Getting Started

Bike: Tool for thought
Bike is an outliner.
Indent to create a structured outline. Fold this outline to hide details. Focus your outline to see specifics. Use your outline to track ideas, projects, writing, to-do lists. More generally outliners are great tools for thought.

To create a row

  • Press the Return key to create a row

To change a row's indentation level

  • Press the Tab key to indent a row
  • Press Shift-Tab key to unindent a row

To show and hide detail in your outline

  • Click a row's triangle handle to collapse the row, hiding its contained rows
  • Click that same handle to expand the row, showing its contained rows

To focus into a specific part of your outline, hiding everything else

  • Command-Click a rows's handle or (Option-Command-Right)
  • Command-Click on a focused rows's handle to unfocus it or (Option-Command-Left)
To format text in your outline
  • Show the formatting popover with Command-K
  • Select formatting options from the popover with your mouse or with the single letter keyboard shortcuts displayed on the panel.
That's it, just a few commands. Internalize these commands. Learn the keyboard shortcuts. Once you've done that Bike will be a great place for you to think.
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