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Posted by satis
May 26, 2019 at 12:49 PM

 

If you look at Omni’s development schedule, releases, and topic on its podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-omni-show/id1308555146) virtually all the company’s attention is on OmniFocus, with most of the rest on OmniPlan. After that probably comes OmniGraffle. That’s where the money is, so I don’t begrudge them for focusing on products that sell best, but so little attention is given to OO that it frustrates.

As a devoted outliner who uses OO on the Mac (albeit not with delight) I still look back fondly at Dave Winer’s MORE, written for pre-OSX Macs in Pascal in the 80s, and which was bombproof and rocket-fast. I am still gobsmacked that decades later no current outliners today implement MORE’s use of dynamic copies (“clones”) of outline nodes.

 


Posted by Hugh
May 27, 2019 at 09:07 AM

 

satis wrote:
I am still
>gobsmacked that decades later no current outliners today implement
>MORE’s use of dynamic copies (“clones”) of outline nodes.

satis, I share your gobsmackedness. Been suggesting clones in OO in various forums, including Omni’s, for years.

 


Posted by Hugh
May 27, 2019 at 09:50 AM

 

I seem to remember that one of the virtues of Brainstorm, which had quite a fanbase on this forum at one time, was that it featured clones. (Windows, I think).

 


Posted by Hugh
May 27, 2019 at 03:00 PM

 

Not, I hasten to add, that it’s still available (as far as I know).

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
May 27, 2019 at 07:28 PM

 

In fact, Brainstorm is still available:

http://brainstormsw.com/buy.php

I don’t think it has received an update since the new “owner” took it over. I spoke with him a couple of times many years ago. He had some ideas for it, but I think health problems derailed them.

The more useful piece of software available on that site is the Diary Generator, which creates a hierarchical plain text file of the days of any year you tell it to. It’s free, but is only for Windows.

Steve Z.

 


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