Networked note improvements: tag suggestions & automatic link swapping

Today we've got two big improvements to report from our continued efforts to improve linking between notes.

link🦔 Double-bracket linking to deeply nested notes

The first improvement is that the double bracket note open now suggests tags so you can quickly create new notes within your existing tag hierarchies. Here’s what it looks like:

Double bracket syntax will now suggest tag hierarchy options after pressing /. Select a hierarchy with tab or enter to choose an existing note within the tag, or keep entering text to create a new note title. After creating a new note, you can jump into like I do in this screenshot by pressing Ctrl + Spacebar with your cursor anywhere in the link.

link⛓️ Automatically swap internal note links when publishing notes

For users that regularly publish their notes, please sit down. Don’t freak out, but: the internal links you create between your notes will now be automatically translated to public links if the internal note you linked to has been published. 💫 ✨ 😱

This means that you can now share a group of notes en masse to an audience of your choosing, so long as the notes you are sharing have been published. For both you (as the note owner) and your readers (As the note readers) you get previews of the note that is linked, plus a url to visit that note. If one of your internal links doesn’t have a published url associated with it, it will remain private.

As an example, in the note that you're reading, this link points internally at the note for the previous Amplenote blog post.

Here's what that looks like when I created the link (using the hotkey Cmd-K to open the Rich Footnote dialog):

Creating a link to the previous blog transcludes that blog's content in my note + creates a backlink.

And here's how that same link looks when the published version of this note is viewed:

Swapping the internal link for one that readers can actually visit

This improvement marks a massive step forward this for those who publish their networked notes via Amplenote. Being able to share swaths of notes to collaborators while maintaining your backlink structure and transcluded previews will save substantial time for those who use Amplenote as their blogging or collaboration tool. Nobody is going to mistake us for Substack quite yet, but we will continue to drive Amplenote to be a capable Wordpress replacement for those who want a lightning-fast writing platform with Rich Footnotes that's portable and Just Works.

Plot twist

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