A thread on the outlinersoftware.com forum started out as just an announcement that Tinderbox 8 had been released, but turned into a discussion (in part) about whether or not Tinderbox is worth the investment of money and time. Someone wrote the following: Tinderbox is too expensive. It looks useful and complex but it is too expensive for … Continue reading Is Tinderbox worth the expense?
It came out of the blue (as far as I am concerned). But Tinderbox 8 is now available. Here is the list of major new features: Hyperbolic Views let you explore complex link networks Filtered Outlines help you focus your attention Maps are faster, more elegant, and more responsive Brainstorm even more quickly: just drag … Continue reading Tinderbox 8 is now available
One of the participants over at the outlinersoftware.com forum recently directed our attention to a great video series by Beck Tench about using Tinderbox to organize notes. You can find this series here: http://www.becktench.com/blog/2018/11/12/using-zettelkasten-and-tinderbox-to-document-a-literature-review I love Beck's approach to Tinderbox, not trying to understand the whole thing and using every feature she can. I agree … Continue reading A terrific video series about note-taking and Tinderbox
Mark Bernstein, the force behind Tinderbox, has announced the publication of the third edition of The Tinderbox Way -- which could also be called the Tao of Tinderbox. It isn't a manual, but more of a philosophy behind the ideas that Bernstein has used to develop the application. Here's what he says in his announcement … Continue reading The 3rd Edition of The Tinderbox Way is now available
At the blog Ordinary Human Language, Brian Crane has put together a series of tutorials on how to export from Tinderbox. As he says about his approach: ... what I’ll try to do is show how working backwards from the desired output rather than forward from a note is a useful (and manageable) way to think … Continue reading Good introduction to exporting from Tinderbox
A couple of times a year, the developers of "artisanal" software get together for a sale. For a limited time, you can save 25% on Tinderbox and other great applications, such as Scrivener, Scapple, DevonThink, TaskPaper, and many others. Learn more, here.
Tinderbox 7 has been released by Eastgate Systems. It is jam-packed with new features (find a list here), but the biggest addition is the "composite," a collection of notes that are all associated. Think of a note as an atom and the composite as a molecule. Tbx 7 comes with four composite prototypes, two of … Continue reading Tinderbox 7 is now available
Huzzah! After thinking about this a long time, I've finally made my first Tinderbox Tutorial. As you'll see, it is a little rough around the edges as I get used to the features of Screenflow. And I'm no James Earle Jones with the voice over. But I hope this video can help novice Tinderbox users … Continue reading My first Tinderbox video tutorial
This just in (from an email from Eastgate Systems): This weekend only, Tinderbox is on sale. Save $50, and get started on that big push. Whether you're writing a thesis or a novel, planning a new product, running a campaign, or planning your big trip, Tinderbox will help you get the most from your research. … Continue reading Tinderbox Labor Day Sale – save $50
Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article about using Tinderbox as an outliner. My conclusion was that the outline view in Tinderbox is a terrific outline application. Just about the only feature it lacked is inline notes. The conversation that cropped up today about this feature prompted me to think about how I might … Continue reading Outlines and inline notes