Friday, October 1, 2004

Goranson on Tinderbox

Ted Goranson continues his study of outliners with Deep Tinderbox, an 11,000 word study that explore the program with great thoroughness and intelligence.

While much of the rest of the world seems to be drifting away from spatial leverage, Tinderbox stands out all the more. To me, it seems more Mac-like than much of the Mac these days.
Tinderbox is as powerful an outliner as you will find so long as you don’t need an editable inline view, or large numbers of graphics. As an information management assistant, it exploits techniques you will find in no other non-research software and really can be life-altering.

Goranson concludes with a fascinating list of suggestions for new users. I don't agree with all of these completely, but I think everyone might find them useful. Don't miss them!

Has anyone, anywhere, explored a software genre as thoroughly as Goranson's study of outliners (outliners?) sets out to do?