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Welcome to TheBrain! Spend a few minutes learning some Brain basics. Start with our 10 Minute Tour (to the right) to get the full scoop and you'll be up and running in no time.

speech.png Here are some key terms:


• Thoughts - Pieces of information in TheBrain are what we call Thoughts. A Thought can be an idea, concept or even have an attached document, note or webpage. 


• Links -- Links are what connect your Thoughts together.


• Sync –Sync lets you synchronize Your Brain to multiple computers, online to TheBrain cloud or to your mobile device.

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Introduction to Thought Relationships

Introduction to Thought Relationships

Thoughts are organized as Parent, Child or Jump relationships for easy relationship viewing.

Creating New Thoughts Quickly

Creating New Thoughts Quickly

Drag from a gate to create Thoughts. Use semi colons to add multiple Thoughts at once.

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Related Blog Post:

Parent, Child or Jump... What Relationship Do I Choose?

     
Changing Thought Relationships and Links

Changing Thought Relationships and Links

Move any Thought around your active Thought to change the relationships.

Mass Selecting Thoughts

Mass Selecting Thoughts

Select multiple Thoughts and perform mass actions on all at once.

Creating Links Between Distant Thoughts

Distant Thoughts

Easily connect related Thoughts regardless of their location within your Brain.

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Related Webinar: Overhauling Your Brain

A related webinar playback: Editing and Overhauling Your Brain.

     
Display Options

Thought Display Options

Use additional views to see your information and gain insight on key relationships.

Outline View

Outline View

Arrange Thoughts in a hierarchical layout that dynamically adjusts to fit the network relationships in your Brain.

Wander Mode

Wander Mode

Get inspired with TheBrain's Wander feature, where you can take a trip into your mind.

Expanded View

Expanded View

Arrange, expand and collapse Thoughts for the big picture on your information.

Resizing Thoughts, Thought Area and Tool Layout

Resizing Thoughts, Thought Area and Tool Layout

Learn how to change your Thought's font size and resize your Thought and tools area.

Thought Types

Thought Types

Add an additional classification to your Thoughts with Thought Types.

Link Types

Link Types

Add color, thickness and attributes to your links with TheBrain Link Types.

Thought Tags

Thought Tags

Tag your Thoughts to streamline your workflows and find things faster.

Using TheBrain for File Management

File Management

Link related documents and information so you can find what you need, when you need it.

Adding Outlook and Webmail Messages

Adding Outlook and Webmail Messages

Drag and drop outlook messages and contacts into TheBrain. Link webmail using URLs.

Importing Folders and Virtual Thoughts

Importing Folders and Virtual Thoughts

Drag and drop, import and even visualize your folder directories with TheBrain.

TheBrain and OneNote

TheBrain and OneNote

Adding links to OneNote items in TheBrain is fast and easy.

TheBrain and Salesforce.com

TheBrain and Salesforce.com

Get the big picture on your Salesforce.com leads and contacts.

Adding Files and Web Links

Adding Files and Web Pages

Simply drag and drop files and Web pages to create new Thoughts.

Setting Up File Templates

Setting Up File Templates

Create file templates to quickly add documents to your Thoughts.

Manage Document Versions

Manage Document Versions

TheBrain is ideal for writers or anyone who is managing multiple versions of files.

TheBrain and Evernote

TheBrain and DropBox, Google Drive, Evernote, and more...

Adding links to Evernote items in TheBrain is fast and easy.

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Related Webinar: Stop Searching, Start Finding

Related Webinar Playback: STOP SEARCHING. START FINDING. Using TheBrain for File Management.

     
TheBrain Cloud Services

TheBrain Cloud Services

Get Online and Mobile Access to all of your digital Brains.

Adding a Brain to Your Website

Adding a Brain to Your Website

With enhanced navigation and display options, it's time to add a Brain to your homepage or blog.

Creating BrainZips

Creating BrainZips

Everyone should know how to archive their Brain with a BrainZip.

Sync Your Brain Across Multiple Machines

Sync Your Brain Across Multiple Machines

Get secure backup, hosting and synchronization with TheBrain Cloud Services!

TeamBrain

TeamBrain

It's time to collaborate. Learn how to grow your ideas and streamline projects with your peers.

Adding Images and Thought Icons

Adding Images and Thought Icons

Copy and paste images as zoomable Thought icons.

Personalizing Your Brain with Themes and Wallpaper

Personalizing Your Brain with Themes and Wallpaper

Change your Brain's look and feel to make it as unique as you.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn about the default keyboard shortcuts that you can use with TheBrain - or create your own.

Mac OSX Specific Features

Mac OS X Specific Features

Integrate Apple Mail, Contacts and Calendar into your Brain.

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Big Picture Organization and Task Management on My Mac

A Full 1 Hour Webinar - Presented on a Mac

Learn how to organize information and capture valuable ideas so you can get the big picture on your projects and get more done.

     
Tool Tab Layout

Tool Tab Layout

Customize the layout and access to the Tool Tabs of TheBrain.

Reports

Reports

Run customized reports on the data in your Brain.

Search

Search

TheBrain searches all major file types including office documents, PDFs and attached Web pages.

Notes

Notes

Create Notes for each individual Thought in TheBrain.

Calendar

Calendar

Set reminders, add events and stay on top of time sensitive tasks with TheBrain's calendar.

Brain Buttons

Brain Buttons

Set up Brain buttons to switch between your favorite Brains easily.

Thought URLs

Thought URLs

Make links into your Brain from other programs, link between Brains and link to your Thoughts from notes.

Copying Thoughts and Merging Brains

Copying Thoughts and Merging Brains

Right-click to copy and then paste Thoughts. You can do this between Brains or within one Brain.

Growing Your Brain with Importing Options

Grow Your Brain with Import Options

Import Mind Maps, spreadsheets, bookmarks, other Brains and Thoughts.

Importing Bookmarks

Importing Bookmarks

Got a lot of bookmarks you want in your Brain? Mass import them.

Importing Folders and Virtual Thoughts

Importing Folders and Virtual Thoughts

Drag and drop, import and even visualize your folder directories with TheBrain.

Importing Mind Maps

Importing Mind Maps

A closer look at the process and benefits of importing MindManager and FreeMind files.

Importing and Exporting Word and Excel

Importing and Exporting Word and Excel

Copy Thoughts as outline and paste into Word or Excel to leverage your ideas from TheBrain.

Creating a Thanksgiving Brain

Creating a Thanksgiving Brain

Keeping track of your holiday guest list, family activities and grandma's secret stuffing recipe has never been easier.

Add and Grow Your New Year Resolutions in TheBrain

Add and Grow Your New Year Resolutions in TheBrain

Expand your mind this year and use TheBrain’s visual Thoughts to make your 2015 goals a reality.

Getting Things Done with a Holiday Brain

Getting Things Done with a Holiday Brain

Stay on top of your life projects, especially this busy holiday season!