Excising cards

Is it possible to have an “excise” feature like TiddlyWiki? This would allow us to select some part of a card’s text and “excise” it into a new card, while replacing that text with a link to the new card. It’s more seamless than a “copy->paste->title->link” 4-step process; there would be only two steps, “select->title card”. I think it would also work well with the emphasis on small cards: if your card is getting too large, it’ll be easy to excise some sub-part and move it to a child card.

What do y’all think? Thanks!!

Hi @joplin6167,

Thanks for your feature request, this is a great idea! We’ve been playing around with something similar, also to introduce the inverse concept as ‘a split / absorb’ dialog:

  • Split: this is pretty much what you’ve mentioned, where you can select some text within a card and make it a child card, replacing the original text with a link
  • Absorb: select a part / a whole card to be absorbed into the bottom of another card – say you quickly wrote down the name of a restaurant as an ‘Untitled’ card while you were on the move – you can then quickly add this to the ‘Restaurants’ card once you are back home.

Hopefully we will get this out soon for you, I’ve marked this topic as “In Development”

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