The odd thing is that if I enter a URL link in Freeform like www.apple.com first, and then replace this entry later with this one x-devonthink-item://B36BAE57-1080-489F-8A50-2A7520750A44?page=4, Freeform recognizes it as a link but does not show a preview icon!?
The app Scapple is similar to Freeform (and has been around for a long time). It handles links much better than Freeform. It follows links like: x-devonthink-item://B36BAE57-1080-489F-8A50-2A7520750A44?page=4 with no trouble. Freeform only seems to recognise a few file types and won’t link to others - midi for example, whereas Scapple happily links to all sorts of files. Unfortunately there’s no iOS version of Scapple. Let’s hope Apple adds features to Freeform with future updates.
As we like to say in German: Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt.
Given their record with other apps, I wouldn’t hold my breath – see Numbers and Pages still missing any useful automation and the latter getting mail merge several years after they killed off the original Pages which supported that. Notes is still hardly scriptable, Mail does still not allow subscribing/unsubscribing of IMAP folders… Not to mention the now all but dead Automator, the only vaguely useful Shortcuts etc …
They like to drop something half-baked on their users, accompanied by a huge marketing effort that would have been better spent on programming.
Relatedly, “Go → To Link” seems to always be greyed out for me — was wondering if I could simply cut and paste the link from Freeform (or wherever) into devonthink? But that doesn’t seem to work? I can go to document/group and it will let one search for the group, and when a document of a particular type is open (page for PDF doc, line for text doc) it lets you go to those, but can’t figure out how to use the “link” option?