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


Jeremye

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To preface, I am a huge fan of the new updates to Evernote. I think it's the beginning of new functionality and we are seeing some of that come to fruition. 

I have also been playing with Craft a lot lately (I'm primarily Apple) and it's pretty wonderful. I think there are a couple of killer features that draw me to it. First is the way it can display its notes. (See attached screen shot) There is also a list view and a view where all cards are the same size, but this view is pleasing. 

Second, and the point of this post, is the ability to quickly link notes together. I think we are on the way with the reintroduction of quick switching (which was a vital part of my workflow, and was, until recently, one of the advantages of Craft). I'm not looking for line by line linking (though I think you are close to that with things like the blocking system used with checkmarks, bullets, tasks, etc.), but just note linking. I think tags can work that way, but there is something very nice about having the link directly inline with the note content. It is also nice to see how things are connected together. I feel sometimes I can get lost on everything I have for a particular project and don't have a good handle of what relates to what in it's context. I recognize this may be the way my brain wired, but the rise of a multitude of apps with this feature (and this feature being a prominent part of who they are) indicates it's a popular way of working. 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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