obrugman
A fundamental perspective to look at the development of TB would be whether TB will be a tool in a workflow, such as for writing and publishing, and in that sense overcome barriers from knowledge -> content creation -> content publishing.

TB does knowledge organization really well, and holds notes to the thoughts really well. To capitalize on the efforts to write notes in TB to develop them in publishable content and into publications, you need a workflow that uses writing tools (Scrivener, Ulysses, Day One, Evernote), language proofing tools (Grammarly, Antidote, etc) and publishing tools (any tool that accepts markdown or other formatted text to send to publication in book or e-format).

A general trend in all the knowledge apps and writing apps seems to be that you are as an owner and writer allowed to export your content in pdf or perhaps json, but for the rest, they all do their best to keep you from a smooth workflow. User lock-in is a strategy obviously. TB does not publish content to Ulysses userinterface, and vice versa. The use of both would be enhanced and each app would have the benefit of attracting a wider public if workflow content would be possible. In these days, it cannot be true that app makers would try to lock in users and make them pay for creating content and wanting to do anything else with it by having to take recourse to manual copy and paste.....
All of these apps are quickly moving to 100-150 euro a year cost of use, which is becoming almost unbearable for most users, the apps compete on the consumers wallet share.... Pretty soon, users will want to cut down on costs and move to the apps that are more consolidated for several workflows. The ones without smooth integrations to other apps will lose out.
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danlandrum
Have you tried using Grammarly as a webpage within TheBrain?
OSX 10.13 
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
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danlandrum
Just tried it. Got the following screen. It was worth a try, I s'pose.
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OSX 10.13 
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
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obrugman
I tried Antidote on TB webversion. And did not work in terms of the language app correcting your typing as you go.
of course you can copy a Note text manually, paste in Antidote or Grammarly, correct your text and copy paste back to TB but you may lose formatting, embedded images etc so that is not preferable
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mcaton
Thanks for posting. I'll document the request for this type of notes integration with Antidote, Grammarly, etc.

Thank you,
Matt
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Harlan
FYI, Grammarly works in the embedded browser on Windows but not macOS.
Regards,
-Harlan
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mcaton
Good news.  Grammarly loads now in TheBrain's embedded browser in version 11.0.81.  This build is available for download if you are on the Alpha Channel.

The Alpha channel contains frequent updates and provides access to the very latest versions. It is the recommended channel if you have an urgent need for a fix that is not yet available on the Stable channel and do not mind frequent updates.

To get on the Alpha channel:

Windows: Go to Options > Preferences > System > Updates, and select Alpha from the dropdown menu. Then go to Help > Check for Update, and install the update.

macOS: Go to TheBrain > Preferences > System > Updates and select Alpha from the dropdown menu. Then go to TheBrain > Check for Update, and install the update.

Thanks,
Matt
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obrugman
@mcaton: Matt, I'm excited to use this option, but...I must be too dumb for this tech-speak: I really have no clue what it is you are telling me to do. Am I supposed to open the Grammarly webpage in the thought note browser? Then I am just writing in Grammarly on the web, and not in a TB thought markdown-formate note? 
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obrugman
Ok, I figured out how to use Grammarly in the built-in browser. It is an improvement, or actually a workaround. A next step would be that Grammarly or similar tools actually do their work while the TB user is typing in a thought's note field.

Just as Grammarly is running while I am typing these words in the text box, responding to this topic. However, I understand that extension- or plug-in-like integrations are not the product strategy for TB, since it would add maintenance complexity to the app.
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mcaton
Thanks for the follow up.  Yes, these were two different issues, first to get Grammarly loading properly in the built in browser on macOS - done . Now, the feature request of further integration into the notes still exists.  We'll post here if it is added in a new build in the future.

Thanks,
Matt
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