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Map Navigator

You have a large map that you work often with. There are some topics in the map that you refer to often. Or you would like to tag them somehow in order to quickly reach them.

You can of course use icons or tags. But this is too troublesome and very inconvenient.

Much more easy is to remember the shortcut: Ctrl + E. One second – and topic is bookmarked. And  immediately visible:

Express Bookmarks

 

Thus, you have marked 2-3-10 topics, and they are all visible in the Express Bookmarks window:

 

Express Bookmarks

You can place this window anywhere on a screen so that it does not interfere with your job with the map.

By clicking bookmark in this window, you immediately go to corresponding topic in the map.

Naturally, you can easily remove unwanted bookmarks as well.

Simple, easy, fast, effective! (More details in the Help).

 

Besides, Map Navigator provides you another great tool – the Map Content window:

Map Content

This Map Content is super-dynamic:

  • when you switch between maps, it instantly builds the Map Content for the active map;
  • if you change a topic in the map, changes are immediately reflected in the Map Content window;
  • click on the Map Content item takes you to the corresponding topic in the map;
  • you can even change the topic text right in the Map Content window!

More than that:

If you enter some text in the search box, the Map Content instantly shows map topics containing that text.

If you enter “*” in the search box, all subtopics of the selected topic will be arranged alphabetically  in the Map Content window (but remains unchanged in the map).

If you select topics in the Map Content window and click the filter icon, the map will be filtered by those topics.

The rest of details – in the Help.

Enjoy your map flights!

‘Calendar Manager’ Privacy Policy

 

Who am I?

My name is Sergey Ross. I am a MindManager expert, a Corel  representative in Russia, and a developer of add-ins and solutions for MindManager.

What is ‘Calendar Manager’?

Calendar Manager (“Application”) is the MindManager Add-In that integrates into MindManager interface and allows MindManager users to receive and modify their Google Calendar data (events and tasks).

How does this happen?

At the first launch, the Application refer to the Google Calendar service, requesting access to your Google Calendar data. The Google Calendar service opens a consent screen in your browser, offering you to allow access to your Google Calendar data. More information about which data is requested is reported in this window.

What data the Application have access to?

1. View your calendars and their settings.

2. View, create, edit and  delete events on all calendars that are available to you on your Google Calendar.

3. View, create, edit and  delete tasks and task lists on your Google Calendar.

Data use

Via the Application, you can make a queries to receive (events and tasks) data from your calendars by various criteria. The results of these queries are added to your MindManager document (map), and only to the document. This data is not stored anywhere else. You can modify this data in your maps and synchronize changes with your Google calendars.

Please note that your calendars may contain confidential information. From the moment this information appears in your MindManager document (map), access to this information is under your responsibility.

Your calendar data (calendars Id and calendars settings) is stored in the memory of your device during the work session, and after Application work completion this data is deleted.

Task4Maps

Automated Task Maps with a Kanban Style with MindManager!

Task4Maps helps you manage tasks using the Windows desktop version of MindManager/Mindjet with full automation. Based on an extended Kanban method, Task4Maps divides your tasks into three main categories representing Future, Present, and Past. Each of these is then further divided to fine tune the task proximity to the current day.

Task4Maps for MindManager

 

T4M-FocusThe main categories and sub-categories in Task4Maps are contained within Boundaries and as tasks are added or removed from categories/sub-categories the boundaries shrink or grow to accommodate the tasks. This provides you a quick, visual way of seeing which categories/sub-categories contain the most tasks and help you focus on specific categories/sub-categories as required.

Task Automation at your Fingertips

T4M_Auto-ScheduleTask4Maps can be used in two modes; fully automated or manual. When the Auto-Schedule feature is enabled, Task4Maps will automatically move your tasks between sub-categories depending on the proximity of the task due date or its percentage complete.

If you want finer control you can turn Auto-Schedule off and manually move tasks between categories and perform a single, on demand refresh of the map when you want to update.

 

T4M-Focus-MenuFocus…on what’s Important!

Task4Maps contains quick access views for the three main categories, Future, Present and Past. When you use these the map is automatically filtered to only show the category you are currently interested in focusing on thereby giving you more map canvas area to view and update individual tasks.

 

T4M-Topic-EditorTopic Editor

Task4Maps comes with a handy Topic Editor which lets you edit the task information in a small dialog that appears next to the current topic to save you having to move backwards/forwards from the MindManager/Mindjet Task Pane. Once you make changes, Task4Maps updates the dashboard to re-organize tasks if required depending on the newly changed task attributes.

 

 

Set your Default Start Map in one click!

We have also included a feature which allows you to quickly set the current map as the default start map to open and display each time MindManager/Mindjet is started. Simply select the command from the ribbon menu and your current map will open next time you start MindManager/Mindjet. This works with ANY map, not just Task4Maps dashboards and you can use it to quickly swap default start maps without having to visit the MindManager/Mindjet options dialog.

Mapping Action Pack for MindManager

MAP Ribbon

MAP for MindManager is an ever growing collection of tools and utilities that extend Mindjet’s MindManager mapping software and enables you to be more productive and expand the scenarios where MindManager can be applied in both business and personal use.

Regularly updated with new functionality, MAP for MindManager provides an ever expanding collection of useful and innovative tools that will help you use MindManager in ways that are either not normally possible or more effective than traditional methods.

The MAP for MindManager ribbon menu can be configured to only display those tools you use most often leading to faster workflow and quicker mapping.

There is also a Task Pane menu providing access to every tool in the collection, so you are never more than two mouse clicks away from any function.

MAP

What can the MAP do? All commands and functions are described in detail in the MAP Help, and there are just a few examples below.

YouTube Video Topic

Create Maps that enable learning and enhance the presentation of Mapped information with MindManager and the MAP YouTube Video Topic function.

The YouTube Video Topic function enables you to create Map Topics that contain embedded urls to YouTube Videos that can be viewed in a dedicated Taskpane within MindManager. The Taskpane is split into two windows that enable a YouTube video to be displayed/played in the top window and additional content in the form of Topic Text Notes or URL to another web page to be displayed in a second window below the video.

YouTube Video Topic

Image Export

Image Export enables you to utilize the Slides feature of MindManager to generate images of Map Topics so you can use them in other applications or for uploading to the Web etc.

You can also jump-start Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by quickly creating a sequence of Map/Topic images that you can then add further content around.

The Image Export command is located in the Exports group. The command is a split button where the top section allows you to send images to a specified folder for use with other applications and the bottom section provides access to the Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint exports.

MAP Favourites

The MAP Favourites command is a Navigation command and offers MAP users access to the two largest online Map libraries available today, Mindjet’s Maps for That and Biggerplate, directly from MindManager. It also enables you to add up to five personal favourite.’s of their own choice.

MAP Favourites is great for accessing the Map libraries within MindManager as well as providing access to files or applications that you are currently accessing regularly while using MindManager, saving you from leaving the application.

Map Snap

The Map Snap capability enables you to create copies, (“snaps”), of your working Map. Snaps can either be created on demand or automatically in set time spans. This enables you to quickly backup your Maps as you work or create a sequence of your Maps state as you work. This can be useful when Brainstorming with a group so you create snaps that show how the Map evolved.
Map Snap will also create a hi-res image of the Map which can be stored to the Clipboard and pasted into another application quickly.

Excel Properties

Excel Properties brings the ability to create Topic Properties whose values are fed from a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. The function enables values to be retrieved from Excel as well as allowing values to be changed in the Map and then refreshed back to the source spreadsheet on demand.

Excel Properties

Version comparison

After the Trial period is expired, MultiMaps continues to work (Free version), but all functions will be strongly limited.

The Light version is a great choice for individual work. But it works only with one computer (although it can be installed on two). Sharing MultiMaps functions are not available. Also, not available some Data Collection criteria needed above all in professional work: work with topic properties, formulas, some task info, etc.

Full version is designed for professional work with MindManager and a (very) large number of maps. Its strong point is that it can share all data between different computers.

Features / Versions
Free
Light
Full
SHARED ACCESS 5
No
No
Yes
Data Collection
Number of Maps to collect Data from
3, only local maps are allowed1
10, only local maps are allowed1
unlimited + external maps are allowed1
Data Collection sources map opened in MindManager map opened in MindManager any map, folder with maps, map collection (from the My Maps task pane)
Data Collection templates
unavailable
unlimited, you can create your own templates unlimited, you can create your own templates
Data Collection configuration map
can not be changed
can be changed, you can add your own keywords and icons can be changed, you can add your own keywords and icons
Критерии сбора
8 keywords only3
some keywords restriction, data collection by icons and tags is available3 unlimited keywords (40+, you can add your own), any data collection criteria
Data Collection criteria
limited7
limited7
all available
Navigator
My maps 20 maps display limit2, “Find in map” command is disabled
40 maps display limit2
full
Bookmarks
feature is disabled6
10 bookmarks in the “Single bookmarks” and “Favorites” folders
not limited,
you can create your own folders
Express bookmarks
2 only4
not limited
not limited + floating
Map Content
only one level (Main Topics),
search is disabled
full
full
Synchronization
new sync setting is blocked
Sync scope
local maps only
local maps only
+ between different computers
Automatic Synchronization
no (only manual mode)
yes
yes
Common Stock
feature is disabled6
no
yes
Project tools
Task Manager
feature is disabled6
no
yes
Macros
feature is disabled6
no
yes
Common Lists
feature is disabled6
no
yes

 

1 local maps – maps stored in the computer on which MindManager is running. External maps are maps stored outside the computer – in removable drive, network storage, Mindjet Files etc.

2 All opened maps are added to the database, but only the last 20 (Free version) or last 40 (Light version) will be shown.

3 In Free version, only those 8 predifined keywords (from config map) are available: Overdue, Completed, In-Tray, Today, Tomorrow, All, Questions, Important.

3 In the Light version, data can only be collected by keywords (from config map) associated with dates, icons and tags. You can also collect data by icons and tags. Collecting by other criteria (projects, resources, topic properties, formulas, etc.) is not allowed.

4 After the end of the Trial period, only two Express Bookmark remains available. All others become inaccessible until the License is activated. If user has no Express Bookmarks in a map, he can add two ones.

5 MultiMaps databases, resources and templates are accessible from different computers; collecting data from external1 maps, synchronizing maps between different computers, etc.

After the end of trial period function is disabled. All your data (macros, bookmarks, Data Collection templates, Common lists, etc.) is stored. After purchasing license key, function restores its work with stored data.

7 Advanced settings in the Data Collection dialogs are not available. Data collection sources: map opened in MindManager is only available.

Windows Defender Glitche

Sometimes (once in a blue moon 0-) Windows Defender suddenly blocks MultiMaps setup file.

We are absolutely sure this is an erroneous Windows Defender behavior, so called “false positive”:

All users who faced this issue use Windows Defender as antivirus program. Other antiviruses don’t detect any threat.

  • We checked MultiMaps setup files with the most powerful anti-virus online services: VirusTotal and Kaspersky VirusDesk. Both services did not detect any threats. You can do it as well (see step 6 below) when you have some doubts.
  • Also we checked setup files with Windows Defender’s own online service (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/filesubmission). And it did not find threats as well!
  • After download and install MultiMaps version that Windows Defender considers infected, we checked one by one all the files in the installation directory – with the same Windows Defender. He did not find any threat in either of them. Here is an interesting result – none of the files Windows Defender detects as infected, but.. finds a trojan in the setup file of which this one consists…

So, if you want to use MultiMaps add-in, but Windows Defender does not allow you to download and install it, you can:

  1. Open Windows Defender: click on the Settings icon in Windows system tray and go to Defender Security Center or find Windows Defender Security Center in the Windows Start menu.
  2. Click the “Virus & threat protection” icon.
  3. Click the “Virus & threat protection settings” link .
  4. Turn out the “Real-time protection”.
  5. Download MultiMaps setup file.
  6. At this step you can check the setup file as described above – via online services VirusTotal and Kaspersky VirusDesk.
  7. Or you can immediately install MultiMaps and turn on real-time protection disabled on the 4th step.
  8. To prevent Windows Defender from blocking MultiMaps setup file in the future, put this file in Windows Defender Exclusions. To do this: in the same window as the real-time protection, scroll down to “Exclusions” and click the link “Add or remove exclusions”. In the next window click “Add an exclusion”, then “Exlude a file” and then browse to and choose the downloaded MultiMaps setup file.

Good luck!

MultiMaps Add-In

MultiMaps Ribbon

MultiMaps consists of a few modules.

“Data Collection” module

The purpose of this module is quite simple – collect data from any number of maps by any criteria:

  • by dates (tasks that are active Today, Tomorrow, This week, Next week, etc…;
  • topics with specified Icons;
  • topics with specified Resources;
  • topics with specified Tags (or tag groups);
  • tasks with given task Progress or task Priority;
  • tasks with given Effort;
  • branches with given parent topic’s name (e.g., your In-trays from project maps);
  • any combination of the above!

You can collect data using Templates or even without Templates:

  • there are predefined Data Collection Templates (you can easily modify them according to your needs);
  • you can create easily your own collection templates;
  • collect data “on-the fly”, without template;

The Data Collection sources can be:

  • Central Map that holds links to maps used in data collection;
  • Folder (and its subfolders) that holds maps used in data collection;
  • Map Collections from My Maps pane.

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As a result, you get a dashboard map with all topics that match your criteria.

You will find out that each topic in that map is marked with its source and has a hyperlink to its source:

data_collection

You may edit this dashboard map as you want, and then, when needed, send your changes to original maps in 1 click!

The Data Collection engine is very powerful and has a bit of AI. But… we made it as easy for use as it possible. This is like an automatic gearbox and a cruise control in your car :o)

Nevertheless, if you need more, you can carefully learn the Data Collection Configuration map and its macro language to create your own filters and fine tune them to get all power and flexibility of Data Collection engine.

In the MultiMaps documentation you can find many useful and practical tips on how to organize and take control of your projects with mind maps.

“Navigator” module

This module will help you:

  1. Find and open your maps easily and quickly.
  2. See all the links and attachments in your map (not just topics with links) with one glance; open them and manage them.
  3. Collect links to frequently used documents (maps, any MS Office documents, web pages, any files) and open them with one click.
  4. Bookmark any maps and map topics (like bookmarks in a browser).

“Synchronization” module

Synchronization module allows you to synchronize topics (with their subtopics, ie, their branches) in the same map, or even in different maps.

If you are synchronizing two topics (two branches), and then change something in one of those topics, or in any of its subtopics, or add or delete something in one of the branches, it will be reflected also in the other branch without your intervention.

You can synchronize any number of topics in any number of maps, stored anywhere!

You can synchronize topics in maps stored on different devices, on network disks (in your corporate network, for example).

Synchronization can be either manual or automatic.

“Common Tools” module

common_listsCommon Lists module helps to organize all your resources and tags and easily use them in your maps.

In MindManager, Resources and Tags can reside in the Map itself and in the Template Organizer – Marker Lists. But it is not very comfortable if you have many Resources and Tags, and they cannot be organized/sorted at all.

With the help of Common Lists module, you can organize your Resources by any criteria, say Resources for Project 1, Project 2 etc., Resources for Company 1, Company 2 etc.

Similarly do it with tags – organize them into groups suitable for you

Common Lists are made in the same way as Index task pane, so you are already familiar to work with them.

When needed, you can easily find required resource or tag, and assign it to the topic. And if you need to add the whole Resource or Tag group into your map – you do it just in 2 clicks.

Regarding resources – the module also contains a resource database, in which you can save resource data – email, phone, its standart rate, etc. So, if necessary, you can very easily get all data about the resource from this database.

All is handy, easy and simple. Feel the pleasure from your work!

 

Map Navigator

begunok

The Map Navigator module consists of two independent functions.

1. Map Content

This is very simple but useful function. As your map grows up, it became hard to browse through it – you have many branches opened, and have no complete view of the map. You need constantly scroll the map to reach the needed place, or collapse branches to get the overview of the map.

The Map Content does very simple thing – it shows the list of topics in the separate window as a tree, allowing collapse/expand levels in that tree. The map itself is kept untouched.

When you click a topic in the Map Content window, the clicked topic in the map becomes visible and selected.

Map Content window is fully dynamic. Once you alter a topic in the Map, it is immediately reflected in the Map Content window. Or if you modify a topic in the Map Content window (yes, it is possible!), it will be immediately altered in the Map.

If you switch to another Map (without closing Map Content window), the Map Content window will be immediately refreshed to show the content of that map.

2. Bookmarks

MultiMaps Bookmarks do exactly the same as bookmarks in Browser, bookmarks in Word or Notepad and in any other program.

You can say that there is a function in MindManager named Labels, and this is nearly the same. Yes, Labels are a kind of bookmarks. But they work in the current map only.

MultiMaps Bookmarks allows to bookmark topics in maps in the same way as Labels does, but you can access them even if the map is not opened. MultiMaps has its own Bookmarks database that holds bookmarks from different maps. Just in one click you open the target map and navigate to target place in it.

As well as for Web browsers, you can organize Bookmarks into Folders. For example, “Reports” folder can keep bookmarks for Reports topics from different project maps. You don’t need to remember where this damn report is, and how to navigate to it through a map.

bookmarks

There is also a special bookmark group named Favorites. You can put the most often used bookmarks there. Just imagine how quickly you can now access to the most required topics!

All in all, everything is simple. Bookmarks are bookmarks. They are always useful, they allows you never loose needed places in needed maps, and save your time and mood when you search these places – one can become very nervous spending a lot of time navigating through a huge map 🙂 .

This is what to be applied to different maps.

Now… to make it easy working with a specific map, especially with a big map, we added a very useful feature named express bookmarks. Nevermore creep through a map like a snail. This is the time to run through it like a cheetah!

Free your mind and your time from unneeded routine things. Allow Bookmarks to serve your needs. Twice the efficiency of your job!

Synchronization

sync

Synchronization module allows you to synchronize topics (with their subtopics, ie, their branches) in the same map, or even in different maps.

If you are synchronizing two topics (two branches), and then change something in one of those topics, or in any of its subtopics, or add or delete something in one of the branches, it will be reflected also in the other branch without your intervention.

There are many applications to topics synchronization.

For example:

  1. Your map contains the description of some processes (business, or technology, or procedures, or instructions, etc.). Some of the processes or their parts contain exactly the same steps as the others. Or this process is duplicated in the other map. If it changes it is necessary to change the same in the duplicated process. So, all you need is just set up synchronization between needed branches, and Synchronization will do the rest. Your work is halved right away! As you change something in one process, the changes will be immediately reflected in other.
  2. In your Central Map, you want to see overall outcomes from different project maps. To do that, create a topic named Report there, and add subtopics, one per each project. Then synchronize these subtopics with required (summary) topics from your project maps. Now the “Report” branch reflects the most actual data from required summary topics. Automatically. Without that, you would need to copy such data manually, and this would take time (and errors). Now Synchronization does it for you.
  1. You are a Project Manager and need to assign tasks to certain employees. You make a map, each branch of which is the tasks for such employee. Then you synchronize these branches with certain branches of employees’ maps (named, say, “Chief’s tasks”). Now just add tasks to your map, and they will be shown in employee’s map. Cool? I’ll say!The same way you may receive their reports, as the synchronization is two-ways. As soon as the employee reflects his activity in his map, you immediately see it.

You may ask: how is it possible to synchronize with maps that are not in my computer?

Well… we have applied a very interesting method that allows doing that. With our (Super)Synchronization module, you can synchronize any number of topics in any number of maps, stored anywhere!

You can synchronize topics in maps stored on different devices, on network disks (in your corporate network, for example) and even in Mindjet Cloud (Mindjet Files).

Two more points the Synchronization can do:

  • sync can be Automatic as well as Manual. You don’t need to bother that you may forget to synchronize something. As you set the synchronization up, it can automatically send and receive updates. Automatic synchronization can be turned off either globally or just for each particular topic.
  • sync can be either two-way or one-way. In most cases, you will want to use two-way synchronization, but this is not always the case.

In the above example Chief sends tasks to his employees, synchronizing his topics with employees’ topics. And in this case is very convenient to use one-way synchronization. Chief does not want employees to be able to modify his tasks and send modifications back to Chief (saying “This is what it was” 🙂 ).

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Accidentally, we found one more application for our Synchronization: a chat inside the map! Yes, you can chat with your colleagues in real time!

Just synchronize your topics. This is as simple as that! Probably we will add specific “chat”-related features in next releases.

Project Tracking

Have you ever wanted to see tasks needed to be done today, right at the moment you open your map?

Or on Friday evening, you are planning the next week and want to have tasks highlighted that 1) start in the next week, 2) are in progress and 3) end in the next week? Not filtered, not selected, but precisely highlighted in different colors? And practically without your “interference”.

Or you want to check the workflow and you need to see all tasks that end in the next 3 days.

And so on. There are many such scenarios.

Tracking module is precisely designed for the fulfillment of such desires.

Just one click – and your map become alive, showing you tasks to which you need to pay your attention:

tracking

So your maps became more alive. This module will help you in planning, in project reviewing, in task progress monitoring, etc.

You can use predefined tracking templates, and you can create your owns. You can specify highlight colors for different periods (Today, Tomorrow, etc.). When topic dates match a given period, the topic will be highlighted with given color then.

Highlighted topics can also propagate their color to parent topics, up to their Main Topic. So even in collapsed map, you may see that some Main Topic suddenly became red – that means there is something that needs your attention. You expand this branch and see what exactly.

This is easy to find out, what each highlight color means. As a topic is highlighted, the name for its color appears in Map Index pane:

FillColors

See more about this flexible and powerful module in the MultiMaps Help. Try it, and you’ll love it. Your projects should be alive!