When comparing The Brain vs Dynalist, the Slant community recommends Dynalist for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note-taking app?” Dynalist is ranked 24th while The Brain is ranked 30th.
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Pro Cloud syncing
With an account for syncing on their servers, you can run the brain on multiple computers.
Pro Good support
Worthwhile support is offered, especially for those that pay for a subscription.
Pro Ability to create documents and organize by folder, and search by title
Pro Unlimited notes
Which is perfect for personal knowledgebase.
Pro Search and link to other notes
Pro Bullet hierarchy with zoom
Able to zoom in in bullet points, collapse bullets, move bulleted information, etc.
Pro Create custom user styles
Anyone can create a custom style and share them with the community, which can be found here.
Pro Inline images
Pro Printable shared lists
There is either a $15 a month subscription fee or a license that ranges from $219 to $299. There is a 30 day free trial for those who would like to test it before subscribing or purchasing, but overall to use this app it can be pricey.
Con High learning curve
There is a little bit of a learning curve with all software, and this is no exception.