I don’t know exactly the best method to visualize/explore it. But is there a way for Obsidian to know when a note has been opened, viewed, edited, etc? Perhaps this age view could just tap into this data if so?
It’s great! Can’t wait this plugin is applied for Obsidian.
I also have some addition. How if make “note/file status” that gives a sign for:
This note is needed to revisit or reviewed (as your idea)
This note is needed to reflect (since we just have created it, but not yet to think deeply about it)
This note is needed to continue (not finished yet)
This “note status” can be seen in the graph view by note node color. Let’s say:
Green node => for healthy note (finished note, already reflected, frequently linked, reviewed for recent time)
Yellow node -> For need maintaining (need to review, need to reflect, or need to work on it again)
Red node -> For unused/old note, empty note (since we created backlink for it).
The note, which is first created and empty, it will have a red. When filled, it will get yellow. If we are sure that the note is done and already reflected, then we can click the note icon (at the corner of note) and it will get green (click back to get yellow again, if unsure). And the note will be yellow again if no longer used/reviewed. For note that has a few links to other notes (as Fovea’s idea), it will fastly become yellow. For note that has a lot of links, it’ll be very slow to become yellow. Also for a note that already frequently reviewed, it’ll be very slow to become yellow again (it’s like our brain memorizing system!)
I have another idea. It’s “note comment.” We can give a short comment on our note. So in the graph view, when we click a note node once, it will pop up our comment on that note. I think it’ll be helpful to remind us of what needs to do with that note (sometimes I forget since there’s a lot of notes). double click the note to open the note as usual.
PS: Thanks a lot, the Obsidian team. I’m so grateful. Obsidian help a lot to do my Quran project.
Basically some custom icons that I upload to each note:
tree -> There’s a bunch of stuff written in that note.
growing -> There’s some of the stuff in there, but it could be expanded upon.
sprout -> There’s like a sentence or two written in there.
When I look into my “Topic Forest” (idea borrowed from Valentin Perez), I can quickly asses what I will get as a result before I click on the note.
The closest I can get to it now is to add something like 1-5 at the beginning of note’s name. This would be helpful, as it would allow me to add emojis to h1 tags to achieve similar results:
I’ve also thought about abusing tags for the purpose (add #1-5 to a note, allowing me to search for all notes that need to be worked on), but from a discovery perspective, it’d still require me to click on a note to see the which of the tags I’ve associated with it.
I have old notes that no longer make sense because I forgot the context.
So this idea would go along with a more general system of reminders, e.g., to finish a thought that was jotted down in haste but is valuable enough to think more thoroughly about later. It would in essence be a physiological state monitor (of busyness or distractability) to prevent forgetting the train of thought that makes the brief note discernable.