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Email or text a Thought or Note into my Brain

I would love to be able to email and/or text a Thought or Note into my Brain while away from my PC. As one learns to use PB to manage one's creativity, tasks, "life," there may be times when an item comes up that belongs in the PB. I'd love to be able to email or text it in to my PB, even if it defaulted to a "holding Thought" of some sort.

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      • Brian DavisBrian Davis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make a chrome extension as part of this like the Wrike one or just sync with Wrike and leverage theirs.

      • HBijlsmaHBijlsma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        But of course it would be better to mail into the brain directly with attachments ... So vote

      • HBijlsmaHBijlsma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've managed this via Zapier (something like If This Then That): I added +thebrain to my gmail adress (so when your mailadress is me@gmail.com than you can mail to me+thebrain@gmail.com).
        I made a filter in gmail for that adress and let gmail tag it with 'thebrain'.
        In zapier i made a ZAP that searches in my gmail account for new items labeled 'thebrain' , then automaticly makes an event in a gmail calendar. Zapier can automaticly give that event the title/ subject of my mail, automaticly put the link to the gmail message in the description field of the calendar event and also automaticly put the complete mailmessage text in the event-description field of the gmail calenderitem.
        Than syncing the calendar in thebrain brings the new mailed items in your calendar in thebrain.
        The mailed events or always coming in on the day you mailed them. So you should just walk through them each day and link them to thoughts in thebrain.....

      • chinarutchinarut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this would work similarly to Mindjet's new@mindjetconnect.com - please be sure, like salesforce.com, to specify multiple email addresses.

        I really like the idea of a "holding thought" or specifying with thought is your "inbox"

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does it include the ability to send URL's from your browser?
        Many times I don't need to actual clip or particular page but a link to the info.

      • koen.bunderskoen.bunders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I need this! I'd love to see browser plugins like Clearly and Clip to Evernote that work with The Brain.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great tool in Evernote and other task management tools like toodledo. should be added to PB

      • l.erbl.erb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        good.........but even better idea! Ad ability to Brain to view high volume of Pictures in brain similar to "Cool Iris" This would be Amazing.

      • gmalonegmalone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is one of my biggest needs... to be able to send stuff to my Brain from other applications via email. This often includes a link to an article, or a note, etc. The simplest implementation would be that PB would acquire an INBOX that such mailings could be stored until later linked to the appropriate Parent thought.

      • edwardedward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This is one of the reasons I started going towards Evenote instead of PB. I wish they would add this quickly.

      • edwardedward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This is one of the reasons I started going towards Evenote instead of PB. I wish they would add this quickly.

      • edwardedward commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. This is one of the reasons I started going towards Evenote instead of PB. I wish they would add this quickly.

      • LofferLoffer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great that you're planning this! I'd love to have that, too. - Also, I'd love to be able to send a thought via email directly from PB!

      • Tommie N. Carter, Jr., MBATommie N. Carter, Jr., MBA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Might be implemented by linking an email address/format to a dll that then feeds a drop-box thought to capture the inbound emails (either locally or sent out to a web service for webbrain insertion). Might be a bit tough for the local dll to deal with all the extra searching. A better idea might be to send the email to a dropbox (email address) and perform processing on the server to update the webbrain.

      • Tommie N. Carter, Jr., MBATommie N. Carter, Jr., MBA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not sure how this would work successfully. One might begin with a thought functioning as a drop-box but then getting one's email system (not to mention, there are so many of these) to forward these messages properly.

        The one way that it might work 100% of the time is using a web service to host the drop box and then forwarding the message to a hosted brain on web-brain. With user's brains on automatic sync then the new thought would show up with no problem.

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