Posts Tagged ‘knowledge management’

Mindjet and the Web – Rapidly assembling knowledge – The video

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

This is my cut from a Visual Thinking Hub webinar in which I show how to use MindManager or Mindjet for Windows to create a knowledge map about a subject. The techniques of drag and drop or copy and paste for text, links and images from web pages are also applicable to files and folders on your local PC and network drives. This functionality has been in MindManager for more than a decade. You will also see how to use the map parts to add search results to your map ( a recent addition about five years ago). For a map outlining the video content please visit my previous blog

If you have any questions, please use the comment form below.

Mindjet or MindManager and the Web – Rapidly assembling knowledge

Mindjet and the Web – Rapidly assembling knowledge

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The map below summarises a webinar given to the Visual Thinking Hub on the 3 July 2013.

In summary: Its tips for getting links from web pages and web sites on to your web using simple drag and drop, toolbar buttons and active map parts.  It really is very easy, quick and immensely powerful.

Links to video will be added.

Mindjet and the Web Rapidly assembling knowledge
Right Click - Send to Mindjet - Internet Explorer Right Click - Send to Mindjet - Internet Explorer http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-june-8th-and-we-have-published-our-2014-calendar/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-june-8th-and-we-have-published-our-2014-calendar/ Download Mindjet map file of Cycle parts and shops Download Mindjet map file of Cycle parts and shops http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-winchester-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-winchester-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/itchen-abbas-2-march-2013-probably-the-most-people-in-the-room/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/itchen-abbas-2-march-2013-probably-the-most-people-in-the-room/ The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress web site Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress web site Dragging and Dropping Files from  Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps - 1 minute video Dragging and Dropping Files from  Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps - 1 minute video Download the Rapidly Assembling Knowledge Mindjet Map Download the Rapidly Assembling Knowledge Mindjet Map To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/ To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/ Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Auctions in a Day - Central Hampshire Auctions in a Day - Central Hampshire Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site - Applications of MindManager Blog Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site - Applications of MindManager Blog Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts - Applications of MindManager blog Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts - Applications of MindManager blog Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress admin menu links Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress admin menu links Windows Snippling Tool Windows Snippling Tool http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-4th-may-at-itchen-abbas/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-4th-may-at-itchen-abbas/ Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops - Applications of MindManager Blog Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops - Applications of MindManager Blog http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-at-badger-farm-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-at-badger-farm-6-april/ My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information - Applications of MindManager blog My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information - Applications of MindManager blog http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-itchen-abbas-4th-may/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-itchen-abbas-4th-may/ Managing Files and Folders with MindManager Managing Files and Folders with MindManager http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-badger-farm-8th-june-2013/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-badger-farm-8th-june-2013/ Andrew Wilcox LinkedIn profile Andrew Wilcox LinkedIn profile

To help search engines find this page and those with impaired vision to “read” the map.

The image map content is repeated below as a text outline in one or two columns.

Mindjet and the Web Rapidly assembling knowledge


1. Internet Explorer Button

1.1 New, Open or Select a Mindjet map

1.2 Select a topic

1.3 Open Internet Explorer

1.4 Navigate to a relevant page

1.5 Click the Mindjet Button


2. Mindjet Browser

2.1 New, Open or Select a map

2.2 Open Browser pane

2.3 Navigate to a relevant page

2.3.1 Andrew Wilcox | LinkedIn
See related topics and documents

2.4 Click the link button


3. Right Click – Send to Mindjet

3.1 Link

3.2 Image

3.3 Page

3.4 Untitled


4. Drag and Drop

4.1 URLs

4.1.1 From anywhere on a web page

4.2 Images

4.2.1 Unlinked

4.2.2 Linked
See related topics and documents

4.2.2.1 Will not work. You get the link.


5. Copy and Paste

5.1 Ctrl-K

5.2 Snipping Tool
See related topics and documents


6. Examples

6.1 Cycles
See related topics and documents

6.1.1 Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops

6.2 Web site

6.2.1 Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site

6.3 WordPress Admin

6.3.1 Use Find and Replace (hyperlinks) to point links to your web site


7. Map Parts

7.1 Web Services – Search

7.1.1 Google

7.1.1.1 Either

7.1.1.1.1 Add to topic and it will search for the topic text

7.1.1.1.2 Or edit the search text in dialogue

7.1.2 Facebook

7.1.2.1 The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn

7.1.2.1.1 Untitled

7.1.2.1.2 Untitled

7.2 News Feed

7.2.1 Auctions in a Day
Bring in the morning – Sell in the afternoon at
Itchen Abbas nr Alresford and Badger Farm in Winchester
See related topics and documents

7.2.1.1 Review of the Auction at Badger Farm 8th June 2013
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:24:22 +0000
The New Room Layout at Badger Farm Another bumper
auction.  Nearly 300 lots were sold. We had a surprise with
lot 110, a collection drawing instruments and a beret sold for
£400. The photo below does not reveal the WWII
Paratrooper’s cap badge on the other side of the Red
Beret. Secondly we changed the [...]

7.2.1.2 Next Auction June 8th and we have published our 2014 calendar
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 21:28:45 +0000
SHOCK ONE: the sun has been out all weekend and
the long-term weather forecast says it will be the same next
Saturday for our auction. Don’t go to the beach.
Don’t go to the New Forest. Come to our auction and
perhaps you will be able to pop to Sainsburys at 5pm and buy the
[...]

7.2.1.3 Review of the Auction at Itchen Abbas 4th May
Sun, 05 May 2013 11:16:07 +0000
A full room of bidders at Itchen Abbas On a sunny
afternoon at the village hall, 412 lots were photographed and
mostly sold. We had our highest total sales in our nearly 10 years
of auctions. One seller approached a £1,000 worth of sales.
They also had the highest value item in the sale at [...]

7.2.1.4 Next Auction 4th May at Itchen Abbas between Winchester and Alresford
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:01:07 +0000
  Best to book if you are planning to
sell at this auction. Please contact Bob on 01962 733475 or Claire
on 01962 734941. Please note delivery times for lots have been
revised to 09:30 to 10:30. We expect there to be between 350 and
450 lots on sale from 2pm. The quality of lots [...]

7.2.1.5 Review of the Auction at Winchester 6 April
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:54:25 +0000
Another busy auction at Badger Farm Community
Centre. We had 365 lots to sell.  Giving us time to sell the
items at about 120 lots per hour.  The result was a higher
percentage of sold items and the average value went up as
well.  This benefited our sellers, who are the principal
clients of the [...]

7.2.1.6 Next Auction at Badger Farm 6 April
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:14:01 +0000
If you are planning to sell, have you booked a
table? Phone one of the numbers above or send an email. Bob will be
away for this one. So we will be slightly more stretched than
usual. There were still many lots which did not sell at the last
auction. We will be stricter about [...]

7.2.1.7 Itchen Abbas – 2 March 2013 – Probably the most people in the room!
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:34:29 +0000
The auction room soon filled with lots and we had
to turn some unbooked sellers away. We are comfortable with 400
lots but we lotted 460 plus today. Thank you to those that arrived
early or on time for the viewing session at 12:30 and sat quietly
while we completed the lotting and photography. Just [...]

7.2.2 Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts

7.2.3 To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/


8. Also

8.1 File Explorer

8.1.1 Managing Files and Folders with MindManager
See related topics and documents

8.1.2 Dragging and Dropping Files from Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps

8.2 Outlook

8.2.1 emails

8.2.2 task

8.2.3 appointments

8.2.4 contacts

8.2.5 folders

8.2.6 Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9

8.2.7 New Outlook Query Functions in MindManager 9

8.3 SharePoint

8.4 Mindjet Tasks

8.5 My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information

Painless Annual, Quarterly and Monthly Returns

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I was using my Cabre’s Financial Administration map today to complete the annual return to Companies House which confirms who the directors , shareholders etc. are. It’s been online for several years and the fee even went down this year from £14 to £13!

As using the map made it very easy for me to complete and the original post about it was in 2008, I thought it might be worth reminding you of the benefit of using Mindjet for this. The process went like this:

  1. Received reminder email from Companies House. Click link to submission page.
  2. Open Cabre Finance Map > Companies House branch. Copy password, registration no. and authentication code to submission page.
  3. Complete submission. Paste submission number and payment reference on this years return branch.
  4. Use Outlook MindManager Add Ins to paste confirming emails on branch.
  5. Add a topic with date and topic alarm for next years submission.

I use similar processes for VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax, Insurance, Annual Accounts.  All the web links, log in details  and records of past transactions are on one map.

Simple.

Finance Annual Return mind map

BlogSummarizer a new way of accessing and summarising blog content

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

My friend Henry Lewkowicz at Context Discovery has been working on the automatic extraction of knowledge summaries from a variety of sources including Wikis & Word docs and now Blogs. On the right hand side of this blog you will now see a BlogSummarizer widget.  First select a keyword (they are automatically extracted from the blog) and then click Knowledge Map or Keyword Search.

Knowledge Map – A new window will open with a map whose central topic is the keyword and the branches are the secondary keywords.  Keep on clicking to dive deeper.

Keyword Search – Shows a map of the blogs with that keyword. Click the plus sign at the end of each topic to reveal a blog summary.  This allows you to quickly review the entries before visiting a specific blog by clicking Source.

The maps can be exported for you to continue your research in application which suits you.

The best thing is to select a keyword and give it a go.

I have already given Henry some feedback:

  • Some of the primary keywords need hiding e.g. MindManager in the Applications of MindManager are redundant and the blog owner needs to be able to hide them.
  • I think anything that is a link should be a consistent colour. Some are blue some are black.  Don’t miss the black ones like I did!

What would you change or add or improve?

Visit these sites to try BlogSummarizer on your blog or WebSummarizer to get summaries of other web sites.

BlogSummarizer - Relevance MattersWebSummarizer - relevance matters

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

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

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?

What were you using MindManager for over the Summer (or Winter)?

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

It’s been a while since I posted and that’s because it’s was the summer in England! Well it was rather a damp summer. It feels like my cricket games were evenly split between those that were called off the day before, those where we had a few overs and then ran for cover, and few matches which were completed in pleasant sunshine (I missed the 30 deg C game). Now it’s the first full week back in the office and I wondered what I (and you) had been using MindManager for over the holiday period?

 

There’s my quick list.  What did you use MindManager for in the last couple of months?

Managing a deceased estate with a checklist and hyperlinked MindManager map

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Sometime in your life you have to manage the affairs of someone who has died. Which is what I am doing now. I thought I would share my general checkmap and links with you. I have another specific one for tracking the estate I am the executor for. The hyperlinks are for those in the UK. If I have missed anything please tell me!

Executor General

http://www.bristol.gov.uk/LocalTaxSingleAdultDiscount http://www.bristol.gov.uk/LocalTaxSingleAdultDiscount Executor General.mmap Executor General.mmap http://www.santander.co.uk/csgs/Satellite?appID=abbey.internet.Abbeycom&cid=1210611765034&leng=en_GB&pagename=Abbeycom/Page/WC_ACOM_TemplateA1 http://www.santander.co.uk/csgs/Satellite?appID=abbey.internet.Abbeycom&cid=1210611765034&leng=en_GB&pagename=Abbeycom/Page/WC_ACOM_TemplateA1 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dwp1027.pdf http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/dwp1027.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/index.htm http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/index.htm pa04-eng.pdf pa04-eng.pdf http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/sb16-a-guide-to-the-social/funeral-payments/ http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/sb16-a-guide-to-the-social/funeral-payments/ http://www.bristol.gov.uk/node/6846 http://www.bristol.gov.uk/node/6846 http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax/how-to-value-estate/debts.htm http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/inheritancetax/how-to-value-estate/debts.htm HMRC Return of Estate Information Inheritance Tax not expected.pdf HMRC Return of Estate Information Inheritance Tax not expected.pdf Probate Notice of Issue.pdf Probate Notice of Issue.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_188740 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_188740 Probate Application Form.pdf Probate Application Form.pdf http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/pay-deceased.htm http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/pay-deceased.htm http://hmctsformfinder.direct.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/pa2-eng.pdf http://hmctsformfinder.direct.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/pa2-eng.pdf http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/behalf-who-has-died.htm http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/behalf-who-has-died.htm http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/motoring/driverlicensing/dg_4022493 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/motoring/driverlicensing/dg_4022493 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/WhatToDoAfterADeath/DG_10029808 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/WhatToDoAfterADeath/DG_10029808 Probate Acknowledgement of Service.pdf Probate Acknowledgement of Service.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/Preparation/DG_10029716 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/Preparation/DG_10029716 Funeral.mmap Funeral.mmap http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/WhatToDoAfterADeath/DG_10029817 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Death/WhatToDoAfterADeath/DG_10029817 Probate Fees pa03-eng.pdf Probate Fees pa03-eng.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Bereaved/DG_10018660 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Bereaved/DG_10018660 http://www.lawpack.co.uk/files/sample-chapters/SC_B709.pdf http://www.lawpack.co.uk/files/sample-chapters/SC_B709.pdf http://www.lloydstsb.com/bereavement/here_for_you.asp http://www.lloydstsb.com/bereavement/here_for_you.asp http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/r27-notes.pdf http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/r27-notes.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_188463.pdf http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_188463.pdf http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/it.htm http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/it.htm Probate Application for a Search.pdf Probate Application for a Search.pdf IHT 205 Guidance Notes - iht206-2006-1.pdf IHT 205 Guidance Notes - iht206-2006-1.pdf https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/what-to-do-when-someone-dies/id504856880?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/what-to-do-when-someone-dies/id504856880?mt=8 Probate Claim Form.pdf Probate Claim Form.pdf

My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Assuming you are using the PC version:

  • Select a topic > right click > Send to new map: to break large maps in to smaller linked ones.
  • Drag and drop maps (and other files) from File Explorer to existing maps.
  • Drag and drop hyperlinks from your browser.
  • For instance a map containing your favourite web pages can be linked to from many other maps.
  • Use Linked Maps or Multimap view to print, export and combine theses linked maps.

Using Dropbox to share structured knowledge with MindManager

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Do you have a requirement which goes something like this:

  1. You want to share information with a closed group of people
  2. It’s less than 2GB of files but this could grow with the size of the group
  3. They need to be able to access it on and off line.
  4. Anyone in the group can add files to the store but you will look after the indexing
  5. Only some members of the group use MindManager

Had you thought about using Dropbox with MindManager’s web export?

Here is how:

  1. Get a Dropbox account, create and share two folders with the group e.g.
    1. Web site
    2. New files
      You will have to invite them and all that malarky but this will give you extra storage.  The folders will appear in your My Documents folder in the  My Dropbox folder.
  2. Create a map which links to all the files you want to share with the group.
    Do not use multiple hyperlinks, they are not supported in the web exports.
  3. Export the map using the web export. If all the text and explanations is in topic text you just need the Clickable Image export, if you add topic notes use the Static Outline or Dynamic Templates or Simple Outline or One Page.
  4. Export the map to the Dropbox folder web site. I suggest changing the name of the Root export filename in Customise > Advanced settings to something relevant.  A mini web site will be created with a folder called LinkedDocuments with all the linked files in it. Your original documents will remain where they where, these are copies by default. Other folders are created for the more sophisticated web exports to support the styles, images etc. used in the export.
  5. Give the group the link to the root export file and the web site will appear.
    e.g test-site 
    I have saved the web export to the Public Folder in Dropbox.
  6. Ask the group to add new files to the New files folder.
  7. Link the new files to the map and re-export.
Note: You cannot share local files via the PDF Viewer and Flash export. If you just have hyperlinks to web pages on the map then you could also store them in Dropbox and save updated versions.

Obviously there are many other file management systems out there but this may be enough for your needs.  Similar processes may be possible with Microsoft’s Skydrive and Google sites.

Could you use this?

Keeping track of your Potholes!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

It could be tracking anything you are interested in but on Sunday I came across the now fixed hole in a cycle path. Fortunately I approached it from the side the camera is facing in the light.  If you descended in the dark from behind the camera at 25 mph, you could have had a life threatening moment.

On the mapI have a link to Hampshire County Council’s problem reporting site, and the track links for each problem. Plus the photo and a link to the Google map location.  I used task info to store the date of submission and fixing.

You could use a simlar process for snag lists when commissioning equipment or factory inspections or event health and safety tours etc.

 

My Hampshire Potholes
http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000922949 http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000922949 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.073635,-1.289456&spn=0.004779,0.011362 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.073635,-1.289456&spn=0.004779,0.011362 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.084166,-1.304348&spn=0.002389,0.005681 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.084166,-1.304348&spn=0.002389,0.005681 http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000921925 http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000921925 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.0822,-1.18121&spn=0.000597,0.00142 http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=206725967560823522050.00046fc3eb02bad73dca0&msa=0&ll=51.0822,-1.18121&spn=0.000597,0.00142 http://www3.hants.gov.uk/RoadProblems http://www3.hants.gov.uk/RoadProblems http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000922950&trackno=111000922950 http://maps.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems/StatusChecker.aspx?trackno=111000922950&trackno=111000922950