I come from CRM, where, basically, you manage clients, calls, contacts, contracts, all kinds of labelled and tagged information. Imagine selling a CRM without the ability to make a quick change on the status or label of a 50 or 500-item found set of contacts. You’d never be able to.
I know O is not a CRM, but you know what, I’m going to make it one, because the rest of it is exactly what I need.
But something as rudimentary as changing the tags on 10 found entries, for example-- it’s astounding that I can’t do that, really. For an app that has so many of the obvious bases covered.
Yes, I know about the 2-3 workarounds, but they are just that.
And-- extending this request to also taking a found set after a query, and right clicking on that found set (which you can’t do) like you can in the obsidian file manager, and choosing “move selected items to folder…” or something like that.
That to me is just as much “mass search and replace” – you’re looking for a certain condition (search tag, keywords, regex, etc.), finding that set, and then ACTING on that set (swap tags, delete tags, replace whole phrases, or even move the very file to a slightly different relative folder location)
Why have the ability to create and use folders, when you can only act on items piecemeal? Why have the wonderful search capability we have, without then being able to do something with the found set at all!? (I don’t count merely copying a text list or outline as something)
I mean, it’s veritably barbaric (You have to say that like Mr Howell on Gilligan’s Island)!
Lord, I apologize.