ActiveWords Systems, the developers of the popular ActiveWords software, have recently launched an add-in for MindManager. ActiveWords lets you set up word “triggers” which, when you type them in any context and press a trigger key, carry out the action you associated with the trigger word.
What does this mean to MindManager users? Using the ActiveWords MindManager add-in, you can easily:
- Quickly and easily open specific MindManager files
- Quickly manage your map view options (switch among map/outline/presentation views), show/hide notes and task information for topics, view specific levels of detail within your map, zoom to specific magnifications and more)
- Manage topic actions, including adding labels, notes, date stamps, comments and hyperlinks to them, inserting topics, subtopics and parent topics, attaching files to topics and more.
Using ActiveWords with MindManager, you can significantly increase your productivity because you can invoke these functions using only your computer’s keyboard. It’s like a built-in set of keyboard shortcuts that can be used to streamline map production – very cool! If you’re still not sure exactly what this program can do for you, the ActiveWords website contains a brief demo that shows it in action (click here, and then on the link entitled, "See How ActiveWords Works with MindManager Pro 6").
I have downloaded ActiveWords and the MindManager plug-in, and will be trying them out next week. I’ll let you know what I think!