Love that Library View is getting some attention - can’t wait.
I downloaded the LibraryView app, and I love its simplicity. But my personal use-case for a library view would be heavily dependent on a quality search feature. I would love something like notational velocity’s search, although I don’t care for NV’s style of file naming.
I have a big directory of 500+ text files that I use for notes, “worklog”-style memos, etc. I have an AppleScript app that generates a new file with a guid name and opens it in FoldingText. I frequently just sort that directory by modification date or grep thru it to find particular notes.
I also use a FT tag
@quick combined with a dumb perl script that creates symlinks for files that have that tag - e.g. if a file
@quick(shell-reference) anywhere in it, the perl script will create a symlink in my ‘quick’ directory
shell-reference.ft pointing to
HKGBP0UQTZQSP6K9FZYG.ft. For me this is much nicer than renaming a file or having to worry about filenames which adds friction to jotting something down. If something turns into a a “living”/“working” file I can easily add
@quick(xyz), and I can simply remove that tag when the contents aren’t relvant daily; the content is still in the note but the symlink gets removed.
I mention this in case it sparks a useful idea. My dream “library view” would quickly let me create a new file in my “library” directory, would let me quickly search through all items (without having to use the mouse), and would let me be able to quickly identify and open tagged items in a fashion similar to
My usage of FT could be pretty specialized and nerdy, though, so I won’t be upset if it turns out different
Looking forward to keeping track of this feature.