Remember Geistesblitz from MindMeister? Introduced 6 years ago, it enabled you to send ideas to your default mind map in several ways. It has now been enhanced to enable you to do so via Google Glass.
MindMeister for Glass enables you to send a Geistesblitz note to your default map via voice command. Once you’ve installed the app and designated a default map in your MindMeister account, it’s easy to use. Simply use the voice command “OK Glass, take a note with MindMeister” and say your Geistesblitz note out loud. When you’re done speaking, Glass displays your note. According to the tutorial on the MindMeister website, you don’t even have to give Glass a command to send your note – it happens automatically.
The next time you check your default mind map in MindMeister, your note will be waiting for you, added to a map branch called “my Geistesblitzes.”
MindMeister for Glass is the latest in a series of integrations between the mind mapping application developer and Google. Recent additions to MindMeister’s capabilities have included connections with Google Drive and Google Apps.
Will Google Glass ever support creation and editing of mind maps? I doubt it. It’s best suited for fairly simple information-seeking operations. In this case, because MindMeister is a cloud-based mind mapping application, it’s fairly easy to send ideas to your default mind map. Adding topics, moving them and embellishing your mind map is much more complicated.
Something that probably IS within the realm of possibility, however: Taking a picture or video in Glass and sending it via Glass and Geistesblitz to your default mind map. That could be a really interesting way to capture field research!
Kudos to MindMeister for taking the lead on this fascinating integration!