Setevi: expandable note link trees
I received a recommendation for the iMapping tool (German only) the other day. I think it's best described as: iMapping is to OneNote what Prezi is to PowerPoint. Take a look at the German videos to get a feel for what the app can do. Look for zoom action, which are quite surprising in the intro video on the website.
Its premise: have a single canvas with (infinite?) zoom and infinite storage to lay out notes and connect them with annotated arrows.
The iMapping tool blog pointed me towards Setevi, which is supposed to be a cure for the "lost-in-hypertext syndrome". That intrigued me. I sometimes get lost in my own Zettelkasten for sure. You know you're "lost in hypertext" when you cannot remember how on earth you got from a Wikipedia page about "cereals" to an article about "euthanasia rollercoaster".
So Setevi promises to always provide context by expanding linked pages in place instead of taking you from one page to another.
Here's a demo: http://felixbenzbaldas.de/setevi/en/
Thanks Felix for translating the German demo page for us so we can discuss it here!
Circular link structures will of course result in circular expansion of articles.
This is just a tech demo; I was thinking about how this could be made useful for our daily work. But I have no answer Let's hear what you think.
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