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Zig, zag, and zoom from one thought to the next

Every new board is a wide open playground for your ideas, nesting and expanding organically with your nonlinear trails of thought.

Unlike classic productivity apps, Muse doesn’t impose rigid lists of document names. No more forced linearity. No more convoluted system of tags and links. Instead: a visually rich, soothing, and intimate workspace.

Nested Muse boards let you dive in and out of ideas with a zooming interface.

Nested Muse boards let you dive in and out of ideas with a zooming interface.

An open canvas, infinitely nested

Muse boards are the perfect document type for thinking. Like a magical library table, they give space to your ideas all the way from the tiniest details to the big picture.

Think spatially with a zooming UI

Anything you add to a board is represented visually as a card, to be moved and resized anywhere on the open canvas. But cards also becomes their own documents, so you can zoom into any image or PDF you add and work with it directly in Muse. (→ Content snippets)

Structure organically with nesting boards

Ideas span across many levels of depth. Some thoughts dive deep into a challenging question, others serve to connect the wider themes. Recognizing this, Muse boards are documents and folders in one. Within each board you will create many more, with some just being small asides, and others growing over time into worlds with many nested boards of their own.

An open canvas that adapts to you

Muse boards evolve the model of an infinite canvas like you’d find in sketching or design apps. Board space is anchored to the top left, fixed to a single zoom level, and expands gradually as you work to make sure you stay oriented.

Put cards aside with the inbox

Stash cards onto the inbox stack on the left anytime. The inbox travels with you, like a visual copy-paste buffer. And it’s where new cards you add from outside of Muse appear, ready to be placed where you want them.

Informal thinking needs no introduction

Since everything in Muse is laid out visually, file names or document titles aren’t needed to find what you are looking for. So when making a new board, you can immediately start putting down thoughts and ideas. Give it a name later, when you know what it’s about.

Your whole workspace as a Muse board

You might create a Muse board for every project you do, and within that a Muse board for every task, and for every iteration of an idea. But it goes the other way too: All your projects live on the outermost Muse board. It’s a zoomed out view of everything in Muse that works just like any other board.

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