I would like to be able to have the same item on two (or more) lists, and have changes to that item on any list, affect all instances of that item. I will refer to this as a “reference type link” as opposed to the current “url link” that dynalist has.
For example, lets say that I have three lists:
- Pick up dog food
- Go to Stacy’s party
- Do billable work
- Submit feature request ticket to Dynalist.io
As I’m putting together my “to-do today” list, I go to work projects, and see that I have time today to submit the feature request.
I can either:
a) Move it to “To do Today”
or b) create a [[link]] in “To do Today” and search for that item to link to it.
In case a) I no longer have it inside the “Work Projects” list.
In case b) I complete the link in to-do today, then I have to go to “Work Projects” and check it off there as well. If I check it off in either list, I have to go find all lists that link to it to do the same.
in a “reference-type link” you would sync any changes to an item to any place where it was “reference-type linked”. If we were using -> for the markdown for this type of link:
So the [[ LINK ]] would continue functioning as a link as it currently.
-> LINK would reference the original subnode instead of just linking to it.
A potential issues:
- -> would only be able to be used on new/empty subnodes.
- removal of a reference-type link would only be possible from the dropdown menu, because once it is linked editing the text would edit the original so you can’t remove the markdown.
I believe asana has functionality similar to this, but I don’t currently have an account to verify it.
I hope this was clear enough, I’d be happy to answer any more questions or discuss further.