here comes a state of the app video for those of you who are new to Napkin and need some orientation.
Napkin can help you to outline new essays and twitter threads at the speed of thought.
Think of the process in three steps.
While reading and browsing the web we come across inspiring ideas and insights quite often. Definitely too often to remember everything. So, whenever we resonate with something in particular we collect it in Napkin.
There are two ways to collect thoughts in Napkin:
- Open a new thought with a press on the plus-button in the bottom left (pressing N or space bar does the same).
- Type or copy-paste your thought.
- Add tags to connect the thought to other thoughts (you jump to the add tag field by pressing the tab-key). No idea how to tag the thought? Just wait a second. Napkin thinks with you and recommends suitable tags you used before.
- Optional: Add a source link by pasting it in the add tag field
- Install the iOS shortcut on your iPhone and iPad.
- Use the share context menu on your device to send highlighted text from your browser or any app.
- You will see a notification about new thoughts in your Napkin, when returning to desktop.
Set aside some time for regular inspiration sessions. In the beginning one or two sessions per week for browsing your thought collection work great. While browsing your swarm of thought you will see thought combinations you haven’t thought of before. Whenever you want to pin a combination of thoughts down to use it in your next piece, just drag and drop the thoughts to a Stack on the right.
Within the Stacks you can outline your new article by adding and naming sections, rearrange thoughts with drag and drop and add notes. Whenever you feel you collected enough footage to start writing your next piece, just copy the entire Stack to the writing app of your choice by pressing the copy button in the top right of your Stack.