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Posted by Dellu
Nov 25, 2017 at 06:52 PM

 

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>You can write a lot of text as the note’s name, so you don’t really need the note pane open.

I have been thinking about this in Tinderbox for a bit. But, honestly, it seems counter intuitive, and against the intention of the $Title of TB. It might be fine to write a few lines of text; but, I don’t think writing 5 pages of text on the title would be fine. I mean, you can use that strategy as a means of compromise. But, honestly, I don’t think that is a good practice for using TB.

What would be interesting (and, comparable to Scapple) on the side of TB is if direct insertion of $Text on the map would be possible (without an editor window). This has been discussed in TB forum before, I remember. The $Text is view-able on the map, but, cannot be edited without opening the editor. That is really what makes writing in Scapple map much simpler. The map is also fixed and stable in Scapple than in TB. The map is a bit wobbly in TB, I don’t know why. You have to scroll around to get the notes (You can tell me to fix that X and Y coordinate: well, that is just one further stuff to twink, another burden on the side of the user.)

I am not saying TB can be replaced by Scapple.
What I am saying is that the map in Scapple is really the most convenient panel just to drop ideas fast and connect them the way you want: closest to paper and pen.

 

 

 


Posted by nirans@gmail.com
Nov 26, 2017 at 01:50 AM

 

>I am not saying TB can be replaced by Scapple.
>What I am saying is that the map in Scapple is really the most
>convenient panel just to drop ideas fast and connect them the way you
>want: closest to paper and pen.
> While Scapple recreates a better paper, Tinderbox filters the data and makes it more iteractive.But it requires more careful thought and the judicious use of attributes and agents to reveal the data. Which would be the better tool in evaluating multiple data points? If there is a lot of complex data I think TinderBox’s filtering capabilities are invaluable, rather than brute force evaluation with Scapple. (Ps: thanks for the TB screen casts, Steve - they were very useful to start wrapping my head around TB)

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 26, 2017 at 03:14 PM

 

This topic inspired me to create a Tinderbox map showing some of the ways you might use such a map as a thinking space. You can view the screenshot here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rm3xfmuxzjwu1yf/Tinderbox%20Thinking%20Space.jpg?dl=0

This is not an attempt to prove Tinderbox’s superiority to Scapple in this regard. I don’t know which is the better tool, except whichever one works best for you. I just enjoyed this exercise and wanted to share the result.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 26, 2017 at 03:24 PM

 

Andy Brice wrote:
>I am hoping to add a free placement mode to Hyper Plan. It should then
>be able to do most of the things that Cmap, Vue and Scapple can do (and
>a lot more besides).

This sounds interesting!

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Nov 26, 2017 at 04:12 PM

 

A very nice mapping example, Steve.  Thank you for creating and sharing.

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
This topic inspired me to create a Tinderbox map showing some of the
>ways you might use such a map as a thinking space. You can view the
>screenshot here:
> >https://www.dropbox.com/s/rm3xfmuxzjwu1yf/Tinderbox%20Thinking%20Space.jpg?dl=0

 


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