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MindManager 2017’s new features in action – 1: HTML 5 export –

What is HTML 5 export and what does it do?

While MindManager 2017 (MM 2017) did not give users everything they wanted, it did deliver a number of unexpected but mostly pleasant surprises. In this occasional series I’ll explore some of these new features, both major and minor, and provide examples of how to use them in interesting ways.

My first example is the HTML 5 export facility which allows users to export a mindmap as a web page. These maps do not require MM and in fact can be accessed by anyone with a browser. With the latest 17.1.167 update they can also use a number of layouts and are fully interactive, allowing users to expand and collapse branches and click on hyperlinks and attachments. Most aspects of mind maps including features such as topic notes are also retained in the export process. The HTML 5 export also replaces the previous somewhat unreliable interactive PDF export feature.

There is clearly a great range of potential uses for this facility. In effect, read-only but highly interactive maps can accessed easily, both by the wider community (for example, maps showing council and community facilities with expandable links to further information) and within organisations (for example project management maps, or maps of organisation policies) – and only the people directly responsible for creating and editing the maps require MM licences to use them.

In this post I’ll describe how the export facility works. I will also demonstrate a map I created for a simple purpose – the creation of a table of posts I write in 2016 for one of my blogs. Other examples where such a map could be used include as a menu for website navigation or a table of contents for an online publication.

First, a few caveats. This is a new feature and it still under development, so there are a few rough edges. While many MM features are available, not all of them are; similarly, not all the layout options work effectively and sometimes things can get messed around a little in the export process. The exported pages work better with some browsers than others and there is limited customisation of the non-map elements which include some mandatory elements such as the MM logo. These issues are relatively minor however and the exported maps are more than useable.

Setting up and exporting a map

The export process is very easy, especially if you are using a fairly straight-forward map. In fact, the export process is so quick you can repeat it and view the results multiple times, making it easy to experiment with different options.

First of course you have to make your map. The first time you create a map for export I suggest using something simple like a radial layout. Also bear in mind that when you export the map it will be the original map file name that is displayed, not the name of the HTML file generated, unless you remove the name entirely.

If you are setting up a table of contents or directory involving web content and you don’t already have a listing of the sites involved you will of course have to create or import these, along with the hyperlinks. You can do this manually or to speed up the process using the Google Search plus facility, available from Olympic Limited as a stand-alone add-in or as part of their multi-functional MAP add-in.

You have two choices about how to handle the linked sites in MM for the purpose of export. The first, which I’ll use in the following example, is to create a topic for each site with the link attached. While you can export topics with multiple links it’s probably safer to stick to one link per topic.

The second is to paste the link into the topic notes. It’s easier to have multiple links in a single topic but note you will need to consider whether the resulting layout will look good on a web page, particularly if you have a large map.

Once the map is created and saved, all you need to do to is click on the File tab, select Export and then select HTML 5 Interactive Map. You will be prompted for a file name for the HTML file (note as I said earlier that the export will display the original map name, not that of the HTML file, unless bar with the name is removed). Then press enter and the HTML 5 export file will be created.

At this point you will be given the option to view the map in your default browser. This will give you the opportunity to review the map’s appearance as a web page. Inevitably the export process will introduce some changes which will be more noticeable with some layouts and templates than others.

Uploading the HTML page to a website

Creating the HTML 5 version of the map is only half the story – you will now need to upload it to a website. How you do this depends of course on your website hosting arrangements and the applications and templates you are using. The uploaded map may look somewhat different to the preview in your default browser and you may also need to adjust settings in MM and export again to achieve the results you want.

There are other issues to consider. For example, if your website is hosted at you cannot upload an HTML page at all. On the other hand if you use the WordPress application on a site hosted by you or a third party you can upload an HTML file but you will need to use a plug-in to install it successfully. Andrew Wilcox’s Applications of MindManager describes the process, which requires the use of the iframe plug-in.

Another issue is that the exported HTML file contains the Mindjet logo and a toolbar with a Help button that somewhat confusingly links to the online help file for MM 2017. When this question was raised on the Mindjet community forum Mathieu van der Wal identified how the file can be edited to remove these features.

Based on the solutions provided by Andre and Mathieu I have developed the following process to uploading an HTML map and if desired removing any Mindjet additions:

  1. Create a map and then export the HTML 5 version as described in the previous section.
  2. If you don’t want the Mindjet logo and toolbar to be displayed, open the HTML exported file in Notepad or another plain text editor. Find the line containing “toolbar-container” and delete it, then do the same to the line containing the phrase “mj-logo-link” (it’s difficult to show the lines in full as they interfere with the code for this page). Then resave the file.
  3. Install the iframe plug-in on your WordPress site.
  4. Create a new page, add an appropriate heading and introductory text and switch to Text edit mode.
  5. Go to the iframe plug-in on the Plugins page and click on View Details. Click on the Installation tab and follow the instructions there to insert some shortcode on the page you have created (the line beginning [iframe src” followed by a URL link name and ending with width=”100%” height=”500″] or similar (the actual name doesn’t matter as it will be replaced in step 7 below). Save the page as a draft.
  6. Upload your exported HTML 5 file to the media library in your WordPress installation. Copy the resulting URL address in full.
  7. Switch back to the draft page then carefully highlight the URL within the quotation marks in the iframe shortcode you pasted in step 5. Replace this with the name of the file you uploaded.
  8. Save the page and review its appearance – the uploaded map should be visible on the page in a window – if not, you may need to use scroll vertically or horizontally within the window to find it.
  9. You can now experiment with both the width and height of the map window and with the controls that form part of the uploaded file. For example the window may be a bit narrow at 100%, even if the map is resized. It is possible however to increase the width over 100%, though this may affect the page sidebar if it has one.

 Customising the map – an example

For many purposes the standard map layouts will be fine but in some cases the appearance can be, well, a bit too “mappy”. If you want something a bit different you will need to choose a more appropriate layout and undertake more sophisticated formatting, but the more complex these both become the more likely the resulting export will not reflect what you want, at least initially.

Therefore there could be a fair degree of trail and error involved getting the exported map to look the way you want. As noted before, however, the HTML export process does make it very easy to trial different approaches, refining them until you get the desired result – or at least something close to it, given that there are some limitations. The following example, based on an HTML 5 map of posts made in 2016 to this website, demonstrates some of the formatting options and how to implement them.

The first step was to create a fairly standard map of the posts. There were only nine of them (I’ll concede a pathetically low number) which I organised into four groupings, as follows:


I then collapsed the map to the four main topics and exported it to an HTML 5 file. While the resulting map was functional it’s appearance was not what I had in mind:


I then experimented with a conventional tree layout and even a vertical timeline, but neither gave me the look I wanted, particularly when exported. Eventually I decided on a right-sided map:


This was closer to the mark, but I wanted the map title to be at the top. First I made the central topic “disappear” by selecting “no line” in Topic Shape in the Design tab on the ribbon and also making the topic fill colour the same as the background. Then I inserted a floating topic containing the map title above the main topics: Again I removed the topic line and made the fill the same colour as the background:


This was almost right but I went one step further. I uploaded the image header from the Sociamind blog page to Photoshop, added the title and saved the result as a new JPG file. Then returning to the map I deleted the floating topic with the title and in its place inserted the edited JPG file as a picture, taking care to remove its topic line and to ensure that the fill matched the background.

I also used the MAP add-in’s facility to apply a fixed topic width to the main topics and added a simple instruction as a fifth main topic, but one with no line and a fill colour matching the background.

Finally I went to the Show/Hide drop-down menu (in the detail section of the View tab) and unticked Revision Number and Modification date along with Main Topic Handles. The final result (which can be accessed here) looked like this when exported:


How could the HTML 5 export be improved?

There is no doubt that this is a great feature which has the potential to substantially increase exposure to mind maps and encourage their use. As I said at the beginning, however, the export process has a few rough edges which need to be ironed out. There are a few other areas for potential improvement:

  1. The range of layouts that work with HTML 5 export need to be expanded – and the degree to which the process correctly reproduces these layouts improved.
  2. The ability to navigate a web map should be made easier. Windows in many website templates are often constrained, which means that maps, particularly smaller ones, may not always be visible in the windows containing them.
  3. The ability to access links also needs to be improved. At the moment there appears to be a bug which removes favicons and replaces then with the generic link icon, which should be fixed.
  4. Going further there should be recognition that clicking on a small icon to access links may be counterintuitive for people who have limited experience of mindmaps. To make exported maps more user-friendly Mindjet should look at adding the ability to customise the size and appearance of the link and attachment icons.
  5. Ideally, there should also be an option to make either topics themselves, and/or images or text inside topics, directly clickable as links to web pages or attachments.
  6. Finally there should be greater opportunities to customise the appearance of the exported files, for example, the ability to add custom headers. As a start Mindjet should make it easier to remove their default logo and help elements.


Corel verbetert MindManager for Enterprise –

On the heels of its announcement of the desktop version of MindManager 2017 three months ago, Corel announced a series of major improvements to MindManager Enterprise 2017. It includes a significant expansion of its HTML 5 map viewer, tighter integration with Sharepoint and the return of Map Parts.

HTML5 interactive map export

In the most recent iteration of MindManager, Corel did away with the old, often troublesome Flash-based map viewer in favor of one that is based on the web-standards driven HTML 5 technology. The result is a viewer that displays mind maps that are much truer to the original.

In October, when Corel announced this new “engine” for the map viewer, its capabilities were fairly rudimentary. The latest version of it can display:

  • Topics that link to other topics with relationship lines
  • Horizontal and vertical timeline map layouts
  • Relationship Style: Right angle relationship style
  • Topic styles are now supported, too (topic shape, color, font size, etc.).
  • Topic Links: Link one topic to another topic
  • EMF and WMF images in maps are converted to PNG formats to display properly within the export

Although these improvements to the HTML 5 map viewer are being released at the same time as a new version of MindManager Enterprise, it’s actually being rolled out across the entire MindManager product line.

MindManager improves SharePoint integration

SharePoint 2013 and 2016 users can now open and view mind maps that look nearly identical to maps created in either the Windows or Mac desktop apps. For a list of all of the elements that can now be displayed in the map viewer within SharePoint, click here. The new version of the MindManager Server App for SharePoint presents maps as read-only. Users can still edit maps using MindManager Enterprise.

MindManager Enterprise 2017 adds four new ways to authenticate with SharePoint, including Office 365 Authentication, Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication and MFA Authentication – in addition to Windows NTLM Authentication and Forms Based Authentication.

Now, in addition to task name, priority, progress, resources, start date and end date, users can synchronize “categories” between tasks in MindManager and their counterparts in SharePoint. Make a change in one application and the other application will get updated automatically. It’s also easier to create task plans in MindManager or reassign tasks by downloading resources from a SharePoint site for task assignments within MindManager.

Continued improvements to project scheduling

Befitting its role as an enterprise productivity tool, MindManager Enterprise 2017 gets a set of advanced project management features that are exclusive to this version, including:

  • An enhanced and customizable Gantt chart that opens in a separate window
  • The ability to optimize your project schedule, remove slack, and move the schedule to a new start date or to have it complete on a specific date
  • Visualize overbooked resources in a new resource chart
  • An option to visualize today’s date, highlight weekends and non-working days, and quickly navigate to today, the beginning or end of any project
  • New project reporting capabilities


Often, when a company acquires a product, it enters a period of stasis while the acquiring firm launches an in-depth analysis of what they purchased, and develops a product road map for future update. That doesn’t seem to be the case with MindManager and Corel. If anything, product manager Michael Deutch has accelerated the development of MindManager under its wings to advance the state of enterprise mind mapping.

For more detailed information about MindManager Enterprise 2017, please visit the program’s page on the Mindjet website or download a PDF datasheet.

How Mind Mapping Software helps Improve Your Budget, Manage Projects & Simplify Business Planning –

Zonder vertaling overgenomen van Mindjet blog.

Improve Your Budget & Simplify Business Planning with Mindjet

Adam WestPosted: December 7, 2016
By: Adam West

In a Nutshell: The mind is a messy place, and no two are quite alike. While great for invention and creativity, the differences in the way we think can make it difficult to communicate, especially when dealing with complex ideas. MindManager software from the Mindjet team at Corel goes well beyond mind mapping to help companies simplify planning and become better aligned. Allowing teams to collaboratively plan and manage projects, MindManager has an easy-to-use interface and comprehensive features that instantly show changes across your entire map. Improve budgeting with advanced calculations and “what if?” analyses that help you determine the best use of your time — and money. MindManager can help simplify project management while simultaneously making your business planning more efficient and, more importantly, much more effective.

One of my friends is a die-hard fan of the comic strip, Dilbert. It’s about an engineer, who works in an office with a cohort of oddball colleagues. Each week, the comic strip provides a humorous satirical exaggeration of the trials and tribulations of projects and planning.

At least, I used to think it was exaggerated. That was before I started my first office job, and found out it was a more accurate take on the possible perils of project management than I realized.

In companies lacking collaboration and open communication, the average project tends to go a little something like this: A handful of managers plan the project → One manager gives the project team a slideshow presentation about the plan → Half the plan goes awry because of miscommunication, misalignment, or inefficient prioritization.

Sound familiar?

The more complex the thoughts and ideas behind your project, the more opportunities that exist for something to get lost or misunderstood. The ability to organize and communicate those ideas is essential to building — and executing — effective plans. One way companies are achieving this is by taking advantage of the mind mapping software, MindManager, produced by the Mindjet team at Corel, to increase communication, improve comprehension, and simplify planning.

“A lot of our customers are coming together and building their plans collaboratively,” explained Michael Deutch, Vice President of Products for MindManager. “If you’re building, collaboratively — a map, a plan, a strategy — it’s going to promote conversation and dialogue.”

For Michael, the ability to turn any meeting into a collaborative effort is one of the great things about MindManager. “We get in a room and we start talking about plans, strategies, projects, things like that,” he said. “When you put something somewhere [on the map] — it’s going to drive collaboration, and people are encouraged to contribute.”

Going Beyond Mind Mapping to Clarify Thinking & Build Effective Plans

Though MindManager may have begun its software life as mind mapping software, helping businesses brainstorm ideas and visualize strategies, it has since evolved into much more. The latest version, released in October 2016, has made MindManager one of the most comprehensive planning tools on the market.

“MindManager goes beyond simple mind mapping,” said Michael. “We offer a platform for interactive diagrams that you can use to clarify your thinking, build out plans and strategies — and then start to act on them, as well.”

Screenshot of MindManager Meeting Management

MindManager makes project management a simpler, more effective process from the first meeting.

Not only can you use MindManager to easily share ideas and information, but you can use it to collaboratively develop project plans down to the last detail. With the ability to integrate everything across your map, including things like budgets and manpower, every part of the project — and its interactions with every other part — can be tracked and analyzed.

“The types of diagrams that we can create include mind maps, but go far beyond – you have the ability to create work charts, concept maps, road maps and timelines, flow charts, process flow diagrams, swim-lane diagrams,” described Michael. “You can actually build out plans for projects and visualize those plans.”

With such a wide variety of tools and features, the extent of your map is limited almost solely by your needs. While Michael did say users might experience some slowdown in performance if they upload “every photo they’ve ever taken,” the team has yet to have any clients create a map too large for MindManager to handle.

“There have been maps that are thousands, or tens of thousands of topics,” he said, “but the majority of maps that most customers work with are under 1,000 topics.”

Screenshot of MindManager Timeline Feature

MindManager users can create a variety of diagram types, including a comprehensive project timeline to get everyone on the same page and keep the project, or even the entire company, on track.

The software also includes the ability to turn your visual planning web into a more traditional outline format, offering a more linear view of the content — though still containing interactive functionality.

To increase the utility of the program even more, the latest edition debuted the ability to seamlessly export MindManager information into hundreds of applications through Zapier. Users can also receive dashboard updates from their apps in MindManager. “Zapier is a third party web application that allows you to automate tasks between MindManager and 700+ web applications and services,” Michael said, “including Gmail, OneNote, Box, Evernote, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp, and more.”

See Cost and Budget Impacts & Perform “What If?” Analysis Across Entire Projects

Some may argue that money isn’t the most important aspect of a project, but it’s awfully difficult to complete — or even start — a project without a firm grasp on your budget. In MindManager, you can attach a cost to any item on your map, as well as build calculations to represent how elements interact so you can plan down to the last dollar.

“Calculations could be based on specific topics, or everything inside the map,” described Michael. “You can summarize and do math on individual topics, branches within a diagram, or with the entire map.”

The ability to enact changes on all parts of your map simultaneously, in addition to the ease with which those changes can be made, allows for what the team refers to as “what if” analysis designed to help determine the best use of company time — and money.

“All the diagrams allow you to capture metadata,” Michael explained. “In a sense, it allows you to do ‘what if’ analysis as quickly as dragging and dropping content in and out of different parts of your map or your diagram. You can drag and drop different projects into different buckets and the calculations will automatically update.”

Michael gave the example of a map showing topics for all of the possible projects for the 2017 year that include the staff hours, potential profits, and general overhead costs. By manipulating the projects on the map, a company could determine the most effective way to budget their projects for the next year.

Screenshot of MindManager Cost Analysis Function

Users can see cost and budget impacts across their entire map, and changes update instantly.

“If you’re comparing five different projects — you can keep dragging those into different branches inside your map, and the calculations will automatically add up,” Michael described. “You can see whether or not you have enough manpower, for instance, to tackle those projects. Or, you can apply filters to see, perhaps, ‘Here are all the priority one projects, how much do they all cost? What would be the perceived benefit of all of those projects?’”

Pairing planning with critical thinking and analysis, MindManager can help eliminate wasted time and money. For small business owners, in particular, every spare minute — and every spare penny — can have a big impact on success.

“[Small business owners] have very limited resources and they’re taxed with a lot of work to do, so they want to make sure they’re putting their limited time and energy to the most powerful uses possible,” said Michael. “Using a tool like MindManager actually allows you to start to visualize all the different possibilities of projects, things that you could work on, and then start to prioritize them to make sure you’re being more effective.”

Visualize More with MindManager

While the comic strip hijinks of Dilbert and his office mates may make poor project management into an amusing Sunday read, the truth is a lot less comical. Luckily, MindManager software can increase communication and comprehension — which decreases the chance of carefully laid plans going terribly awry and wasting time, money, and resources.

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“I think the power of what MindManager offers, is allowing people to be more effective,” Michael explained. “There are many tools out there that can make you more productive and more efficient, so you can do a task faster or track a task to completion. But, MindManager actually helps you ask — and answer — the questions, ‘What tasks should we really be doing? What projects should we be investing our time in?’”

Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Announcering : Nieuwe MindManager Enterprise –

Belangrijke verbeteringen in MindManager 2017 Enterprise

The Mindjet team at Corel has just released the new MindManager Enterprise. We’re pleased to give our corporate customers a new MindManager that’s easily integrated into any enterprise environment. The latest release offers simple network deployment, SharePoint integration, support for industry-standard authentication protocols, and a depth of functionality that’s truly unmatched.

With mind mapping, diagram creation, visual planning tools, flexible sharing options and more, MindManager Enterprise helps improve communication and collaboration. It’s never been easier to turn ideas into strategies, action and success. Upgrade customers can now take advantage of new enterprise-ready updates that include: 

  • MindManager Enterprise 2017 for Windows, Service Release 1
  • MindManager 10 for Mac (version 10.5)
  • MindManager Server App for SharePoint
  • MindManager Reader for Mac and Windows
  • And the large-scale deployment admin builds for Windows

Enterprise is based on the power of our recently released MindManager 2017 for Windows with many new and powerful features covered here. And if you’re looking for info on the latest Mac version, you can also find details about MindManager 10.5 for Mac here.

Here’s an overview of what’s new in this MindManager Enterprise service release:

MindManager Enterprise for Windows

HTML5 Interactive Map Export

First, we’re making it easier to share your breakthrough thinking with everyone in your organization. We’ve enhanced the new HTML5 Map Export within MindManager Enterprise for Windows with the following new capabilities:

  • Topic Links: Link one topic to another topic
  • Layouts: Horizontal Timeline
  • Layouts: Vertical Timeline
  • Relationship Style: Right angle relationship style
  • Topic Styles: Topic styles visualized
  • Images Optimized: EMF and WMF images in maps are converted to PNG formats to display properly within the export

The HTML5 export can be shared and viewed on any modern browser. Viewers can navigate and search, open and close branches, and access links, attachments and topic notes.

The latest HTML5 export improvements can also be downloaded and easily added to MindManager 10 for Mac (version 10.5+).

Advanced Project Scheduling
2016-12-02_13-50-53 - Advanced SchedulingDrive productivity and success with new advanced project management features exclusive to MindManager enterprise including:

  • An enhanced and customizable Gantt chart that opens in a separate window
  • An ability to optimize your project schedule, remove slack, and move the schedule to a new start date or to have it complete on a specific date
  • Visualize overbooked resources in the new Resource chart
  • An option to visualize today’s date, highlight weekends and non-working days, and quickly navigate to today, the beginning or end of any project
  • New project reporting capabilities

With the power and flexibility of Advanced Project Scheduling, it’s easier than ever to see an entire project and improve business processes from start to finish.


SharePoint Integration
We’ve extended our integration with Microsoft SharePoint. Now, in addition to task name, priority, progress, resources, start date and end date, users can synchronize ‘categories’ between tasks in MindManager and their counterparts in SharePoint. Make a change in one application and the other application will get updated automatically.

MindManager SharePoint IntegrationIt’s also easier to create task plans in MindManager or reassign tasks by downloading resources from a SharePoint site for task assignments within MindManager.

We’ve also extended the ways to authenticate with SharePoint. Take advantage of new support for Office 365 Authentication, Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication, and MFA Authentication, in addition to Windows NTLM Authentication and Forms Based Authentication.


Dashboard Map Roll-ups
We’ve added a new capability to create dashboard roll-up maps. You can add read-only topics or entire branches from one or more locally stored maps into a dashboard roll-up. This is a great way to roll multiple project plans and status into a single project portfolio dashboard.

2016-12-02_13-45-00 - Dashboard rollupThe team also made many additional bug fixes and updates.  You’ll find improvements to display the interface with high DPI settings, enhancements to the share button in the ribbon, optimized display upon opening of single sided maps like right-facing maps and org charts, and a number of other fine-tuning usability and bug fixes.


MindManager Server App for SharePoint

Enhanced Display of MindManager maps

SharePoint 2013 and 2016 users can now open and view maps that look nearly identical to maps created in either the Windows or Mac desktop apps.

The following are now able to be viewed for the first time in your browser when the SharePoint app is installed:

  • Layout Timeline – Horizontal
  • Layout Timeline – Vertical
  • Layout – Up Tree
  • Layout – Workflows, Concept Maps, Swim Lane diagrams
  • Workflow Topic Shapes
  • Topic Numbering
  • Topic Properties
  • Formulas
  • Comments
  • Custom Topic Shapes
  • Resource Load
  • Task Roll ups
  • Task Highlights
  • Topic Styles
  • Map Backgrounds

The new version of the MindManager Server App for SharePoint presents maps as read-only. Users can still edit maps using MindManager Enterprise.

MindManager Reader for Mac and Windows

In addition, we’ve also released a new lightweight reader application that can open MindManager maps on Windows and Mac operating systems. The interactive reader is perfect for deployment within organizations to ensure anyone can view MindManager maps.

MAP 2.4 is a Milestone NOT a Limit! –


50 Sign PostToday we are proud to announce a significant milestone in the development roadmap of our flagship Mindjet MindManager add-in, MAP for MindManager.

The 2.4 release of MAP, available today, contains 50 additional core functions for the Windows Desktop version of MindManager and continues to support MindManager 14, MindManager 15, MindManager 2016 and the latest release, MindManager 2017.

This goal could not have been reached without the support of our loyal MAP for MindManager users who have constantly provided suggestions, feedback, and encouragement. Thank you!

50 Great Reasons to Buy MAP for MindManager

50 Reasons to Buy MAP for MindManager

This latest release adds four new functions as well as a few minor updates, improvements, and fixes. The main additions are Linked Map Roll Up, Topic Count, Set Multi-Dependency and Image Extractor.

MAP 2.4 TaskPane Tiles

Linked Map Roll Up – converts simple Hyperlinked Map Dashboards to easily shared single file Maps by converting Hyperlinked Maps to Attachments. Learn more about this capability here: Linked Map Roll Up.

Topic Count – enables you to quickly calculate the number of immediate Sub-Topics and/or all Topic Descendents in a Branch with 1-click. Results are displayed as a message box, a Call-Out placed on the Selected Topic or a set of Custom Properties. Learn more about this capability here: Topic Count

Set Multi-Dependency – creates “one to many” Dependencies on Task Topics in one quick action. Learn more about this capability here: Set Multi-Dependency

Image Extractor – is an easy way to quickly extract all images and/or icons used in a Map to a local directory for use in other Maps or applications. You can learn more about this capability here: Image Extractor

See MAP 2.4 in Action

You can see these new functions in action in the overview video below which is the perfect length to view while taking a coffee break.

MAP 3.0

As we mention in the beginning of this post the 50 function goal is a MILESTONE and not a LIMIT! We have more development planned for MAP, the next round of which will start with MAP 3.0, due for release in Q1 of 2017.

Once again, we thank all our loyal users for your continued support and hope that MAP for MindManager continues to enhance your MindManager mapping for years to come.

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Mindjet integratie met Zapier –


Uitgebreide functionaliteit voor uw MindMaps met Zapier integratie

Groot, belangrijk nieuws voor alle gebruikers van MindManager. De integratie met Zapier is nu beschikbaar!

Mocht u het nog niet weten; Zapier is een slim, gemakkelijk te configureren proces en taak automatiseringsplatform die al uw favoriete apps met MindManager verbind. Deze functionaliteit is gemakkelijk op te zetten en eenvoudig in het gebruik. Met deze integratie kunt u de informatie uit uw MindManager Maps delen en ontvangen uit honderden applicaties rechtstreeks in of vanuit uw MindManager Maps.

MindManager is hiermee de meest te integreren mind mapping oplossing ter wereld. Het voordeel van al deze integraties is dat deze u in staat stellen uw project processen van planning tot executie te delen met anderen, inclusief interactieve dashboards en andere zaken. Dit wordt mogelijk gemaakt door Zapiers gemakkelijk te gebruiken web app. Waarmee u gemakkelijk gebruik kunt maken van de voorgebakken integraties of u configureert gewoon zelf een nieuwe integratie. Wij zijn dan ook meer dan verheugd met de lancering van deze functionaliteit.

Zapier maakt u “HAPPIER”

Zodra u een Zapier account heeft opgezet en uw nieuwe MindManager Account kunt u beginnen met het maken van uw “Zaps”. Deze zaps gedragen zich als een soort blauwdruk voor het onderling verbinden van applicaties.

Als u bijvoorbeeld een project met MindManager wilt plannen en vanuit MindManager taken naar Asana, Basecamp of een van de vele andere taak en project management apps wilt sturen dan kunt u dat nu doen!

Als alternatief kunt u updates en links in uw MindManager project dashboard Map ontvangen als een project deelnemer een bestand via Google Docs upload. Met Zapier werkt dat probleemloos.

Zapier werkt integraal met meer dan 700 verschillende apps om mensen te helpen hun processen te automatiseren en hun werk efficiënter te maken.

In de volgende voorbeelden leggen wij uit hoe Zapier wordt gebruikt om content van MindManager naar andere applicaties te sturen. In later te verschijnen voorbeelden laten we ook zien hoe Zapier updates kan sturen naar uw MindManager Maps.

Het versturen van MindManager content naar Zapier (en elke App in het Zapier platform)

Een van de meest gebruikte mogelijkheden in MindManager is het ontwikkelen van plannen voor uw initiatieven en projecten.

a) Plan uw nieuwe Project

Met deze nieuwe integratie kunt u elke MindManager taak kiezen en versturen via Zapier. Afhankelijk van de Zaps die u actief heeft kunt u MindManager taken uitwisselen met elk van de volgende Apps om taken, triggers en andere acties te maken.

MindManager kan via Zapier taken met de volgende apps uitwisselen: Trello, Podio, Basecamp, Wrike, Liquid Planner, Projectplace, KanbanFlow, Zoho Projects, Asana, Todoist, Wunderlist, OmniFocus, Toodledo, Remeber the Milk en vele anderen.

b) Versterk uw klant relaties

Zapier integreert ook met verschillende CRM applicaties zoals, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Zoho CRM, Sugar CRM en vele anderen. U kunt uw aantekeningen en telefoongesprekken van bespreking met uw klant rechtstreeks naar de betreffende klantkaart sturen.

Met kunt u MindManager gebruiken om een:

  • nieuwproject zaak te creëren;
  • nieuwe taak aan te maken;
  • nieuwe notitie te maken;
  • nieuwe ‘lead’ aan te maken;
  • nieuwe ‘opportunitie’ aan te maken.

c) Exporteren en opslaan van een Map als een online document

Gebruikers kunnen ook volledige Maps naar applicaties zoals Google Docs uploaden en daarmee een nieuwe Doc maken.

Of, u gebruikt WebMerge om PDF’s te genereren, voegt Word DOCX documenten samen met data van online web services. Contracten, facturen, applicaties, tickets, etc worden allemaal dynamisch gecreëerd en besparen u tijd en geld. Ook kunt exporteert u eenvoudig notulen, aantekeningen naar text files in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box etc.

Bronnen: Mindjet – Insight

MindManager 2017 voor Windows is beschikbaar! –

Michael Deutch vertelt wat er nog beter is.
We zijn heel benieuwd naar jullie ervaringen.


Michael Deutchby
October 5, 2016

Earlier today, Mindjet announced the release of its flagship product, MindManager 2017 for Windows.

We are excited to simultaneously release this new version in English, German and French. The whole team has been extremely busy since unveiling our last version, dedicating their passion and countless hours of care to deliver this major upgrade.

Our journey to MindManager 2017 began by working closely with our users through research, meetings with users at their sites and our offices, and via surveys and online communication.

What became clear from listening to you, our users, was the need to share your work with your colleagues who may not be using MindManager (yet)! You asked for easier ways to share your ideas, plans, and solutions with others while maintaining visual parity with the original map you created.

html-5 export exampleWe listened and we created a new universal file export based on HTML5 which produces an interactive file that can be opened in any modern browser. Reviewers can navigate within the map, open and close branches, access links, attachments and view topic notes and other map data, pan and zoom, search for information and more. This is the most powerful map export that we’ve ever created and we plan to continue to evolve and expand its capabilities.

Also, to support your ability to share MindManager content with anyone, we’ve added a new integration with Box and improved our integration with SharePoint by adding three new authentication methods, so now we support Windows NTLM Authentication, Forms Based Authentication, Office 365 Authentication (new), Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication (new), and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which is also new.

mind maps ZapierWe’re also excited to announce a new integration but this isn’t your everyday integration story. MindManager, with our integration into the Zapier platform, is now connected with over 700 different web apps making it the most integrated mapping solution in the world!

Zapier is a third party web application that allows you to automate tasks between MindManager and 700+ web applications and services including Gmail, OneNote, Box, Evernote, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp, and more…

Users send topics from MindManager maps to any of the applications integrated with Zapier. Also, it’s possible to set up Zapier to send content to MindManager from these applications as well. Topics are not synchronized; they are either sent (e.g. exported) or received from other applications. For instance, users can build a project plan in MindManager and send the tasks to dozens of project and task management applications. Or, users can configure Zapier to send content like important emails or links to new documents added into your cloud storage to any of your maps, like a project dashboard map.


Another important use of MindManager is to plan and manage projects. Based on your feedback and suggestions, we’ve made several enhancements to help users plan and manage work with less effort and better results.

First, we added a new visualization for Project Managers…a way to not only visualize a project’s critical path within the map and Gantt chart but also the ability to filter on critical tasks. This tool helps managers focus their attention on the tasks that could potentially delay the project if something falls behind schedule.


We strongly believe in the power of visualization leveraging images, icons and even topic shapes and colors to differentiate topics allowing you, the user, to add meaning to each of these elements. We believe it’s not just a pretty picture you’re creating but a powerful way to manage your project, plan and ideas. In the MindManager 2017 release, we’ve added a new way to highlight completed tasks and allow you to set task highlighting on with or without applying task roll ups. So any task that you’re tracking can highlight when it is at risk (yellow), late (red) or completed (green). And we believe you should have the power to turn this feature on and set your own preferred colors.mingmanager-critical-path-setting

A smaller but useful update is to provide you with the option of wrapping the topic and task information so all the information is displayed within the map. In the past, for instance, when you had multiple resources assigned to a task, the information was cut off and only visible through hovering over the information and using the tool tips. Now you can apply the wrapping option and quickly scan your map with all the details visible.

But that’s not all!

We’ve added more visual layouts, expanding what you can create and present with MindManager.

Maps and concept maps and even our new workflow diagrams introduced last year, help you visualize and answer the questions of ‘what’ and ‘how’…possibly even ‘why’.


map-roadmap-exampleWith the new Timeline layouts, you can answer the question of ‘when’. Now you’ll be able to build out dynamic vertical and horizontal timelines to track and present time-based information. For instance, you can use it to display project timelines highlighting for the team key milestones or communicate your company history visually or your future plans. Personally, I envision using it to illustrate our product and development roadmaps. These new layouts provide the ability to show or hide branch content, add important meta-data like priorities, percent complete, notes, hyperlinks and more. You can quickly filter topics within the timeline or leverage the map index to quickly navigate to relevant topics.

We heard over the course of the year a lot of positive and some critical feedback for our latest visualization we introduced last year, flowcharts and concept maps. We continued to invest in this area, making improvements to help users draw flowcharts with ease. We added a new quick menu for choosing shapes in any direction off of a flow chart topic. Simply hover your mouse over a flow chart topic’s quick-add icon and a shape menu appears for your convenience.

special-map-featureAlso, based on the flowchart feedback, we made several enhancements to simplify the number of steps it takes to draw relationships between topics, enabled right angles in relationship lines to make a cleaner appearance within your diagrams, and added a way to insert a new topic between existing topics.

Sometimindmanager-map-indexmes we make minor enhancements that have big impacts for our users. In MindManager 2017, we introduce a slight change to topic Tags which might be one of my favorite of these smaller enhancements. Earlier versions of MindManager limited tags to be unique across all a map’s tag groups. In other words, if you added a tag called “High”, it was limited to one tag group within the map, for instance, the group “Risk”. Now, you can add the tag “High” to more than one tag group.

Another exciting visual enhancement is that we’ve added over 700 new topic images which can be easily resized without losing quality. The default size of the images are larger (52×52) in MindManager 2017 and allow you to scale to the maximum resolution of 192×192 without losing image quality. We’ve added new categories too, including Design & Engineering, Science & Medical, Transportation, Food, Holidays, and more. You can still access images from the previous version in the Library under the Legacy category. The MindManager templates library has also been updated to include these new images.

To get started, a free trial for MindManager 2017 is available or you can purchase it now.

If you have upgrade protection, MSA or active subscriptions, you will receive a download link and new license keys via email within the month. You can download a full functioning trial and you’ll receive your key before the trial expires.

Lastly, I’d like to offer a GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who has participated in getting this major new release available. Starting with all of our customers who provided feedback throughout the year to our development teams, product management and design, testing as well as the marketing team, support team and everyone in operations who have helped bring this version to life.

Happy Mapping!



New MindManager 10 for Mac Update: New Features & Fixes (Service Release 10.5) –

Goed nieuws voor Mindmanager voor Macintosh gebruikers. Er is een update service release voor iedereen die al op versie 10 zit. Gratis te downloaden
En als je een upgrade of een nieuwe licentie direct in de mindjet webshop gaat bestellen, vergeet dan niet om je 10% extra korting te nemen. Zie de gele button rechts op dit scherm voor je MIVAP-DRIELINGH promocode.

new MindManager for Mac update

Michael Deutchby
October 6, 2016

We have some good news for Mac users — a free update for MindManager 10 for Mac.

The new MindManager 10.5 for Mac has a number of exciting features including new HTML5 export, an improved UI, Topic Quick Add, better compatibility with maps from Windows, updated images and libraries, and more. It also corrects some issues we’ve heard from the community and we’ve removed some outdated capabilities which we will investigate to replace in future releases.

Along with the free update for MindManager 10 for Mac customers, we’ve also introduced new, more affordable pricing across the board for Mac users. For new customers, the Mac product is now sold on its own for €179. Upgrade pricing is €89.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights of the new 10.5 update:

Universal File Export
html5 interactive maps for mac
We’re excited to introduce a new universal file export based on HTML5 which produces an interactive file that can be opened in any modern browser. Reviewers of your map can navigate within the map, open and close branches, access links, attachments and view topic notes and other map data, pan and zoom, search for information and more.

This is the most powerful map export we’ve ever offered and we plan to continue to evolve and expand its capabilities. It will replace the current HTML5 export which had been listed as ‘beta’ previously.

New & Enhanced Interface
balanced scorecard map
We’ve also updated the interface to bring forward the most commonly used features and place them on the main toolbar to make it faster and easier for you to build your maps.

Topic Quick Add
We know a lot of MindManager users facilitate meetings with MindManager and use it for note taking (in and out of meetings). The ability to quickly hop around the map and add new topics to different sections is important so you can keep focused on note taking and not have to focus so much on ‘map making’.

We’ve added the Topic Quick Add, an optional feature set in MindManager’s preferences that creates blue frame around your selected topic with plus arrows in the different directions. Hit the plus sign and new topics will appear in the direction of your choice, creating either a parent topic, a sibling topic or a child topic.
balanced scorecard map

View Workflows, Concept Maps, Swim Lane Diagrams, Process Flows and Timelines created in MindManager for Windows

flowchart-for-macWe’ve updated the MindManager for Mac’s ability to display maps created in other parts of the platform. This is the first step in order to provide viewing capability as soon as possible. You’ll enjoy some editing capabilities but we’re working on expanding this feature to allow you the full ability to create these new diagram types.

New Images & Updated Templates
Another exciting visual enhancement is that we’ve added over 700 new topic images which can be easily resized without losing quality. The default size of the images are larger (52×52) in MindManager 10.5 for Mac and allow you to scale to the maximum resolution of 192×192 without losing image quality. You can still access images from the previous version in the Library under the Legacy category. The MindManager templates library has also been updated to include these new images.

gallery icons mindmanager macFinally, we’ve been doing some cleanup within the app and removed some of the outdated integrations along with several unsupported mapping features (Labels, Bookmarks, Slides).

I know it has been a while since our last update, longer than we had planned originally. I thank you for your patience. We are committed to making MindManager for Mac an amazing application with plans to continue making new improvements, fixing issues, and launching updates more frequently in the future.

If you’d like to try the new version, sign up for a free trial here.

If you are already on MindManager 10 for Mac, click here to download your free upgrade.

MindManager 2017 for Windows Sneak Peek – Part 5 –

En dit is alweer deel 5 van de Sneak Peak met de belangrijke extra mogelijkheden van MindManager voor Windows versie 2017. Om misverstanden te voorkomen hebben we ook dit deel weer onvertaald gelaten.


Michael Deutchby
September 29, 2016

It’s Time for Timelines

Leading up to the release of MindManager 2017 for Windows, we’ve previewed our new Universal File Export which can be opened via any modern desktop browser, our new integrations to send content to 700+ cloud-based apps and receive updates from the same apps via Zapier, and the new Critical Path view and filtering alongside the task highlighting capabilities.

Today, we will explore our new Timeline diagrams.

Timeline diagrams display a series of events in chronological order. Typically, they are static diagrams.

MindManager’s Timelines, unlike static diagrams limited by space and function, are dynamic and interactive. Open and close the timeline’s branches, highlight events with meta data like priority or other icon markers, hyperlinks, notes, attachments, etc…With a click, you can access all of this content. Use the marker index to navigate your timeline events or apply filters to focus the view on content based on your desired criteria (e.g. show me all events that have a red flag or that have been marked as priority 1).

Timelines can be used for a variety of purpose, here are a few examples:

  • Project Timelines: Timelines can be useful for communicating key project milestones and present a big picture view without all the underlying tasks causing potential clutter or confusion.
  • Strategic or Business Plan Timeline: Timelines can be an effective way to communicate key milestones and goals for a strategy that you are implementing.
  • Product Roadmap: Product visions are often expressed in the form of a visual roadmap where the future of a product or portfolio of products are laid out and communicated via timelines.
  • Marketing Strategy / Plan: Highlight your organization’s key marketing events and milestones in a timeline.
  • Company History: Communicate key events that contributed to the evolution of your organization, products, and services.
  • And more…

MindManager’s Timelines can be presented in either horizontal or vertical layouts and the scale of the timeline is determined by the user and the context of the diagram being created.

You can create new timelines by either starting with a default blank timeline map or use one of the timeline templates. Also, you can change a central or floating topic’s layout to be either a vertical or horizontal timeline. It’s even possible to have multiple timelines in a single map using floating topics as each timeline’s starting point.

Here are some of the many benefits you’ll get from building and sharing interactive timelines with MindManager:

  • Greater clarity – Boil down multiple tasks, events and timelines into a single document.
  • Improved communications & alignment – enhance communication and alignment with others. Stakeholders throughout an organization can easily understand where teams are in a process.
  • Greater flexibility – unlike static timelines developed in drawing apps like Visio, MindManager topics contain metadata like icons, markers, notes, attachments, links, etc..Branches can be displayed or hidden, the timeline can be filtered to create alternative views of the timeline.

The possibilities are limitless. What will you be mapping out?

This concludes our pre-launch MindManager 2017 series. We’ve explored our new exports, the power of the Zapier integration, project enhancements, new timeline diagrams as well as our new image library.

Don’t Wait! Get the Best of MindManager Today and Tomorrow.

When you buy or upgrade MindManager before September 30, 2016 you’ll get the current version of MindManager now, and you’ll also get MindManager 2017 for Windows when it’s released in October, courtesy of our Technology Guarantee. No hassle. No regrets. Just the best of MindManager today and tomorrow. Shop now.

Stay tuned for our upcoming launch announcement!

MindManager 2017 for Windows Sneak Peek – Part 4 –

Hier is deel 4 van de Sneak Peak met de belangrijke extra mogelijkheden van MindManager voor Windows versie 2017.

Nieuwe Project Planning & Management functionaliteiten.

In de eerste delen van deze serie die uitmondt in de uitgave van MindManager 2017, hebben we een vooruitblik geworpen op onze nieuwe Universal File Export die kan worden geopend via elke moderne desktop webbrowser, onze nieuwe integraties om content naar meer dan 700 cloud-based apps te sturen en updates te ontvangen van diezelfde apps via Zapier.

Laten we vandaag dieper ingaan op een aantal verbeteringen die u helpen om uw projecten effectiever te plannen en te beheren.

Visualiseer het kritieke pad van uw project

“Critical Path modelling” is een populaire methode die veel wordt gebruikt bij verschillende projectvormen zoals bouw, ruimtevaart en defensie, software ontwikkeling, onderzoeksprojecten, productontwikkeling, machinebouw en fabrieksonderhoud.

Het kritieke pad van een project geeft een overzicht van het langste tijdspad van de geplande activiteiten tot het einde van het project en het eerste en laatste tijdstip waarop elke activiteit gestart en afgerond moet zijn, zonder dat het project meer tijd in beslag gaat nemen. MindManager heeft een nieuwe functie die het kritieke pad binnen een project in kaart brengt.

Als u de optie “Show Critical Path in Map & Gantt” selecteert, verschijnen icoontjes die aangeven dat de taak kritiek is, bij relevante onderwerpen en wordt het tijdspad gemarkeerd op het Gantt diagram.

Als bij één van de gemarkeerde taken de deadline niet wordt gehaald, is het project in gevaar.

Om projectmanagers te helpen om nog meer te focussen op de kritieke taken, hebben we een filter toegevoegd om kritieke taken te laten zien danwel te verbergen. Deze functie helpt om hoofd- en bijzaken te onderscheiden waarmee managers worden geholpen om beginnende problemen in te dammen en zo het tijdig opleveren van projecten te waarborgen!

Beperk problemen met Task Highlights

Project management is vaak een uitdagende taak…overzicht houden op alle bewegende onderdelen van een initiatief, ontstane problemen oplossen, teamleden geïnformeerd houden, drempels wegnemen… de lijst is oneindig.

Met deze ervaringen, hebben we onze Task Highligthing functie uitgebreid om het zo voor Project Managers eenvoudiger te maken om problemen op te merken en te beperken en er zo voor te zorgen dat het project op schema blijft.

Task Highlighting opties geven de mogelijkheid tot het veranderen van opvulkleuren van onderwerpen voor taken die vertraagd of in gevaar zijn en voor taken die zijn afgerond.

Dit maakt het voor managers eenvoudiger om door een takenlijst te scannen om potentiële probleemgebieden in het project te identificeren

De nieuwe instellingen om de Highlights aan of uit te zetten vindt u in de Task Calendar & Display Options.

We hebben een nieuwe optie toegevoegd waarmee afgeronde taken kunnen worden gemarkeerd en de mogelijkheid om te schakelen tussen het markeren van alleen roll-up taken of alle taken in de map.

Combineer beide nieuwe functionaliteiten – de kracht van kleurgecodeerde taakmarkeringen met de nieuwe kritieke-pad-visualisatie – om uw project management vaardigheden te versterken!

Om misverstanden te voorkomen hebben we ook de oorspronkelijke bijdrage van Michael Deutz hieronder, weer onvertaald gelaten.

Mindmanager 2017 Project Status Notification

Michael Deutchby
September 22, 2016

New Project Planning & Management Capabilities

In the first parts of this series leading up to the release of MindManager 2017, we’ve previewed our new Universal File Export which can be opened via any modern desktop browser, our new integrations to send content to 700+ cloud-based apps and receive updates from the same apps via Zapier.

Today, let’s explore some of the improvements to help you plan and manage projects more effectively.

Visualize your Project’s Critical Path

Critical Path modeling has been a popular method commonly used with all forms of projects including construction, aerospace and defense, software development, research projects, product development, engineering, and plant maintenance, among others.

A project’s critical path highlights the longest path of planned activities to the end of the project, and the earliest and latest that each activity can start and finish without making the project longer.
Within MindManager, there’s a new option that let’s you show the critical path within a project plan.

MindManager critical path menu

When you select the option to ‘Show Critical Path in Map & Gantt’, icons indicating the task is critical will appear on relevant topics and the path will be highlighted on the Gantt chart.

See the example below.

mindmanager Show Critical Path with Gant Chart

If any of the highlighted tasks slip past their due date, the project is at risk.

To help project managers focus even further on the critical tasks, we’ve added a filter to show or hide critical tasks. This feature will separate the signal from the noise, helping managers mitigate issues as they arise, ensuring projects are delivered on time!

Mindmanager Project Task Schedule

Mitigate Issues with Task Highlights

Project management is often a daunting task…keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces of an initiative, resolving issues as they arise, keeping team members informed, removing obstacles in their way…the list goes on and on.

With this in mind, we’ve expanded our task highlighting feature to make it easier for Project Managers to identify and mitigate issues to ensure the project stays on track.

Task Highlighting options allow you to change the topic fill colors for tasks that are Late, At-Risk and tasks that have been completed.

This will make it easier for managers to scan through a list of tasks to identify potential issues or problem areas in the project.


The new settings to turn on or off the highlights are found in the Task Calendar & Display Options.

We’ve added the new option to highlight completed tasks and the ability to toggle between highlighting only roll-up tasks or all tasks in the map.

Combine both of these new capabilities — the power of color coded task highlights with the new critical path visualization — to supercharge your project management skills!

Stay tuned for our next update where we explore some exciting new ways to visualize your work with MindManager.

Don’t Wait! Get the Best of MindManager Today and Tomorrow.

When you buy or upgrade MindManager before September 30, 2016 you’ll get the current version of MindManager now, and you’ll also get MindManager 2017 for Windows when it’s released in October, courtesy of our Technology Guarantee. No hassle. No regrets. Just the best of MindManager today and tomorrow. Shop now.

We’d love to hear from you.

How are you using MindManager to support your projects? Brainstorming project ideas? Gathering and prioritizing requirements? Creating project plans and work breakdown structures?