I find that I live inside Drafts more and more each day. For me, text doesn’t just start there, it also lives there. Drafts has become what nvALT used to be before I become an iOS first person. And one of the things I really miss and would love to see adopted from nvALT would be double-bracket linking. Functionally, I think it would be incredibly useful to have the following two features
- Words between [[double-brackets]] become search terms when tapped
- Words between [[double-brackets]] are (optionally) auto-completed
Regarding #1: Tapping text inside double-brackets would populate the search bar with that same text and initiate the search. For example, tapping
[[da Vinci]] would search for all notes containing the phrase “da Vinci” just as if you entered that phrase in the search bar today.
Regarding #2: To be more useful, maybe only limit auto-complete to draft titles. So if I start typing
[[da Vinci the auto-complete list only pulls up drafts which contain “da Vinci” in the actual title NOT every draft which contains that phrase. I don’t think there is any auto-complete functionality in Drafts today so #2 might be a bit of a stretch.
I know apps like Bear have this functionality. But honestly, I love the Drafts UI and how much control actions give me that I don’t want to trade that for this one feature.
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