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tostane 24. Oct 2018 08:13 PM

bookmark mindmaper
im looking for an app that adds a bar to browser to allow you to organize bookmarks into a mind map.

when I browse the web and watch utube videos i need a quick way to tag pages and find them later. Im thinking if there is some sort of visual way to do this were its easy to drag and drop links between concepts or ideas im thinking on and allow for links to belong to several concepts.

it be nice if it could import the currents book marks and allow for easy reorganize them.

then when i find information on nutrition tv movies music etc i can drag to some map.

there could be a button bar on the browser with shorcuts to certain maps you just click to add a bookmark to a bucket on that map that you can later move were its needed.

Remah 25. Oct 2018 01:17 AM

I like this idea but I've never seen anything like it.

So I started by searching this site and, surprisingly, there was such a product but I don't think it has survived beyond 2011:

eyeb 25. Oct 2018 01:57 AM

What is a mind map? How is it different than folder system?

You can put folders on the bookmark bar and drag things into it

Firefox has that tabs grouping thing

Remah 25. Oct 2018 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by eyeb (Post 124575)
What is a mind map? How is it different than folder system?

A mind map is a visual representation which starts from the centre and branches out. Mind maps are one variety of the visual maps which have been used since antiquity.

Mind maps are usually hierarchical just like a folder/directory structure. That's why the OP would like a button bar which is the equivalent of favorite folders. Some other features are also similar although different terminology is often used, e.g. mind map nodes/branches fold and unfold whereas folders hide or reveal subfolders:
  • colours
  • symbols

Then we get to where the two really diverge because the spatial nature of mind maps really starts to dominate. That's why I'd characterize the main differences as:
  • graphical versus textual - you can't really mindmap in a character-based display but you can in a graphical display
  • spatial/dimensional versus non-dimensional - distance and size become meaningful in mindmaps

Here's the features that further diverge from folder structures:
  • shapes e.g. line shape, container shape
  • dimensions e.g. line weight and length, container size.
  • groupings e.g. a subset of nodes/"folders" on one branch can be grouped independent of the hierarchy and regular or irregular shaped used to delineate them
  • other associations outside of the hierarchy e.g. other lines can be added independent of the branches; multiple paths to the same "folder"
  • arbitrariness i.e. there doesn't have to be a logical reason for the layout. Even when nodes are related they can be positioned far apart even on the same branch

    Note that while folders can be arbitrarily placed in a folder hierarchy, it would be exceptional to have folders that can exist outside the central hierarchy. Also, folder hierarchies often start with some level of predefined structure (e.g. Windows, Linux) and require connection to the hierarchy whereas a mindmap usually starts with no predefined features and it is possible to start with all nodes unconnected/floating.

trainman261 29. Oct 2018 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by eyeb (Post 124575)
Firefox has that tabs grouping thing

I thought I would mention that Firefox doesn't have that feature anymore, and the extension that used to re-enable it has been dumped with Quantum. One of the clones like Waterfox might do the trick.

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