Space, Articles And Memos

When using THORN for the first time or switching to another service locale for the first time, you will need to create a workspace first. You can add a space by following the steps shown in the figure below.

Users can create multiple spaces in each service territory, and the data in each space is isolated from each other. We recommend that you create different spaces for different writing scenarios, such as one for work and one for life.

In short, a space is a collection of memos, articles and tags.

  • Memos: similar to graphic records created using system memo app

  • Articles: similar to documents created in Microsoft Word

  • Tags: a nestable, multi-level tagging system for organizing and managing Notes and Articles

If you've seen the THORN roadmap, you may be interested in two-way links, which are used to create associations in the space for the entities Notes and Articles, and are another way to organize and manage them in addition to tags.

At the moment we don't have two-way linking, but we do support one-way linking from notes to articles, because we expect notes to be used as "memos" for articles, to save material, outlines, writing ideas, etc. It is worth mentioning that we will provide more flexible linking between articles, between notes and between articles and notes.

What is the THORN Data Sync Service

The Data Sync Service exists as a cloud-based service for each space, providing multi-device synchronization and user collaboration capabilities for all devices in that space.

Each space can be set up with a different THORN Data Sync Service. To be precise, there are only two options.

  1. The THORN Data Sync service that the THORN team operates and maintains in the current service region

  2. A THORN Data Synchronization Service that you deploy yourself

The self-deployment feature of the THORN Data Sync service is still quite involved and will be released when the time is right, so for now the space only supports connections to the official THORN Data Sync service.

How does the space affect global search

Since the data in spaces are isolated from each other, the global search function of THORN (both for articles and notes) will always be limited to the current space.

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