I write academic papers in which I contrast and compare the ideas of more than one viewpoint, but usually only two at a time. When developing my arguments I use Scrivener as an outlining and thought organization tool.
I have split the pane vertically to provide two documents in which to place mirror-like outlines that have elements that show, on the same visual level, contrasting points. In order to make this useful, I need to constantly adjust the two outlines to keep them aligned.
Is there a better way to do this: in Scrivener or perhaps another application?
What I really want is an electronic blackboard or notepad upon which I can write, capture, and drag so that I can align and rearrange thoughts and ideas as my brain percolates. (That’s the coffee reference, by the way.) What I really need to do is link listed thoughts that are in two side-by-side columns together.