Archive for the ‘Outlook’ Category

Grumpy Old MindManager User

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

MindManager 9 was released in August 2010. Some features from previous versions were omitted and people moaned including me. During this week I have missed three lost features again:

  • A working project planning tool like JCV Gantt.  See this discussion in the Mindjet Forum – Task Info operations’ behavior remain a mystery to me
  • Topic Alerts
  • Outlook Map Parts: I can use the MindManager 8 ones but frustratingly whilst opening an Outlook window for e.g. a task, it does not add the task to to the current topic.  You have to go to the Task window in Outlook, open the Add Ins Ribbon and then add the task to the map.  Made the mistake of demonstrating this to a client before Christmas thinking it was still working in MindManager 9! 🙁

Will Service Pack 2 wind the clock back and when will it appear?

What are you grumpy about?

p.s. I am also grumpy about:

  • Why some web sites bring Firefox to a grinding halt or was it the Skype Add Ins Manager.
  • Why Windows can’t remember the actual size of my extension monitor. It often uses an approximation of 1360 x 768 but it’s actually 1440 x 900.

Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

MindManager 9 - Outlook Query - Task and Category et alThe Outlook Query allows you to access all the folders and sub-folders in Outlook.  You can for instance select task by category and who they have been assigned  to.
Good for meeting preparation.  Do one for each attendee at the meeting

New Outlook Query Functions in MindManager 9

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

MindManager Outlook QueriesI have just given some of these a test:

I liked

  • Inserting topic links for each of my recent (added) contacts.

This could spook you

  • It added links to 30 Recent Unread Emails. That was only going back to 15:21. It’s now 22:05!

There are nine queries, each of which can be customised e.g. 100 Recent Unread Emails or perhaps 5 for Richard Maybury because he knows how to manage them.

The query edit covers items such as:

  • Folder
  • Sorting
  • Number of Results
  • Subject Contains
  • Category
  • Date
  • Mail Status

Looks like Outlook turns into a database with MindManager as a visual dashboard for Customer Relationship Management, Project Communications, Task Management …………

MindManager Add Ins and other related software

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

This is work in progress. I am compiling a map of the MindManager add ins and related software. There are many more to be added to the map but I thought there were enough now to share with you.

Click the map to see the full size clickable image map.

Please add your suggestions by commenting on this post.