The Guide is a two-pane extrinsic outliner, similar to mindmapping in some ways, designed to help you organize information hierarchically.
Version 2.0 Rev 2 for Windows, English
1MB download / 3MB installed (Details)
The Guide Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
The Guide evolved from the need to have an application that could organize information and ideas in a hierarchical, tree-like structure. Tree-based structures are frequently employed to manage information through a "divide-and-conquer" approach, wherein each level of the tree represents a further level of specialization of the parent-level topic — the best example of this being a book. The Guide is an application that allows you create documents ("guides") which inherently have a tree (which you can modify as you please) and text associated with each node of the tree. The text itself is of the rich-text variety, and the editor allows you to modify the style and formatting of the text (fonts, bold, italics etc).