perry wrote: So, does that mean there is an actual link between any of the Thoughts? eg: when you create the links between the 10 thoughts in one group with another 10 thoughts in another group the links would be real, so if you viewed one of the Thoughts individually, you'd see its 10 links?
I'm still wondering what a use case would be? Do you see it as a permanent grouping or temporary whilst creating a structure?
Yeah, there would be an actual link between thoughts.
I often find myself creating a whole group of thoughts, and then wanting to link all of them as children of another group of thoughts.
I could see myself having a few ‘permanent’ placeholder thoughts, containing specific groups of thoughts I often link to all at once, and creating ‘temporary’ placeholders to link groups of new thoughts to these ‘permanent’ ones that I use often. Or there would be just one ‘temporary’ one, which I use consistently, and unlink all its children when I’m done with a transfer.
So I guess for me it would be a mix.
perry wrote: So the outcome would be the same as adding a Thought via F6/7/8 and searching for the required Thought? ...a bit like having a graphical version?
I did wonder about Grouping of Thoughts by things like Type, Tag, Date Part, etc... which is not dissimilar to your Expandable Pins, in the sense that they're both groups of Thoughts (although your 'Expandable Pins' are user defined, rather than driven by meta data).
I do like the concept of having expandable / collapsible groups (like in the MindMap View), as I think it'd make using complex maps easier without having to refactor them permanently: so maybe there is a call for Expandable Thoughts (that can be Pinned)... although I think that only makes sense in an Expanded or MindMap View.
Yeah, it would be the same outcome, except it saves time getting there, especially to thoughts I link to often, as they would all be up in the ‘pin area’ which now just holds a whole lot more pins than what is currently practical. So less thinking, less typing.
Also, if I hover over the expanded pins, it might visually suggest to me connective possibilities that I might not have as easily considered otherwise.
It would basically be just like the existing pin system, but better, so I could still see it being useful in Normal View, as long as you use pins, but even if you don’t, it’s good to know someone else has another use for it.
Regardless of whether it comes in the form of expandable thoughts/groups which can be pinned, or as an optional feature of the pin area itself, it just would be great to have a larger selection of pins accessible.