I have written about Brainstorm before, as I liked it a lot. It was/is a capable program, a good alternative to an outliner and great for sorting things out.
Nothing really happened since the original developers sold the program a few years back. The last release date is June 23, 2008. It seems to have changed ownership again, and a lot of things have happened: none of them good!
I understand the reason for the new name "BrainstormWFO"—at least “sort of.” Searching for “Brainstorm” returns many irrelevant results, if you want to find out about this program. But Brainstorm is not an outliner.
What is much worse is the hype perpetrated on the new Website. I find it absolutely distasteful and irresponsible. (If you don’t trust me on this, check it out yourself.)
There may be others who like this sort of thing, but I doubt that I know anyone like that.
It seems that the new owner is not a programmer either, but even if he is, I fear for the integrity of a program that I have used for such a long time.
This program would have deserved better!
1. See Brainstorm Search.