I've written a few times about PersonalBrain, an information management application from TheBrain Technologies. The most recent version of PersonalBrain is 6.5, but the company is very close to releasing version 7, and this represents kind of a new chapter in the application's development. Version 7 is still a stand alone desktop application, but it … Continue reading Some thoughts on TheBrain
Maybe it is only due to my own growing interest in the topic, but it feels like I've been reading lately a lot more chatter about "Commonplace Books." Here's a classical definition of a commonplace book from wikipedia: "Commonplace" is a translation of the Latin term locus communis (from Greek tópos koinós, see literary topos) … Continue reading PersonalBrain and the Commonplace Book
The more I use PersonalBrain, the more I like it. That's not usually the case with information management software and me. I'm usually dazzled by a new application until I get deeply into using it and then all its shortcomings burst forth causing me to cast it aside with disdain. Or something like that. Don't … Continue reading PersonalBrain as a management tool
... is now posted at the Mac Appstorm site, here. PersonalBrain is a very feature-rich application, and even though my review is pretty long, I still had to leave out a lot of the details. For example, I didn't write at all about attachments and templates, or about using PersonalBrain in presentation mode.
It's been a while since I've written about Tinderbox, and I'm not really going to now, except to point out an interesting discussion about Tinderbox going on at the Literature & Latte site (home of the terrific Scrivener). It's a long thread, one that started over four years ago. If you want to see the … Continue reading Tinderbox redux
Tinderbox and PersonalBrain. Two relatively costly applications that do similar things. Why on earth would anyone need both? Forget for a moment that I’m basically crazy and have an illness we call Compulsive Reactive Information Manager Purchasing (or CRIMP for short) at outlinersoftware web site. These two applications are actually more complementary than they might … Continue reading Tinderbox vs. PersonalBrain. Grudge match or play nice?
In one of my recent Tinderbox posts, I mentioned that I was now also using PersonalBrain as an information manager, and that I hoped to compare the two applications in an upcoming post. Before I get to that comparison it will be helpful if I talk about PersonalBrain and why I started using it. Most … Continue reading PersonalBrain: A unique software tool