I understand what you're saying, but in my opinion it doesn't make sense for TheBrain. Your situation makes perfect sense for a word processor, as you mentioned, because those are single files. Brains are a database, full of multiple files that are constantly changing as you work on them. For this reason, it is better to control and keep the location of Brains in a single place that is managed by the app; To help prevent database corruption. TheBrain provides a full interface and tools for interacting with your Brains in a safe manner. For example, if you need to rename a Brain, you can do so from within the app; This should never be done outside of TheBrain app and was/is a source for many support calls and emails with TheBrain 8 and below. This is just one example, of course. This is also one of the main reasons we made the name for Brain's folders in their location more ambiguous. We want to minimize the potential for database corruption due to manual modification of a Brain database outside of TheBrain application.