Smart Lists

Smart lists are list for recording things! Organised people often keep lists. For example of things they've done or plan to do. And they can be for anything: movies, books, courses, songs, places, restaurants, etc. Lists are good for long term planning as they can allow the construction of a plan outside of the formal constraints of big plans.

In the workspace overview, you can view the set of smart lists:

Smart lists

Each smart list contains many items, for example:

Smart list items

Much like projects, smart lists are created via the jupiter smart-lists-create --smart-list $smartListKey --name "Smart List Name" command. The command is idempotent. The key plays the same part it does for a project, is a unique identifier for the smart list, and must be some nice string with no spaces or funny characters like books or movies. It will be used as a reference to the project in other commands.

On their own, smart lists have a single property - their name.

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Smart list items are the actual books you want to read, movies you've seen, or courses you've attended. They are attached to a particular smart list.

For example, you can have a smart list item like "The Godfather", or "Trafalgar Square", in your list of movies, and places to visit, respectively.

Smart list items have a name.

Smart list items also have a notion of doneness. Many many times lists are built in order to act somehow on them - go to a place, read a book, etc. To support this out of the box, items can be marked as "done".

Smart list items also have tags. You can use them to classify them or to keep track of info you otherwise can't right now (author, year of publication, etc).

Smart list items also have an optional url. It can be used to provide extra information about the particular item, such as an Amazon link where it can be bought, or the actual link of the actual interesting article you want to read.

In general, you're going to create smart list items from Notion, and use sync to bring them over to the local store.

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