In the current standard view, tags are automatically set to be rendered as bold, underlined, and also have the “#” hashtag behind them. Which I find quite cluttering and redundant.
And more importantly, on a conceptual level, it makes the tag more prominent in the visual hierarchy of the elements than the content that the tag is tagging.
I think this is a contradiction and should be the other way round. The written content of the node should have visually much more hierarchy than their tags. When we are reading our content, tags are just a secondary element that is super useful for searching and filtering, and organization, but we shouldn’t be seeing them as even more important than the main written content itself.
Maybe by tweaking the CSS one might be able to set them the exact way one wants. But I believe 99% of the users don’t like messing with CSS, neither do I. I love it when the apps standard mode is super well designed, well-thought, and pixel-perfect beautiful just right out of the box.
Please, don’t get me wrong, I believe Legend has all those qualities (well designed, well-thought, and pixel-perfect beautiful), I am just giving constructive feedback on this particular issue which I think could be improved so the perceived visual hierarchy of the element matches it conceptual importance as well.
In that regard, my suggestion is that the tags should be rendered as much less important than the text they are tagging, that could be achieved by design by making them smaller, setting them in a compressed version of the font so they are also shorter and take less space, or set in a lighter weight, or in a lighter shade of grey, or any of those alternatives combined.
Some time ago I was just adding all the tags in the notes space (after hitting shift+space) because they are so much subtle that, being smaller, grey, and lighter, they weren’t as cluttered as adding them at the end of the line. But then I realized they lose all the tag special property when filtering, searching, and organizing if they are inside the notes block.
Sorry for the extension of the request!
Thanks, and regards!