Recycle bin for notes
Alex Jenter 13 years ago • updated 10 years ago • 11
Deleted notes should first go into the recycle bin. This would also allow to get rid of the "are you sure" message box on deleting.
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Secondly, Recycle Bin function can be easily implemented using already existing tagging model: in the options window let user type a tag which would be exclusively used to mark deleted notes. Let's say user names it "bin", or "trash". When he hit's delete, note gets marked with tag "trash" (keeping all previous tags it was assigned).
And to make things more organic, the user-defined "trash" label shows near the "All" and "Untagged" system lables, so he won't see deleted messages browsing "All" or "Untagged" categories.
Thirdly, would be nice to Shift+Del notes so they get deleted instantly, without getting into Recycle Bin. Total Commander fans would appreciate :)
Just trying not to bring any new entities unless it's inevitable.
Is there any possibility to combine both approaches and keep trash-tagged notes also boolean-marked in the DB (i.e. keep trash-tag presense and DB "deleted" column value synchronized)?
Alex, great to see you started implementing this feature. Just yesterday i thought how important my data is and how easy it can be deleted accidentally. Recycle Bin will be a great security feature to me.
Yes, this feature is long overdue.. also will be great for Simplenote interoperability, since Simplenote has Trash and currently we don't..
To be more specific, "Delete notes older than X days", not to be confused with "Empty Recycle Bin every X days", so every note lives X days.
30 days is a sane default value.
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