Tinderbox 6.6.0 – Store and organize your notes, ideas, and plans.

Tinderbox 6.6.0

Tinderbox is a personal content management assistant. It stores your notes, ideas, and plans. It can help you organize and understand them. And Tinderbox helps you share ideas through Web journals and Web logs.

Tinderbox’s agents automatically scan your notes, looking for patterns and building relationships. Agents help discover relationships and help make sure important things don’t get lost. Agents are easy to make and easy to modify. They’re flexible and powerful. And Tinderbox can even gather and update changing information and breaking news from the Internet.

When it’s time to share your notes, Tinderbox can assemble multiple notes into one page. Updates are a breeze — even if you update several times a day. Private notes, timestamps, permanent links, archives: everything you want, just the way you want it.

What’s New

Version 6.6.0:

  • Infrastructure
    • Tinderbox uses your computer's multiple processors to update rules and agents behind the scenes and to keep your work organized and sorted. Tinderbox 6.6 introduces important new strategies for keeping the dance moving gracefully and to avoid having partners step on Tinderbox's toes.
    • Implemented a new approach to saving window information when closing documents, in order to ensure that the saved file will describe all windows that were open when the document was closed.
  • Export
    • When exporting text or RTF, Tinderbox now interprets several useful markup elements.
      • ^include(which) is replaced by the styled text of the designated note.
      • ^value(expression) is replaced by the value of the expression. For example, 3 will be replaced with the value of the width of the exported note.
      • ^if(expression){….} and {…}^else{…} permit conditional export; the material within the curly braces will be exported only if the expression is true.
  • Import
    • Microsoft Word files (.doc) and Word XML files (.docx) may now be dragged into Tinderbox.
    • Taskpaper files may now be dragged into Tinderbox. Tinderbox automatically recognizes Taskpaper tags and copies them to $Tags. The @done() tag also sets $Checked and $NameStrike; if the @done tag has a completion date, it is copies to $StartDate and $EndDate.
    • When importing spreadsheets, comma-separated tables, and tab-separated tables, the first column typically contains the name of each note. Tinderbox now allows you to override this; if a column is has the title "Name," that column will be used at the name column and the first column will be treated a a data column.
    • When importing spreadsheets, comma-separated tables, and tab-separated tables, if a column is named Prototypes, then prototypes will be assigned to the new notes. If a prototype does not already exist, a new prototype will be created in the Prototypes container.
  • Key Attributes
    • A new date picker is available in the key attribute table and in the Get Info attributes pane.
  • Maps
    • Link types (and the Link Type Inspector) now let you choose a connector type. New links of a given type adopt the type's connector, and you can override the connector type for individual links as before.
    • Dragging the background of a map container now continuously updates the screen during the drag.
    • Dragging items out of containers is easier and more reliable, and moving among tabs and containers retains scroll position more intelligibly. When moving into and out of containers, maps do a better job of respecting the container's scroll position.
    • Duplicate is somewhat more considerate in choosing a name for the duplicated note. In particular, if the note name already ends in a number, that number is incremented rather than appending the word "copy".
Also Notable
  • Actions
    • A new action function, inheritsFrom(), checks whether a note uses a specific note as a prototype, either directly or through other prototypes.
    • The operators sum() and avg() now work as expected with interval attributes.
    • In some cases, we might prefer to display only intervals that are non-zero. $MyInterval.format() and format($MyInterval) display the interval without change, except that the interval 00:00 is displayed as the empty string.
    • In agents, back-references in regular expressions were not handled correctly; some notes received back-references from a different note's match.
    • Code fields offer autocompletion for dot operators. For example, typing $MyNumber=$MyString.c will offer a menu of completions that includes .count.
    • $InboundLinkCount and $OutboundLinkCount now report separate values for the alias and original note.
  • Export
    • $HTMLQuoteHTML and the Quote HTML checkbox in the HTML Inspector were not always observed in text markup.
    • Changing the Quote HTML checkbox in the HTML Inspector will now refresh the export display.
  • Get Info
    • The word count reported in Get Info no longer counts the contribution of aliases.
  • Maps
    • In ring plots, the target is now drawn in $PlotBackgroundColor. It was formerly always black.
    • The text color used in prototype tabs is normally the background color of the map. This usually works well, but can be difficult to read in low-contrast color schemes where the note color is close to the background color. If the two colors have similar luma, Tinderbox instead chooses either black or white.
    • The "dotted" button in the link type inspector was incorrectly setting links to "broad".
    • Edit -> Duplicate in map view chooses a better location for the duplicated note. So does Create Note.
  • Navigation
    • Note -> Go Back is now disabled when the history is empty, because there's nothing to go back to.
    • Note -> Cover Page now resets the the visit history.
  • Outlines
    • Revised the behavior of forward-delete (fn-Delete) in outlines. This key now deletes the selected notes and then selects the first younger sibling of the selected note that is not an adornment.
    • Interval attributes were drawn incorrectly in outline columns.
    • You may now "hoist" or focus on notes with no children. This can be useful when you want to create a container and then want to add notes to the container.
  • Roadmap
    • The Inbound Links list in Roadmap failed to italicize the display name for aliases.
    • Torn-off Roadmap windows are now updated after a link's type has been changed.
  • SimpleNote
    • Corrected extra escaping of simplenote tabs.
    • Double straight quotes could, when synced, acquire unwanted backslashes.
  • Text
    • After choosing Window -> Text Only, the keyboard focus will switch to the text pane. After choosing Window -> View only, the keyboard focus will switch to the view pane, or to the selected item.
    • If changing the prototype to one that has a distinct font but also has no text, the note's typing attributes would not be updated until the note was deselected and reselected. If you type in the note, the text would retain the attributes current before the prototype was changed.
    • Browse Links is again available when the selected note has links, even when the text pane has the focus.
    • Get Info is available when the text pane has the focus, and is available even if no text is selected.
    • Activating Tinderbox from the background no longer scrolls the current text pane to the top.
    • b203 had prohibited ^include(this,template)


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