Use case or problem
I’m somewhat used to writing in Atom. When I write, I often leave out things that need to be fixed later – missing references (REF), general todos (TODO), etc. Atom has a great plugin that collects all these (you can configure it what to collect) and then it lists them on a side pane with clickable links. Since these occur inline in the text, they are not “todo-s” in the usual bucket-listy kind of way but just part of the text (TODO ugly sentence, rewrite).
It would be really nice to see all TODO’s, REF’s, etc. of the active file in a side pane, with jumpable links.
Current workaround (optional)
I use search currently. Maybe it would be doable with tags as well, but I use tags for other things. The problem with search is that it is cumbersome, and when I’m working on a file, I’m not interested in TODOs in other things.
Maybe this is more like a plugin idea than a feature request. If so, please just move it.
Borrowing from @johw’s solution here, you could create a TODOs note with the query you’re interested in and move it into the side pane.
This works indeed, thank you. (Although it’s not file-specific.)
How so? When I search for “- [ ]” I see all todo’s with the file they are in. If you want to search for todo’s in a specific tag for example something like
“- [ ]” tag: works also.
You’re right, it shows the file they are in – I just meant that it shows all the occurrences, grouped by file.
I have several writing projects at a time and so get a lot of results, and a lot of them I’m not interested in at the moment. But maybe I can set up an embedded query for each writing file separately. Will experiment.
(The other minor annoyance with this method: when I click on a search result because want to jump to that specific todo, it either opens in the same pane as the todo list was originally, or I cmd+click, and then it opens in a new pane. But it never opens in the pane I already have open with that text. If that makes sense.)
Anyway, thanks for the workaround suggestion, definitely more usable than the standard search I had been using.