Evernote and MindManager Integration: Browser, Map Parts, RSS Feeds

Whenever Graham Wilson asks a question it sparks me into doing some research as to what MindManager can do. Sunday’s question was “How do you integrate Evernote with Mind Mapping?“. There is not a simple answer but a variety of tools you can employ.

  1. Evernote tool in Mindjet WebThere is an Evernote Export from Mindjet Web (was Connect). Select a topic, click the Evernote tool, select the approriate options and you could have a topic, subtopics and links from a map as an outline in an Evernote note and a link back to the Mindjet Web map.
  2. You can drag and drop or copy and paste Evernote urls to a Mindjet 11 for Windows (or its MindManager predecessors) map or copy and paste for Mindjet Web.
  3. Open Evernote in Mindjet’s (MindManager’s) built in browser and use the paste function to create a dashboard of your Evernote notes. If you saved this in Mindjet (Cloud) Files, you could access the map from Mindjet Web or the mobile apps. You can also save it in Dropbox and read it in a MindManager compatible web or mobile app.  I could create an Evernote dashboard in Mindjet and add alarms, resources, task info to the Evernote Topic on the map.

    Here is a short video showing the adding of Evernote Note’s to a map. Best viewed full screen:

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  4. With Public Evernotes you can use an RSS feeder to get Evernotes on to a MindManager map. See Tips and tricks on using Connect with Evernote in the Mindjet Community and look at the Related Items below.  It you don’t tell anyone else the public Evernote URL it’s fairly private.

Is there an opportunity for an add in developer to do more?  Or has it already happened?

About Andrew Wilcox

Andrew is an experienced user of MindManager who shares his knowledge and advice for free here. And provides commercial training and consulting on how to exploit MindManager and other mind mapping software applications in business, organisations and for individuals at Cabre For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

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3 Responses to “Evernote and MindManager Integration: Browser, Map Parts, RSS Feeds”

  1. Andrew Wilcox says:

    This blog by Sacha Chua about “How to use Evernote to improve your visual thinking” contains many useful tips about using Evernote to store images and files. It’s useful to note that Evernote indexes text in images. Which could make it a useful place to store images of handwritten mind maps and maps created with MindManager in Ink mode exported as an image.

    Worth reminding you that MindManager ink maps already have the five best text conversions of your ink included in the map file for indexing by Windows.

  2. Steve says:

    Hi Andrew, watched your video re evernote and mindmanager integration with great excitement as I’d been looking for a solution like this … but in the inro ‘Ive already added the URL to the homepage of my evernote account’ (to MM) … I have no idea how you do this, and have come to a halt .. none of the releated posts/articles mention this .. any change you could elaborate pls? Many thanks, S

  3. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Stephen

    Perhaps this blog will help:

    Assuming you are using a Windows desktop version of Mindjet MindManager. Open your Evernote account in a browser. Then drag and drop it on to the map or use the Send to Mindjet button in Internet Explorer.

    If you are using mobile versions you will probably have to Share the link, then copy, then paste into a topic hyperlink field in the App.

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