My note app and are.na are amongst the daily tools I use the most. The first mainly to get my thoughts down and take notes but also whenever I need to start a research paper. The latter to expand and organize these thoughts by saving related media and making new connections.
I recently thought what if I could create a two-way conversation between my notes and are.na? So that every note could be written around media and expanded with ideas from channels and blocks and, in turn, saved as a channel.
The result would be a note app powered by the are.na API to search through channels and blocks while typing and link channels or blocks to text (cf. sketch).
A more advance development would allow the user to add his own media directly to the note and invite coworkers for realtime collaborative editing.