One of the limitations of Tinderbox is that it is only accessible from your MacOS device. If, like me, you spend most of your work day on a Windows PC, it can mean leaving Tinderbox out of your “workflow.” But there is a quick and easy way to make notes on a PC (or almost any device with a browser), and then import them into Tinderbox.
One of the export options in Dynalist is OPML, so that’s what we’ll use:
- Create your Dynalist outline. Use whatever hierarchy structure you choose. You can even add notes to each bullet item.
- Open the export dialog. Choose the OPML option.
- Select and copy the text.
- Open the Tinderbox file you want to add your notes to, and paste it.
This video demonstrates the simple process:Dynalist to Tinderbox from Stephen Zeoli on Vimeo.
It’s far from rocket science, but can be a handy way to connect what you do in Dynalist with your work in Tinderbox. I haven’t tried going from Tinderbox to Dynalist, but something tells me it isn’t quite as simple.
This same process works in Workflowy, and I imagine any app that can export to an OPML file.
For more Tinderbox tips, see here.