Currently in Taskpaper 3 when a user decides to “go in” to an item, in the focused view the selected item is displayed as the parent most item with all children items indents below it. Since the parents and children items relationship is exposed, it’s very easy to accidentally move the children to the same level as the parent, thus breaking the intended structure. And this can be problem when managing bigger files.
But the parent node could be presented a “title” note instead. This would make each “focused” state feel more like it’s own document and give an “absolute” minimum indentation for the children within it. So that when you are focused you cannot mess with the structure of the document beyond the parent node your are focused in. This works similarly to how Workflowy, Dynalist and even some Org-Mode setups work (to my knowledge). Here’s a simple mockup to better illustrate my point.
I feel this could work really nicely with Taskpaper and especially with the new sidebar updates that are being developed. And if this is too much of a structural change, does the theme’ing system give us the ability to build something like this? Basically styling the parent item differently than it’s children?
Really liking TP3 overall but wanted to share my thought with this great community.