Posts Tagged ‘wiki’

Helping Context Discovery to test a Blog Summarizing Tool

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Do you ever come across a long blog with tens or even hundreds of comments and think:”I wish someone would summarize this for me?”. Well it’s not someone but Context Discovery who can help. They have created a Summarize Blog Widget which Henry Lewkowicz emailed me this evening. It’s now installed on the single blog pages of Applications of MindManager. I could ramble on, get screen shots etc. and turn this into a long blog but I suggest you try it. My last blog I have an iPad. What should I do to exploit it with MindManager? received some attention.  Please try that.

When you have experimented with the above and maybe on other blogs as well, please come back here and leave a comment.

You can summarize any web site or Wikipedia entry with Web Summarizer. Context Discovery also have Context Organizer for Microsoft Office and Context Organizer for Mindjet MindManager.

WikiSummarizer – Rapid information overview

Friday, April 1st, 2011

MindManagerContext Discovery Inc have released a web based tool called WikiSummarizer for quickly summarising (English spelling) the content of a Wikipedia entry based on a key word or phrase.  The result is a page full of classified paragraphs which you can export to a Rich Text Document or a MindManager file.  If you have your browser set up appropriately, the MindManager file will open immediately in MindManager (this works for me in Google Chrome).

So what can I (you) do with this?  For example it is time I wrote a page describing MindManager on a certain web site.  Enter MindManager into WikiSummarizer, after 5 seconds the web page is returned and I Export To MindManager.

I like to see the scale of a map before I start manipulating it,  the first thing I do is open the map to show all levels (Select the Central Topic and Shift+Alt+.).  See above.

MindManager Hide the topics
I don’t need all that much inspiration!  I selected all the topics I don’t need and hid them (Use the Filter Funnel tool at the bottom of the MindManager for Windows screen).  There is quite a bit of repetition and the first map reduces to a digestable set of topics.
MindManager Article
I flipped these topics to the left and added the main headings for my article to the right. I then started to develop the paragraphs under these headings and realised I needed some sub-headings and so on.

Before I get carried away I am going to produce a map which says:

  • Who is the article/web page for?
  • Why am I writing it? Why are they reading it?
  • When? (Soon)
  • Where? (I know)
  • What? (See above)
  • How? (See above)

I hope that has given you one use case for WikiSummarizer. What do you think the others are?

Strengths and Weaknesses of MindManager 9

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Back in October 2009 I created a MindMeister Wiki Map (anyone can edit) about the Strengths and Weaknesses of Mind Mapping Software.  Soon after a sub map for Mindjet was added.  Today I have added a new node to that map for MindManager 9, plus some initial thoughts.  Please add yours. 

My other thought is why don’t Mindjet have a free wiki map tool?

What do you need for a game of Cricket? Not a mind map surely?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I was asked the question by someone who is organising a cricket match I am unlikely to get to.  He explicitly asked for a mind map.  I am hoping other people will add to it.

Work in progress: Impressions of Broadhalfpenny Down – the supposed birthplace of cricket. The Bat and Ball pub is off screen to the right. Painted with ArtRage on a Tablet PC whilst waiting to bat at number 11.

BroadHalfPenny Down - the birthplace of cricket