Mindjet 11 for Windows has several new features (see the Mindjet for Windows® Release Notes for them all). This is a review of what I call the Hidden from View Indicator and Mindjet calls the Filter Overlay. It is a pink box which appears in the bottom left hand corner of your map window to tell you if:
- the map is Filtered,
- is using the Show Branch Alone or
- is using Show/Hide to hide specific map objects.
Let me show you how this works in practice. This is my map:
If I now apply a Filter e.g. Show Priority 1 most of the map disappears and the indicator is in the bottom left corner. Filters are very useful for focusing on certain topics in the map and controlling what is exported to Word, the web etc.
Next lets see what happens with Show Branch Alone. I use this feature when presenting or facilitating a discussion with Mindjet to focus the audience on the current topic. If the discussion goes on for a while you can forget you have used this tool, so the indicator will be a big help.
Finally Show/Hide which I use to hide things my audience don’t need to see or all the Notes icons in the map included at the beginning of a Word export as in this map. Spot the missing Notes icon:
Of course you can have all three applied at the same time.
You can minimise the indicator or overlay to icons only by clicking the minus sign in the box.
Hope you found that useful?