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  • Ginko: a cloud-based word processor

  • What gingko says it is:
    Gingko (available here:https://gingkoapp.com/) says it is an online word processor, that lets you work on structure & content at the same time.”
    I think that’s a fair statement.
    Here’s one testimonial from a user:
    “This is the only way to write that I have ever come across that allows me to get everything out of my head at once and stay organized at the same time. I love keeping the main points linear in the far left branch and then going off on naturally occurring tangents to the right.”
    Here’s another:
    “I use Gingko for writing research papers, it helps to focus on the elaboration of the concept and to work with large volumes of data. If Gingko existed earlier, it would have saved me 2 years off my PhD.”

  • What I use it for.
    I’ve used Gingko off and on for about 9 months. I use it as one of the ways I brainstorm writing ideas or lectures. I also use it when my writing gets tangled in knots and I need to step back and see how I can restructure the paper so my argument makes sense.
    I’m also using it to write this blog post.

  • Here’s a youtube video about Gingko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCKZHsICm8

    And here’s a 4 minute video about getting started:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4prcx0jZ9M

  • Conclusions: Gingko is not for everyone. But it you ever find yourself needing some assistance thinking about what you want to write and how you want to structure it, Ginko is worth a try.

    You can try it for free (limit of three papers - which Gingko calls “trees”). It’s five dollars a month, or 40 dollars a year, if you want to use it for an unlimited number of papers.

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