Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.
Best outline and note-taking app for me.
Using WF for:
- projects list
- clients list
- "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style
- quick note taking during meetings and
Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.
- TheBrain is designed to help you organize information the way you think. TheBrain helps you organize all of your ideas, files, goals, projects, etc. all together in a centralized repository which is easy for you to access and share. The software offers a dynamic visual display that is infinitely scalable. TheBrain is a living mind map with unlimited space. A Thought can represent any type of digital information on your computer. Clicking on a Thought brings it to the center of the display and all related information then surrounds your active item. TheBrain is also making some huge improvements in their latest release, TheBrain 9 that is currently in Beta Testing.
- I would suggest BoostHQ. It's meant for teams but I personally use it for personal use. I create topic specific channels and populate them with links, files, videos, documents etc that are organized and indexed for whenever I need to go back to something in specific. Best part is I can easily share any link online with the Chrome Browser extension into one of my channels. It's also fully integrated with Google Drive so uploading any of my existing docs and spreadsheets is a breeze!