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Posted by Amontillado
Dec 28, 2018 at 01:41 AM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
Speaking of which, can anyone suggest a good cork board software? I am
>on Windows (mainly) and Linux. A web service could do as well, but
>offline is preferable.

This seems to be a gap in current offerings. Two usual suspects by Literature and Latte are about all I’ve found.

Scrivener includes a corkboard feature with some nice sorting features.

Scapple, also by https://www.literatureandlatte.com, is an interesting study in minimalism. It doesn’t look like it does much, but it ends up doing a pretty good job.

Mind maps work best for me when they are used to inventory topics into categories. Scapple is much better for organizing the components of a story, at least in my use. For 15 bucks, it’s a lot of bang for the money. My favorite feature is magnetic shapes. You can create little sub-maps that move as a unit, for example.

Other than those two, I haven’t found a simple corkboard utility.

Now that I think of it, and of no use to you on Windows or Linux, Apple Numbers supports text boxes. You could have a bunch of text boxes on a canvas for your corkboard. Numbers will show a timeline view of events, so you could have a timeline chart on your corkboard, too. Libre Office Calc supports text boxes, but the Numbers concept of separate objects on a canvas may have an edge - but if you turned off the Calc grid and just used text boxes, you might be able to achieve the effect you’re looking for.