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Update process is frustrating when a new download is required
I just accidentally clicked No to install a downloaded update and am frustrated to have to download again. Can't understand why the software doesn't recognise it just downloaded and has to download again.
Can't find Version 9.0.216
Thanks. That will be it. Mac is on alpha channel and I expect Windows isn't. Will sort that out tomorrow.
Can't find Version 9.0.216
Windows "Check for updates" says Version 9.0.215 is the latest, as does the website for download. Mac had trouble downloading .216 last night as well though it at least knew it existed.

Is 216 available?
v 215 running extremely slow on Windows
Fixed now. Here's what I did.

1. Moved brain from Veracrypt container to local HDD. Although it's run fine in the container to date up to v.214, I wondered if that was the case. No change. Running from C:\... was just as bad.

2. Moved brain back to Veracrypt container. Now all good.
Interrupt download (nice to have)
It would be nice to have a cancel button for when clicking to download an attachment and then deciding not to.
v 215 running extremely slow on Windows
Immediately after upgrading to .215 everything ground to a halt. Practically unusable. Unsure what's going on. Previous versions were all fine.

If I had to guess it's something to do with indexing but overall slow. Type a thought into the search box and I get "searching". Click on another thought in the plex and wait 10+ seconds for it to change.
iOS preferences (#285)
I'd second this request. Really annoying on iOS to have it capitalise the second word when I don't do that in my brain.

Additionally there is a difference between behaviour when creating a new thought and editing an existing thought.

New though - capitalise every word
Existing thought - don't capitalise anything

iOS 9.0.3.2
Improve the inbox by allowing child, parent, jump links
The iOS inbox is a great idea to park things before placing them in my brain however I find that 9/10 times I don't want to add the inbox item to an existing thought, but to add it as a child thought of the one currently in focus. It slows everything down for me.

I may, of course, be missing an instruction somewhere.

My suggestion is that instead of adding the inbox attachment link to the current thought there are also buttons for child, parent, jump that would create a new thought and add the attachment.

Thanks, David
50mb sync limit
tstuts wrote:
  1. Do you see the error message immediately, or do you see a downloading message for a while first?
  2. Are you on Wi-Fi? If not, you should definitely try that. 


  1. After a good solid attempt at downloading
  2. On wi-fi. In the office a 20mb/s download.
50mb sync limit
Harlan wrote: Ok. That tells us that the file should be available to download via iOS. If you post the GUID of the thought it is attached to, we can take a look and see if there is anything usual about it and investigate further. 

b1a07ec1-6c38-5b87-839d-76fc80149e3b
50mb sync limit
Hopefully there isn't widespread abuse or that you can manage it by user.

Anyway, the file opens fine on the desktop. I've saved a new copy just in case it's corrupted somehow and get the same response on iOS. I can test in the office on Monday that it's syncing properly but I've come from office to home okay. 

From app.thebrain.com all I get is a text rendition of the file.  Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 5.58.58 pm.png 
50mb sync limit
As Darian says, great to hear the limit has been removed.

The error message is, "Heads-up. The file could not be downloaded".

It's a PDF about 80mb. I've got another 24mb file that's doing the same thing.
50mb sync limit
Does the 50mb file size sync limit still exist under v9?

I hope not but that would explain why some PDFs are not viewable in the iOS app.

This limit makes it impossible for me to share files across computers via sync. The alternative is to store the whole brain in Dropbox (can't do) or to have files linked to Dropbox for sharing across computers (can't do that either because paths differ from Windows to Mac).

And if I can't share files, the value of TheBrain drops to almost zero.
My wishlist for the new IOS app
 You can't sync the brains files via Dropbox therefore relying on sync. External files okay but that's not ideal with windows and mac. 
My wishlist for the new IOS app
  • Proper use of iOS's Send To function
  • Ability to store/access files >50mb via webbrain (ie. unlimited as this helps sync to other computers as well - especially as V9 is so very Dropbox antagonistic)
  • Ability to add saved links directly as a child rather than need to create a child then add the attachment
  • Full display of link names - long page titles can hide what was saved, important if the previous point isn't there
  • Syncing of unsaved links across devices - my iPhone and iPad have different links
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