Organising thoughts and ideas used to mean maintaining a pile of scraps of paper which quickly turned into a chaotic mess. Tinderbox helps to make things easier by providing you with a workspace in which notes and plans can be organised and arranged in a meaningful fashion.

The program can be used in a number of ways thanks to the flexible interface. Individual notes can be created anywhere on screen and linked together in a number of ways to show the relationship between different elements. Text, images and hyperlinks can all be added to a project and you also have the option of working with RSS feeds to keep notes up to date.

Tinderbox makes use of 'agents' that can be put to various uses such as performing searches for notes that match particular criteria. Individual notes can be coloured and shaped to make it easy to group related items together and the fact that files are stored in XML format means that there are numerous opportunities to publish notes online.

The Flint weblog assistant is on hand to help you with the process of creating a blog in a hugely customisable site. Tinderbox is an immensely flexible tool whose basic aim is to store your data. Just how you store this data and what you do with it is entirely up to you, but the program provides you with a wide range of tools and options to manage a large portfolio.


Initial confusing, Tinderbox is in fact a hugely versatile tool that can be used to make sense of your notes.