FreeMind is a very good application, but when you have
a LOT of nodes, it tends to get VERY crowded.
What I thought would be cool was if you could get some
PersonalBrain-style interface features. First up, it
would be nice to have child nodes radially distributed
(ie; in a circle all around the root node as opposed to
just left or right). Possibly even controlling which
order they sort in.
This of course brings up the problem of how to draw all
this mass of data efficiently. One possible solution
would be to (again, from PersonalBrain) make it so that
the user can `shift' what is currently considered the
root, and limit the number of children rendered from
that point (making them smaller as they get farther
away). To assist in this, it might also be helpful to
introduce links to other nodes (either as one-way
links, or a mutual links).
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