Seavus, the developer of the desktop mind mapping program DropMind and its web-based companion application, recently announced version 1.1 has been launched. This update includes a number of valuable enhancements that should significantly increase its appeal to business users:
Task information: You can now set task priorities, add, start and end dates, add task duration and percentage complete, as well as assign resources to task topics.
Filtering: In order to make sense of large, complex mind maps and zero in on the information you need, map filtering is essential. DropMind 1.1 now supports this capability. You can now filter topics based on icon markers, notes, hyperlinks, attachments and key topics or alerts. Nice!
Map parts: DropMind 1.1 enables you to save part of a map that you’ve created as a “map part,” and then re-use it later in different mind maps. This is a real time-saver, especially if you tend to frequently create the same types of mind maps (such as to do lists, meeting plans and business proposals). Business users will especially benefit from this new capability.
Alerts: You can now use alerts to set a reminder to open and work with a specific map at an assigned date and time. You can set an alert for any map topic.
New export formats: XML and Freemind have been added to the extensive list of export file types that DropMind can produce. When it comes to business applications of mind maps, more export formats is a very good thing.
Topic numbering: You can choose the numbering scheme from a predefined set of options and depth to which it will be applied within your mind maps.
Topic styles: You can modify the topic font, shape and color, alignment, size and margins, and subtopics layout, and then save these settings in the program’s style library.
Expanded language support: DropMind 1.1 now supports Japanese, French and Spanish languages.
Multi-platform support: DropMind 1.1 can now be used on the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS and Linux Ubuntu operating systems.
A new Application Programming Interface (API): This will enable developers to write add-in programs to DropMind to further enhance its functionality. This could be potentially huge for Seavus and DropMind – but only if they can get the attention of developers.
Click here to view all of the new and improved features in DropMind version 1.1.
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