My usual, paper note-taking method is similar to a bullet-journal.
- For note-taking in meetings I use different symbols (eg small-dot, large-dot, dash, exclamation-mark, asterix and right/ left-arrow) to indicate different kinds of point, eg different speakers, related notes or my private thoughts.
- For action-arising and for my to do lists I use different shaped check-boxes denoting different types of task (eg A1; square :: EF; circle :: ▲ up-triangle :: ▼ down-triangle :: ◀ left-triangle :: ▶ right-triangle)
There is an (out-of-date?) plugin called BuJo Mode incidentally the author's website for "documentation" is mysterious but very cool. In writing this question I've noticed this FAQ which feels like it might have helpful clues for anyone that's familiar with css. I don't know the first thing about it but if anyone has the skills and interest to write a new plugin then that would be amazing.
I'd imagine/ hope for something that's keyboard driven & quick. Perhaps functionality along the lines of ...
- Start a bullet list with standard * syntax
- Use a specified character/shortcode at the start of a new list-item to change list symbol or apply a shaped-checkbox. eg:
* #d list_item ==> change the usual dot to a large dot
* #l list_item ==> change the usual dot to a left arrow
* #ut list_item ==> change the usual dot to an up-triangle
- As a bonus: it would be great if the check-boxes could invoke/ interact with the
ToDo Plugin. eg:
* #s task_description` ==> creates a ToDo item that is
(a) shown with a square box indicator symbol and
(b) prefixed with "call " so that
(c) it appears as: `"call task_description"`
* #c task_description` ==> ToDo item with
(a) circle indicator and
(b) prefixed with "email "
(c) so that it appears as `"email task_description"`
- If integrated with ToDo then there'd have to be a way of handling completed tasks, for my purposes it would be fine to revert to the usual ToDo format of tick-marked checkbox and strike-through but I imagine some people would prefer something like a filled circle/ filled triangle so that they can still see what the original indicator symbol was.
Please give me any pointers that might help me figure out how to do do this or let me know if can provide any layman's help but otherwise - Happy Coding!