A live search of all objects which share a common type or relation
Lots of people compare Sets with databases, but there's a key difference: Sets don't store objects like regular databases.
Sets are a way to see a portion of your graph, and objects you've created, based on your filtered criteria, and several secondary filters which you can customize. You can think of them as a live filter or query for Objects which share certain criteria - specifically, a type or a relation.
- 1.Organizing and Accessing Objects We often get requests along the lines of: How do I find all of the Notes I've created? One easy way is to create a Set based on Type. For example; Note, which will display every Note you've created in Anytype. If you have specific notes you'd like to frequently access, you can filter them based on Relations you've added to these notes. For instance: Creation Date, Tags, or Priority. (In this sense, Relations behave like attributes). You can then pin your Set to your Favorites menu, where it will sit on your sidebar, acting like a folder for all Objects that meet certain criteria.
- 2.Batch editing Objects Sets also provide a way to batch-edit Objects. You can use multi-select in Sets to delete multiple Objects at once. You can also batch-add or edit Relations for Objects from Set view, instead of entering them one-by-one.