TheBrain 9 Beta Release category
As one of the first people to express a desire for mindmap view, and while I am pleased to see an initial effort with it, we still need expanded view.
It's not merely deep linking, which I agree is important. It is also the ability to see multiple regions in a very large topography. Sort of like being able to single out Seattle and Calcutta while leaving the rest of the world linked but largely at a 30,000 foot view. I get that, given the change in software development between TB8 and TB9, these things take time and you have to pick and choose which features will be provided in the initial release. An interim thing that would help while we're waiting would be a couple of user-options. Currently, if I open two tabs on the same brain, the "meta-plex" features like the multi-select pane, the time line, and the breadcrumbs bar on each tab are independent from each other. If the mutli-select pane is open in one tab, it isn't open on the other unless I specifically open it. And then the selections are independent. I suggest that there be an option to toggle the meta-plex features to be the same for all tabs of a given brain. That way, it becomes easier to draw links between thoughts that are far away from each other. In other words, I could have one tab opened to Seattle and another opened to Calcutta. The meta-plex features would then enable me to communicate between the tabs. If you need further clarification, let me know and I will try again. - Bal