For the last 6 months I’ve used DT more that the last 15+ years combined, and I really like that I’m able to use DT for so many things and I want to see if I can move more stuff into DT.
One thing I use DT for is to keep meeting notes and notes from other things (I use markdown), these are usually done in a “daily note”. The notes are usually in a list format, and I would be able to mark one of this items as “OK, you need to fix this”. I’ve played around with using "- [ ] " but it only works visually if it is a list with only todos, I can’t mix a regular list with todos, but I can understand this if I think about how HTML works.
More importantly, I’m not able to creata a smart group that matches "- [ ] ". If I create a smart group with the rule “Content matches ‘- [ ]’”, I get results that doesn’t contain "- [ ] " so I assume the match isn’t “exactly as written” but something else.
So my questions are:
What am I missing in the search rule?
Is there a better way to handle todos in notes? I don’t want to switch to another app while I take notes, I just want to quickly note this as something I need to do and carry on. Also it’s not always I have the chance to go through the notes the same day and sometimes these “todo” are in files other than the daily notes.