Arrange your thoughts the way you think.
View your data in a text editor, or as an outline, timeline, calendar, card, network, spreadsheet, …
Formable lets you build your own software solutions, which are, just like more specific ones, made up of a UI (Views), a data store (Formable Data), and code manipulating data and communicating with external services (Formable Compute).
The main promise of views is that they’re completely decoupled from the data store, so you can explore your data in different views, even if it wasn’t input in that way.
You could for example write your content in an outliner, and later view it in a mindmap, blocks related to a date can be viewed in a calendar, and your whole graph can be viewed as a network.
Since we’re talking about formable tools, views give you many options. Customize them to fit your workflows, or even develop your own.
Having all your data connected in such a way allows you to do nice visualizations and to browse from one block to another, but where it gets really powerful is Formable’s filtering functionality.
Retrieving information out of our computers is just as important as inserting them.
Formable lets you query any sub graph of your data and view it in the most suitable way.
Want all your journal entries? No problem. Want all your journal entries where you write about your health? No problem. Last month’s meeting notes of all meetings David attended? No problem, as long as there is a path between your blocks of information.
For a more practical explanation of Formable’s filtering, check out the filtering help page.
This becomes really powerful when you view different but overlapping subgraphs in different views.
When writing your journal, mention people, events, todo items, … whatever data you want to keep, and later view that data separated from your journal in your contacts, calendar, or custom views.
Formable currently focuses on one view: The outliner / list view.
It’s basically a text editor, with every paragraph being a separate block.
For a more practical explanation of Formable’s views, check out the views help pages.