Current state of my note-taking app

Things of note:
* Operates on a hard-coded directory of text files.
* No overlapping, no tiling, just an infinite 2D surface of columns. Commands open new columns.
* Wordstar-style menu up top of important commands in current context, and their shortcuts.
* Command palette at top left that filters commands available in current context.
* Files/nodes can have links. Links can form graphs, as the picture shows (original:


* Links have labels (next/previous by default).
* Graph-traversal commands can take an argument (next/previous by default) of the edge label you want to follow.
* 'add' adds an edge immediately to the current node, 'append' traverses the edge repeatedly to the end, then adds.
* 'step' navigates along an edge from the current node and opens it in a new column, 'unroll' traverses the edge repeatedly to the end and collects all nodes into a single column.

add:append :: step:unroll

the single/recursive command thing is really intriguing right off the bat.

Did you already find some interesting edge-labelling patterns that lends itself to? I guess the obvious one it's designed for is using "next" only between siblings in a hierarchical document so you can [unroll] them, but is there others?

@s_ol I don't have much of a vision yet, I've been mostly trying to port over my terminal based workflows until I can do everything within this app.

One thing I often do is go back to an old note and add a digression in the middle of it. For the past few years this has gotten more common but I've had nothing better than to just put some brackets and start writing within them. As a result I never have a second level of digression. Maybe I will with a better tool/representation?

@s_ol Now that I think about it, has also been on my mind.

Lots of apps these days use a graph to visualize a network of nodes. But it's just eye candy. I wonder if there's a way to make graph visualizations more useful. Allow a spectrum been seeing a single thing and seeing all the things. Lots of perspectives may help the brain make sense of the graph.


@akkartik You might also want to see and play with my DiscDAG experiment.

CC: @s_ol

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