Agree with The Cap'n.
Since switching over to V9, I have found myself using the Brain less. I think that is because it isn't very "open", by that I mean there are not that many ways to connect to it, other than via the UI. I have files and applications spread out across several workstations and mobile devices, and a few storage and app servers. I'd find it a lot more useful if there was an API or scripting language I could use to create links between applications on my local machine as well as web-based applications. Back to the Cap'ns point: I'd like to see an "explorer view", where all thoughts that contain file attachments of any type are represented as folders, and opening the folder shows you just the files that are in there. If an attachment-containing thought is the child of another thought, then it would be represented as a folder inside of another folder named for its parent. The explorer view would look and behave just like the explorer in OSX or Windows, so that you can easily manipulate files en masse without having to navigate to each thought then selecting "Open thought folder in Finder...". I think I understand why such a request might go against the basic philosophy of The Brain, since it pulls you out of the plex into the old world of files and folders. But sometimes I need to go there. Well, I find I'm beginning to use it more and that's after being hesitant at first to commit full on. I see your point, but the value I see in TB is the ability to have one point of contact with my data and the extreme navigability that the UI provides. I just want standard Windows explorer when that type of function is evoked.
-- The Cap'n
Surface Pro 4, Windows 10 Dell XPS 15 laptop, Windows 10 Samsung 7Edge