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What are Properties?

Properties are attributes used to add additional information and context to nodes.

They allow you to classify, organise and find your saved content more efficiently. Properties can include star ratings, price, status, reminders, phone numbers, checklists, descriptions, and more.

By adding properties to nodes, you can easily filter and search for specific information based on those attributes. For example, you can add a "rating" property to prioritise certain tasks or a "deadline" property to keep track of projects.

Properties help you customise and enhance the organisation and retrieval of your data in myReach.


Some of the benefits of adding Properties include:

Enhanced Organisation: Properties allow you to sort, filter and search for nodes based on specific property values. This makes it easier to locate and manage your information.

Customisation: You can create custom properties to suit your unique data management requirements. This flexibility allows you to adapt myReach to your workflow and preferences.

Search and Filtering: Properties play a crucial role in searching and filtering nodes. You can quickly find specific information by searching for nodes with particular property values. For instance, you can filter tasks with a "high priority" property or find projects with a "deadline" property.

Personalisation: By using properties, you can personalise the way you organise and retrieve your data. This customisation ensures that myReach aligns with your information management style.

Default Properties

MyReach includes default properties like "Creation Date" and "Modified Date." These properties provide essential information about when a node was created or last modified.

Default properties cannot be edited or permanently deleted. However, they can be hidden from the node’s list of properties by swiping left on the property: “remove”. This action can be reverted by adding the property again: “Add Property”.

User-Created Properties

You can use existing Properties or create custom ones based on your specific needs. With custom Properties you can define specific parameters such as "Cost" (currency property), "Due Date" (date property), or anything you need. These properties help you add context to your nodes and tailor them to your workflow.

Steps to create a custom property:

  1. Click on a node to open it.

  2. Go to the "Properties" section.

  3. Click on "ADD property."

  4. Click on "Create New Property" and select the type of property you want to create

  5. Fill in the necessary details.

Alternatively, choose any Property type from the list of pre-existing Properties and fill in the necessary details to add it.

Deleting user-created properties: To delete a Property, go to Profile < Settings < Properties < Select the Properties you want to delete and Click on "Permanently Delete Property".

Different types of Properties

MyReach offers various property types to suit different needs:

Checkbox: This is a Boolean property, like a checkbox for marking something as checked or unchecked, such as visiting a place or buying a product.

Currency: This property type represents monetary values. You can specify an amount and choose the currency from a list.

Date: Date properties can be used for various purposes, such as birthdays, due dates, or reminders. You can set the date and time, and even configure recurring events or reminders.

Distance: This property type allows you to input distances, currently using the metric system. If you need imperial units like feet and miles, please let us know in the myReach Forum.

Email: Email properties are handy for storing contact emails. You can add multiple email addresses for a single node.

Importance: Importance is a property that ranges from 0 to 10, helping you prioritise tasks and issues. You can assign importance values to quickly filter and identify critical items.

Location: You can add location properties, which work similar to the map view. You can search for locations, click on a place, or drop a pin to specify a location.

Multi-Select: This property type is suitable for items where multiple values can be chosen and assigned to a single node (ex: ingredients).

Number: Use this property type for numerical values, such as quantities or units.

Percentage: Percentage properties are used to represent values from 0% to 100%, suitable for indicators like success probability or commission rates.

Phone: This property allows you to add multiple phone numbers, such as work, personal, or mobile numbers.

Rating: With rating properties, you can assign star ratings from 0 to 5 for reviews or evaluations.

Time: Time properties represent hours, helpful for indicating durations, preparation times, or any time-related values.

URL: URL properties are used for adding website links or references. They are not nodes but direct links to external websites.

Weight: This property is used to specify weights, currently in the metric system. If you need other units, please let us know in the myReach Forum.

Words: These allow you to create lists of unique words, making them suitable for items like ingredients in a specific recipe.

Each property type serves a specific purpose, from marking completed tasks to specifying monetary values or durations.

Properties classification in nodes

In Node's properties tab, if you click on '+' next to search field, you see properties are classified into In Use and All Properties

In Use – This includes all those properties that are being used in current Workspace.

Properties that are marked tick are the properties that are in current node.

All – This includes all the existing Properties in your entire knowledge base, including those in other Workspaces.

Property Functions

Removing / Hiding Properties

To remove a property from a node:

Swipe left on the property you want to remove. Select "Remove." This action hides the property but doesn't delete it entirely. It can be unhidden later if needed.

AI Properties

Wikipedia Extracted Properties: When a Tag is created, MyReach automatically extracts information from Wikipedia if available. This includes a brief description and a link to the Wikipedia page. You can customise this information in the property settings.

AI status: When a node is created, our AI learns the content of the node and sets the status as "Learned", "Not Learned" or "Failed to Learn".

Summary: Summary in myReach refers to an automatically generated brief description or synopsis of the content when you save a file, website, or note.

This AI-generated summary serves two main purposes:

  1. Content Understanding: It provides a quick overview of the node's content in a few sentences, aiding in understanding the information without delving into the entire document or webpage.

  2. Efficient Search: The summary facilitates easier searching for nodes, allowing you to quickly identify and access relevant information.

Filtering by Properties

Properties allow for efficient filtering and categorisation of nodes. You can filter nodes by their properties to quickly find specific information or tasks.

Property Settings

The Property Settings menu (Profile < Settings < Properties) allows you to manage Properties at a global level.

Changes made here affect all properties of that type in your Workspace.

❗ Be cautious when making changes in this menu, especially if you plan to delete a Property type, as it will be removed from all nodes.