lanceweber 0 Posted September 22, 2010 Share Posted September 22, 2010 Recent premium subscriber, hacker, GTDer, first time caller... I set out this morning to figure out how to do some deep URI type linking between EN and my other tools and quickly found all the threads clamoring for note level URI's and the intrinsic difficulties this poses in EN's architecture. I'd like to braindump my thinking on this so I can get it out of my head and move on Power users are asking for several things: 1) The ability to create EN specific URL's, ala http://joeuser.evernote.com/mynotebook/note?=1234 2) OS level integration of EN as a local URL application launcher, ala evernote://mynotebook/note?=1234 3) The ability to combine 1 & 2 EN's response, if I understand it correctly, is that while either 1 or 2 are do-able, creating a seamless, consumer friendly implementation of 1, 2 and 3 is extremely problematic. Assuming (yeah, I know) the above conclusions are mostly accurate, I have a couple of brainstorming ideas, apologies if this has already be well trampled: Implementation of a local application launcher URL for EN can (ie, should) be considered separately from the implementation of URI's for notes. Why? Because then you can incrementally add features that are URL based that don't rely on URI's. For example, if EN had local app URL support and then implemented search by URL, I'd be a pretty happy camper compared to what's available today: evernote://search?notebook=mynotebook?match=any?tags=gtd Globally unique note URL's could be considered as an optional EN attribute that have no relation to the note's GUID. Additionally, they could be considered a user level feature, not a systemically managed feature. With this implementation, if you wanted your note to have a fixed URL, you would have to specifically create/enable the URL by editing the note's attributes, just like you do with tags, title. If the note was only stored locally, then you'd get a 404 from anywhere else you tried to access it. I think this would solve the backwards compatibility, global sync and link management issues EN has described. Anyway, my .02 - thanks for listening! Lance Weber Link to comment
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