raindog 16 Posted September 12, 2011 Share Posted September 12, 2011 How do you use notebooks, tags, and stacks? I mean - use them optimally I have info that is naturally hierarchical - i.e., for client #1 I have docs, technical notes, conversation logs, pictures, etc. For client #2 I have the same, etc. Then there's a tree for vendors, then tech ref, blah blah. So I end up with this tree of tags: clients clientName clientName-docs clientName-technotes clientName-conversations diffClientName diffClientName-docs diffClientName-technotes technology techOne techOne-database techOne-programming techTwo techTwo-database techTwo-progamming techTwo-weird-issues etc. And of course many other trees of info, etc. Let me point out: [*:12wy3wop]Not being able to have tags with the same name is horribly hacky and belies the "tree" metaphor. Apparently tags are a completely flat namespace with a bit of interface gloss for display.[*:12wy3wop]This is really painful if you want to change organization You can't just change a clientName - you have to go through and rename all tags - ugh! (Of course client names don't change often but you see my point in other trees)[*:12wy3wop]It's often non-intuitive to see all techOne notes...you have to explicitly tag your notes with parent tags in the tree...i.e., tag it techOne and techOne-database if you want the note to show up in techOne. Ugh! Again, the tree metaphor is not real... So what do I need folders/stacks for? My understanding of EN is that the only way I can do this kind of tree organization is via tagging, so I do...I now am not sure what I need Notebooks and Stacks for. Is it fair to say that Notebooks/Stacks are for people with simple organization needs, and Tags are for people who want more structure? Unfortunately, I haven't found a doc that says "hey, ye users of MyBase or OneNote or nested folders on your desktop, when you come to EN, here's the best way to put your stuff"...just hints I've seen in the forum. I'm just curious how other people organize and work with EN's design limitations. Editorial: I love EN, am a premium subscriber, and even have a shirt...I love EN. But I still want true nested folders/stacks within stacks :cry: Link to comment
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