Harlan
Hello everyone. We've been busy working on getting ready for a wider release of TheBrain 9. There have been almost 100 fixes and new features added since 9.0.85! The most notable changes include:
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • New preferences tab allows viewing and modifying all shortcuts
    • Many new keyboard shortcuts have been added and most commands can now be accessed via the keyboard
  • Brain Themes
    • The colors, wallpaper, font and other settings can be saved as a theme to be applied to other Brains.
    • A future release will include built-in themes
  • More Reliable Sync
    • The sync process has been revamped
  • Auto-adjusting Notes toolbar
    • Notes toolbar shows additional commands when more room is available
  • Preferences for Tag Display
  • Brain Commands
    • A context menu is available on Brains from the Brain selection screen
    • Brain Statistics shows various counts and information about your Brain
    • Assign Brain new GUID command
  • Better Memory Management
  • Revamped UI for Tags and Types
    • Activate tags and types
      • Cmd/Ctrl+G = Activate Tag
      • Cmd/Ctrl+Y = Activate Type
      • When activating a type or tag, type to filter the list
      • Use the mouse or the keyboard to activate a tag/type
        • Up, Down, Page Up, Page Down and Enter keys allow selection
    • While creating a thought and from the thought properties popup
      • Cmd/Ctrl+G = Assign Tag
      • Cmd/Ctrl+Y = Assign Type
      • Filtering and selection using the keyboard also works here
      • Create new tags and types by typing a new name and pressing enter
        • Multiple tags can be created and assigned at once using commas or semicolons to separate tags
  • Pasting of attachments via context menus:
    • Thought Context Menu
      • Paste File / Web Link / Image
        • Adds the attachment to the selected thought
        • Paste Thought
          • Pastes the thought(s) in the clipboard and link as child to the selected thought
    • Plex Context Menu
      • Paste File / Web Link / Image
        • Create a new thought as a child of the focused thought and add the attachment
        • Paste Thought
          • Pastes the thought(s) in the clipboard and links as a child to the focused thought
  • Thought Context Menu Additions
    • Many commands have been added to the thought context menu
The complete change history follows.

Version 9.0.88

April 14, 2015

  • Fixes
    • (#2171)   Delete active thought - "A data integrity..." message appears
    • (#2202)   Windows: File attachment and note search results shift to the right on mouse over
    • (#2433)   Null exception when checking undo state

 

Version 9.0.87

April 13, 2015

  • Major Changes and Improvements
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
      • New preferences tab allows viewing and modifying all shortcuts
    • Brain Themes
      • The colors, wallpaper, font and other settings can be saved as a theme to be applied to other Brains.
      • A future release will include built-in themes
    • More Reliable Sync
      • The sync process has been revamped
    • Auto-adjusting Notes toolbar
      • Notes toolbar shows additional commands when more room is available
    • Preferences for Tag Display
    • Brain Commands
      • A context menu is available on Brains from the Brain selection screen
      • Brain Statistics shows various counts and information about your Brain
      • Assign Brain new GUID command
    • Better Memory Management
  • Features
    • (#934)     Brain Statistics command under File > Utilities
    • (#1537)   Enhancement of text combo box for styles in Notes Editor
    • (#1759)   BrainGraph has no size limit
    • (#2048)   Manually add hyperlinks in Notes to text or graphics
    • (#2143)   Hide Tag Hints
    • (#2154)   Change default to Vertical Split Windows (notes on right)
    • (#2356)   Add a global preference to turn off Tag Hints on hover
    • (#2372)   Clicking away from the Thought Creation box should create the Thought
    •  (#2411)  New Command: Assign New Brain GUID
    • (#2412)   Context menu for Brains on Brain List
  • Fixes
    • (#1005)   Brain Themes UI to save and load themes
    • (#1728)   It should not be possible to delete an endpoint that has accounts associated with it.
    • (#1775)   Only Brain Owner should be able to set "private" thoughts
    • (#1786)   Failed attempt to refresh brains list results in crash
    • (#1817)   Link navigation after pasting an existing attachment
    • (#1838)   No way to remove accounts that are not being used
    • (#1839)   Cannot turn off Wander Mode if the plex is in the middle of moving.
    • (#1856)   Sync of some brains puts app into a bad state for further server communication
    • (#1967)   Windows installer should set registry to allow opening of brain:// links
    • (#1971)   Windows: !Crash! Multi-clicking the Add Icon in TPD can freeze TheBrain
    • (#2015)   Windows: Right click to PASTE thought name closes the Create Thought box
    •  (#2184)  Copying and Pasting a Thought from a Brain into the same Brain results in a crash.
    • (#2189)   Thought icons for search and reports do not show sometimes
    • (#2212)   Crash when deleting Notes - Database is Locked in ErrorReport
    • (#2213)   Windows: Unable to modify date ranges in report
    • (#2217)   Type Icon being overridden by attachment icon.
    • (#2225)   Windows: Toolbar buttons are "scrunched"
    • (#2242)   Add attachment button shows hover state when hovering to the right of it.
    • (#2255)   Preference and context menu for content tab position
    • (#2272)   !Sync Failed! Unknown Error Syncing - after editing notes on copied thought
    • (#2274)   Mac: In notes, pressing Shift+End keys deletes everything after the cursor
    • (#2281)   Focused link and Content window out of sync
    • (#2286)   Copy as text outline (without notes)
    • (#2297)   Create NEW thought via Keyboard can LINK to existing...
    • (#2334)   Various issues with "Capture icon" command.
    • (#2357)   Keyboard Accelerators UI
    • (#2358)   Focused link is not persisted/restored with the rest of the application state
    •  (#2370)  Cannot remove Tags from a Thought if it is not the Active Thought.
    • (#2376)   High CPU when plex contains an icon with the file shortcut overlay
    • (#2377)   URL links in Notes no longer work
    •  (#2393)  Cmd/Ctrl+O Crashes TheBrain.
    • (#2395)   Keyboard navigation for new thought type and tag does not work if existing thought list is showing
    • (#2397)   Embedding YouTube videos using the "share" version of the link from YouTube does not work
    • (#2399)   Commands contain a lot of repetitive code and inconsistent checks for valid state
    • (#2400)   Set main splitter to vertical when window is wide
    • (#2410)   Various Sync Issues
    • (#2415)   Deleting a brain should require the user to acknowledge what they are doing in a more defined way
    • (#2422)   Copying and pasting thoughts with link types into the same brain they started from does not work
    • (#2423)   Windows: Brain theme names highlighting is not working properly
    • (#2425)   Windows: Selecting a notes style via the "More notes actions" menu does not work
    • (#2429)   Notes toolbar should resize to show as many command as can fit

 

Version 9.0.86

March 25, 2015

  • Major Changes and Improvements
    • Revamped UI for Tags and Types
      • Activate tags and types
        • Cmd/Ctrl+G = Activate Tag
        • Cmd/Ctrl+Y = Activate Type
        • When activating a type or tag, type to filter the list
        • Use the mouse or the keyboard to activate a tag/type
          • Up, Down, Page Up, Page Down and Enter keys allow selection
      • While creating a thought and from the thought properties popup
        • Cmd/Ctrl+G = Assign Tag
        • Cmd/Ctrl+Y = Assign Type
        • Filtering and selection using the keyboard also works here
        • Create new tags and types by typing a new name and pressing enter
          • Multiple tags can be created and assigned at once using commas or semicolons to separate tags
    • Pasting of attachments via context menus:
      • Thought Context Menu
        • Paste File / Web Link / Image
          • Adds the attachment to the selected thought
          • Paste Thought
            • Pastes the thought(s) in the clipboard and link as child to the selected thought
      • Plex Context Menu
        • Paste File / Web Link / Image
          • Create a new thought as a child of the focused thought and add the attachment
          • Paste Thought
            • Pastes the thought(s) in the clipboard and links as a child to the focused thought
    • Thought Context Menu Additions
      • Many commands have been added to the thought context menu
    • New Key Bindings
      • Alt+Enter = Open Thought Properties for highlighted item
      • Many other key binding that were previously unavailable are now added
        • A new user interface for customizing keyboard shortcuts is coming soon
  • Features
    • (#1628)   Thought context menu - more commands
      • (#2285)     Unlink via thought context menu
      • (#2360)     Paste attachment/web link/file/image via thought context menu
      • (#2361)     Paste thought(s) in clipboard via thought context menu
      • (#2362)     Add attachment via thought context menu
      • (#2363)     Paste icon, choose icon, capture icon via thought context menu
      • (#2364)     Open attachment via thought context menu
    • (#1768)   Keyboard shortcuts for cycling through brain tabs
    • (#1953)   Keyboard shortcuts for cycling through content tabs
    • (#1954)   Add attachment via keyboard command
    • (#1998)   Additional keyboard bindable commands
    • (#2193)   Keyboard UI for assigning types and tags
    • (#2246)   Keyboard UI for activating tags and types
    • (#2349)   Account popup redesign
    • (#2390)   Notes: Checkboxes should be in the toolbar next to bullet and numbered lists
  • Fixes
    • (#1030)   Changes to wallpaper do not show when synced
    • (#1430)   Sync processing on server - implement better queueing and parallel processing
    • (#1583)   Notes: Remove Inline formatting doesn't work for span tags?
    • (#1967)   Windows installer should set registry to allow opening of brain:// links
    • (#2059)   Notes seems to refresh and blinks "classic style" when an Auto Sync kicks off
    • (#2235)   +0 Attachment button is showing when there are no additional attachments to display.
    •  (#2302)  Plex: notes indicator icons should dim when a link is selected
    • (#2305)   Gray rectangle around icon on Enter URL attachment form
    • (#2324)   Quit/Relaunch Restore Mind Map should restore correct active thought and focused item
    • (#2341)   Tag icons are not syncing
    • (#2342)   Error message – “occurred” is misspelled
    • (#2346)   Move file into brain causes crash if thought folder does not exist
    • (#2348)   Delete icon command should be disabled if thought does not have an icon attached
    • (#2350)   Syncing of changes to icons does not update on destination machine unless app is restarted
    • (#2353)   Edit Endpoint should not allow an invalid server address to be entered
    • (#2354)   Unknown Error - Sync on Windows 7
    • (#2358)   Focused link is not persisted/restored with the rest of the application state
    • (#2359)   Keyboard shortcuts for activating pins
    • (#2371)   For Brains created on Windows, attachments are missing when imported on a Mac
    • (#2375)   Updated wallpaper does not sync to additional machines
    • (#2378)   Cancel of move file out of brain does not work
    • (#2386)   Automatic capitalization does not work when creating tags and types
    • (#2389)   Some changes may not be synced (remember, change icon, change to notes status, redo)
    • (#1343)   After hovering over another thought, current thought's content state is lost
Regards,
-Harlan
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