Posts Tagged ‘Mindjet’

Win a MindManager 9 Windows License – Survey and Question

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

MindManager 9 Logo

Complete the short survey and answer the crucial question to get a chance of winning a MindManager 9 Windows license worth £199 plus VAT. Competitions close 10:00 BST Friday 27 August.  This competition is open to all readers of this blog.

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A Review of the MindManager 9 Release

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

This afternoon I was one of the Mindjet Partners listening to Michael Deutch give his briefing on the forthcoming release of MindManager 9 via a webinar.  As is my habit I mapped it in MindManager as he gave it.  Some of the detail is missing but the support material from Mindjet will cover that. Links at the bottom of the page.

My experience with the beta has been good.  I like the new ribbon, the reduced CPU time consumed, the SharePoint addin and I have just found those new images!  I still have many other improvements to give a real workout to: slide mode, Gantt chart pane and planning the day in tasks with durations in minutes 🙂 .

It’s a great product which I hope will bring many new users on board and provide that extra oomph to the users of earlier versions.   As someone who has used MindManager almost daily since 1996 I am looking forward to getting the release version, personalising it for my applications, listening and contributing to the MindManager community, and (fingers crossed) assisting my existing and future clients to exploit MindManager.

Overview of

Background Reading
Mindjet MindManager 9 comparison with previous versions
Mindjet MindManager 9 Datasheet

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.
Overview of MindManager 8 for Windows


1. Planning

1.1 Instant transformation map to Gantt chart

1.2 For

1.2.1 (Olympic) Amateurs

1.2.1.1 Marketing

1.2.1.2 Development

1.2.1.3 Engineers

1.2.1.4 Designers

1.2.1.5 Writers

1.2.2 Imports/Exports to MS Project for the Professionals


2. Communication

2.1 Broadcast
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Collaborate (Change)

2.1.1 One to Many

2.1.1.1 PowerPoint

2.1.1.2 Untitled

2.2 Collaborate

2.2.1 One with Many

2.2.1.1 MindManager

2.2.2 Section map into slides

2.2.2.1 Focus

2.2.2.2 Segment

2.2.3 Then interact


3. Information Overload

3.1 Issues
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3.1.1 Application switching wastes time

3.1.2 Wide variety of information sources

3.2 Information

3.2.1 Collection

3.2.2 Organisation

3.2.3 Structure

3.2.4 Focus

3.3 Publish

3.3.1 MindManager

3.3.2 Office
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3.3.2.1 PowerPoint

3.3.2.2 Project

3.3.2.3 Word

3.3.2.4 SharePoint

3.3.3 Web

3.3.4 PDF

3.3.5 Image


4. Additionally

4.1 Improved Printing

4.2 Office 2010 Ribbon

4.3 New Images, Icons and Templates

4.4 Increased Performance


5. Lost

5.1 Based on users not using

5.2 e.g.

5.2.1 Exports

5.2.1.1 Visio

5.2.1.2 MPX

5.2.2 Bookmarks

5.3 JCVGantt integration

5.3.1 Some functionality now in the product


6. SharePoint

6.1 Becomes extension (add in)

6.2 Enhanced capability

6.2.1 e.g. Search within documents


7. Catalyst

7.1 Now a compliment to MindManager desktop

7.2 Service

7.2.1 Cloud based

7.2.1.1 File store

7.2.1.2 Collaboration

7.2.2 Browser based access to Workspaces

7.3 Price reduction

7.3.1 £16 down to £9 per month per user

7.4 Discontinue

7.4.1 Web conferencing features

7.4.1.1 No new sales or renewals but continued support for current users to end of their contract


8. License Upgrades

8.1 £79 from MindManager 7 or 8

8.2 Please request a quote from Cabre
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MindManager 9 License Competitions

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

You may have noticed there are a few competitions running. Here are my initial thoughts on where I will be offerring these licenses:

Watch all those spaces to increase your chances of winning 🙂

Or perhaps I should go for some more general locations.

Win a MindManager 9 Windows License – Survey and Question

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 …………

Some personal expansion on the MindManager 9 news

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Power Performance

  • Faster map loading while using fewer system resources
  • Yes this is a big improvement for power hungry Tablet PC users.  In my experience MindManager 9 no longer uses CPU time when idling.  If you have live topic connections to MS Office / SharePoint this may not be true (Must test).

    When you ink the CPU time does not go through the roof, just up the stairs.

    CPU time is less when using the keyboard and mouse compared to MindManager 8.

    Integrated Gantt Chart & Resource Planning

  • Synchronized project timelines displayed alongside your map
  • Now fully integrated in the product.  No need to buy JCV Gantt, if all you want is a Gantt chart.  For the slightly more serious Project Managers who were trying to avoid MS Project, you have lost the spreadsheet costing, resource costs and the ability to have the apps on two different screens.

    Hold on to MindManager 8 and JCVGantt if you do not want to lose these features. There is no plan to allow JCV Gantt to interact with MindManager 9.

    Slide Presentation Mode

  • Create interactive slide presentations in MindManager so you can present your ideas and capture feedback at the same time
  • It’s another way to use your maps in presentations.  Understand and invest some time in practising the process and it will give another dimension to presentations and print outs.

    Dynamic Outlook Dashboards

  • View and organize Outlook emails, contacts, notes, tasks or meetings within your map, without having to switch applications
  • Must check this out.

    Enhanced Usability and Interface

  • Utilization of Office 2010 usability and interface best practices make using MindManager with Microsoft applications even easier
  • I am not a grumpy old man.  I like the new Microsoft 2010 UI.  It’s slightly retro!

    I have some dissapointments but I will leave those until I get my hands on a pre-release copy.  You never know Topic Alerts might come back!

    More to come when I get a moment.

    MindManager 9 appears to be scheduled for release August 10

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

    My lips are sealed but others are publically saying:

    Mindjet web site:

    New in MindManager Version 9

    Power Performance

  • Faster map loading while using fewer system resources
  • Integrated Gantt Chart & Resource Planning

  • Synchronized project timelines displayed alongside your map
  • Slide Presentation Mode

  • Create interactive slide presentations in MindManager so you can present your ideas and capture feedback at the same time
  • Dynamic Outlook Dashboards

  • View and organize Outlook emails, contacts, notes, tasks or meetings within your map, without having to switch applications
  • Enhanced Usability and Interface

  • Utilization of Office 2010 usability and interface best practices make using MindManager with Microsoft applications even easier
  • A PR release says:

    MindManager version 9 for Windows will be generally available on August 10

    I expect to tell your more and give my assessment of the new release soon.

    In the meantime upgrades to and new purchases of MindManager 8 Windows qualify for a free upgrade to MindManager 9 when it is released.  You can purchase these from Cabre

    Eligible products:

  • MindManager 8 for Windows, new licenses
  • MindManager 8 for Windows, upgrades from MindManager 7
  • MindManager for SharePoint, new licenses
  • Note:

  • Upgrades from MindManager 6 or earlier are no longer available from Mindjet but I may be able to help you.
  • Customers who purchase MindManager for SharePoint during this period are eligible to receive a free upgrade to MindManager, Version 9 for Windows and MindManager Explorer for SharePoint. MindManager Explorer for SharePoint will be available as an add-on to MindManager Version 9
  • Applications of MindManager awarded Mindjet Trusted Voice

    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

    Mindjet Trusted VoiceMindjet have recognised a few blogs on MindManager and Mind Mapping software and invited them to display the Mindjet Trusted Voice logo.  Their invitation says:

    “It is individuals like you who help to champion the mapping way of life. And because of your dedication to the mapping community we here at Mindjet want to recognize you.”

    Thank you Mindjet for recognising those who are passionate about your software, mapping and share their insights.  I am pleased to accept.

    Now all I have to do is crack the CSS in my WordPress template to get it suitably positioned on the header.  It’s worth more than a widget in the sidebar.