fgrieser wrote:>It looks like they ripped off scrivener's corkboard interface
Writers Cafe and Storylines had been around quite a while before Keith came out with Scrivener.
Actually, their emergence was nearly concurrent. I didn't realize that until you said this so I checked both sites.
Keith had a public beta out when they did. According to Keith's own post from 2006 regarding the other writing software at the time (blog post #40) neither writers cafe nor storylines were on his radar.
Zdnet reviewed writer cafe in 2007 and mentioned the story line feature.
So, it's not right to say it was around longer nor is it accurate for me to say what I said without recognizing the concurrent development.
Nevertheless, my idea about transforming the free form index card into a timeline (horizontal) and secondary (vertical which could be location or character or both) meta data scale is valid.
We just need to clone Kevin several times over so he can make my one button sync feature and timeline by free form index card layouts as well as the other brilliant feature requests floating around.