Neat scripts & techniques
You can certainly have a digital zettelkasten without any special tools, but tools are often fun avocation in themselves. I thought that I could start a thread to collect the neat things people have scripts for. Here are few of mine that I like:
Hotkey to search for sibling zettels and to quickly navigate to them. That is, the hotkey searches for all zettels that link to the one I'm viewing. Then it presents me with a list of zettels these linking ones link to. I use this for finding stuff that I know is out there but I can't remember keyword for. Also, it helps in avoiding duplicate zettels and it is fun way to navigate through the zettelkasten.
Navigate hotkey. Since I don't do bidirectional links I have a link jumping thingy that shows me backlinks also. This has been bit superseded by the previous one though.
A script to search for stuff that isn't linked from anywhere. When studying articles I often make quick notes that I simply drop to zettelkasten without links and stuff, because adding these would make me lose track on what I'm reading. This reminder script will occasionally point me to unlinked stuff and request that I link to it. I think this helps me to structure stuff better, but I also find it kind of interesting and thought provoking to answer arbitrary questions like 'what relates to topic of hantaviruses?'
Origin links. I've set up my system so that when adding zettels they get automatically linked back and forth to the one I'm currently viewing. Turns out, this allows me to start each zettel without mandatory and boring description of the context. If the origin is 'transactional distance learning' then the zettel can be called 'distance' without much of a risk of being confused with physical measures. Kinda like a folgezettel, but not so much aimed for linear progression
Do you have anything simple or neat I could steal ideas from?
... I'm a bit new here, so I might have just failed to find a similar discussion. If that is the case, please disregard.
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