According to the development team at Buzan Online, version 3.1 of iMindMap will be released later this week, which will contain several project management enhancements:
Integration between iMindMap and Outlook: This will give users the ability to import Outlook contacts into iMindMap for project resource allocation and management. The integration will also enable the sending of tasks and milestones to Outlook. This smart-sending feature will also send tasks via Outlook to the relevant resource (if they were imported from Outlook) and can even issue updates, so if you change a tasks in your mind map you can just update Outlook without duplicates or errors. I’m a big fan of integration between mind maps and Outlook, because so much corporate information resides in e-mail messages, and Outlook has become a de facto standard for many businesses around the world. What’s especially nice is that this is two-way integration between iMindMap and Outlook. I can’t wait to try it out!
Progress icons: Version 3.1 will enable users to progress icons to each project task. These icons can be placed onto the task branches to indicate the task’s progress and can be updated by simply clicking on the icon, which causes their value to increase in 25% increments. Nice!
It’s nice to see Buzan Online’s ongoing commitment to continuously enhancing this well-designed mind mapping program with new and enhanced business features.
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