TheBrain Uses category
Apologies, IvanPsy, for the delay in following up on your request. I'm just now beginning to catch up on my backlog of forum posts.
As things have developed, using a shared brain with my adult daughter (who has ADD) has worked very well as a vehicle for sharing, storing and retrieving information. It has been especially valuable in recent weeks since I've been working very closely with her (on a daily basis) in managing several major life transitions. The mechanism for managing this shared brain has been relatively simple and effective: > The brain is hosted on her free account, but we both use the same login, so we can each access and edit the brain. > Since I have a Pro Account, I've been able to create thought types with icons that help with visually sorting content in the brain, and that has proven to be very helpful to her. > We always notify each other (via live chat) when and where we're working in TB, and we always sync both before and after making any edits. This has worked quite well in preventing any overwriting of each other's work. > We also have 2 main thoughts for notifying each other of recent updates and changes we've made in her brain, so it is easy for her to find my recent edits, and vice versa. > We also use a few key tags to highlight items for "Review", "Priority" etc. (However, we've kept her tagging system relatively simple, in order to prevent undue confusion and "busyness", and to limit visual distractions in her brain.) As for gardening and organizing her brain, I confess that I've managed most of this for her, and I imagine that for many people with ADD this might be the biggest challenge in the using TheBrain. But even without the organizational structure I've been maintaining in her brain, I still think it would work for her in my absence since she relies primarily on the search function to find what she's looking for. As for a "Life" map being too "messy" for folks with ADD, that certainly is a very real possibility. However, in my daughter's case, everything is stored in one location (her mega brain) and, frankly, I think that is one of the HUGE benefits of using TheBrain for a person with ADD. She always knows where to go to find anything she is looking for. No need to wonder if it is email (which is a huge quagmire for her), in a folder, or somewhere online. Instead, everything is accessible using one simple and effective search engine in TheBrain. Admittedly, she has affectionately described this brain as "organized chaos" -- but without TheBrain to provide some structure and a reliable retrieval mechanism for her data, I suspect "UNorganized chaos" would be her much more frustrating default Best of all, w hen she eventually upgrades to the Pro level, then she will be able to store most of her files and documents in her brain as well (instead of simply linking to them), and I think that will only increase her reliance on TheBrain even more. I hope this additional info is helpful, IvanPsy -- and, if you have any additional questions, just let me know.