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Message started by jwiegley on Jan 18th, 2015, 10:50am

Title: An "accelerated input" mode
Post by jwiegley on Jan 18th, 2015, 10:50am

My favorite thing about OmniOutliner is that pressing return not only completes the note currently being created, but immediately creates the next note as well.  So, in Tinderbox I follow these steps:

 1. Return in Outline view to create a note.
 2. Enter title.
 3. Return to complete the note.
 4. Return again to create the next note.

In OO, step 3 is unnecessary.  Now, I can understand why it's there in Tinderbox, since sometimes instead of immediately creating the next note, I will want to hit space to add text to that note; or work on the attributes for that note.

But what would be nice is a toggle-able, rapid input mode, where the behavior matches OmniOutliner, so that every time return is pressed a new note is created.

OO is so fast at input that I'm finding it a great companion to Tinderbox when I need to dump out bulk information, since I can export to OPML and then bring it over to Tinderbox.  But it would be nice to have less need to rely on external apps for such things.

Title: Re: An "accelerated input" mode
Post by Mark Anderson on Jan 18th, 2015, 11:14am

Aside: you might find it quicker to just type all the items in as a line in the $Text of a single note and explode. Then you don't have to worry about the main view at all until you're done inputting. I'm not suggesting this s a counter to the above, just a current usable workaround. (FWIW, I too - not being a touch typist - always trip over the double-tap needed to start a new item during note creation.)

Title: Re: An "accelerated input" mode
Post by jwiegley on Jan 18th, 2015, 11:24am

That's a great idea for when they are all siblings, I'll keep that in mind.  I should have mentioned that I also like to liberally apply the TAB key to shift things around in the hierarchy -- but since Tinderbox does equally as well as OO at this, I didn't mention it.

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