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    LukeP commented  · 

    yes, very frustrating... also, when you collapse / expand nodes they loose their positioning which is very annoying.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Another option would be to make the tags 'typed'. E.g. I could define a tag as type 'date', another tag as type 'number within this range'.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlan,

    Any hope of seeing an implementation of this in 5.0? Along with ability to arrange by and search on such data, it would help to address many other requests that are open.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    and arrange nodes as per attributes and you have extremely powerful system. In fact you could bring all existing functionality to the custom attribute system by locked attributes, e.g. list of tags, node color, list of children, suddenly combined with modular search there are no limits.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Thing about what could be accomplished with this combined with http://thebrain.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/80419.
    you could define custom attributes that are typed which would dictate search options. E.g. if you add custom attribute 'date' then in search you can now add a sub-search (AND) and say date + (is less than, is greater than, is equal) + date.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Absolutely! This along with exposed and modularized search could make the software soo powerful and provide a nice blend between rational db and graphs.
    Harlam, PB must already have an internal attribute system, e.g. to store node color, links to children, time created, etc... any hope of exposing this in 5.0? Then the ability to filter and report on the attributes would be the next step

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlan, are there any plans to expose a 'search API' in the near future (in 5.0 that is)? Lack of API (or modular search abilities), especially for searches, was main reason why our company decided not to purchase licenses. Another reason was structured metadata, not being able to cross link brains or have multiple plex views in tabs...

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    LukeP commented  · 

    ...expand all found nodes

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    After thinking about it some more, as a secondary step to exposing the search query language, for UI, the nodes themselves could be used to build a 'search tree'. With a notion of a 'saved search node' you could build the search with each node being AND/OR and leaf nodes acting as parameters. The search nodes would be displayed in the tree, could be 'refreshed' and if clicked would...

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Combine this with http://thebrain.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/70182 and ability to arrange and filter nodes by search results and custom attributes and it takes the software to the next level!

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlan, is that something we may see for 5.0? there must be some sort of internal query language that PB uses already that could be exposed?

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlan, if we had structured matadata, one could 'simply' add 'childOrder' attribute (as an integer) and then arrange the thoughts by this attribute.
    I'm really hoping that custom attributes can make it into 5.0.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Alternatively, combined with
    http://thebrain.uservoice.com/pages/general/suggestions/70182 you could simply choose arrange based on specific attribute, e.g. if attribute 1 is color, arrange by color, if attribute 2 is 'user order for parent A' it would be arranged accordingly, or you could have attribute called 'priority' and arrange by priority.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    very needed... could be implemented by adding another attribute to the list of childen. E.g. children order. From UI perspective you could click on a parent node and 'define order of children', you'd then click on the children in order you'd like them to appear.

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    TheBrain 9 now allows setting of both text and background color. Using tags, it is possible to include multiple icons on a thought.

    Future plans include the ability to have multi-line thoughts and differing text sizes. This is fairly complex to do unfortunately since much of TheBrain’s dynamic capability is built around automated layout of thoughts, which is difficult when they can be of variable height.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    twospoons, I understand but they are all damn important :-)

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    LukeP commented  · 

    agree, the restrictions of only one font type, size, style, single lined nodes, and heck, even the restriction of setting color of node background or text are quite noticeable and make personal brain look very 'simple and unevolved' compared to screenshots of Mind manager.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    In addition, re text sizes, the workflow could be whenever a mouse pointer is over a node, pressing a certain key + mouse wheel would permanently increase the font size, another key, font type, another key + mouse wheel - increase the size (view only) of all nodes connect to the one under mouse wheel, and of course some other combination would be the current behaviour - increase size of all

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlan, yes, but if you have a huge map, that you have panned, you may not see your active node. Now you have to pan back to the active node.. but why even ask the user to mouse over anything? Shortcut + mouse wheel is almost a standard approach in industry now. Think any 3d package, photoshop etc... plus allowing users to set their own shortcuts resolves the problem of everyone wanting dif thing

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    LukeP commented  · 

    I strongly believe that the presentation / look of the software (nodes / links) and ability to customize things like that have a huge impact on a) usability and workflow b) folks shopping for new software... imagine someone looking at screenshots of mind manager and personal brain. PB, while it's much more advanced, looks 'worse' than FreeMind.

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Harlam, the 'hide nodes or links' (not filer, just simply don't draw them, keep the layout) sounds simple to implement, any hope of seeing it in 5.0?
    What about the node layout and line/link styles? something that you're considering for the near future?

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    LukeP commented  · 

    Those are good tips, but don't address any of the feature enhancements I have listed above.

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