Peter's Big Review of ADM WWO Client -- WAS:Re: Peter's ADM features wishlistWas: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] From ADM: Another thought on your inquiry
The Big Review -- (01)
If you like outlining, you might quite like this tool and where it's going.
There are a few little niggles that I suspect will disappear in v2 and ADM seem
to relish feedback so feel free to add to their to-do list.
Fast download, fast install (on Windows at least) - just unzip and go, and
there's much about the interface that is pretty intuitive, or at least fun to
explore. Other things are harder to find and you will actually have to RTFM but
the Help is context sensitive so you just push F1 and up it comes. (02)
I have managed to make it hang once by switching across many applications to do
various things and then coming back to it.
The arrangement of the window panes nags - I would like to be able to move them
around like in a visual IDE - layering or drag and dock as necessary. More
options on that front would be good.
Links are attached to admtopics (outline topics) but when embedded in a topic's
textcard they don't appear active. So you don't appear to be able to insert
links at certain points in the text (unless it's hidden in the manual somewhere
I haven't been yet). I can see that becoming problematic.
You can't just paste links into a linkcard off the clipboard and have them
recognised as links, you have to right-click for a context menu. This irritated
me a little. (03)
Personal attitude stuff:
I'm not really the sort of person who approaches the task of organisation in an
outlining way from the outset. I.e. outlining is the thing I do last once I've
gathered my materials, and then only do with a subset of those materials. ADM
might support this method of working, but I haven't really tested it to that
extent yet because I haven't done anything that needs outlining lately.
ADM does let you dump resources and so forth into a collector and you can then
sort them out later but for me organisation of that material comes as a gradual
accretion of links and notes in multiple structures that slowly come together. I
have yet to ascertain whether ADM supports my personal approach. (04)
7/10 for the app at this stage, but ADM Staff seem to be working hard on raising
that. 8+/10 for effort. (05)
It's late. Time for bed. (06)
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From: "Eric Armstrong" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: Peter's ADM features wishlistWas: Re: [ba-unrev-talk] From ADM:
Another thought on your inquiry (08)
> I'm looking forward to your review of this.