That is quite a leap, from selecting multiple notes at once to writing a word processor
So for me, I use AB to see sets of notes. Often times I’ll notice interesting subsets, or sets that I haven’t noticed before. So I want to select a few notes and stamp them.
You can select multiple notes in every other view. So clearly it’s useful. I don’t suppose you’d be thrilled if eastgate removed the ability to select multiple notes in outline / map view.
Yeah, it’s a tradeoff. You spend a bit more time and effort massaging data in other apps and transferring information back and forth. I spend a bit more time effort and writing TB action code and scripts to make TB integrate with other tools I use. Neither approach is right, they’re just right for our individual needs. fwiw I’ve tried every writing application for Mac, and Tinderbox is my favorite application to write in – which is amazing considering it’s not a “writing application!”
Personally, I don’t make a distinction between note-taking and writing. For me, note-taking is writing. Any note can grow and/or be combined into longer forms. Any long form text can be deconstructed into smaller notes. Separating the two activities creates a cognitive dissonance that is unhelpful for me. I fully appreciate that for other people, it’s important to keep those two activities cleanly separated.
So what’s Tinderbox’s USP? I think anyone would be hard-pressed to distill it to a single, clear, universal phrase. It can’t be all things to all people, but it is certainly many things to many people.