Mindjet has released several interesting add-ins to MindManager during the last few weeks:
Google Trip Planner add-in: You put your starting point in one topic, your destination in another, and then join them together with a relationship line. Then right click on the relationship and click on the "get route" command. A web page launches to a Mindjet site with Microsoft Virtual Earth embedded with a map and driving directions. In addition, a callout topic is created off of the relationship, which contains the directions (in the notes field) and a hyperlink to the Virtual Earth map.
MindManager Presenter: This add-in enables you to create and show presentations with a webcam that are embedded in and linked to a map. This tool adds two task panes to MindManager: MindManager Presenter and MindManager Recorder. Using these task panes in conjunction with a map, a presentation can be recorded, embedded in the map and played back. When the presentation is played back the topics selected during the recording are focused on and synchronized with the audio/video content. This could actually be pretty cool for recording lectures and other types of presentations!
Leave a Reply