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J Henslin
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Tinderbox and iPhone
Aug 28th, 2008, 12:21pm
 
How about a client for the iphone!
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Re: Tinderbox and iPhone
Reply #1 - Aug 30th, 2008, 8:25am
 
Tinderbox itself won't be a portable app in the immediate future; it requires prodigious amounts of computational power, far more than the iPhone will be able to provide in the next few years.  

But you don't really want to run Tinderbox on a tiny screen -- you usually either want to refer to some information (which you could export from Tinderbox to text, HTML, or pdf for your iPhone) or you want to capture a short note (which you can most efficiently do, right now, using email to Tinderbox).
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Reply #2 - Feb 6th, 2010, 1:06pm
 
Just adding here a nice export option to iphone / ipod touch i'm using now since some days:
The app "Browse later" allows one to store entire web-pages, down to a link-depth of 4, on the iphone.
Therefor an easy html-export template for tinderbox exports the whole document as a "website", if you wish so with notes collected by agents and with links to similar notes, siblings etc. - and is then with "Browse later" viewable on the iphone/ipod, with all links and the structure of the tinderbox file.
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Reply #3 - Feb 6th, 2010, 5:56pm
 
Use Dropbox.
I selected File:Export as HTML and chose my Dropbox folder as the destination. The resulting notes and folders are all there on the iphone. To make it more readable, however, I increased the font size to 24 point (there's probably a better way). It's least confusing if everything is in one container in the tinderbox file, as each loose document and container is listed by name separately in the dropbox index.
Very cool!
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Re: Tinderbox and iPhone
Reply #4 - Feb 7th, 2010, 7:07am
 
Yes, Dropbox shows the structure and the files, but the links inside of the files aren't working unless i'm putting the folder into "Public" (or am i missing something here?) - which i don't want to do with private notes Wink Thats why i like, at least atm, the before mentioned workflow with BrowseLater better Smiley

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I noticed while now playing around with it that one can view in dropbox only favorited files offline - and it seems one can't "favorite" a whole folder. Therefor the Tinderbox-export would be only viewable online. With an iphone that might be not a problem, with an ipod touch it is.
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Reply #5 - Mar 16th, 2010, 6:13pm
 
CarbonFin Outliner has a great outliner program for iPhone, together with Web access, and import/export possibilities to OPML. Using the OPML export templates provided in this forum, it makes for a great iPhone Tinderbox app!

https://cfoutliner.appspot.com/

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Re: Tinderbox and iPhone
Reply #6 - May 31st, 2011, 6:55am
 
Andreas,

Do you have to publish the html to the net to import or can you import the structure locally via iTunes?

Tom S.
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Reply #7 - May 31st, 2011, 1:18pm
 
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Tinderbox itself won't be a portable app in the immediate future; it requires prodigious amounts of computational power, far more than the iPhone will be able to provide in the next few years.


Back in the 80s, a computer with the power of an iPhone was called a super-computer.
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Reply #8 - May 31st, 2011, 1:51pm
 
And I remember those times well!  I was there when Brian Reed (Scribe) reminded an ACM Conference that markup languages were here to say because word-breaking a paragraph of wysiwyg text required prodigious computation -- "enough to bring a dedicated 370 to its knees."

That said, we really do perform a lot of computation in Tinderbox.  Things like map drawing and HTML Export can require many thousands of attribute lookups. I once clocked a million attribute-inheritance checks when exporting a single page.
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