SOURCE: Mindjet

April 11, 2014 09:00 ET

Mindjet Updates MindManager for Windows With More Customization and Tutorial Features

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2014) - Mindjet, the world's leading enterprise SaaS platform for Innovation Management, today announced an updated release to its MindManager for Windows brainstorming and mind mapping software. New interactive tutorials are available to help new and existing users get more out of the software. Other features have also been included as a direct result of a recent customer usability study Mindjet performed in the first quarter of 2014.

MindManager for Windows enables individuals and teams to accomplish more while being more creative and at the same time, ensuring project success and improve communication by organizing and presenting information in a visual context. At its core, MindManager helps individuals be more efficient, improve brainstorming and problem solving, think more strategically, and collaborate more effectively across teams while facilitating tactical planning and execution.

In one clear, easily modified visual "map," information from creative and group thinking can be organized, visualized and combined with existing documents, files, meeting notes and emails. This visual, flexible presentation of information improves clarity of thinking and fosters better collaboration.

"By organizing information visually, MindManager fits the way people work and serves as a destination for them to be more productive and effective," said James Gardner, Mindjet's SVP of Products. "If you can think it, MindManager can help you capture those thoughts and organize them. Now, with an ever-expanding list of new features and functionality, the new MindManager version is a must-have."

Important new features include:

  • Usability updates with a new menu/ Ribbon: The Ribbon has been reorganized allowing users to easily find the most frequently used commands in MindManager, based on popularity.
  • Tutorial: A new, interactive tutorial has been added for first-time users of MindManager. It walks users through the process of updating topic text, creating topics and subtopics, expanding and collapsing topics, dragging and dropping topics, adding callouts and boundaries, adding images, adding and using hyperlinks, and adding and using notes.
  • Better Management of Floating Topics: New installations of MindManager will have the MindManager Edit option, "Single-click map background to insert floating topic," set to OFF. When this option is not activated, users will be able to click the ribbon command or right-click the map background and use the context menu to add floating topics.

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MindManager is the most widely used brainstorming and mind mapping with over 2 million profession within 83 percent of the Fortune 100™ using the software for personal ideation, project planning and organizing lots of information. MindManager allows individuals and teams to map ideas and information visually, starting with a central idea or topic surrounded by subtopics or "branches" producing a MindManager map. The MindManager map is a visual information diagram that communicates the creator's thoughts, with the benefits of interactive embedded data, live hyperlinks, collaboration capabilities, project management features, and much more.


Mindjet is committed to enterprise innovation excellence. We provide the first software platform with the capability to drive repeatable business innovation at scale. Our enterprise-ready innovation management suite, featuring SpigitEngage and MindManager, is used by millions and over 83% of the Fortune 100. We enable the world's leading brands to build and manage sustainable innovation programs with social dynamics, purposeful collaboration, crowd science, and analytics to surface and develop the best ideas then bring them to market. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

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