Outliner Use Patterns
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"Outline users are to other Mac users as Mac users are to those of Windows. They are enthusiastic about the freedom that their tools provide, and part of that is the innate capability to take the tool and bend it to support individual cleverness. Outliners are at the heart of this notion. But their flexibility works against them. Indeed, outliners are the least well defined product category in all softdom. It drives the industry—including reviewers—a little batty. How do you compare OmniOutliner, NoteBook, Tinderbox, and Inspiration, for example?
The four main use patterns—those that have several products that target them—are: long document generation (with some variants); notetaking, scrapbooking and journaling (that’s one category with these three functions); snippet management; and list management, including to-do lists. In a sense, these form small software categories within which one can actually compare products."
Article @ ATPM