I am currently learning and using the Ver9 brain after importing the database from the Ver8 brain. You have asked me to provide feedback on the new functionality of the beta9 version. I have encountered four issues with ver9.0.137 so far:
- The >Capture Thought Icon tool for thoughts that worked great on all images in all open applications has apparently been renamed to >Capture Image. When activated, it opens the same semitransparent crosslines that can be dragged over the image area, but it does NOT capture images in open applications any more. It now “looks through” the application window and captures the desktop underneath instead. I hope this is a “bug” since otherwise this is a significant loss of functionality from the Ver8.
- The attachment of external files to thoughts has apparently changed in the new Ver9. In Ver8 I could grab any file on my computer with the right handle and drag it onto a thought where it would attach as a shortcut to the thought when I would choose that option. Now I apparently have no choice anymore and the drag-and-dropped file would always attach as an internal file leaving no copy behind at the source directory. As a workaround now I must create a shortcut at the source and can then drag-and-drop the shortcut to the thought. Much more work this way. Am I missing something or can we have the “old”, convenient way back in an update?
- When a tag is attached to a thought, in Ver9 the screen shows the thought with a generic tag icon and not with the name of the tag itself as in Ver8. The name of the tag icon shows only if moused over which is not possible for more than a single thought at a time. Is this a setting issue or a loss of great functionality in the new version?
- In Ver9 the child thoughts under a parent thought display in a single vertical list, while in Ver8 they displayed in a “split” fashion in two rows below the parent. This seems to be a better way to use the available space than with the one-row display that often reaches below the lower edge of the window. Can I get back to the Ver8 way in the Settings?
I would appreciate your comments on the four issues I have observed so far.