TheBrain Feature Suggestions

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  1. More integration of Personal Brain with Outlook tasks and appointments

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  2. Most of us have tones of passwords. I would love to store them in PB but
    don't because of the security risk that would pose. I would love it if
    there was an encrypted thought type. you identify the though as encrypted
    and the contents (including notes) get protected. Without the master
    password, you can see there is a thought there but the contents would be
    hidden.

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  3. "We, here in Europe, are simultaneously working in up to 5 languages. Setting a language for each Note would solve the annoying switching back and forth." kolereric

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  4. Add a "Task" tab (next to Notes, Tags, reports, etc.) to each
    thought where the user can write the Tasks associated with that thought
    (with the provision to add a Start and Completion or Due date).
    . Then all the tasks from all the thoughts will either appear in
    their respective day on the calendar, and/or a separate Task list organised by dates (and showing what thought
    it relates to).
    The benefits: When one is dealing with a subject or a though one can add the
    task without creating a new thought or wondering to another page or program
    (like…

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  5. Ultimately, I think TheBrain is overpriced for student-use... The TeamBrain isn't even out of beta-testing, and with the student discount it is priced at $240 a year for the team-based product, or the individual version is $240 up-front and $159 a year.

    I think you folks are missing an opportunity to build a following –a customer base. Many other companies seem to understand that if they can get people hooked on their products while learning in academia they can get them hooked for life.

    Medical school is extremely collaborative -at least mine is. It's not competitive like undergrad when people…

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  6. I like the idea of using Thought types much more actively - to indicate the status my thought (I like that the icon changing visually to) - but that means changing them a lot all the time (like tags - but tags do not effect though icons) - That would mean only 1 mouse click instead of 3mouse clicks everytime I would change though type.
    (66% less clicking)

    I got the idea your webinar: From Thought to Insight - Mastering Your Tasks and To Dos with TheBrain - This recording features Seeds of Knowledge Winner Omer Aziz, Manager, Nortel Networks…

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  7. The default size could be enlarged if users chooses to do so
    Also a hover over resize would be a good option also

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  8. There are a number of older forum entries and more recent feature suggestions regarding thought and link visualization/visibility as a function of priority/importance/relevance/value. Some have suggested improved visualization (bigger size, bolder color thoughts) by use, by connectivity, or by customized scales. TheBrain should implement all of these, especially customized scales, allowing the user to determine various levels of priority for various goals (e.g. a 1-7 scale of “priority for daily health” or “priority for ________ research project,” or whatever priority scale you want). With scales, visualization could be more subtle than filter on/off (show/hide). Users could decide in each moment…

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  9. I corporate environments there are many other calendar server systems we are forced to use, and CalDav is well supported standard for talking between clients and servers. Being able to use TheBrain calendar as the interface for managing those calendars would be a big plus.

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  10. I use personalbrain for collect and manage all my files.
    I can search fast within files and folders names embedded in personalbrain folders

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  11. What's preventing me from purchasing or using PersonalBrain is that I can't export reports into a .doc or .odf format. Would be great to see that support added.

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  12. Microsoft will be releasing shortly a new version fo Office for the Mac. It will now use Outlook or least a compatible version instead of Entourage.

    Please make Personal Brain interact directly with Outlook as it does on Windows OS

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  13. I envision using the PBC as the total desktop making it fully interactive with browsers and applications. It will be the optimal interface for all computing. In addition the windows for notes and the like should open based on were you click on the thought or hover(hot spots). right next to the thought or allow the user to drag the boses where they should open.

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  14. The main idea is simple : attach localization data to thoughts.
    To organize thoughts (the way tags do it) but by localization, for example in a map ! you can organize your holidays pictures and retrieve all related thoughts by selecting a specific zone of the map. (kind of GPS coordinates tags')

    We can imagine at new thought creation, you can select type, tag and localization,
    We can imagine to search thoughts via localization (Country, City, Zipcode, ...),
    We can imagine a new "location canvas" where main thoughts can be displayed by localization on a map,
    We can imagine to…

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  15. Purpose: To more readily determine the consequence of clicking a link.

    Example: brain:// will open a new thought in the PersonalBrain plex in ~1 second.  http:// will open a new internet browser tab and connect to the site after much longer than 1 second. This can interrupt workflow and concentration.

    At some times I know I only want to follow a link if it will lead me to a PersonalBrain thought.  At other times, I know I want to visit a site.  Setting a different font color or type would more readily help me determine what result I want.

    Initially, it…

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  16. From a browser, if you like a page URL you can send it to your PB active thought or to a specified thought (same functionality you have for the Win Explorer right click "send to".
    This idea is also similar or set/subset of " Have an 'inject' into brain capabilty" and "Email or text a Thought or Note into my Brain"
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  17. 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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  18. If the purpose of SiteBrain is sharing the structure of one's Brain that can be intuitively navigated, it is reasonable to enable tags for links and tags/icons for thoughts. As Brains grow and become more complex, these features make life much easier for the users but are indispensable for those using SiteBrains. Specifically, I'm thinking of a sharing some complex ideas via SiteBrain on the Internet with students who do not need to be familiar with PersonalBrain itself.

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  19. When you do an export to either sitebrain html or simple html, the files that are linked to end up being part of the generated web site, rather than links. This is a problem because (a) the exported site can be unnecessarily large (potentially GB or tens of GB), and (b) you might actually want the site to link to objects (such as documents) rather than maintain copies (which can become out of date, etc.). There should at least be an option to generate pages that include links rather than making copies of objects that are linked to.

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  20. It would be useful to associate the Thought with:

    •      concrete Expanded view 
      
    •      concrete Wallpaper
      

    When user activates the Thought, PB to load associated Expanded view and to change associated Wallpaper.

    See also comments - http://forums.thebrain.com/post?id=3630022 and
    http://thebrain.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3631139

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