1. How is this different from traditional mind mapping?

    Mind maps are typically radial, and they often do not function as repositories of atomic ideas that can be interlinked among one another in directed networks of causality.

  2. Why another concept mapper that lets you connect anything to anything?

    The few other ones out there are too complicated for use in a lot of scenarios. They may be visually cluttered by either the base program or the resulting knowledge product, or their operation is technical enough to preclude less technically focused users from taking advantage of their underlying capabilities. Also, they do not provide consistent visual validity encoding and updating schemes, or contextual bias logging.

  3. What kind of strucures can I make?

    Directed acyclic graphs (DAG). Interaction is primarily with tree sections for simplicity, but the underlying knowledge graphs you make can be DAGs.

  4. What hardware do I need?

    Your computing device needs 1) a keyboard and 2) a mouse or multitouch input.

  5. Where can I read about logic trees?

    The best book we know about on using logic trees as a tool for logical thinking and clear, effective writing is by Minto (unaffiliated with Oneslate).

  6. Does this system support Issue Based Information System icons?

    Yes. If you assign an idea "type" (when adding it, or later on from its Detail view), then that idea's IBIS icon will be shown above it in tree views.

  7. Can this system import and export OPML?

    Not yet, but we know that this is an important feature for the outliner crowd.

  8. Is there a free, public implementation of Oneslate?

    Yes, at 1slate.com.

  9. Where is the application hosted?

    The self-service application is hosted at Linode. Oneslate can also supply a virtual machine for local hosting on request.

  10. With what is Oneslate built?

    Ruby, Rails, Backbone.js, Marionette.js, Raphael.js, CoffeeScript, Sassy CSS, Twitter Bootstrap, PostgreSQL, Nginx

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