Glad you found the list useful. As I think I said, I’m looking for other such projects. There seem to be a bunch of similar, but different approaches.
Thanks for sharing PolyBook. I’m impressed by the level of polish your app shows, it just feels professional. I’m trying to imagine a collection of thinking tools, or programming technologies as the subject matter. It just feels to me that it would not scale well.
I have never understood history. Looking at the main entry page of your app makes me want to run away. I guess it kind of feels like a massive amount of reading assignments staring at me all at once? The location and timeline aspects seem that they would be useful for history, but not so much for what I’m trying to accomplish. Their existence makes me wonder what other ways of thinking about things might be possible and practical.
I might say that it also reminds me of the attempt that Google made to make their Chrome bookmark feature more visual. Thankfully, they reverted to the current implementation. I like the treeview textual implementation much more than the more pretty one they tried to change to for a few months.
I don’t know if you have considered a tree or outline presentation, or maybe your app has such a thing and I just failed to see it?
My use case, as far as I can put my finger on it, is a tool which will facilitate organizing my huge browser bookmark collection. I have stored information, about lots of things, which I would like to learn more about. So far, I think the KnowledgePicker.com project has expressed the overall picture of what I’m trying to do, but so far, their implementation has not gotten very close to the specific functionality that I think is needed to do what I want to do. They have only been working on it for two years, and seem to be eager to get feedback. I have no idea how long it might take them to get to the stage where I could even start to try and use it to do, what I want to make happen.
I’d be interested to hear, if anything I’ve said, has caused you to think about an approach that I might not have considered.