Per your mentioning of the “Move” option. Yes, that’s what I’m referring to as tedious…..it requires you to know in advance (or use the auto-correct/search) to determine your destination.
I totally understand about the IDs and how they can become stale if certain changes are made. Perhaps that is evidence of why a (proposed in another forum thread) Bookmark would need to be a new item….so it (and Links) could have a “name string” independent of what it is they are linking to?
Back to the proposed better method of creating links/mirrors: The simplest method I’ve ever seen for an intuitive “Source, Destination” of this is what Workflowy is currently using. Here’s how it works:
I select my source item (the entire line(s)), then perform a copy (i,e, right-click on Copy OR use CTRL-C hotkey). The source item is now in the ‘clipboard’ of the system.
I navigate my outline as I normally would to the line in which I wish to place the “Destination Item”.
I then can do any of the following (see my previous post about this) PASTE Duplicate (a copy), Mirror (a live copy) or Internal Link. Since these hotkeys can be set by the user, I use CTRL-V, SHIFT-CTRL-V, and SHIFT-OPTION-V respectively for each.
Creation of links, mirrors and copies is now a two-click operation, and you never have to think twice about “where did I want to put that mirror/link”. The process is now identical to what you would do for a normal copy/paste and becomes more intuitive by default.
Hope that helps. Mirrors, Links and Bookmarks are incredibly powerful, but it’s important that the user’s “Creation and Management Labor” doesn’t prevent utilization as often as you’d like.