breitmann
Is there a way to backup all my TheBrain thoughts as pages to Microsoft OneNote? Thanks. Nils
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breitmann
Ok, there seemed to be no existing solution, so I wrote a little application to transfer all my TheBrain thoughts to Microsoft OneNote. It parses the brain backup BRZ file and creates the OneNote notes accordingly using the OneNote REST API. It works for the HTML text of the thoughts and the included images. Currently the tool is a little hacked and not usable for the public. If you are interested in this tool, then you can back my little kickstarter project TheBrain2OneNote

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039812728/thebrain2onenote
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Harlan
Nice work Nils. Happy to see you were able to extract everything from the BRZ easily.
Regards,
-Harlan
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ZombieEllipses
How did you reconcile the links that TheBrain uses in Notes? As far as I can see, these appear to be hashed / encoded values.
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ruudhein
Very interesting. Do you include the attachments as well?

Potentially interesting project for Evernote as well
Using: Evernote | FilterizeDynalist | InstaPaper | TheBrain v10.0.17.0
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breitmann
Yes, I included links and attachments as well. The links are just part of the HTML markup of the Notes.html in the BRZ.

I put all the old TheBrain thoughts in one notebook. The new search in Microsoft OneNote is pretty fast so that I can find my old TheBrain notes easily.
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Cerebrum
I can understand transferring the links in Notes but how did you handle the Parent-Child and Jump links?
Seems to me that it would be quite challenging to replicate a Brain's interconnectedness in OneNote. 
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metta
I'm also curious:
> Are you using OneNote simply as a backup to TheBrain?
> Or is this export to OneNote designed to serve another (different) purpose?
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breitmann
Cerebrum wrote:
I can understand transferring the links in Notes but how did you handle the Parent-Child and Jump links?
Seems to me that it would be quite challenging to replicate a Brain's interconnectedness in OneNote. 

Yes, you are right, you do not get this in OneNote. There you can use notebooks and sections to structure the information, you can also place links between pages, but TheBrain is far better in that aspect.
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breitmann
metta wrote:
I'm also curious:
> Are you using OneNote simply as a backup to TheBrain?
> Or is this export to OneNote designed to serve another (different) purpose?

I switched completely to OneNote for the following main reasons:
- I had to work on 2 computers on the same data, but TheBrain does not support this in the free version, and the Pro services are too expensive for personal use
- The newer versions seemed to be developed without love, a little buggy and ugly 
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metta
Very interesting feedback, breitmann. Appreciate you taking time to share this update!
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