Tana Weekly 2023-06-17: Latest Tana Updates, AMA with CortexFutura, Tana Jam, Tana Tour, User Feedback System, Growth, and more.

The latest Tana news, updates and thoughts during the past week. Tana Weekly 2023-06-17: Latest Tana Updates, AMA with CortexFutura, Tana Jam, Tana Tour, User Feedback System, Growth, and more.

Tana Weekly 2023-06-17: Latest Tana Updates, AMA with CortexFutura, Tana Jam, Tana Tour, User Feedback System, Growth, and more.
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Hi Everyone,

With another Saturday upon us, it is time for me to present you with the latest Tana Weekly post. It feels like only yesterday that I was publishing last week's edition, so time is certainly flowing.

The good news is that so is the amazing content and posts being produced by the amazing Tana users. Each day there is so much to digest, making reading a pleasure.

So, what do we have in store this week?

Release

This past week Tana released the following:

Friday Release Node

Improvements:

  • We integrated the new GPT-3.5 16k model! Selecting this model gives your AI commands 4 times the context window of the previous versions.
  • We added a ‘Remove all tags’ option to the ‘Remove tags’-command.
  • We now warn you if there is a prompt with no ${sys:context} in the Make API Request command.
  • We made the dialogue for ‘Ask for user confirmation’-command nicer✨.
  • We made a command to insert Tana Paste using prompt expressions. (See Stian explain it here: ’Insert Tana Paste’ command)

Bugs squashed:

  • Tana paste allowed invalid IDs and unlimited line lengths. We implemented more validation of Tana Ids and set a max line length of 8000 characters.
  • Creating a new item in a live search where the PARENT pointed at day node made a ref to the day node itself 😬. It now inserts the correct date ref instead.
  • Oh, and this summer, Tana is  Bug-Obsessed. More on this soon.

This last point is very interesting - could it mean a bug-hunting contest or that all bugs will be solved by the summer ;)?

And, of course, we had the earlier announcement that GPT3.5-turbo-16k is available to all in Tana. "OpenAI released their new GPT3.5-turbo-16k model last night. This model is available to everyone, and has four times as long context window, meaning you can send in much more info, or have it generate much more info. This model is now available in Tana when configuring an AI command."


Tana Weekly

AMA with CortexFutura?

CortexFutura did an impromptu Ask Me Anything on Tana. There were many interesting questions and great responses, so it is worth checking out the thread below.

Questions covered include:

  • Why did you go all in with Tana
  • Shuffle random notes
  • Export
  • Feeling overwhelmed when starting off
  • and more

Building a User Feedback System with Tana and Pipedream

Tana Nodes posts about Building a User Feedback System with Tana and Pipedream.

"Standing on the verge of a new creation is an exhilarating experience for a Tana Builder. This is precisely where I find myself as I prepare to introduce the world to my latest brainchild, the Contextual Hierarchy template.

While I was busy refining and testing, a sudden idea came to my mind. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for beta testers to share their thoughts and feedback on the new template. No complicated logins, no shuffling through Discord channels, just a simple, straightforward way to send their thoughts my way.

The answer, it turned out, was simpler than I had initially imagined.  Enter the feedback supertag, a built-in feature of the template designed to facilitate seamless, hassle-free user feedback while we beta-test the whole thing."

Yet another article from Andrea that is definitely worth checking out.

Building a User Feedback System with Tana and Pipedream
Standing on the verge of a new creation is an exhilarating experience for a Tana Builder. This is precisely where I find myself as I prepare to introduce the world to my latest brainchild, the Contextual Hierarchy template. While I was busy with the process of refining and testing, a

Personal Growth in Tana (or any app)

Fis posts his views on The Most Powerful Use-Case of PKM: Personal Growth.

In his latest article, he considers that Knowledge Management is part of Personal Growth and that odds are, if you’re interested in knowledge management, you are seeking to improve as a person.

We grow by:

  1. Acquiring knowledge and wisdom
  2. Implementing teachings you find
  3. Reflecting on your experiences

And where does Knowledge Management fit in? Knowledge Management is how you organize the knowledge you acquire and also keep track of your implementations and reflections.

See how you can use Tana, or another app, as a powerful ally in your personal growth quest.

https://fisletter.beehiiv.com/p/personal-growth-in-tana

@Fis - I hope you do not mind I used your image as a cover.


Deep Dive into Tana AI for Builders

Ever wondered how Tana AI for builders came about to be and the thought process that went into it? Wonder no more.

Dive deep into Tana AI for Builders! You asked; we answered! In this chunky Q&A with Brage and Stian / houshuang walks us through the many, powerful uses of Tana AI for Builders.


5 Reasons Tana Is Amazing For Daily Notes

Dave provides his views on the top 5 reasons why Tana is amazing, focusing on the Daily notes.

Making notes every day should be something everyone does.

  • It helps you to get your thoughts out of your mind.
  • It aids you in becoming more organised.
  • It allows you to document the events and thoughts of each day.

I recommend you keep daily notes, and I’m going to write about five reasons why Tana is an incredible tool to use for this purpose.

5 Reasons Tana Is Amazing For Daily Notes
It’s easy and simple - and helps clear your mind.

In the article, Dave covers things like:

  • A Blank Page
  • Journal
  • Daily Schedule
  • Task List
  • Looking forward to Tomorrow.

See Original Instance of a Node From a Reference?

OP asks "Is there a way to go to the original instance of a node from a reference?, as this would be helpful in todos. I want to go to that page and get additional context if needed."

It seems that "Click on the node circle and then you can click on the original parent at the very top of the page" worked a treat.


Tana Jam #18

Recording of the latest Tana Jam #18 BUILD WITH US. (Take 2) with Andrew and Theo is available.

Loved it. Looks at using AI to create a story based on fictional characters with an impromptu Command creation. Great for anyone looking to start out with Tana AI and Commands.


Tana Tours Continues - Episode 3

New Tana Tour with @Ev is out here. In this tour, Ev talks to @Kamara about organizing your personal world with Tana!

A great watch with lots of very useful insight from Ev and Kamara and loved the style and interaction between the two.


Show me Your...Sidebar

Sticking with @Ev, she is planning on doing a video in a few weeks on different ways to organise your sidebar.

To incorporate as many examples as possible, we his asking for a screenshot of your sidebar (please). Feel free to drop a screenshot or your take on the sidebar in the replies in this thread.

Some great screenshots already. Can't wait to see the video.


Tana Autofill

And let's stick with @Kamara for another quality post. In this recently published tweet, she shows us the idea of using Tana Autofill to generate content ideas.

If you are not following @Kamara, then I am afraid you are missing out on some quality Tweets that can generate a lot of ideas.


AI into your PKM/Zettelkasten systems

Theo is interested in seeing how we are implementing AI into your PKM / Zettelkasten systems.

Please share and discuss in this thread! He'll be showing some of the fun stuff I’m doing at the moment to implement AI into the SN(A)CK template.


Slow @ Referencing?

Have you noticed that there is sometimes quite a lag when trying to use an @ reference? Well, you are not alone. A few users in Slack are seeing the same:

  • I am noticing that Tana is very slow when I try to use @ to add inline references: you can see that even though it says I’ve typed “probability”, it takes an extra two or three seconds for the search part to populate letter-by-letter. Is there something I can do to mitigate this? I feel like this is getting significantly worse at the moment.
  • I have to pause and let the keystrokes get captured by the node look-up and then wait while the identified nodes are re-sorted multiple times. I am regularly selecting an unwanted node as the sequence of nodes found changes between my reading and then clicking. And I am not that slow a reader! Is there something I can do to speed up this activity? One workaround I am trying is to type part of the name of the node I am trying to find, select that text and then type @, and the search is super quick, but my writing has been interrupted by having to do this.
  • Yes I am constantly tripped up by this as well.
  • Yes, this is a constant thorn for me as well

Hopefully, the Tana team can do something about it.


What is the ONE Thing That Tana Misses?

To close off this week, I will leave you with a conundrum. If you could only pick ONE (and only one), what would you add to Tana that is currently missing?

Please feel free to share any responses in the comments below.

Until Next Time

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any comments or questions, please let me know.

Thanks again for reading, and I look forward to chatting with you again next week.