I’ve been using MN for a year now and I wanted to share with you the main difficulty I have to deal with and an idea that could help us all.
Like every one here I guess, I have a few notebooks with a lot of notes, most of them linked to others. There is so much materials that all links are lost in the melee. It is almost impossible to find new connexions and do the synthesis job in this mess.
However, I have something that may help people to clarify maps and keep the user-friendliness of MN3.
Let’s take an example.
I want to visualize the relationships between people around me. Some have family link, some have working relations, some are friends, some can be two of them or all three. When I draw all links between them, it gets impossible to see anything. I think it would help a lot to be able to add a “type” to the links: in this example: “family”, “friends”, “company” keywords.
From that, it would be possible to display relationships of one type only. So that I could have the map of friends, the map of family, the map of company, all in one map. Just filtering out the links that trouble the reading. I guess that might be done in MN3 adding some specific tags to links and add a dedicated filter.
I look forward to see what you guys think about that.