Bike Search to find content?

There was an old macOS app called Notational Velocity. It shares some of the same values like keyboard being a first class interaction. https://notational.net

One of the great things about the app was that you never had to think about “should I make a new file/note for this or have a written about this before”. If you wanted to open a note you had to search for it and if it existed, you could append to the existing one and if you didn’t you could write a brand new note.

There was only 1 flow to start writing which made it fast and avoided a deviation from your current thought.

searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface.

https://notational.net/screenshots.html

Doesn’t this approach only work if you are willing to limit yourself to the files in one folder or let the app manage all of the file storage?

@karlnyhus yeah it would. Would this be an anti pattern for bike. I’d love to build this through extensions if it was possible to inject the search ui in.

If I can meet these scripting goals then I think this might be possible:

But reaching those goals is still somewhere over the horizon.

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