scapple: to work or shape roughly, without smoothing to a finish.
- The Chambers Dictionary
ROUGH IT OUT
Ever scribbled ideas on a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts? Then you already know what Scapple does. It's a virtual sheet of paper that lets you make notes anywhere and connect them using lines or arrows.
Join up your thinking however you want. Scapple doesn't force you to make connections—every note is equal, so it's up to you which notes have connections and which don't. You have complete freedom to experiment with how your ideas fit together.
IT’S SCAPPLE SIMPLE
Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the page; making connections between ideas is as simple as dragging and dropping one note onto another. And unlike real paper, in Scapple you can move notes around and never run out of space.
• Simple—and fun!—to use
• Write notes anywhere
• Connect notes using drag and drop
• Move and arrange notes easily
• Stack notes in columns of related ideas
• Label connections
• Create background shapes to group notes
• Customise the appearance of notes
• MathType support
• iCloud syncing
• Full screen mode
• Export to popular formats or print your ideas
• Easily drag notes into Scrivener for further development
If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via our support forum at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum.
• Added support for Dark appearance on 10.14.
• Space bar scrolling is now smoother when zoomed.
• Style names in the inspector are now truncated if too long to fit, instead of wrapping.
• Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I felt let down at first, but not anymore..
I use Scrivener, and I always thought this would be a nice complement to it. So I finally broke down and did buy it last night, and to be honest, I felt let down. I even figured I’d ask for a reimbursement in the morning. While waiting, I figured I decided to read through the help guide. This app is so simple, I thought I wouldn’t need to at first. I was wrong. The features I thought were missing WERE there..
Turns out, this is a wonderful little tool. As simple as it first appears, it does allow for a lot of flexibility in thowing ideas down and playing with their organization afterwards.
I gave it 4 stars because I think there is one thing missing. There should be a button to press to send directly as a new Scrivener document. You can still start Scrivener, drag your ideas into it and re-arrange them there, but to be able to click a button to launch a new Scrivver with my map as text bits would be awesomer. :)
I’ve been looking for exactly this brainstorming tool for ages! The simple, open structure and easily changed links means you can jot things down as fast as you can think them, then organize and re-organize as the linkages emerge or new ideas strike you. You can made different streams of thought different colors, sizes or border-types, and bring order to chaos. Life’s complexities are rarely hierarchical!
Making Family Trees
I’ve been using Scapple to build basic family trees for a novel. I found actual genealogy software too overwrought for the level of detail require and lacking some particular features needed. Scapple solves this by being freeform while easily connecting individuals together. It makes the entire process far more organic as opposed to fill-in-the-blank.
It would be nice to have slightly more fluid movement. For example, it would nice to be able to pinch to zoom and pan at the same time. It might also be helpful to have an canvas unlimited in every direction with a “back to content” button if one becomes lost. As it is, to extend outward, you must either move everything or inch a box out to expand the canvas.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.