MORE (application)

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MORE
MORE 3.1 application icon
Developer(s) Dave Winer
Living Videotext[1]
Initial release 1986[1]
Operating system Mac OS
Type Outliner
License Proprietary; later rereleased as freeware[2]
Website Outliners.com

MORE is an outline processor application that was created for the Apple Macintosh in 1986 by software developer Dave Winer[1] and which was not ported to any other platforms. An earlier outliner, ThinkTank, was developed by Winer,[1] his brother Peter, and Doug Baron.[3] MORE was brilliant at helping to organize ideas. The outline itself could be adapted and formatted to meet individual needs, including different layouts, colors, and shapes. Outline "nodes" could include pictures and graphics. It was perfect for genealogy buffs.

The company that made these products, Living Videotext, merged with Symantec in July 1987.[3][4] Around July 1999, with Symantec's permission, Mr. Winer released versions of the ThinkTank and MORE products on a Web site for free download.[2]

Functions[edit]

Functions in these outliners included:

  • Appending notes, comments, rough drafts of sentences and paragraphs under some topics
  • Assembling various low-level topics and creating a new topic to group them under
  • Deleting duplicate topics
  • Demoting a topic to become a subtopic under some other topic
  • Disassembling a grouping that does not work, parceling its subtopics out among various other topics
  • Dividing one topic into its component subtopics
  • Dragging to rearrange the order of topics
  • Making a hierarchical list of topics
  • Merging related topics
  • Promoting a subtopic to the level of a topic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Farber, Dan (2013-03-25). "Dave Winer debuts 'classic' Little Outliner". CNET. Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b Winer, Dave (August 1999). "Welcome to Outliners.Com!". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 
  3. ^ a b Dave Winer. "Outliners & Programming". UserLand Software. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ Parker, Rachel (1987-07-13). "Symantec Buys Living Videotext, Joins Mac Market". InfoWorld 9 (28): 5. 

Price, Jonathan (October 19-22, 1997) How Electronic Outlining Can Help You Create Online Materials Retrieved April 17, 2016

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