kbunders
I like the Brainbox feature, but the workflow with the current user interface of the Brainbox feels inconsistent. I propose and request to have the Brainbox as a thought in the brain (everything added to the Brainbox will be added as a child of this thought), so that the 'gardening of my brain' workflow is more consistent.

Thanks for considering!

Best, Koen
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PaddyVA
I like that idea of making everything added to BrainBox as a child to a base "BB" thought; I'm doing this manually now (as I described elsewhere in Forums a while ago), where I created a "BrainBox Intake" thought, then add the thoughts in the BrainBox to that thought as a first step; that gets them out of the BrainBox and makes them immediately searchable.  Then, I can connect them to other thoughts as I wish.

I've found that this step works a lot better if I process them from my iOS devices, rather than from TB on my Windows 10 PC; there is usually a several second lag for the process (using either drag and drop or the + option in the BB menu), and often, the attached article title isn't copied on Win10 TB, requiring more manual editing in the thought properties, but if I do it on the iOS device, either iPhone or iPad, it works much faster and seems always to get the title right.

So, if BB items became additions to such a thought instead of in the BB separately, it would save quite a lot of manual processing.
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kbunders
PaddyVA, I have an identical workflow
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galenmenzel
I would love this, since the consistent metaphor of "everything is a thought" is one of the most powerful features of TheBrain.

As it is now, I don't use BrainBox — I find it no more convenient than adding something to TheBrain by hand.
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metta
[ +1 Deleted ] ==> See my updated feedback below.

@galenmenzel ~ Agree completely about the workflow issues with the current BrainBox set-up 
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mcaton
An interesting idea, but what about those of us who have multiple Brains? Is it the same thought with the same content in each Brain?  And I would guess it should be an Orphan Thought.. so we can connect to other Thoughts as we feel fit - right?

Matt
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metta
Good questions, Matt.

Additional complications would also arise if this hypothetical BrainBox thought appeared in every brain, especially since some (if not all) of the BB content may not be relevant or even appropriate in the shared brain.

For this reason, I rescind my +1 for making the BrainBox a thought.

Instead, I will continue doing what I've been doing all along: I add new content into the relevant brain under a "Quick Drop" parent thought [In Box] where it can be automatically searched and connected/linked, typed and tagged at a later date.
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kbunders
mcaton wrote:
An interesting idea, but what about those of us who have multiple Brains? Is it the same thought with the same content in each Brain?
Matt


No, I would expect a drop down box where I can select TheBrain (if multiple) to capture into.

mcaton wrote:
And I would guess it should be an Orphan Thought.. so we can connect to other Thoughts as we feel fit - right?
Matt


I would say make it a child thought of a standard thought called 'Inbox' (or 'Brainbox' if you will). 


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mcaton
Thanks for the feedback.  I'll add these thoughts to the feature request documentation.

Thank you,
Matt
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