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Posted by Lucas
Feb 20, 2018 at 05:51 PM

 

I don’t know what to make of this (I haven’t tried it yet), and I don’t find it visually appealing, but it looks interesting:

https://www.thortspace.com/

A couple years ago, the developer seems to have explained the concept of the program year:

https://medium.com/thortspace/thortspace-mind-map-or-concept-map-or-something-else-entirely-9cc3248d0fd4

 


Posted by kjxymzy
Feb 20, 2018 at 07:42 PM

 

Cool concept. Reminded me of planet hopping in Super Mario Galaxy >_

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFoZeD7S4EU). Humans seem to be well adept at working in 3d spaces, even purely in mind space (memory palaces and object rotation are a good examples). Glad someone has been exploring this.

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My super basic review:

Subjectively, I enjoyed playing with he program but it feels clumsy. Doesn’t fit my mental models well. Would definitely need some time to get more out of it.

Objectively, the program runs well and straightforward to use. The UI feels outdated and could use an update.

There seems to be potential in the 3d outlining space, though I’m more interested in an outliner that handles the xyz plane more plainly with stacking.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Feb 20, 2018 at 07:58 PM

 

What is a “thort”?  Seems to be either a very rude term, or a “thought”.

I appreciate the endorsement on the landing page: “From the moment I saw Thortspace on my screen, I sensed excitement.”

Indeed.  And then?

Seriously, it is an interesting concept and seems to work as advertised—sort of .  A bit more accessible from a big-picture perspective than flat mind-map trees or even TheBrain.  I played with the Mac AppStore version, which is full of glitches, bad layout, ugly labels, etc.  The app seems to get in its own way. 

 


Posted by kjxymzy
Feb 20, 2018 at 08:23 PM

 

I think that sums it up best.

Paul Korm wrote:
>app seems to get in its own way. 

Are there any outline/org apps that do added value 3D (versus novelty, gimmicky 3d) well?

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Feb 20, 2018 at 09:32 PM

 

Kumu is similar with a very clean design..  Not really “3D”—but you cannot do real 3D on a flat monitor anyway.

http://kumu.io

kjxymzy wrote:
>Are there any outline/org apps that do added value 3D (versus novelty,
>gimmicky 3d) well?

 


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