Choose note references: filename or first line (in [[note]], CMD bar, sidebar...)
Change which name NotePlan should use to reference notes: Filename or First-line (=note name).
At the moment it uses the first line of the note as a reference. This is used in [[links]], as names in the sidebar, command bar, search results, etc. To make it work better with other apps like Obsidian, give the option to change this.
Similarly, days are linked using the ISO format
YYYY-MM-DD, but the filenames are
YYYYMMDD(pointed out on Discord).
One more idea: Instead of either/or, rather use checkboxes to
adda recognition format. So that we can work with note titles
yes adding the recognition format would be great. I just reinstalled Noteplan on a newly set up computer and got the "let Noteplan update links" option. If there is another checkbox to "let Noteplan update file names as well", the links would stay compatible for now. Of course the current page would be lost, but if it appears on top of a list to click, that would be ok for me.
This has been planned for years. Is there any chance it’s coming anytime soon?
Agree with others. Need this feature to migrate from Obsidian.
David Coyer: could also be a good feature for those who want to use both Obsidian and Noteplan. I would love to use these apps together but can’t because of this file and issue. Hope it gets fixed soon.
David Coyer: I recently migrated from NotePlan to Obsidian, because of the performance of NotePlan when rendering larger markdown files, but missed Exchange calendar integration, so just came back, and got rudely reminded about the lack of table support, so yep, going back to Obsidian. Between the two they have everything I need; it's frustrating that neither one does (yeah, I know you can open Noteplan folder in Obsidian, but that's still a kludge).
Merged in a post:
Filename relationship to first line not note header
Unable to create a [[tag link]] above the H1 of a note without changing the name of the note to the [[tag link]].
Would be great if the file naming respected the relationship to the H1 so we can create linked tags to maps of content or index pages.
This is my filename
This is my filename
I'm sorry if I didn't understand it correctly, but it looks to me like I will have either the ability to have nice [[First Line Title]] in the notes or the ability to use Obsidian but having [[actual_file_title]]. I would like to have both abilities! Maybe internal link representation will use filenames, but the appearance will remain the same (maybe using Andrew Ford's suggestion) ?
YES. I am contemplating moving from Onsidian to Noteplan and this is the big thing preventing me from subscribing and making that move. Add this and you have a customer.
This is the biggest thing that holds me back, personally, from a subscription. I think about it a lot. I posted about it on Reddit today, not knowing it was here. I need to know what my file names are, if the whole purpose is plain text and owning my files. It’s important to me that they’re visible and accessible, and that they’re portable. I want my notes to outlive my job, my note taking app, and maybe even my own life.
Anyway. Not to sound melodramatic.
Just wanted to mention that I really want to put my NotePlan files in my obsidian vault with my zettelkasten but this issue is really the main thing preventing that. I’d really love an option in preferences to pick which one so I don’t have to manually duplicate the title every time I make a new note
I would realy like this. One of the great selling points of Noteplan is the fact that the underlying files are not hidden. You can navigate your way around your notes using standard tools. But if the file name no longer represents what the note is about that really degrades the benefit.
I like the idea of having the file name field top left as suggested in another feature request. It gives users the flexibility, for example, to create shortened file names if they so desire. If the sidebar could be hot-key toggled between note name and file name that could be useful.
Just want to point, that filenames as references may include directory name as well. It helps in two different cases:
- You can use the directory name as part of a search query. As example:
Let's imagine you have older structure
/projects/proj1/and notes in this folder. When you want to mention any note
wikiin this folder, you can write something like
wikiproj1, because proj1 will be treated like the prefix
- You have two files with the same name in different folders
If the filename is included as a prefix, you can specify which note you want reference to.
Also, I included graph about how obsidian deals with notes with the same name. Hope it will be useful.