about inline sets… I’m pretty sure it will be available in the Future/Soon. You can upvote that feature req. in the above link.

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@Sedulous Thank you :innocent: I searched but I didn’t find it.

@Maesihox No worries!!

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Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

Oftentime, when created a projects you want to pull related task (or anything). without opening tasks set or filtering the set view.

Describe the solution you’d like

I’d like pull all of my tasks related to particular projects in that project and then tweaking the set inside that object . the same functionality in notion like create linked database. I hope that make sense :sweat_smile:

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

Go back and forth between task set.

Additional context

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This sounds to me like

https://community.anytype.io/t/-/1623

and

https://community.anytype.io/t/-/1527

When the above two gets implemented, you should be able to do what you wanted. Correct me if i’m wrong :sweat_smile:

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Yes, its the same as the second link. Sorry for making a noise here. I’m not searching it long enough. :grin:

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Stupid question: how do I vote?

Do I just :+1: the original post?

@qualquertipo Yes

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.

I want to use make my customer profile with their meeting note. I use object for Customer and Meeting Note. I also create Set for both objects. The problem is I want to see the meeting note for specific customer in the customer’s object. I don’t want to click back and searth for Set everytime.

Describe the solution you’d like

Add Set view in Object content

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

I know that we can use link for this but it should be better if we can show list of meeting note without clicking.

Additional context

This is the idea from Notion. You can see that in the object. We can add set view like this.

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Duplicate of [642](Support for inline creation and display of sets)

@Benji300 I think Coda.io can be added as a reference for developing this feature. Their model is using the building block, which Anytype has as Object and Set.

https://youtu.be/oLYZv68M3Kg?t=37

+1 I love database in notion, and the inline feature makes it powerful. Hope to see the inline feature in Anytype in the near future.

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Anytype becomes pretty limited for my use cases vs Notion without this feature.

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