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Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 9, 2023 at 02:36 PM

 

Always worth bearing in mind that Numbers does one-pane outlining (with columns) pretty well too ;-)

Lucas wrote:
From the looks of it, it appears that Tana will be joining the tiny,
>elite club of modern, “one-pane” outliners with full support for
>columns/fields. Aside from task-centric options that can be repurposed
>for general outlining (Smartsheet, Clickup, SheetPlanner, etc), my
>current go-to options for outlining with columns are InfoQube (on
>Windows, where I currently work) and Tinderbox and OmniOutliner (on
>Mac). Having a columns-capable, web-based app would certainly fill a
>niche, although, of course, there are big advantages to offline-first as
>well.
> >I hope this trend continues. And if it does, I think there would also be
>room for an improved OPML-like format (or a “hierarchical CSV”-like
>format) that would allow for straightforward interchange of
>outlines-with-columns.
> >(Over on the Slack channel, Tana’s developers appear to be periodically
>giving out invites…)

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Jan 9, 2023 at 11:42 PM

 

Thanks for your thoughts, exatty95, Steve, and Paul.

It sounds like it would be worth spending a bit more time with Tana to figure it out then.

I’m having a similar feeling about it like I had when I first encountered Roam.

I didn’t quite get it initially, but there was something intriguing about it, and in the end it became my most important tool.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 10, 2023 at 09:25 PM

 

Encountering Tana is a bit like “well, here’s a piece of paper—now what?”

I’ve watched a few videos, and most of them are evangelistic, which doesn’t help.  This particular video, however, is calm and friendly, not trying to sell courses, and practical. 

From Mark McElroy:

https://youtu.be/K_m7YVqIgXo

 


Posted by Amontillado
Jan 10, 2023 at 10:56 PM

 

Very interesting. I don’t see how supertags and metadata work, but it looks very flexible. I can also see how it reminds one of Tinderbox.

Since Tana is SaaS (Software as a Service), I doubt I will be a user.

On a side note, the reviewer shows notes about the odd conspiracy centered on the questionable theory the earth is flat.

If anyone is interested, I checked. Earth isn’t flat. It’s a fun rabbit hole, though. Take what a flat earther says and use it as a study prompt. For instance, I didn’t realize that gyrocompasses self lock on true north due to the earth being a rotating sphere. It’s real, the rotation of the earth pushes the gyro to true north, not magnetism or human input.

I know. I need to get out more.

Tana looks interesting, except for the SaaS part.


Paul Korm wrote:
Encountering Tana is a bit like “well, here’s a piece of paper—now
>what?”
> >I’ve watched a few videos, and most of them are evangelistic, which
>doesn’t help.  This particular video, however, is calm and friendly,
>not trying to sell courses, and practical. 
> >From Mark McElroy:
> >https://youtu.be/K_m7YVqIgXo
>

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Jan 11, 2023 at 01:03 AM

 

Amontillado wrote:
>On a side note, the reviewer shows notes about the odd conspiracy
>centered on the questionable theory the earth is flat.

Actually that example was the most informative for me, as it showed how Tana could be used for reading notes and pulling them together for a short summary of a book, which looked particularly useful.

 


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