MORE (application)

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MORE is an outline processor application created for the Apple Macintosh in 1986 by software developer Dave Winer and was never adapted for non-mac. An earlier outliner, ThinkTank, was developed by Winer, his brother Peter and Doug Baron.[1] MORE was brilliant at helping to organize ideas. The outline, itself, could be adapted/formatted to meet individual needs, including different layouts, colors, shapes. Outline "nodes" could include pictures/graphics. It was perfect for genealogy buffs.

The company that made these products, Living Videotext, merged with Symantec in September 1987.[1] With Symantec's permission, Mr. Winer has since released versions of these “antique” software packages on the web for free download.[2] Functions in these outliners include:

  • 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


  1. ^ a b Dave Winer. "Outliners & Programming". UserLand Software. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  2. ^ Winer, Dave (August 1999). "Welcome to Outliners.Com!". Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

Jonathan Price How Electronic Outlining Can Help You Create Online Materials Retrieved August 20, 2010

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