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Posted by Amontillado
Nov 20, 2022 at 09:29 PM


No argument. Scapple should be viewed in context with Scrivener. A great combination.

Curio has in the past had rough edges. At present, it’s generally polished.

It’s also always seemed a little old-school and not quite agile enough for real-time note linking. You can take notes quickly enough. Adding linkages between notes is very flexible, and you can create a new idea space (corkboard) linked to a text block with a right-click, but there’s no [[make a link on the fly]] mechanism. Linking takes a little manual effort. That’s probably a deal-killer for many.

Mind mapping is very flexible in Curio, even if it isn’t quite as spiffy looking as purpose-built mind mapping tools. For instance, if your mind map can live with branches no more than three levels deep, you can create a table of contents as a mind map. It will dynamically rebuild to match your hierarchy of idea spaces. Each node has a corkboard, potentially containing yet a deeper table of contents, not just the expected text attachment.

I’ve got an idea I’m outlining now. I’m dithering between Devonthink, Curio, Tinderbox, and Obsidian. Meanwhile, the outline is growing in OmniOutliner because I don’t have to agonize about it. I can just use the thing.

Dellu wrote:
>Scapple is a single corkboard.
> >You should not forget that Scapple is the little sister of sth big:
> >You drag your maps to Scrivener, you would have a draft to go. Indeed,
>if your project is smaller in size, you can do all the drafting in
>Scapple; and finish it up in Scrivener. They work together really
> >Curio is also great. I had experience with it a long time ago: never
>checked it lately. But, Curiota, the little sister, incredibly effective
>for jotting small ideas as they pop up in your head.