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Apps that offer cloning of notes

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Posted by washere
Feb 10, 2019 at 12:06 AM


I don’t think there is a standard definition of cloning in multi level notes or trees. An outline note or tree with branches is basically a data structure format.

In any app, it has definition(s) for possible i) syntax format and ii) functions, in that app. These vary from app to app. Just like possible predefined functions or tables in programming languages or databases vary in different programs. Both the data structure and possible data functions for whole or subparts vary accordingly.

So a clone can be defined as a simple copy and paste of that outlined note or tree or sub-tree.

Or secondly as an empty version of that data structure which needs filling in with data. For example if writing a manual, would be useful to have that. Then it is a template of that data structure one fills in for each definition.

Third possible version is a shortcut or pointer to an index. That is a mirroring of the original note or tree or subtree. Like many views on a central database from different places/users.

So claiming to have ‘the’ correct definition of cloning of an outliner note (tree with levels) structure is ultimately just playing Chinese whispers.


Posted by Bobby Parker
Feb 13, 2019 at 03:32 AM


In the app I have designed, I’ve tried to take the ‘StretchText’ ideal in the ‘customizable view of the data’ direction.

While a rather extreme, and eye-defyingly colorful example, I think it makes sense: https://imgur.com/Bc4Uwqb


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