Currently I am rarely using the graph, other then sometimes for a nice visualization I would like to use the graph more for navigation, like TheBrain does with it’s plex. But that is currently not working with how the graph works in Obsidian.
If I open a local graph, every time I look at it, the placement linked notes is totally different then the time before. There is also no visual clue if the linked notes are linking to the current note, are linked from the current note or are mentioned somewhere without being linked. All that information is available.
I would like to see a graph where all notes linking to the current note (parents) are shown above the current note. And all notes linked to from the current note (childs) are shown beneath the current note. All notes mentioned but not linked could be presented at the right of the current note.
Something like the following:
Parent note 1 Parent note 2 Parent note 3 Parent note 4 | Cousin note 1 Current note -- Cousin note 2 | Cousin note 3 Child note 1 Cousin note 4 Child note 2 Child note 3 Child note 4
Different colors would also be nice. The parent, child and cousin area’s could all be multi-column or maybe using a scrollbar to facilitate longer lists of notes.
This is particularly handy with the local graph.