In Jots or anywhere else, it would be nice to be able to mirror a task located in a project or other note. This way, the task is visible on other pages and can be updated from other pages.
Under consideration tasks Suggested by: Aaron Graves • Upvoted: 2 days ago • Comments: 10
ABSOLUTELY ONBOARD OF THIS ONE. I was wondering (as I am new) if it was me that I did not know how to do it. Very useful, and paired with "PERMANENT or LONG TERM - TASKS" It might be extremely powerful.
This is 100% needed. I was so annoyed when the daily jots suggested me to move the previous tasks to the current day and it literally removed them from the original context which was VERY RELEVANT to that task. This is particularly annoying because currently you cannot add more information to tasks (like a description for example), so the "where" is super important.
Having the ability to reference/mirror/link the task with a link to the original context in another place would be a life saver.
Ryan Beck Merged
It would be nice to link a specific task that I know is part of one note, but I don't want to move it. I would prefer the task stay in it's original note so that it can stay surrounded by the context that helps me complete that task.
In this dream, one would like the task, and the task would appear in the current note. As a referenced task, it would slightly different to the original task to show you that it's referenced. In my mind it would just have the original note information as part of the displayed task much like tasks do in Task mode.
Completing the task would complete the task both in the original note and all notes it is referenced on.
Use case: I created a meeting note for an internal meeting with my project team. As such, I jotted a few tasks that needed to be done by the client. When it comes time to meet with the client, I reference those specific tasks, but don't move them. When we discuss those items, we can check it off. And all "instances" are removed.
"Ability to reference and link a task from another note without moving it." (suggested by Ryan Beck on 2022-09-12), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
In my case very useful to select on the daily jot those 3 most important tasks that are already in their respective area!
Sami Paju Merged
I'd really like to be able to link to tasks directly (similar to how linking to notes is done, with the same or different keyboard shortcut / bracketing). I often get ideas or I am in meetings where we talk about something that then generates a task, and for context the meeting note is the right place to write that task down. At the same time I know it's related to another task, and I'd like to be able to create that relation between the tasks easily. I know I could link to the note containing the other task, but I rarely remember what the right note is, and trying to search for it takes me out of the context at hand.
One of the big benefits of Amplenote is that I simply don’t have to care where tasks are located, since they all show up in Tasks view anyway. This would play to that strength nicely.
"Direct linking to tasks" (suggested by Sami Paju on 2022-12-12), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I noticed you are planning to work on preserving task hierarchy in Tasks view (please, also do it in Calendar view). Maybe this suggestion could be complementary to that, or guide the technical execution so that both the linking / mirroring of tasks and Hierarchy preservation would be possible?
I also do not want to move tasks at all because I prefer to know when and where I came up with the task. And secondly, it would save a lot of time.
However I would prefer not to have a copy of a task, but that the backlinks would be visualized differently. My suggestion would be to move the Note Backlinks to a sidebar like so:
December 10th, 2022
December 13th, 2022
 Do this
 Do that
Then Ryans use case:  Do this - Linked to Project A - @Client B
will be shown in the sidebar of Note Project A and note Client B.
Currently, this already works however I find the Backlinks tab to be too cluttered for this.
Referencing tasks could simplify this setup even further as no inline tags are needed if for instance a task under a note reference (in a Jot or Note) would automatically be referenced to that note.
Found myself again wishing for this feature, as I was using Jots to make a daily plan for myself and have a lot of small things to take care of. Adding those small things as tasks in the Jot helped create clarity, but the couple big things I also have for today are in different notes. Would have been so nice to be able to just link those tasks in my daily plan (moving them is not an option due to contextuality).
And when it comes to the small tasks, putting it all in calendar feels like wasted time. So in the end I can’t easily have my daily plan in a single place, but instead it’s split into daily jot (newly added small tasks) and calendar (the bigger things that I have scheduled earlier for today).