Cerebrum
I have several complex business processes that I would like to map out using TheBrain, where the main advantage over a simple flowchart is that I can expand and collapse various branches of the flow, kinda ...

The main problem is that I can't view more than three levels at the same time in Normal view. The Outline and Mind Map views (TB9) do allow expand/collapse but they don't show the thoughts connected vertically.

Is anybody here using TheBrain to show flowcharts?
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metta
I'm not currently using TheBrain this way, but I would also be very interested in feedback from anyone who is....
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mcaton
Cerebrum,

I believe you are referring to the visualization of Jump Thoughts in Outline and Mind Map view. We've recently documented the request to display Jumps in these views.

Thanks,
Matt
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Cerebrum
Thanks Matt but I'm just looking for some feedback/suggestions/examples of how other users have used TheBrain to display business processes.

For example, do you use TheBrain to document feature requests?
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zenrain
The few times I've had to map out a complex process I realized that I needed a "document" like file that I could browse and save and view. While I sometimes did this in Expanded view (in v8), the thought shape and links just don't have enough variety to have a visual impact for me when there's a lot going on. In addition, I found it useful to have outlines of certain paths to separate them and make them stand out more visually. 

I ended up using a tool I already own and use, Tinderbox (macOS only). Once it was done I attached the file as an internal attachment and took a screenshot of the Tinderbox map, then added that as a Thought Icon. 

To me this was more effective than using TheBrain Expanded view by itself, and more effective than using Tinderbox by itself, as I can now easily view the flow image at a glance to refresh my memory, and open the full document if I need to.

I'm sure this approach would work with any mind map/flowchart/visual software.
macOS 10.12.5
TheBrain 9.0.202
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