MindManager Pro 7 Exploits Microsoft Office-Fluent UI
The MindManager Pro 7 release of the leading visualization software features a new interface based on the Microsoft Office-Fluent UI, designed to enable users to discover and use more capabilities within the product.
Usability enhancements include easier browsing within the Ribbon, which has logically grouped tabs, saved queries and views for better navigation. The software also has new map styles and galleries for faster formatting, as well as enhanced Screen Tips.
MindManager is used to visually capture ideas and information, organize priorities and tasks, manage simple and complex projects, and communicate strategies and concepts. Sets of information are presented in a Mindjet map, where they can be navigated and organized using a range of features including advance sorting, topic-level formatting and centralization of map subtopics.
“Mindjet is not a presentation tool; it is a visualization tool,” says Lisa Burris Arthur, chief marketing officer with Mindjet. “Our strategy is to help the knowledge workers.” The company reports having sold 880,000 licenses of MindManager worldwide, and has 65 development partners who build tight integration with MindManager from their own products.
MindManager maps can be linked to a variety of data sources, including RSS feeds, websites, and applications such as Microsoft Office and salesforce.com.
Mindjet customer WebEx Communications, the online meeting company, outfits its sales force with MindManager to more effectively capture specific information about each customer. The sales staff asks each customer a set of questions and builds a MindManager map in the process. The map is sent to the customer as a documentation of the meeting content, thus allowing feedback from the customer. The salesperson can produce the ROI estimate for each opportunity as well.
Mindjet also released MindManager 7 Lite, an entry-level product, and MindManager 7 Mac, for the Apple Macintosh.
English- and German-language versions of all MindManager 7 applications will be available on May 30th. MindManager Pro 7 is priced at $349; upgrades are $174; MindManager 7 Mac is $129; an upgrade is $69; and MindManager Lite 7 is $99.
May2007, Software Magazine