Wiki functionality: Backlinks

Given how easy it is to use wikilinks with backlinks in e.g. RoamResearch, I hope the Devonthink team takes this feature request seriously!

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Count me in as well: + 1 for backlinks, on Mac and iOS

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You’ll see that this has been a feature request since 2011. Hopefully this request is starting to generate enough user interest that devs will include that functionality. So, yeah, +1. While Roam slickly integrates backlink functionality, and even suggests other possible candidates as backlinks, it is entirely cloud based and a pale comparison to the full functionality of DT.

It is doable with Applescript.


It won’t anything like in Roam, but good enough.

+1 for built-in automatic backlink listing - I’m afraid I tried the ‘manual’ AppleScript solution, and wasn’t able to make it work. :frowning:

It would be wonderful to go beyond simple ‘backlink listing’, and actually have DT actively suggest possible connections between items/notes. The approach here could be something similar to the way DT suggests archiving and tags: if there are ‘similar’ notes that all link to a certain item, then DT could suggest that item as a possible link, too. That would be extremely helpful in finding relationships between notes, when using DT in knowledge-management and research methodologies, like as a Zettelkasten.

The latest Zettelkasten-focused software already offers this functionality in some form - like Obsidian, and Roam Research.

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+1 from me too. I’d love to see this.

I agree. It would make DT more powerful and useful.

Same here. Would be incredibly useful.

I would also very much like this function. So pleeeeease?

+1 Would be incredibly useful

+1, this is a really useful feature that would make me very happy not to have to move to something like Roam. I can get similar functionality using apple script, but it’s clunky and not optimal. Being able to generate and include backlinks in my docs is a very important feature for the way I take and manage notes.

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May I be bold and cheeky?

It seems to me the underlying tagging support could support links with backlinks.

A “link to other item” function could tag the other item with the source item’s UUID.

Showing linked items would be the same as showing a tag group using the source item’s UUID.

To show backlinks, show a search for UUID’s equal to all hidden UUID tags on the current item. That would be a list of source link UUID’s.

Don’t you just hate it when some bozo says “all you have to do is?” :slight_smile:

Don’t you just hate it when some bozo says “all you have to do is?” :slight_smile:

Yes, but we don’t say so out loud.

KIDDING!! :wink:

+1 as well.

Will try out the scripts solution that @Bernardo_V posted but a native solution would be so powerful!

Not to discourage anyone from requesting, but it seems it’s not possible to implement this

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Actually Wiki links will be supported too by the Document > Links inspector. But other features (like searching for items with incoming/outgoing links or sorting by number of incoming/outgoing links or scripting) will be limited to item links.

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