vicanto

I want the possibility to index many more file types in Thebrain (like the dtsearch program, or the docfetcher program ..). Today Thebrain indexes .doc, .pdf and a few other formats, but it is obvious that to me, user of the program, it would be better if when I do a search the program sends me as a result also the content of all the file types that I have attached in Thebrain, not just certain types of files.
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mcaton
Thanks for posting.  TheBrain uses Windows Desktop Search and Spotlight to make the indexing and search results light and fast in the application.  Is there a file type that your OS is indexing, but it is not showing up in a Brain search?

Thank you,
Matt
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zenfrog
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I just posted this  https://forums.thebrain.com/post/search-across-all-brainsglobal-search-10466802?pid=1311067905

If I am searching for a text snippet across multiple Brains, in a note somewhere,  - on MacOS - is going straight to spotlight a better bet?

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Hmmm... It's an option. I know you recently mentioned switching over to multiple, smaller, topic specific Brains.  I'm in that camp too.  If you have multiple Brains, you would obviously need to search each Brain individually. However, since each Brain was created by me, manually, one thought at a time, it's usually not hard to know where to go to find info.  I hope you'll have the same experience. For example, if I'm searching for info on a customer or product that a WORK with, I'll know to open my Work Brain... If I'm searching for woodworking info, I know to open my recreational Brain.  I have several other Brain Databases, but I think I always know which Brain is going to hold the content that I'm looking for.  If that were not the case, then yes, maybe a system search would do the trick.

Thanks,
Matt
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DavidGretzschel
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Might I ask why people split their Brains like that?
What's the main advantage over just letting each topic be a seperate tree, if seperation is desired?
Seperate Plex-styles, Note formatting, home-thoughts, space savings if many big files are involved, polluted searchspaces (though that's what you explicitly want merged....).

I don't really understand the appeal.
If I could make a subset (or maybe a tree) of my Brain public/shared, with the rest being accessible only by me, I'd not have a seperate TheBrain-Brain.
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@DavidGretzschel ~ I'm actually in the "one brain" group, for quite a few reasons (not the least of which is unified search) -- and this has been my strategy ever since I started using TheBrain

However, I can imagine several reasons why individual brains might be useful:
> Different brains allow users to maintain different sets of pins, which can make a huge difference in managing thought access.
> Although I don't use the timeline, I can imagine it might be helpful to maintain separate timelines for tracking work/personal events.
> If a user has an occasion to share a work brain with others, even just informally, it would (in most cases) be preferable to have personal thoughts in another (private) brain.

Will be interested in what other multiple-brain users say in response to your question, David, since I only create  additional (multiple) brains when testing new brain releases and when sharing topical resources with others. Otherwise, everything else goes into my one megabrain.
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mcaton
My reasoning comes down to sharing.  It's more than just Professional Brain vs. Recreational Brain.  For example, I share a Recipe Brain with my wife, but she has no interest in my woodworking... so that is in a different Brain. 

Matt
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zenfrog

@mcaton @metta  @DavidGretzschel

My reasoning is similar to Matts. Although I am not currently sharing a Brain with anyone, the compartmentalisation kind of helps - role dependant,

I have a Brain for all thing Autism Spectrum, in that I also log relevant info about the social club I run, locally for autistic adults. I like to log birthdays and other useful dates which can sync with Google Cal, get’ its own Cal, this way; I won’t forget one of my guys birthdays! 

Another Brain for my PhD work (biomimetics), I log a lot of date related stuff there, so it too can have its own feed.

Have a collection of other Brains, for various other projects, eg family tree (discovered a whole branch in the US I didn’t know about), or my interest in computer history. 

Think my plan is to merge them into a master Archive Brain when any topic becomes ‘Archive Stage” but until then I try and keep some space between. 


Evernote serves as my general level repository for summaries of information - plain text export of selected thoughts out of the Brain ,so thoughts tags & notes into an EN note for quick reference. Progressive Summarisation is the process https://fortelabs.co/blog/progressive-summarization-a-practical-technique-for-designing-discoverable-notes


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@zenfrog ~

Thanks so much for the update! Very much appreciate learning more about your use of TheBrain. ðŸ™‚
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