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  1. I use the brain as my central filing cabinet. I do virtual work and am slowly going paperless - I use a scanner and scan many documents a day adding them to the brain thoughts that are appropriate. This is a wonderful feature, however, I need to be able to see a preview of what is in that thought when I am looking for a particular document. Let's say I have a thought called Corporate documents - I have scanned 10 documents and would like not to have to rename them - for the obvious time saving feature. If I…

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  2. here's my 2cent.... it woud be great if you made it cost effect to lower the price to enable thebrain to work with a database... I know there's a version out there that does that, but the price is corporate... what about us individual end users? I think to tie thebrain with for example, a contact management system MS OUTLOOK (the contacts themselves! not just the calendar would be fantastic and have a greater appeal to users... my 2 cents.

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  3. TheBrain software should come with a "before and after" brain comparison tool to validate conversion of thoughts, types, tags AND ICONS, or this tool should be made available free of charge upon request.

    My most important brain (of 3 active now) was created with version 4.

    During every upgrade to a new release some thought contents (Notes and links) have been lost, and in the upgrade to version 7 many icons became disconnected from the their thoughts or thought types (I can restore thought type icons by multi-selecting... but it's kind of a pain).

    I believe that other people have…

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  4. The idea can be summarized in adding two options to open a brain depending on the thought’s privacy. First option is to open the brain privately and this will show all the thoughts in the brain. The second option is to open the brain publicly (this will be much more useful for presentation mode) in this case the brain will only show the thoughts marked as public and will hide the thoughts marked as privet.

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  5. Make the icon dialogue remember favorites or recently used icons for quicker selection. Also make it possible to apply the same icon simultaneously to multiple thoughts, also to speed up selection.

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  6. Imagine a "variable" tab into a Thought.
    Imagine for exemple in this tab, the variable "selling price" in $ or the variable "cost price", or another exemple "time" in days.

    Imagine I can create, in this tab, a variable which is : "sum of all the "selling price" of all the child".

    With that, I'm able to create a complete Cost Breakdown structure....and with the power of TheBrain, I'm able to create a "flexible point of view" cost Breakdown structure.

    With a variable time, I'm able to create a complete schedule.

    In fact, with this kind of feature, i'm able…

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  7. Right clicking on an attachment gives the option to "open thought folder", but if an attachment is linked rather than stored within the brain it will not be in the thought folder. Please add a "open containing folder" option to the attachment right-click menu that opens the folder actually containing the linked attachment in Windows Explorer/Finder.

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  8. Imagine you have two children: "John" and "Lynn" for example:

    Both under John and Lynn, you make a child-node called "school" and under the node "school" you make another child-node, called "friends". You have now
    -> "John < school < friends"
    -> "Lynn < school < friends"

    Imagine you are organizing a birthday party for John and you want to make a jump to John's schoolfriends, then you drag out a jump from the node "birthday party" and start typing "friends" in the searchbox. The searchbox will now suggest two similar lines:
    -> "friends < school"
    -> "friends < school"

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  9. It would be great to be able to assign a category for each though so that you could view your brain tree with any give category filter.

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  11. The brain is a powerfull application for organizing huge quantities of informations and medias. But when you're done, there are few possibilities to exploit the database.

    A boolean filtering on thought value, type, start time or end time, degree of completion, degree of priority, link type value, tag value that would show the resulting thoughts, and their children would really make this app wonderfull. (the definition of start and end time, degree of completion and priority for a thought is not yet possible :-))

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  12. When using the "Analyze main thoughts" feature in the case of e.g. a Calendar thought in your brain with a huge amount of children (each day for several years), the balance of the circles is shifted so much towards this Calendar thought, that you could not determine differences for the important thoughts and their children.

    I propose to include a function, with which it is possible to exclude thoughts from this calculation or do the calculation for selected thoughts and their children.

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  13. PLEASE!! Allow me to increase the font size on the TAGS list...they're too small!!

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  14. Many files are larger than 50mb. The limit of 50mb for file sizes prevents a true back up of your entire brain file. If you are trying to keep 2 computers synched, this poses an additional challenge requiring frequent manual backup and restore.

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  15. I need to control and communicate my growing repository of Tags in relation to a set of Thoughts. In my case Thoughttypes Article, Interview, Lecture.
    As far as I know it is not possible to export a list of Thoughts with their Tags.

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  16. sometimes I want to connect a thought in the plex with a thought I have made central in the near past.

    This is easy if the thought is in the recent thought list at the bottom of the screen. However, it it was more than 6-7 thoughts ago, it isn't in the recent thought list.

    I can currently left click through the recent thought list - slow, difficult.
    I want to shift click on the left arrow (or some such thing) and have the recent thought list (the last 50?) come up as a vertical list (like the search completion…

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  17. In this new vision you can use easily the brain software on your Tablet.Like bobbles you can drag and drop each section of your brain , itemizing your brain will be according to their alarm time and you can see the relative bobble in another color and showing its emergent program.
    main topics of the day will be shown in the first page and new method will evaluate your appearance every day in addition to suggesting you the appropriate arrangement of daily programs.
    you can load your clothes on the software and according to the daily climate it will suggest…

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  18. TheBrain (as of version 7.0.4.5 on OSX ) doesn't import the text notes of an OPML document exported from other outliners on the Mac, only the headlines.

    The only way to be able to import the text notes right now, is to open the OPML file in a text editor, and manually replace all occurences of the attribute "_notes" with "description" , save the file again , then import it in Brain. This is what support suggested to do to be able to have the text notes appear in the correct place, in the Notes section of Brain.

    However ,…

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  20. BrainEKP has the ability to add discussions to thoughts - this makes total sense. I'd like to see this feature percolate down the TheBrain and TeamBrain.

    while I don't want this idea to be a discussion about Rizzoma (reinvention of Google Wave) - I do want to acknowledge I am attaching Rizzoma pages to thoughts as a workaround.

    I would love to see a tighter integration and really feel if all of us got in the habit of creating "thought hyperlinks" in our discussions, it would add to the connectedness of our brains.

    even better yet, you can imagine TheBrain…

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