My idea for Pathway originated when browsing Wikipedia. I would always start off quite focused on a certain subject. Unfortunately, Wikipedia articles tend to be full of distracting links, just screaming to be clicked on…
Soon enough, I found myself totally lost in myriads of loosely related pages. I can’t count the time I wasted on backtracing them, and if you have a bit of wiki-experience, you’ve probably encountered it too.
What I needed was an application that could easily archive the path I follow through Wikipedia pages.
Pathway is an app designed to solve the aforementioned problems. Its aim is to help you discover Wikipedia without having to worry whether you’ll have enough time to read everything you want, or if you’ll get lost.
It accomplishes this by presenting you with a graphical “network” representation of your visited article pages. A node represents an article, a connection between two nodes means, of course, that you’ve gone from the first article to the second one. You can save the network you’ve created to disk and recover it.
This way, you’re able to keep track of everything: what you’ve looked at, how you got there and just how it all fits together.
Pathway has a small but useful feature set, is easy to use and tries not to get in the way. Written in Cocoa, it offers the elegance you’d expect from a native Mac application.
But of course, while concept is important, it’s much better to just give you an overview of what Pathway can do for you.
So go check out the feature page!