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Mindjet MindManager 8

I used to use MindManager 6 back when I lived the corporate life with Intel.  It was a good package back then and it came is quite useful on various tasks.  But it never did become a “mainstream” application for me.  This just might change with MindManager 8…

For those of you who might not be familiar with MindManager, it is a software program that helps you organize and brainstorm using mind-mapping techniques.  This technique isn’t for everyone (for example, it’s not “structured”), but it is certainly worth checking into as it can be very instrumental in flushing out ideas and relationships.

Anyway, just recently I upgraded from MindManager 6 to MindManager 8 and what a nice surprise.  It’s too early for me to have explored but a very few of the features, but what I’ve seen I really like.  MindManager 8’s integration with other programs (especially Microsoft Office programs) is superb and very smooth.  I can link to databases, excel sheets, charts, outlook tasks, calendars, and much more.  I even link a MindManager topic to a OneNote book for detailed note taking!

I’ll be writing more on this later, but so far I’m giving it a big “thumbs up”.

Let me know if there is something specific you would like me to look at regarding MindManager 8, or maybe a specific task that you are curious about.

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January 7, 2009 - Posted by | Software, Utility | , ,

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