I had to start a new brain the other day that would contain some very critical files so I decided to revert to PB3 for the time being (I am currently using PB4 4207). With this beta version of PB4 I have been noticing some irregular behavior which concerned me (for example, notes appearing in thoughts that were originally written to other thoughts).
I had forgotten how lean and mean personal brain version 3 was. It loads in less than one second (versus approximately 20 seconds for PB4). It has a memory footprint of only 15 megs versus over 100 megs for PB4. Yes, I know, this depends on items stored in the brain. but I ran a simple test: I created new brains in both applications. Personal brain version 3 took less than five seconds to create a new brain and the footprint was 15 megs. PB4 took 28 seconds to create a new brain in the footprint was 106 MB .
I'm not suggesting that I would ever totally revert to personal brain version 3, but I am hoping that some work can be performed to streamline PB4. Even with 2 GB of memory, there are times when I need to close PB4 because, in my opinion, it has a noticeable impact on overall PC performance. Furthermore, I really miss the use of voice dictation when PB4 is running (I'm convinced it has something to do with Java) and I cannot use tablet pen input (the tablet input panel) anywhere within PB4. These are not issues in version #3. And, I had forgotten how nice it was to simply drag an Outlook item (e-mail, calendar item, task, etc.) from Outlook into the brain and have it create a copy. Now, in PB4, when I want to archive a critical Outlook item , I have to first drag it to the desktop to create a .MSG file then from there drag it into the brain.
Just some thoughts from a sometimes frustrated PB4 user. But don't get me wrong, I do appreciate and use the new functionality of PB4 and I do want to see it prosper.
customized Desktop PC (Haswell i7 4770 3.4 gHz with 32 GB RAM), Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, 256 GB SSD, and a Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Windows 10, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB ram, i5