This is a pretty big one that I have been thinking about a lot as I increase my use of Highlights, a real differentiator in Fibery. I don’t see any explicit other request around this, so posting it now…
My team and I are finding issue with Highlights with trouble getting the context of text that finds it’s way into the Highlight. Specifically, we use what I’d consider a “natural” way to write in Rich Text fields (another really great feature in here!), frequently outlining and writing multi-level bullets.
Forgive me for not including good screenshots here, but what happens is often we’ll have a bullet under a topic, like this:
“Our goal in this project is to:
- Gain some revenue
- improve the product
- handle this huge feature request THIS WOULD BE THE HIGHLIGHTED ENTITY”
In that last bullet, if you would imagine that I have an entity referenced where those caps of “THIS WOULD BE…” are. When I go to that Entity, all the highlight will show is “handle this huge feature request.” I have lost the context that is actually connected with a discussion about Project Goals. So we find ourselves no really getting much at times out of Highlights due to this limitation.
Roam as many of us know has a way to include some reference “down the hierarchy” when you type in hierarchical blocks and outlines. In this case, I should be able to see that this highlight is part of the greater point of “Our Goal in this Project is to…”
I realize this may be a greater ask or something for the larger future of Highlights, but I’d be very curious if you guys are thinking about going this way as you expand the capabilities of Highlights here.
Another thing I’ve thought about is being able to at least pick up which area in an Entity where you can post Highlights will be the one referenced, that can also really help in gaining context.
Right now that would be any Rich Text Field, Comments, and hopefully “Plain” text fields if you guys allow Rich Formatting and @mentions in them - which incidentally is a feature of Notion. Here’s that request: