TheBrain Feature Suggestions

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  1. Using Mac OS the current facility to Add Attachments does not seem to allow importing of files into a thought, only the short cut. A file can be imported by dragging the file name from a folder but not as an option to the Add Attachments route.
    In addition when dragging files what is being dragged is not always consistent sometimes it indicates a shortcut and sometimes not.
    On this same option the Link to File Box brings up the folders/files screen for file selection and offers the Open selection box - other options say Choose which is the more…

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  2. Send a e-mail to the the Thought's linked address to recommend PersonalBrain. It can be titled as "recommend PB to xxx@aaa.com"

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  3. If the focus is on a tag in the Tags Tab, pressing F2 should open the Tag Properties so that the tag can be renamed easily.

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  4. While the expanded view is a great idea, it has a few very annoying 'bugs'. They make the view almost a pain to use.

    • Zooming - even with pinned nodes, you should still be able to zoom in and out, either by keeping the structure and shortening the links (text size stays the same) or by doing a full zoom in/out (as if you're zooming a picture)

    • Pinned locations of child nodes are lost when the parent node is minimized... very, very annoying

    • you should be able to drag a selection rectangle or a lasso around nodes and quickly pin…

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  7. 4 votes
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  8. http://forums.thebrain.com/tool/post/thebrain/vpost?id=1999967

    Creating a small radar or overview window for an entire brain structure in expanded view (possibly outline view as well) would help improve the ability to scroll around and navigate large brain structures.

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  9. "Paste Web Link" doesn't "un-escape" urls very well, if at all. Especially for long SharePoint links, this results in thought names filled with escapes such as %20 and unreadable thought names.

    Please%20vote%20for%20%idea!

    Editing such thought names is one of the most frequent operations I need to to in PB4.

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  10. Before Brain, I maintained ideas as Outlook tasks, each of which could listed within multiple categories. Presently there's no good import. I can, however, drag an entire category of tasks into a Thought that matches the Outlook category name. The tasks then become attachments with active links. Not bad!

    Now I should be able to right click somewhere to turn each such attachment into a child of the Thought that contains it. So it has its own identity and links within Brain's hierarchy.

    And if the attachment is associated with another Thought, Brain should offer to multi-parent as well as…

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  11. I'd like to see an option to freeze and rotate the expanded view. I used the view alot to focus and expand on thoughts and relations I've created between. Whether for learning, memorizing, analysing...this view is fantastic. However, sometimes the float and drift works again being able to lock a view or turn off the floating action for a static arrangement of data as I see it. Then being able to rotate the views (3D-like?) for new perspectives and insight would be great. I don't know how hard this would be or how much demand there is, but this would…

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  12. use the vista speech recognition in Personal Brain. I can dictate text and command to my computer and files (say what you see) but not so well to personal brain, it seems. The text are not recognized properly in Personal Brain.

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  13. I'd like to have the possibility to print a tough and its related links (and only those) on the right click of the mouse.

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  14. Create a version of the Notes window that is smaller. No drop-down menus; user can use right-click for context menus. Like an eye-friendly post-it. Then create a "hook" within Thoughts to "open up" their notes right in place, and manipulate them all over the plex, so that the user can juxtapose several ideas.

    Similar to the multiple-notes idea, except smaller, with a text-only display.

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  15. I use highlighting a lot in Notes (mostly yellow). It would be handy to have a shortcurt for the last used highlighting color - preferably a shortcut that can easily be performed with just the left hand.

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  16. It seems strange that the location of Brain files is not an option available in the Preferences - where users have set up brains in their own folder selections in the past it would be better to give them easy access to such folders under the Preferences set up.

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  17. I mean that i might be possible to get visualiezd access of deep thought on other dimension or to get on this way the backdoor to another brain to realize a kind of unreal 3D space.
    The visualisation could be realized by tabs.
    The idea is to give another meaning to the same namend toughts by localiezd it to different panes.
    A futher idea is to distribude automatically the tags to the child thouhts...

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  18. Currently the option available seem to be Move and Link - it would be nice to have the Copy option available as a Preferential selection

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  20. I suggest this should be implemented as a choice for all thoughts, in a selection, in a report and in search results.

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