I’m not sure if this would be better as a Feature Request or as a Plugin based on the architecture, but it seems like something that would have to be integrated into the editor, so I’m starting here.
I’d like to be able to have a note for each folder.
I think this feature would go a long way to making Obsidian more outliner-like, at least for my purposes.
Here’s a couple of possible directory structures.
- Folder A
- Folder A.md <- Option 1
- index.md <- Option 2
- Note 1.md
- note 2.md
- Folder A.md <- Option 3
- Note 3.md
- Folder A
I don’t know if there’s a best case here, or if it’d be preferable to have the option to set which type to use, or if it’d be better to have a chain of precedence that uses whichever file comes first in some predefined priority list (like External Same Name > Internal Same Name > Index.md or something).
When I do a lot of my note taking, I like to be able to describe the categories I sort my notes into, and to be able to link to a category.
A Specific Proposal
- enabling the plugin makes any file named
index.mdassociated with its containing folder.
- hide any
index.mdfile from the file list or move it to the top of the sort order, so that it’s not cluttering up the file explorer
- clicking on a folder with an index file shows the contents of
index.mdthe way clicking on
somerandommarkdown.mdwill show it in the editor / view pane.
- (Optional, but high value) Allow users to link to the folder [[some folder]]
- (Optional, relies on #3 above) Allow the hover / mouseover plugin to show the content of links to [[some folder]]