I’d like the ability to archive a note (on any platform) and have it behave similarly to the current To-Do system. I’m not sure what the database structure actually looks like, but I’m assuming it would just be a flag on the note indicating that it is ‘archived’. In the Joplin client, there would be an option “View archived notes” similar to the current “View completed notes” option. Searching would probably also search archived notes by default, but maybe show them at the bottom of the list, below unarchived notes.
The use-case for this is that I create a lot of temporary notes that I don’t want to delete, but don’t really need to see most of the time either. For example, when I’m traveling I will save things like addresses, flight numbers, contact info, directions to places, etc. When I’m done traveling, I can just archive them and they won’t clutter up my normal list of notes.
As a workaround, I’m currently using the todo system for this. When I’m done with a note, I’ll convert it to a to-do type and then mark it as completed. I don’t want to create a new “archive” notebook, because I want the note to stay in the same notebook as it provides some context information.
I saw a similar feature request at [Feature request] archive notes but what the author there was wanting is not what I was thinking at all.