Thanks for replying guys,
Perry, the idea of having pin boards as an in built 'system thought type' is a great idea. It hadn’t occurred to me that to add/remove thoughts to it, users could simply switch the thought type. Perhaps they could be called 'placeholders' or something. Thanks!
For these ‘placeholders’, they would allow direct connections between two groups of thoughts, say, with two pin boards, instead of just group to individual, which unless I’m mistaken, seems to be all we have at the moment.
For example, I can select 10 thoughts and link them as parents/children/jumps of the activated thought, but not as parents/children/jumps of all the children of the activated thought at the same time.
As for my secondary request, allow me to elaborate. The focus is on enhancing the existing pin system. At the moment there are about 30 thoughts or so that I link to regularly. However it doesn’t seem practical to have them all as pins, as I cant see them all clearly.
The primary advantage of this 'expandable pin' system I’m proposing, as expandable/collapsible 'windows within the window' (Window-ception), if you will, and the reason they aren’t the same as new tabs or windows, (which are great additions i cant wait to use!) is that they automatically expand when you hover over their 'master pins' without having to click on them, allowing easy access to all the thoughts contained within, as well as their gates.
Users would be able to click and drag the current activated thought to any of the gates of any of those thoughts in the ‘expanded window’, just like a normal pin.
This would effectively expand the 'pin area' to accommodate up to or more than 100 pins that can all be easily identified and linked to, say, if you had 10 ‘master pins’ pinned, that expanded into ten child thoughts within each one.
This could be an option, like 'enable expanded pins'
My hope is that this would reduce a lot of typing and clicks. I could see this working hand in hand with the new tab/windows system, to supercharge productivity and interconnectivity even further, all without needing to leave the main window.
And if each new tab/window could have their own set of pins that would be even better...
On the other hand, I may have missed something incredibly obvious, and if so, I apologise in advance.