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Quickly Linking Notes (Backlinks, Wiki Links, etc.)


Jeremy England

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This post is already old, but I take the opportunity to reinforce the request regarding the functionality of the backlinks, to facilitate the management of the knowledge base built through Evernote.

It would be great to have backlinks, as well as being able to link specific blocks of text within notes that appear in other notes as a 'pop-up'. This functionality, similar to the Obsidian application.

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I'd like to give my vote to better linking option.

The first and the obvious one - backlinks support. I need this feature for my knowledge base to grow faster. Relations between notes are important and it's very helpful to see them when I do some research.

The second one - some sort of quick links creation. I really like the way it's implemented in Obsidian. Just typing [[ and you're almost done! :)

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Backlinks are a big must these days. It's such a useful idea, not having it will be a big drawback.

I saw that other feature requests have been consolidated into one to show the total number of votes and give more weight.

Can someone with the right access level look for and consolidate all the backlinks requests into one? I saw several in the feature requests, all with less than 100 votes each, but together it should elevate this topic. Also, maybe edit / update the feature request name/title to include "backlinks" in it for ease of finding.

Thanks!

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Could be done, and I support this request to add backlinks, as other do.

But from my gut feeling even taking all threads about it together will leave us with a low 2-digit number of votes. This candle is not burning hot yet.

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8 hours ago, @ruygiraldes said:

This post is already old, but I take the opportunity to reinforce the request regarding the functionality of the backlinks, to facilitate the management of the knowledge base built through Evernote.

It would be great to have backlinks, as well as being able to link specific blocks of text within notes that appear in other notes as a 'pop-up'. This functionality, similar to the Obsidian application.

 

1 hour ago, rpnaves said:

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On 2/18/2022 at 2:20 PM, mcdebugger said:

I'd like to give my vote to better linking option.

The first and the obvious one - backlinks support. I need this feature for my knowledge base to grow faster. Relations between notes are important and it's very helpful to see them when I do some research.

The second one - some sort of quick links creation. I really like the way it's implemented in Obsidian. Just typing [[ and you're almost done! :)

 

On 2/16/2022 at 11:50 AM, timshel said:

It would be great with a feature link Notion's "links & backlinks": type a command to link to a Note

If you haven't already, don't forget to vote up the request using the up arrow at the very top of the page on the left hand side.

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Please add this - using the @ symbol for creating back links is such a handy feature. Especially for daily notes or anything of that nature it’s so easy if notes can be quickly and simply joined with content. 

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Hhhmmmm - you try to explain, but what is the idea of this thread, stripped down to the bones ?

  • Linking notes together ?
  • Backlinking of notes (bi-directional) ?
  • Visual presentation of notes that are linked ?

Maybe you could explain it to me (and maybe others).

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9 hours ago, TinaCee said:

I was coming here to search if this is currently possible, to allow links to notes in other notebooks in a single note, and seems it's not yet? Have upvoted this

I'm not quite sure what you want. You can already add a link to any note in any other note. The notebook is irrelevant. This thread, as I understand it, is about adding automatic back links. So if you add a link to note A into note B a link to note B will automatically ve created in note A - so you automatically get links in two directiuons.

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We need backlink functionality, including:

- The ability to create backlinks without pulling up an entire second note (cf. Obsidian)

- The ability to follow link paths in either direction 

- Charts/diagrams that show us link relationships at a glance, with the ability to select siblings, parents, and children at any depth desired 

- Lists within each document (perhaps as a context menu function) to show all bidirectional "neighbors" at a selected depth...with options to preview or open those notes

 

Evernote apologists have tried to make the case that Tags serve these functions...but I think you can see that some of this functionality would be awkward (or impossible) to replicate with Tagging as it exists now in Evernote.  That said...some of the same ideas I propose here could well be applied to Tags, making them far more useful.  

(could Tags ever eliminate the need for backlinking?  Normal tags are non-hierarchical, so they could not. But the Nested Tags of Evernote are a different animal...and with more robust support, could conceivably serve the same purpose)
 

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EN apologists suggest to use the feedback function to communicate valuable ideas directly to EN PM.

Posting in the forum will just make valuable ideas being ridiculed by EN apologists …

Personally I expect EN staff to be fully aware about the backlinking hype. I think it was started by Roam Research, but I may be wrong. I don‘t think tags would replace it - the idea of tags is different from its basic concept (oooops, just disqualified myself as EN apologist 😱 )

You can link notes to each other since long. This got improved by adding „link through drag&drop“ with one of the latest updates. If you want backlinks, you can add another link into the target note to build backlinks yourself. More work, not as elegant, whatever.

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I really would value the ability to quickly store a quote away with an inline tag or hashtag, and be able to search for this inline item, while filtering on notebooks, tags, etc.

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You just need to define tags for this use, like „Read later“ or „Follow up“. Applying the tag is no issue, finding or filtering for them neither.

The only issue may be your ability to permanently follow up on these tags - because else they will one day be so extensively used, that looking for them doesn‘t help much any more.

GTD is based on this concept of collecting all „stuff“ in one place, and process it. EN is great for this, because of the excellent web clipper and the option to forward mail to your EN account (for subscribers). Maybe look this GTD & Evernote thing up on the web or YT - there are a lot of tutorials on how to set it up using EN. 

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I'm playing with switching to Obsidian just for the back-linking feature. In my opinion an absolut must to be able to make sense and navigate in my many notes!

PLEASE add this feature!

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One side effect I am afraid about the backlinks is that the backlinks will become a distraction when the number of backlinks exceed some threshold. Maybe manually adding the backlinks, if needed, is a better approach.  

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I was coming here to search if this is currently possible, to allow links to notes in other notebooks in a single note, and seems it's not yet? Have upvoted this

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