dschach wrote: And dyslucksia, if you're so good at writing real code, either make a competitor program or work for PB. Otherwise, continue to submit feature requests, but if you wouldn't write to Steve Jobs to demand something new from OS X, don't whine about this product here.
OFFSIDES!PB is neat and cool, and a tool I use every day I work (and many that I play), a tool I trust to capture and preserve data, trivial to extremely important to me, and it helps me find that data again quickly whenever I need it. However, it really needs some "basic lovin" from the devs in some basic usage areas--- let alone big things like security, linking between thoughts in different brains, user defined views, or so many other things that would help improve PB and make it much, much better.
Dyslucksia might be considered a bit whiny by some, but he's been making a LOT of improvements, directly, to PB usage. His dilligence in going through and finding all the missing keyboard accelerators by themselves would make him a valuable asset to TheBrain's dev team, let alone his work on the various user guides and what is or is not in them. Then there's all the suggestions, good ones (and some bad ones from my viewpoint ), then the majority of PB customers.
On top of that, he has actively posted many ways that he's found to improve PB's usefulness to him, and that has helped OTHER PB users and customers to better use PB for their needs.
I don't like to see one of my favorite products, PersonalBrain, get slammed. But the truth is that PB has a poor UI. It doesn't matter how great your data engine is if you have it mounted in a poor UI that takes away the user's time and attention from finding their data to just figuring out how to get their data into your engine, or get the engine to give them the list of results they want. And PB is that--- a fine application with a poor UI. That's like your house having a kitchen that doesn't have any running water, bedrooms with no heat, a bathroom with only a tub (no shower, sink, or anything else), and a garage that doesn't have any doors (open to the outside world and an open passageway into the house), and an electrical system where you can only use power in half the house at a time. Sure, that house is in a great location, very scenic and convenient for our needs, has a fine structure overall, has a built in panic room and personal vault, can take a direct hit from a small meteorite and not even get smudged, but it needs a LOT of work to truly meet some basic standards of daily life. That's PB, as of version 5.x.