I wrote the previous post using the webapp Gingko. It’s a neat web-based composition tool. You start with three columns and you can add/write/move around anything between the three. Items are dependent on the column to the left, so it essentially forms a three tiered tree structure. It’s really easy to sketch out a very general overview in the left column, add important points to consider in the middle column, and then write out the actual text in the right column. Since the cells are dependent on the parent cell to their left, it becomes really easy to compartmentalize what you’re writing and also move things around. It uses markdown for formatting, which is fine, and exports as clear text, html, and presentation. It’s got a few more features as well, but just the ability to organize and write all in one pane of the web-browser is useful enough for me.