• Gingko, From the Ground Up

    The goal of this seminar is to show you how Gingko can help you move forward, whatever your field or discipline.

  • Presentation Slides →

  • Chat Tree

    We’ll have a brief chat before the session, here →

  • Practicalities

    The seminar starts at 1pm EDT, 10am PDT, 5pm UTC.
    Your host is Adriano Ferrari, founder of Gingko.

    VIEW the hangout here.

  • Gingko

    From the Ground, Up

    Basics & advanced techniques of Gingko, the card-tree editor. Followed by Q&A.

  • Hi there, Shelley;)!
    - Adriano

  • Responded to your Q about the time (yes, 1pm Montreal time) via in-app messaging. See you then.
    - Adriano

  • We’ll be starting in 10 minutes. See you on the hangout.
    - Adriano

  • 1. Common Ground

    The basics of Gingko.

  • 2. Higher Levels

    Advanced Techniques, including hidden and experimental features.

  • 3. Break Through

    In-depth Q&A with the founder, on how to use Gingko to overcome whatever problem or challenge you’re currently stuck on.

  • Step 0 - What’s the Big Idea?

    • Levels of Detail.
    • Focus on one thing.
    • Flow is paramount.

    Result: easier to get ideas out of your head, and organize them into something coherent.

  • Shortcut Reference

    If you only remember one thing:
    ? to see all shortcuts.

    (frequent additions)

    • New Move to First/Last in Group
      PageUp/PageDown
  • Card Creation

    • Ctrl (or Command) + Arrow.
    • Click the [+] buttons
  • Editing

    • Save cards
    • Markdown basics & reference
    • Shortcuts for formatting
      (bold, italic, red, etc)
  • Tree Management

    • Export, Share, Copy & Delete them
    • Export a portion of your tree (why?).
  • New Move card by Keyboard

    • Alt+ arrows
      (soon: Alt + any nav command)
  • Search as Navigation

    Use search function to quickly jump to a card.

    1. Hit /
    2. Type search term for card you want to go to.
    3. Press Enter
    4. Quickly hit / then Enter
      (to clear search bar).
  • Split Cards

    • Long cards, split manually (rightward or downard)
  • The full power of HTML, CSS, and JS

    Experimental

    • Add or Embed almost anything
    • Custom styling of Export
    • Custom styling of current doc.
    • Additional Javascript.
      Warning Powerful, but easy to break your tree
  • Import Markdown & JSON

    Hidden Feature

    • Import any Markdown document by pasting into blank card, then CtrlShiftEnter
  • CSS for export, using


    {{me}} -> “Adriano Ferrari”
    {{date}} -> April 1, etc…

  • Custom Gingko themes, per tree, is easy.
    Just add this to any card:

    <style>
    body {
    background: grey;
    }
    .card h1, .card h2, .card h3{
      font-family: Georgia;
    }
    </style>
  • John Doe

    Where’d you leave the gun?

  • Jane

    I don’t know.

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Hit <span class=\"key\">/</span>\n2. Type search term for card you want to go to.\n3. Press <span class=\"key\">Enter</span>\n4. Quickly hit <span class=\"key\">/</span> then <span class=\"key\">Enter</span>\n(to clear search bar)."},{"_id":"404c49e629f89bc6c000008b","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":1.25,"parentId":"4008eb1271230ac608000068","content":"## Split Cards\n- Long cards, split manually (rightward or downard)"},{"_id":"404c477b29f89bc6c0000089","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1665906,"position":2,"parentId":"4008eb1271230ac608000068","content":"## The full power of HTML, CSS, and JS\n`Experimental`\n- Add or Embed almost anything\n- Custom styling of Export\n- Custom styling of current doc.\n- Additional Javascript.\n`Warning` **Powerful**, but easy to break your tree"},{"_id":"404d782d67b2bd8dd400007c","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":1,"parentId":"404c477b29f89bc6c0000089","content":"<span class=\"myfont\">CSS for export, using</span>\n\n\n<style>\n.myfont {\ncolor: red;\n}\n</style>\n{{me}} -> \"Adriano Ferrari\"\n{{date}} -> April 1, etc..."},{"_id":"404e36d069696346d00000d7","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1189707,"position":1,"parentId":"404d782d67b2bd8dd400007c","content":"## John Doe\n\nWhere'd you leave the gun?"},{"_id":"404e379a69696346d00000d8","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1189709,"position":2,"parentId":"404d782d67b2bd8dd400007c","content":"## Jane\nI don't know."},{"_id":"404d786167b2bd8dd400007d","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1665893,"position":2,"parentId":"404c477b29f89bc6c0000089","content":"Custom Gingko themes, per tree, is easy.\nJust add this to any card:\n```\n<style>\nbody {\nbackground: grey;\n}\n.card h1, .card h2, .card h3{\n font-family: Georgia;\n}\n</style>\n```"},{"_id":"404e261669696346d00000d6","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"404c477b29f89bc6c0000089","content":""},{"_id":"404c490d29f89bc6c000008a","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"4008eb1271230ac608000068","content":"## Import Markdown & JSON\n`Hidden Feature`\n\n- Import any Markdown document by pasting into blank card, then <span class=\"key\">Ctrl</span><span class=\"key\">Shift</span><span class=\"key\">Enter</span>"},{"_id":"4008eb3271230ac608000069","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":"4008f16f71230ac60800006f","content":"## 3. **Break Through**\nIn-depth Q&A with the founder, on how to use Gingko to overcome whatever problem or challenge you're currently stuck on."},{"_id":"404c3af829f89bc6c0000083","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1,"position":3,"parentId":null,"content":"### Chat Tree\nWe'll have a brief chat before the session, here &rarr;"},{"_id":"404c3cc229f89bc6c0000084","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":1189693,"position":1,"parentId":"404c3af829f89bc6c0000083","content":"Hi there, Shelley;)!\n<span style=\"background-color:#99F;color:white;float:right;margin-right:20px;padding: 0 10px;\">- Adriano</span>"},{"_id":"404d4e8a5209bb4c4700007c","treeId":"40089df11bc35c49f1000085","seq":2873439,"position":2,"parentId":"404c3af829f89bc6c0000083","content":"Responded to your Q about the time (yes, 1pm Montreal time) via in-app messaging. 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