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Posted by yooj
Nov 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

 

A new application, relevant to this forum, from the Scrivener developer, “SCAPPLE is a tool for getting early ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them.” (Emphasis added.) It’s in free beta now.

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20396&start=0&sid=d1fc3900f9cda28f595c347dd6810351#p137100
I’m evaluating it. First impressions are that it is a rarity, a clean, lightweight application which enables fast and natural use of a narrow, well-chosen set of features.
Expect this to replace for Inspiration for me.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Nov 27, 2012 at 07:50 AM

 

It is very reminiscent of CMap Tools. It can nevertheless stand out if it is fast, light and intuitive. CMap is just the opposite.

 


Posted by Jon Polish
Nov 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM

 

Mac only. Bummer, because it looks quite useful.

Jon

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 27, 2012 at 02:44 PM

 

I don’t have a Mac but as far as I can see from the screenshot you can achieve the exact same thing with VUE in Windows (and it’s free):

http://vue.tufts.edu/

You can easily replicate the Scapple look by setting the shape background and border colours to white (if node shape borders bother you and you only want text snippets to show and be connected).

I like CMapTools but I prefer VUE because VUE does not force you to have to label your arrows as CmapTools does (it displays ugly question marks in the middle of the arrows if you leave them blank).

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Nov 27, 2012 at 02:48 PM

 

For that early stage of planning, brainstorming, what-have-you, I’ve found nothing works as well as paper and a few of my favourite fountain pens, well fueled with Noodlers ink.

For some things, pen and paper to me are still the best option - faster, and more versatile. As well, there is an aesthetic kick which I have yet to find at this stage with any software,

There comes a point when it “feels” right to make the transition to MindGenius or NovaMind, or to develop an outline.

From then, most of the actual writing for me is best done on the computer.

Daly


yooj wrote:
A new application, relevant to this forum, from the Scrivener developer,
>“SCAPPLE is a tool for getting early ideas down as quickly as possible
>and making connections between them.” (Emphasis added.) It’s in free
>beta now.
> >http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20396&start=0&sid=d1fc3900f9cda28f595c347dd6810351#p137100
>
>I’m evaluating it. First impressions are that it is a rarity, a clean,
>lightweight application which enables fast and natural use of a narrow,
>well-chosen set of features.
>Expect this to replace for Inspiration for me.

 


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