First, love WF and the recent development taking place. The board view is a wonderful feature. Was encouraged to see that bi-directional links are on their way.
But, I wanted to make an initial suggestion for two additional views (I didn't see it in other threads, but may have missed it). I'm hesitant to do so, though, because I'm also fearful of too many gimmicks. WF is clean, and I really want it to stay that way. A lot of people are asking for a mind map view, and I can see the use case, but I would much prefer both a "document view" and a "presentation view."
Here's what I'm suggesting:
Just like the ability to view a node and all sub-nodes as a board with categories, what if we had a view that took an outline and turned it into a document with headings, sub-headings, body paragraph text, and no bullets? In other words, the main bullet itself would become the title bullet when you clicked into the page. The next row of bullets would become H1 headers with the nested nodes displaying as paragraphs. Of course, I understand it would need to somehow be more dynamic than that, making the most sub-layer of bullets into body copy and then scaling up with sub-headers and headers perhaps.
But, this would allow us to essentially have an article view of an outline we're drafting, and that would be tremendous for me as a researcher. Icing on top would be allowing for some form of export with headers and body copy instead of as an outline. Perhaps this could be done through the current export function, or maybe a simple copy and paste that would maintain a document style instead of it coming out as bullets.
In addition, a presentation view would be great. I'd love to be able to create a list of slides in a node, turn that node into a presentation that shows each slide full screen and allows for transitioning to the next slide with a keystroke or mouse click.
These two views, in addition to the newly added board view, would be tremendous for my workflow. Let me know if they need further clarification.
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