As far as some entries not allowing merge, it is in the merge list where some places do not respond to a tap. they merely flash after tap as if something’s happening. perhaps I have multiple places that are actually the same location but with a different name? I’m not sure. For this one, it is a community park and recreation center that may have multiple names, locations, buildings, etc. not sure what is going on.
As far as views for timeline overview and places, I’m not sure what i think. overall perhaps i’d like one view similar to Calendar list and Fantastical. Infinite scrolling with similar font sizes and row heights such that i can scroll through such as with calendar to get an idea of previous visits of the past few days weeks or more. perhaps in such a view there could also be an indicator such as font color to indicate unconfirmed. perhaps the map could be swipe collapsible a la Fantastical to allow more screen space as one is scrolling through the list as maybe a list with city names is sufficient sometimes and I don’t need to see the map.
not sure overall how such could be. yet i am thinking mainly of how to scroll, search, view details, edit, etc. all activities in a way similar to and as easy and familiar as calendar apps. whether that is a good idea who knows but i think so. perhaps too in any view where one can long tap on a place, another entry could be show all visits. perhaps too long tap for a place in some place or in search also could have an entry goto day such that in some cases the view type remains but merely navigates to day. maybe too show in maps like Calendar app if one wants directions?
If in some cases timeline and overview user overlap and whether they could be rethought of as one view with different options, not sure. It is merely that i think Calendar app and Fantastical as they are designed perhaps are the most useful way i can think of and perhaps are indeed considering their popularity, as the primary goto way of seeing searching and navigating a timeline.
out of the calendar apps i know of, perhaps Fantastical is the nicest as far as being compact and data rich: row separator only between days, header with time period, and address as sub-label. as far as being unconfimed, perhaps an small icon that may double as favorite in various views? of that, i think finding unconfined places is a bit inconvenient as i may have many over the years and having them show up in any view plus search could be helpful.
if a good idea or not also who knows, if Arc app were in many ways similar to a calendar app, perhaps it even could be one and then it’s popularity could significantly grow? maybe a basic calendar as free with places or other as subscription? not sure but just merely started thinking of Arc as potential calendar. perhaps in some cases they do overlap and for example there could be some option to collapse movement activities such as driving walking etc. and show mainly a list of places with time location date?
sorry for the jumbled random thoughts. as far as a list entry, maybe something like Fantastical indeed is the most compact and rich e.g. maybe the place type icon eg home shopping laundry etc could be leftmost and the vertical line isn’t needed. of the movement data between places for example in timeline, maybe such can be condensed to icon for movement type, maybe shown similarly to place, and maybe with some left padding similar to a quoted paragraph in a book? to easily scroll through a long list of places whether in day week or other and easily and compactly view and scroll.