Just sharing a recent observation/discovery. I'm using TheBrain 22.214.171.124 (service only) on macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and discovered a possible bug, or at least potential source of panic, by accident.
- I turned off iCloud Drive for my Desktop and Documents folders.
- Went back to TB and wanted to sync latest changes. The sync couldn't start (the sync wheel would show up and disappear in less than a second) and shortly afterwards, TB crashed.
- Since TB had been crashing kinda regularly for me, I didn't think much of it and simply restarted but was stunned to see this:
- I realised that TB files are stored in my Documents folder and realised that my turning off iCloud for my Documents folder may have caused something to break.
- So turned iCloud Drive back on for Desktop and Documents and restarted TB and was relieved to see everything back to normal—Brains showed up and synced normally.
- Switching iCloud Drive back on resulted in a duplicate folder being created but I could delete it with no problems:
I suppose it's harmless to have to leave iCloud Drive on but this may be a potential problem for macOS users who want to turn off iCloud Drive for whatever reason? I'm not even sure if TB 9 will work if iCloud Drive was already turned off before installation.
I'm just glad I didn't lose weeks of hard work and lots of important data due to casually switching some setting on or off in my MacBook that I didn't know would impact my TB 9 installation!
Still in all, an amazing app. New user but already TheBrain feels indispensable for a person like myself who is more interested in the context and relationships between nodes of data, rather than just the points of data in themselves.
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 | iOS 11.2.5
TheBrain 126.96.36.199 | TheBrain Tech 9.0.4