“Scapple is the software equivalent of how I work out my rough ideas on paper. (If I didn’t hate the word “brainstorming” so much, I’d probably call it brainstorming software.) When I’m in the early stages of any project, whether that’s a writing project or a software project, I tend to throw a bunch of ideas down on a big piece of paper, spacing out as-yet unrelated ideas, clustering related notes, and drawing connections between them, trying to work out how everything fits together.
New (in beta) mind mapping app from the folks that brought us Scrivener. Designed to mimic the same act one would normally do on paper and, thus, is designed to be as simple, flexible, and keyboard friendly as possible. I’ve been playing with it all day and it’s very nice.
(via Harry Marks)