Manage notes (not folders) as a nested list in the sidebar

Use case or problem

Related to Zettelksaten: if you want to follow the Folgezettel ID system, you may find helpful the ability to manage notes in the sidebar as a nested list without using Folders structure. This would allow you to expand or collapse sections and sub-sections in order to improve the way to view and work with the different branches

It is not about a list within the note but about managing notes as a nested list

Proposed solution

Expanded Note list example
Nested list expanded

Collapsed Note list example
Nested list collapsed

Current workaround (optional)

Related feature requests (optional)

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Great feature request!

Since there is no database, just folders of files, what would you propose the entity at the top of each nest would be? Is 1a1 Title a file? A folder? Some internal fiction that Obsidian sees but is not reflected in the external data in a vault?

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afaics, the easiest way of achieving something similar would be through links. Either a normal link in a special place (YAML?), or a special syntax ([[[ ?), with the requested display through a plugin.

Otherwise has to be a plugin with database. Either way a plugin, not a feature.

Thanks. Iā€™m going to propose it in the plugins ideas section