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How To Create Custom Resources In Ultimate Brain

Learn how to extend Ultimate Brain with custom resources & content

Ultimate Brain is a very flexible system that provides you with solid foundations, but can be also easily extended with other resources and content. There are multiple ways to do this, all of which will give you different results. This article is currently WIP. We’re posting it already so that folks can benefit from the content we’ve already made. But do check back on this guide in a few weeks, it should be much more comprehensive than it is now.


Adding new content types to UB can be done in two different ways. The first is based on utilizing one of the existing six core databases, while the other builds a whole new database and later connects it to the rest.

For now, you can refer to this infographic on whether to choose the first or the second method:

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How to Create Special Note Pages (In Existing Databases) in Ultimate Brain


This method is recommended for when you want to simply create a custom view, but doing so most likely wouldn’t require creating many new properties. Here, we’ll utilize the single All Notes database to create special views for specific stuff.


In this video example, Thomas shows how to create a Software Tracker:


Travel Tracker Example

In this short video, Alex shows how to create a Travel Tracker within the All Notes database:


How to Integrate New Databases into Ultimate Brain


In this video, Thomas describes the process of integrating new, separate databases into the existing Ultimate Brain system. This is recommended when you want to create a resource that will require multiple new properties, and simply having it as a Linked Database of the existing All Notes database would alter the main database too much.


Dictionary example


In this Loom recording, Alex talks about creating a custom Dictionary database and connecting it to the existing Ultimate Brain system:

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