[REQUEST] Auto-ID notes created during search
This might be something you've already thought of, but I wanted to put in on your radar, if not.
One of the really compelling and helpful features of nvAlt and Notational Velocity was that it encouraged you to start everything with search. If you wanted to say something about a given fact or topic, you would start typing it in the search bar. If there was something similar already in your Archive, then you would rediscover it, and be able to review and add to it. If there was nothing there, you would simply hit "Enter", and a new note with your text would be created.
This works perfectly in The Archive, as well. However, since being drawn in to the Zettelkasten landscape , I prefer to have my notes prepended with Zettel IDs. This means I cannot use the above process for the creation of new notes. To prepend a new note with a Zettel ID, I have to start it by hitting "New". I cannot create it from within search.
So now, I have two different workflows.
- Do I think a note like this already exists? If so, search.
- Do I think this is an entirely new concept? If so, hit New, prepending a Zettel ID.
This introduces complexity. If I go directly to #2, I may miss the fact that I wrote about this before. If I go directly to #1, and find nothing, I will have to "back up and start again", with whatever text I had been typing.
My recommendation / request is that when searching, if we hit "Enter" (creating a new note), that it follows the setting we have for new notes in general, prepending the Zettel ID to the entered text.
This would streamline the workflow, and allow Zettel IDs to attain even more universal reach.