There are many significant advances in this release including Mac OS Spotlight integration, one of the most requested features ever, and Tag Thoughts, which makes working with tags much more convenient and powerful.
As you'll see below, there are many impovements incorporated into this release. This release feature locks 5.0 until its final release.
December 5, 2008
· Mac OS X Enhancements
o File Attachment Searching
§ PersonalBrain now integrates with Spotlight to provide search results from within files.
§ Searches done from the PersonalBrain search box automatically return results from within files, both internal and external.
o The toolbar features customized “Mac style” buttons.
o The keyboard shortcuts in notes use Mac standards.
o Tag Thoughts
§ Show all the Thoughts with that tag as children.
§ Are denoted by a special icon.
§ Are activated by clicking on a tags in the Tags tab.
§ Can also be accessed via Instant Activate and show at the top of the list.
§ Can be pinned.
§ Are not shown in the plex as parents (they use uni-directional links)
§ Linking and unlinking a thought adds or removes the tag for the thought.
o Tags hints are no longer displayed on Thoughts in the past thought list or pins.
o Hide tag hints option added under Look & Feel > Thoughts to disable display of all tag hints.
o The year can now be set by typing it into the edit box that appears if you click on the year label at the top of the calendar. This works in both the main calendar view as well as the pop-up calendar views.
· User Interface
o Windows Tablet PC input using the TIP window is now supported in the search, create, and rename input areas.
o The toolbar icons are less visually distracting and the toolbar is narrower.
o In the Core and Pro editions the PersonalBrain logo no longer appears making more room available on the toolbar for Brain buttons.
o The maximum size of the window in auto-hide mode under Windows has been increased.
o Hide pins in presentation mode option added under UI
o Missing ESP Sync preferences added.
o Fixed: Automatically recenter option does not work.
o Toolbar is now shown and hidden via the View menu
o The Add Attachment dialog box now sorts available templates alphabetically by name instead of by file extension, with user templates first, followed by system supplied templates.
o Fixed: The outline view resets its position each time Thoughts are expanded or collapsed.
o Fixed: Amazon search URLs get truncated.
o Fixed: If you right click on a tag and say “convert to parent”, the tag is removed regardless of whether you choose to delete the tag.
o Fixed: If you convert a tag to a parent thought and delete the tag, then convert the parent thought back into a tag, the report for that tag will not work until you close and reopen the Brain.
o Fixed: Tags do not show in search results.
o Fixed: When “Click active Thought to open/create” is selected, sometimes the open/create command is triggered inadvertently.
o Fixed: Selection menu for Thought types does not break down in to submenus if needed.
o Fixed: Creating a new Brain with the same name as an existing Brain does not give appropriate warning message.
o Reliability of importing of very large XML files improved.
o Fixed: On Mac OS X when entering a new Thought name, foreign character keyboard input does not always work.
o Fixed: Notes does not save indentations created via the tab key.
o Fixed: Thought icons are sometimes not updated when removing attachments.
o Fixed: Copy and paste of Thoughts does not include tag information.