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  1. 10 votes
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  2. "Quick way to move a child from one parent to another" is implemented in 5.0.0.8. This is great!

    But as described at here:
    http://forums.thebrain.com/tool/post/thebrain/vpost?id=2758837

    Moving a group of thoughts from previous parents to a new parent could still be very time consuming.

    Imagine if you have 100 thoughts linked to 10 different parents. Moving these 100 thoughts from their previous parents to a new parent, requires you to locate and unlink their previous 10 parents separately. Sometimes it could be difficult to locate the parents if these thoughts are "not well organized".

    So it would be very nice if there…

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  3. To be exact I am suggesting:

    Whenever you add a webpage to the plex by dragging it's icon in the URL bar of a web browser to the plex, there should be an option such as a set of keys (e.g. holding down shift while dragging & dropping) that would cause PersonalBrain to actually capture the HTML and associated pictures from the webpage and place them in the "Notes" section.

    Furthermore, I think this option should be further customized to allow one the option to actually attach the HTML file of the page you were looking at to the actual…

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  4. Currently we can create html form in notes but it's not correctly displayed and executed. For intergrate PB with intranet servers I need to create some form to enter data in it and by submit button execute it on server and display results maybe in notes as html view or in browser.

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  5. 9 votes
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  6. Just like creating word file (add attachment) it would be very useful if I can create an event or task or calender item for MS outlook directly from a thought. If this functionality is available in mac OSX, why not for PC? Similar functionality for Thunderbird will also be very useful.

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  7. It would help to add media player controls (pause, forward, reverse, fast forward, fast reverse, etc), to wander -- operated with the space bar and ctrl-arrows. Right now, it's too hard to control the stream of thoughts (the only way to stop the wander is to return to the menu.. which takes about 3 clicks!

    Using a playlist paradigm, you could choose whether to wander in a specified order (oh, maybe by tags, thought type, or thought date?) or in "shuffle mode."

    See www.prezi.com and also the user-defined "train of thought" request.

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  8. I had this thought… how about encompassing a flowchart type brain for developing flowcharts? I would love to have a feature like that, especially for procedure outlining and decision making processes.

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  9. There should be a way of importing (synchronizing) the same thoughts repeatedly, either through additional options when the same thought is imported more than once, or via a separate "synchronize" high-level feature.

    Currently, when thoughts are imported from a PersonalBrain XML file (this concept may apply to other export / import choices as well), the only options available are "skip" or "replace", not "update" or "merge" (NOTE: the word "merge" is used elsewhere to mean “complete brain merge”; here I mean using data from both an inbound thought and the existing thought).

    At the very least the "skip" and "replace"…

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  10. Hi,

    would it be possible to add a Spotlight on/off button in the preference so when I search for something within PB I don't get "polluted" by 6000 hits coming from my email, etc. I use the web local index a lot now that it is available in your latest version on OS X, but the sptolight extra effort is way to much... Thanks,

    JG Corbeil

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  11. In my thought process, I often come across thoughts I already had in a different context, and I mostly add new thoughts via the semicolon list so that I can add more than one at a time (saves A LOT of time!). The problem here is, that only the first thought I enter before the semicolon opens the drop down list of already created thoughts, subsequent thoughts are added without first checking whether a thought with a similar name already exists.

    I believe it would be beneficial for us users, if Personal Brain created like a "temporary added thought list"…

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  12. Reasons:
    - I'd like to manage some thoughts which require a special unicode-font - but that font unfortunately is a bit "hard on the eye" for standard-text
    - being able to "italicize" (or strikethrough) thought-names by selecting font-attributes would help to visual navigation easier

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  13. It will be very usefull to have the possibility to export in an excel table (by Copy as text outline) also the link properties between two toughts. It will very good to have the link property in the same row of the child tought and in the column before the child tought!
    Thank you very much

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  14. When I copy a Thought Link, paste to another Thought, than I have to change the title of this "Link".
    As the large numbers of Thoughts I need to link (esp. internal Thoughts, rather than create multiple relationships, the whole Map and relationships will be more clean), it's really bothering!
    Thanks!

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  15. Base on "Improve finding duplicate thought names in Reports list": when a PB doc has thousands Thoughts, list duplicates Thoughts is not engouh, if we can find more Potential Duplicates ( in Search or Reports), the Information-gathering and Relationship-structure will be efficient.

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  16. Let the reader toggle Webbrain view to Outline mode like you can do inside PB. I have a lot of training material that is better shown/read in a listed outline context format.

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  17. I like to design different brains with specific scopes. If I run the search it is at first limited on one brain. With an Pushbutton I can switch this to an extended search over all attached brains (linked brains, with copied thoughts) get now included in the extended search (over tags, categories, link-types, file-types, notes, etc.pp.).

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  18. Switching between a browser and PB get's a bit tedious when adding a lot of webpages into a brain. It woud be nice to have a toolbar that allows you to add a webpage to a though without the need to copy and paste the URL!

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  19. Learned today 25th Jan 12 on webinar the comma trick - brilliant!! - but also learned that it does not work on existing thoughts - only upon generation of new thoughts - big problem for me - to have to go back and re-write thousands of thoughts :-(

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  20. Think of it in terms of Microsoft Outlook's Calendars feature, but for links and thoughts in the brain.
    Choose to see just your links/thoughts, or any number of other users links/thoughts (permissions based of course).

    Hardened Synapses: Administrator locked thoughts and links to/from specific thoughts. Cannot be forgotten, modified or unlinked from each other.
    Purpose: To create initial brain structure.

    User Specific Links: Users make their own links and associations independent of other users.
    Purpose: Eliminate link overload for huge brains and allow individual users to link only what they want to themselves while still contributing to the brain as…

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