• Resources

    To get the most out of Gingko, browse through our templates, example trees, and blog.

  • Contact Me

    If you need more help, or have any questions, comments, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

    Adriano Ferrari

    team@gingkoapp.com

  • FAQ

    The fastest way to start is to Watch the short video tutorials:

    If you have any more questions, look through this FAQ, or Contact Support.

  • Customization

    Themes & Scripts & Tricks

    For more details on how to customize, check out the Gingko API docs

  • Templates

    When you create a new tree, you can choose from several templates. Here are a few others that are not on that list.

    We are constantly on the lookout for more templates so if you have any to submit, please contact us.

    As a thank you, we’ll give you more space on your account!

  • Example Trees

    These are completed trees that show you some things Gingko can be used for.

  • Gingko Blog

    Read about organization, productivity, as well as tips and ideas for using Gingko in new ways.

  • How do I use Gingko?

    Everything you need to do with Gingko, you can do via the keyboard, or one of the two menus.

    Keyboard: Access the keyboard reference sheet by pressing the ? key.

    my gingko trees: At the top left. Use this to create new trees (either blank, or with template), or to open existing ones.

    Gear: At the top right. Everything else (export, sharing, support, LaTeX, logging out, etc) can be done here. If you have any questions, this is also where you’ll find the “Contact Support” button.

  • What goes in each column?

    The principle is:
    Left → Right = General → Specific.

    There is no wrong way to use Gingko, and you can always drag things around later.
  • What can I use it for?

    Short answer is: anything.

    Use Gingko any time you want to write or organize something hard.

  • Can I use Gingko offline?

    Yes, it’s now possible to access and edit all your trees while offline.

    Works in Chrome on Windows, Linux, Android, Chromebook, and Mac* for now.

    * Except iOS. Apple doesn’t allow non-WebKit browsers on its devices, so Chrome on iOS is basically Safari under the hood.
  • How do I print?

    Simply export as “Formatted Text (HTML)” and hit print.

  • How do I export my work?

    Click on the Gear menu, and select Export.

  • How do I rename/delete/share my tree?

    Click on the tree title, at the top. Or select “Setting of current tree…” from the Gear menu.

  • How do I copy my tree?

    Click on the tree title, at the top. Or select “Settings of current tree…” from the Gear menu.

    You’ll find a “Copy” button on the bottom left of that window.

  • How do I copy a part of my tree

    We don’t have a direct way of doing this yet, but you can do the following:

    1. Export the part you want to copy, as “Structured Text (JSON)”
    2. Select all & Copy that text.
    3. Paste it into a new empty card where you want to copy to (including in another tree).
    4. Press CtrlShiftEnter
  • Is my work safe?

    We make nightly backups of everything on Gingko on our US servers, and keep additional backups on our two machines.

    We are also using a “commit” system on the backend, so every change you make is saved, and nothing is ever permanently deleted.

    We also have a trash feature, and are working on full undo, and eventually a complete version history.

  • Is my work private?

    We use secure SSL encryption, which is the same security used by banks.

    We will never access your documents without your permission.

    We do collect information such as your approximate location, and your usage patterns (how often you log in, etc). This is only so we can serve you better.

  • How do I add equations/LaTeX?

    We now have LaTeX support!

    Just add $...$ for inline equations (), and $$...$$ for display equations:

    You may need to enable it in the Gear menu (top right > “Enable LaTeX”).

  • How do I add tables?

    You can insert Markdown tables. I recommend using this Table Generator (Markdown) to quickly make a table.

  • How do I add plots & charts

    You can embed any HTML or iframe plot you have.

    We recommend our fellow Montrealers, http://plot.ly.
    They have a great API, a powerful selection of plots, and real-time streaming data.

    <iframe src="https://plot.ly/~carmeloosh/75/450/350" width="450" height="350" 
    seamless="seamless" scrolling="no"></iframe>
    (note that HTML sometimes has some formatting issues with newlines. For instance, a regular newline in your HTML tags is sometimes converted into <br> tags)
  • How much does it cost?

    Gingko is free to use as long as you create 100 cards or less each month. Usage resets on the 1st.

    Unlimited accounts are $5 / month, or $49 / yr. Thanks for the support!

  • Isn’t it spelled “ginkgo”?

    Yes, I know. I did it on purpose.

    For more on the name, read deeper →

  • Visual Changes

    You can make changes to anything you see on the screen, by including CSS into any card:

    <style>
    .some-class {
      background: somecolor;
    }
    </style>
  • AutoHotKey scripts

    Some of our users use AutoHotKey to insert quick common phrases or codes into their cards.

    Check this script file for a few shortcut examples (turn url into hyperlink, image, etc):

    gink-link.ahk

    (Thanks to Rob W. for this!)

  • Non-fiction

    • Academic Paper: The basic structure of an academic paper, including tips on how to write better to improve your chances of getting published.
    • Business Model: Use this tree to structure your new business idea. Courtesy of James Jeffries, Ph.D.
  • Productivity

    • Goal tree: Use this template to tie your long-term goals to your day-to-day tasks
    • Project Planning: Whether you’re planning your company strategy or your next vacation, try this template to get clarity & focus.
    • Getting Things Done: Gingko’s tree structure makes it ideal for GTD. Just add next actions to your runway, and then as you add more “Horizons of Focus”, add more levels upwards in the tree.
    • Kanban Calendar: Frank D, of Productivity Mashup has created a Gingko version of the Kanban Calendar
    • Blogging: John R. Meese has been using this template to quickly write up his weekly blog posts.
  • Fiction

    • Screenplay template: Despite the whimsical nature of this beat sheet, it’s a powerful template for screenwriting.
    • NaNoWriMo. Story arc, with word count goals. For tips on preparing, also check out NaNoWrimo Prep
    • One Hour TV Script. Modification to screenplay template, submitted by @PulpWestern.
    • Hero’s Journey: The classic structure of many of the world’s stories. Also called the “monomyth”.
    • Snowflake Method: Write a novel or large work, by starting with a single sentence, and expanding progressively. Thanks to Scott Clegg for creating and sharing.
  • Video: Introduction (<90 seconds)


    (Same video as homepage)

  • Formatting

    You format cards by typing in Markdown text. You can access a cheat sheet of the formatting options by pressing Ctrl+M.

  • Images

    To Insert images, press Ctrl+Shift+I while in edit mode to bring up the Filepicker.io dialog.

    (if the shortcut doesn’t work, contact me and I’ll look into it)

  • Search, #Tags

    The Search bar at the top allows you to not only find, but also filter your cards.

    You can use this to create #tags. To filter by a tag, just click on it.

  • Checkboxes

  • Video: More on Using Gingko (4min)

    For a quick guide on some of the ways to structure information with Gingko, check out this video:

  • Can I add a name to the top of each Column?

    There’s no simple way to do this, other than to have a “name” row or regular cards. But these scroll out of view.

    If you’re persistent, you might be able to figure out a way to do this by including Javascript & CSS in a card. (e.g. use jQuery to prepend an h1 tag).

  • Here are some examples:

    • Set Goals & Tasks.
    • Make presentations or storyboards.
    • Organize and write a plot outline.
    • Class notes (individually or collaboratively)
    • Write a physics paper.
    • Document your business processes

    See the Templates and Examples for more ideas.

  • Details on Offline Mode

    A brief explanation of how it works, so you understand the caveats.

    If you have a browser that supports “Service Worker” (for now just Chrome, and eventually Firefox), Gingko does the following:

    1. On first load online, it creates a special cache that saves the code needed to run, and all your trees & associated cards.
    2. If loaded offline, it loads the data from this local cache.
    3. When cards are saved offline, it saves the request to an “outbox” on your device. These are stored on your hard-drive.
    4. Next time you’re back online, these “outbox” events are sent to the server and stored/synced across all your devices.
    5. The server stores all past versions of your cards, so there is a way to resolve conflicts when they happen (i.e. two people edit same card offline).

    You can, of course, close your browser, shut down your computer, or any other normal action and your offline data is safe.

    Three things to watch for, though:

    1. Any un-synced changes you make in Incognito mode will be gone when you close the tab.
    2. If you are trying to clear your history, and select “All files and site data” as well, you will lose any un-synced changes.
    3. Do not use offline mode on a public computer. Your edits will be stored unencrypted, and could be viewed by anyone who knows where to look.

    Caveats aside, it works.
    This card was written offline :)

  • Plain-text (Markdown)

    This takes each card’s source text, and flattens it so it all appears as one linear document.

    Use this to keep a local copy of your tree. (note: will not preserve the tree structure).

  • Formatted Text (HTML)

    For printing or for copying to Word for PDF output, select this option.

    This is a “flattened” copy of your tree, and doesn’t preserve the tree structure.

  • Presentation (impress.js)

    Use this to turn your tree into a slideshow. This means you can quickly create a clean and well-organized slideshow in Gingko!

  • Structure Text (JSON)

    This is a basic format that saves all your tree content and the structure.

    Use this for local backups, or if you want to copy a tree/subtree to some other tree. (see “How do I copy a part of my tree”).

  • Micropublishing (ePub, Kindle, etc)

    If you need to export to these or similar formats, Professor Marcelo Steins (in Brazil) has put together a handy list of options here:

    https://gingkoapp.com/micropublishing

    (“Obrigado marcelo!”)

  • How do I create my own backups?

    Just click the “Backup All Files” button in the gear menu (top right).

    • The name “Gingko”

      We named our app “Gingko”, after ginkgo biloba, an ancient tree found on every continent. Some of the reasons for the name:

      • It seemed appropriate to name our tree app, after a tree.
      • It is associated with enhancing memory & cognition.
      • My wife Jessica and I were walking by the botanical gardens of Montreal, while on a “branding walk & talk”. The name gingko was added to a list then.
      • Its simple, and we like the sound.

      We mispelled “Gingko” on purpose, for two reasons.
      First, it seems a more natural spelling to me (both phonetically, and visually). And second, it would help with SEO and with securing domain names, accounts, etc.

    • Column widths

      <style>
      #c3 {
       width: 800px !important;
      }
      </style>

      Note that if you change the widths too much, horizontal scrolling will be a little off.

    • Higher Contrast Theme

      Add this to any card on your tree to get a slightly higher contrast look:

      <style>
      body {
      background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom,#C7CDD4,#989FA8);
      }
      .cards {
      background: #DAD8D8;
      }
      </style>
    • Change card color

      First, find the id of the card. You can do this by:

      • Right-clicking on the card.
      • Choose “Inspect Element”
      • In the HTML find the card id:
        <li id="card12345090af2144f2540abcdef" ...

      Then add this code to any card:

      <style>
      #card12345090af2144f2540abcdef {
       background-color: #FFF5C5;
      }
      </style>

      You can keep all your color changes in one card, for simplicity. (If you can’t click on card after, just refresh).

      • Custom Stylesheet

        You can add customization to the HTML Export, by adding a card somewhere in your tree, with the following code:

        <style>
        article.html-export {
            /* Your CSS here */
        }
        </style>

        You can use this to change the look of fonts, font-sizes, background colors/images, or anything else on the page.

        {"cards":[{"_id":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3224855,"position":1.25,"parentId":null,"content":"# Resources\nTo get the most out of Gingko, browse through our templates, example trees, and blog."},{"_id":"3642119f426a33b167000049","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3224859,"position":1,"parentId":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","content":"## FAQ\nThe fastest way to start is to Watch the short video tutorials:\n\n- [Introduction to Gingko](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCKZHsICm8) (< 90 seconds )\n- [How to Use Gingko - Part 1](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4prcx0jZ9M) (4 min)\n\nIf you have any more questions, look through this FAQ, or <a id=\"Intercom\" href=\"mailto:2u9pctj9@incoming.intercom.io\" data-intercom_original_html=\"Contact Support\" style=\"visibility: visible;\">Contact Support</a>."},{"_id":"364210fb426a33b167000048","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1964010,"position":1.5625,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I use Gingko?\nEverything you need to do with Gingko, you can do via the keyboard, or one of the two menus.\n\n**Keyboard**: Access the <a href=\"javascript:;\" class=\"trigger\" title=\"Keyboard shortcuts (?)\" data-action=\"key:shortcuts\">keyboard reference sheet</a> by pressing the <span class=\"key\">?</span> key.\n\n**my gingko trees**: At the top left. Use this to create new trees (either blank, or with template), or to open existing ones.\n\n**Gear**: At the top right. Everything else (export, sharing, support, LaTeX, logging out, etc) can be done here. If you have any questions, this is also where you'll find the \"Contact Support\" button."},{"_id":"36fb431ffb606d6e0400005b","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"364210fb426a33b167000048","content":"## Video: Introduction (<90 seconds)\n<iframe width=\"250\" height=\"141\" src=\"//www.youtube.com/embed/egCKZHsICm8\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>\n(Same video as homepage)"},{"_id":"37a4e9230afce4374700006c","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"364210fb426a33b167000048","content":"## Formatting\nYou format cards by typing in <a href=\"javascript:;\" class=\"trigger\" title=\"Markdown formatting guide (Ctrl+M)\" data-action=\"modal:show:markdown\">Markdown text</a>. You can access a cheat sheet of the formatting options by pressing **<a href=\"javascript:;\" class=\"trigger\" title=\"Markdown formatting guide (Ctrl+M)\" data-action=\"modal:show:markdown\">Ctrl+M</a>**."},{"_id":"37a4eaa40afce4374700006e","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1343970,"position":3.5,"parentId":"364210fb426a33b167000048","content":"## Images\nTo Insert images, press `Ctrl+Shift+I` while **in edit mode** to bring up the Filepicker.io dialog.\n\n![](https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/AwIT6rEREKZLcN63fkMA)\n\n(if the shortcut doesn't work, contact me and I'll look into it)"},{"_id":"37a4e9550afce4374700006d","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3186488,"position":4,"parentId":"364210fb426a33b167000048","content":"## Search, #Tags\nThe Search bar at the top allows you to not only find, but also **filter** your cards.\n\nYou can use this to create #tags. To filter by a tag, just click on it."},{"_id":"581ae88241ef3b32af0000e0","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":2873423,"position":5,"parentId":"364210fb426a33b167000048","content":"## Checkboxes\n[X] Type `[X]` to create a checkbox.\n[ ] Clicking on the checkbox toggles it\n [ ] A subtask"},{"_id":"364222014d1c4451ba00004d","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":2.25,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## What goes in each column?\nThe principle is:\n*Left &rarr; Right = General &rarr; Specific.*\n###### There is no wrong way to use Gingko, and you can always drag things around later."},{"_id":"36fb3a8bfb606d6e0400005a","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"364222014d1c4451ba00004d","content":"## Video: More on Using Gingko (4min)\nFor a quick guide on some of the ways to structure information with Gingko, check out this video:\n<iframe width=\"250\" src=\"//www.youtube.com/embed/J4prcx0jZ9M\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>"},{"_id":"5279305f3d63c77a0b0000de","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1964025,"position":2,"parentId":"364222014d1c4451ba00004d","content":"## Can I add a name to the top of each Column?\nThere's no simple way to do this, other than to have a \"name\" row or regular cards. But these scroll out of view.\n\nIf you're persistent, you might be able to figure out a way to do this by including Javascript & CSS in a card. (e.g. use jQuery to prepend an h1 tag)."},{"_id":"36421af34d1c4451ba00004b","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":2.5,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## What can I use it for?\nShort answer is: anything.\n\nUse Gingko any time you want to write or organize **something hard**."},{"_id":"36fb36bbfb606d6e04000059","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"36421af34d1c4451ba00004b","content":"Here are some examples:\n- Set Goals & Tasks.\n- Make presentations or storyboards.\n- Organize and write a plot outline.\n- Class notes (individually or collaboratively)\n- Write a physics paper.\n- Document your business processes\n\nSee the **Templates** and **Examples** for more ideas."},{"_id":"3642230c4d1c4451ba00004f","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3333875,"position":2.625,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## Can I use Gingko offline?\n**Yes**, it's now possible to access and edit all your trees while offline.\n\nWorks in Chrome on Windows, Linux, Android, Chromebook, and Mac* for now.\n\n###### \\* Except iOS. Apple doesn't allow non-WebKit browsers on its devices, so Chrome on iOS is basically Safari under the hood."},{"_id":"5aa93334d23251681a0000e2","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3305246,"position":1,"parentId":"3642230c4d1c4451ba00004f","content":"### Details on Offline Mode\nA brief explanation of how it works, so you understand the caveats.\n\nIf you have a browser that supports \"Service Worker\" (for now just Chrome, and eventually Firefox), Gingko does the following:\n1. On first load online, it creates a special cache that saves the code needed to run, and all your trees & associated cards.\n2. If loaded offline, it loads the data from this local cache.\n3. When cards are saved offline, it saves the request to an \"outbox\" on your device. These are stored on your hard-drive.\n4. Next time you're back online, these \"outbox\" events are sent to the server and stored/synced across all your devices.\n5. The server stores all past versions of your cards, so there is a way to resolve conflicts when they happen (i.e. two people edit same card offline).\n\nYou *can*, of course, close your browser, shut down your computer, or any other normal action and your offline data is safe.\n\nThree things to watch for, though:\n1. Any un-synced changes you make in **Incognito mode** will be gone when you close the tab.\n2. If you are trying to **clear your history**, and select \"All files and site data\" as well, you will lose any un-synced changes.\n3. Do not use offline mode on a **public computer**. Your edits will be stored unencrypted, and could be viewed by anyone who knows where to look. \n\n---\nCaveats aside, it *works*.\nThis card was written offline :)"},{"_id":"41ceb020de6f35780900009c","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":2.75,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I print?\nSimply export as \"Formatted Text (HTML)\" and hit print."},{"_id":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":2.875,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I export my work?\nClick on the Gear menu, and select <a class=\"trigger\" data-action=\"modal:show:save-as\" href=\"javascript:;\">Export</a>."},{"_id":"37a4cc3a0afce43747000066","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","content":"### Plain-text (Markdown)\nThis takes each card's source text, and flattens it so it all appears as one linear document.\n\nUse this to keep a local copy of your tree. (note: will not preserve the tree structure)."},{"_id":"37a4d2210afce43747000068","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":2,"parentId":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","content":"### Formatted Text (HTML)\nFor *printing* or for copying to Word for **PDF output**, select this option.\n\nThis is a \"flattened\" copy of your tree, and doesn't preserve the tree structure."},{"_id":"3f37113bdf9a47a76c0000c1","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"37a4d2210afce43747000068","content":"### Custom Stylesheet\n\nYou can add customization to the HTML Export, by adding a card somewhere in your tree, with the following code:\n```\n<style>\narticle.html-export {\n /* Your CSS here */\n}\n</style>\n```\n\nYou can use this to change the look of fonts, font-sizes, background colors/images, or anything else on the page."},{"_id":"37a4d4650afce43747000069","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","content":"### Presentation (impress.js)\nUse this to turn your tree into **a slideshow**. This means you can quickly create a clean and well-organized slideshow in Gingko!"},{"_id":"41ce3a5bde6f357809000099","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":3.5,"parentId":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","content":"### Structure Text (JSON)\nThis is a basic format that saves all your tree content **and** the structure.\n\nUse this for local backups, or if you want to copy a tree/subtree to some other tree. (see \"How do I copy a part of my tree\")."},{"_id":"41b5314f52e4fd2b6800011b","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":4,"parentId":"3642237f4d1c4451ba000050","content":"### Micropublishing (ePub, Kindle, etc)\n\nIf you need to export to these or similar formats, Professor [Marcelo Steins](https://twitter.com/msteinas) (in Brazil) has put together a handy list of options here:\n\n**https://gingkoapp.com/micropublishing**\n\n(\"Obrigado marcelo!\")\n\n"},{"_id":"36421a474d1c4451ba00004a","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I rename/delete/share my tree?\nClick on the tree title, at the top. Or select \"Setting of current tree...\" from the Gear menu."},{"_id":"3a8437a1f4b4f61b4f00008b","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1343972,"position":3.25,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I copy my tree?\nClick on the tree title, at the top. Or select \"Settings of current tree...\" from the Gear menu.\n\nYou'll find a \"Copy\" button on the bottom left of that window."},{"_id":"41b4ef0052e4fd2b68000117","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":3.375,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I copy a part of my tree\nWe don't have a direct way of doing this yet, but you can do the following:\n1. Export the part you want to copy, as \"Structured Text (JSON)\"\n2. Select all & Copy that text.\n2. Paste it into a new empty card where you want to copy to (including in another tree).\n3. Press <span class=\"key\">Ctrl</span><span class=\"key\">Shift</span><span class=\"key\">Enter</span>"},{"_id":"41b4f48852e4fd2b68000118","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"41b4ef0052e4fd2b68000117","content":"### Video example\nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkpamRCUay8&feature=share&t=15m59s\n\n(Starting at 15:59)"},{"_id":"36421b8a4d1c4451ba00004c","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3186493,"position":4,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## Is my work safe?\nWe make nightly backups of everything on Gingko on our US servers, and keep additional backups on our two machines.\n\nWe are also using a \"commit\" system on the backend, so every change you make is saved, and nothing is ever permanently deleted.\n\nWe also have a trash feature, and are working on full undo, and eventually a complete version history."},{"_id":"575ea9f531c2273c2f0000de","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3304673,"position":1,"parentId":"36421b8a4d1c4451ba00004c","content":"### How do I create my own backups?\nJust click the \"Backup All Files\" button in the gear menu (top right)."},{"_id":"37a4d9830afce4374700006a","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":5,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## Is my work private?\nWe use secure SSL encryption, which is the same security used by banks.\n\nWe will *never* access your documents without your permission.\n\nWe do collect information such as your approximate location, and your usage patterns (how often you log in, etc). This is only so we can *serve you better*."},{"_id":"364224844d1c4451ba000051","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1507238,"position":7,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I add equations/LaTeX?\nWe now have LaTeX support!\n\nJust add `$...$` for inline equations ($\\tau \\equiv 2\\pi$), and `$$...$$` for display equations:\n$$f(a) = \\frac{1}{2\\pi i} \\oint_\\gamma \\frac{f(z)}{z-a}\\, dz$$\n\nYou may need to enable it in the Gear menu (top right > \"Enable LaTeX\")."},{"_id":"5bdbc360569f8e6a4b000180","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":4539607,"position":7.125,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I add tables?\nYou can insert Markdown tables. I recommend using this [Table Generator (Markdown)](http://www.tablesgenerator.com/markdown_tables) to quickly make a table."},{"_id":"41b4f5e852e4fd2b68000119","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3267357,"position":7.25,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How do I add plots & charts\nYou can embed any HTML or iframe plot you have.\n\nWe recommend our fellow Montrealers, http://plot.ly.\nThey have a great API, a powerful selection of plots, and real-time streaming data.\n\n```\n<iframe src=\"https://plot.ly/~carmeloosh/75/450/350\" width=\"450\" height=\"350\" \nseamless=\"seamless\" scrolling=\"no\"></iframe>\n```\n##### *(note that HTML sometimes has some formatting issues with newlines. For instance, a regular newline in your HTML tags is sometimes converted into `<br>` tags)*"},{"_id":"6af35193a65fad6d3d0004c6","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":7844175,"position":7.75,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## How much does it cost?\nGingko is free to use as long as you create 100 cards or less each month. Usage resets on the 1st.\n\nUnlimited accounts are \\$5 / month, or \\$49 / yr. Thanks for the support!"},{"_id":"364226374d1c4451ba000053","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3186511,"position":8,"parentId":"3642119f426a33b167000049","content":"## Isn't it spelled \"ginkgo\"?\nYes, I know. I did it on purpose.\n\nFor more on the name, read deeper &rarr;"},{"_id":"36faddbd981daaf3880000da","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3186516,"position":1,"parentId":"364226374d1c4451ba000053","content":"### The name \"Gingko\"\nWe named our app “Gingko”, after ginkgo biloba, an ancient tree found on every continent. Some of the reasons for the name:\n\n- It seemed appropriate to name our tree app, after a tree.\n- It is associated with enhancing memory & cognition.\n- My wife Jessica and I were walking by the botanical gardens of Montreal, while on a “branding walk & talk”. The name gingko was added to a list then.\n- Its simple, and we like the sound.\n\nWe mispelled “Gingko” on purpose, for two reasons.\nFirst, it seems a more natural spelling to me (both phonetically, and visually). And second, it would help with SEO and with securing domain names, accounts, etc."},{"_id":"4dceb39d7ffe5fe6e2000405","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":5455241,"position":1.5,"parentId":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","content":"## Customization\n### Themes & Scripts & Tricks\n\nFor more details on how to customize, check out the [Gingko API docs](https://gingkoapp.com/api-docs)"},{"_id":"5fb5983362311a84100004df","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":8418967,"position":0.25,"parentId":"4dceb39d7ffe5fe6e2000405","content":"### Visual Changes\nYou can make changes to anything you see on the screen, by including CSS into any card:\n\n```\n<style>\n.some-class {\n background: somecolor;\n}\n</style>\n```"},{"_id":"5fb59aea62311a84100004e1","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":5455266,"position":0.5,"parentId":"5fb5983362311a84100004df","content":"### Column widths\n\n```\n<style>\n#c3 {\n width: 800px !important;\n}\n</style>\n```\n\nNote that if you change the widths too much, horizontal scrolling will be a little off.\n","deleted":false},{"_id":"4dceb47b7ffe5fe6e2000407","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":5455246,"position":1,"parentId":"5fb5983362311a84100004df","content":"### Higher Contrast Theme\nAdd this to any card on your tree to get a slightly higher contrast look:\n\n```\n<style>\nbody {\nbackground-image: linear-gradient(to bottom,#C7CDD4,#989FA8);\n}\n.cards {\nbackground: #DAD8D8;\n}\n</style>\n```"},{"_id":"5292d4b522a3577ea10000ff","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":5455247,"position":2,"parentId":"5fb5983362311a84100004df","content":"### Change card color\nFirst, find the id of the card. You can do this by:\n* Right-clicking on the card.\n* Choose \"Inspect Element\"\n* In the HTML find the card id:\n `<li id=\"card12345090af2144f2540abcdef\" ...`\n\nThen add this code to *any* card:\n\n```\n<style>\n#card12345090af2144f2540abcdef {\n background-color: #FFF5C5;\n}\n</style>\n```\nYou can keep all your color changes in one card, for simplicity. (If you can't click on card after, just refresh)."},{"_id":"4dceb8f77ffe5fe6e2000408","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1367222,"position":0.5,"parentId":"4dceb39d7ffe5fe6e2000405","content":"### AutoHotKey scripts\nSome of our users use [AutoHotKey](http://www.autohotkey.com/) to insert quick common phrases or codes into their cards.\n\nCheck this script file for a few shortcut examples (turn url into hyperlink, image, etc):\n\n[gink-link.ahk](https://uploads.intercomcdn.com/i/o/624935/a1c9973b09462e2382e30795/gink-link.ahk)\n\n(Thanks to Rob W. for this!)"},{"_id":"37a4550e3125bd62220000a4","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3224857,"position":2,"parentId":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","content":"## Templates\nWhen you create a new tree, you can choose from several templates. Here are a few others that are not on that list.\n\nWe are constantly **on the lookout for more templates** so if you have any to submit, please <a href=\"mailto:team@gingkoapp.com\">contact us</a>. \n\nAs a thank you, we'll give you more space on your account!"},{"_id":"37a481943125bd62220000aa","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":488685,"position":0.5,"parentId":"37a4550e3125bd62220000a4","content":"### Non-fiction\n- **[Academic Paper](https://gingkoapp.com/academic-paper)**: The basic structure of an academic paper, including tips on how to write better to improve your chances of getting published.\n- **[Business Model](https://gingkoapp.com/business-model-tree)**: Use this tree to structure your new business idea. Courtesy of James Jeffries, Ph.D. "},{"_id":"37a4617f3125bd62220000a8","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":635898,"position":1,"parentId":"37a4550e3125bd62220000a4","content":"### Productivity\n- **[Goal tree](https://gingkoapp.com/calendar)**: Use this template to tie your long-term goals to your day-to-day tasks\n- **[Project Planning](https://gingkoapp.com/planning-template)**: Whether you're planning your company strategy or your next vacation, try this template to get clarity & focus.\n- **[Getting Things Done](https://gingkoapp.com/gtd)**: Gingko's tree structure makes it ideal for GTD. Just add next actions to your runway, and then as you add more \"Horizons of Focus\", add more levels upwards in the tree.\n- **[Kanban Calendar](https://gingkoapp.com/kanban-calendar)**: Frank D, of [Productivity Mashup](http://www.productivitymashup.com/search?q=gingko) has created a Gingko version of the Kanban Calendar\n- **[Blogging](https://gingkoapp.com/gnt-template)**: [John R. Meese](http://johnrmeese.com/) has been using this template to quickly write up his weekly blog posts."},{"_id":"37a476db3125bd62220000a9","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1478608,"position":2,"parentId":"37a4550e3125bd62220000a4","content":"### Fiction\n- **[Screenplay template](http://gingkoapp.com/screenplay-template)**: Despite the whimsical nature of this beat sheet, it's a powerful template for screenwriting.\n- **[NaNoWriMo](https://gingkoapp.com/nanowrimo-template)**. Story arc, with word count goals. For tips on preparing, also check out **[NaNoWrimo Prep](https://gingkoapp.com/nanowrimo-prep)**\n- **[One Hour TV Script](https://gingkoapp.com/screenplay-template-1hrtv)**. Modification to screenplay template, submitted by [@PulpWestern](http://twitter.com/PulpWestern).\n- **[Hero's Journey](https://gingkoapp.com/heros-journey-template)**: The classic structure of many of the world's stories. Also called the \"monomyth\".\n- **[Snowflake Method](https://gingkoapp.com/snowflake-method)**: Write a novel or large work, by starting with a single sentence, and expanding progressively. *Thanks to Scott Clegg for creating and sharing*."},{"_id":"37a454dd3125bd62220000a3","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":2873412,"position":3,"parentId":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","content":"## Example Trees\nThese are completed trees that show you some things Gingko can be used for."},{"_id":"37a4b6a609b4857a7f000065","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":6563589,"position":1,"parentId":"37a454dd3125bd62220000a3","content":"- ### [Romeo and Juliet](https://gingkoapp.com/romeo-and-juliet)\n- ### [Screenplay: Alien (1979)](https://gingkoapp.com/alien-1979)\n- ### [Engineering class notes](https://gingkoapp.com/aber-level-m)\n- ### [Philosophy class notes](https://gingkoapp.com/philosophy)\n"},{"_id":"37a455863125bd62220000a6","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":1,"position":4,"parentId":"37a454b23125bd62220000a2","content":"## **[Gingko Blog](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/)**\nRead about organization, productivity, as well as tips and ideas for using Gingko in new ways."},{"_id":"37a458883125bd62220000a7","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":2873426,"position":1,"parentId":"37a455863125bd62220000a6","content":"## Latest posts\n- [[Video] How to Write a Great Research Paper](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/essays/video-write-great-research-paper)\n- [A Lesson from Quantum Mechanics on Constraints & Creativity](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/essays/lesson-quantum-mechanics-constraints-creativity)\n- [Gingko keeps your goals aligned](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/uses/gingko-keeps-your-goals-aligned)\n- [If your project were a game, would you be able to finish it?](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/essays/if-your-project-were-a-game-would-you-be-able-to-finish-it)\n- [Sketching with Words](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/essays/sketching-with-words)\n- [Gingko for Goal-setting & Journaling](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/uses/gingko-for-goal-setting-journaling)\n- [Gingko for presentations & storyboards](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/features/gingko-for-presentations-storyboards)\n- [Seeing an Idea](http://blog.gingkoapp.com/essays/seeing-an-idea)"},{"_id":"364243504d1c4451ba000055","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":3224854,"position":3,"parentId":null,"content":"# Contact Me\nIf you need more help, or have *any* questions, comments, or suggestions, don't hesitate to **<a href=\"mailto:team@gingkoapp.com\">contact me</a>**!\n\n![](https://gingkoapp.com/p/images/adri-face.png)\n\nAdriano Ferrari\n\n<a href=\"mailto:team@gingkoapp.com\">team@gingkoapp.com</a>"},{"_id":"37a484233125bd62220000ab","treeId":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","seq":581040,"position":1,"parentId":"364243504d1c4451ba000055","content":"## On Social Media\n- [@gingkoapp](http://twitter.com/gingkoapp) on Twitter.\n- [Google+](https://plus.google.com/b/113214529020683567192/113214529020683567192)\n- [Facebook Page](http://facebook.com/gingkoapp)\n<!-- [GitHub](http://github.com/gingkoapp) -->"}],"tree":{"_id":"363890ad2bd2abb306000058","name":"FAQ","publicUrl":"faq","latex":true}}