Gideon King has announced that NovaMind 4 will soon be updated with several improvements that will enable users to enhance the look of their mind maps:
- The ability to fit branch images automatically into the branch (scaling them to fit)
- The ability to fill the branch with the image (cropping as necessary)
- The ability to stretch the image to fit the branch by scaling the width and height independently to fit.
- Reflections on the images – cool!
- 4 styles of "glassy" button styles for branches and connection lines (rectangular, chamfered, rounded and oval)
To understand how these options will affect the look of your maps, please click on the image above. Clearly, these visual enhancements echo the semi-transparent, glassy user interface features of the Windows Vista and Mac OS X Leopard operating systems. These features are in beta testing and should be released soon. Watch the NovaMind site for more details.
NovaMind Development also recently announced a new ScreenWriter enhancement for NovaMind for Mac.