Technical Woes
Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) Podcast #034 [Gov. Computer News, Forbes, Federal Computer Week, Software Developer Times, Computer Reseller News, and SC Magazine. Plus a special summary report on Microsoft Vista from seven (7) sources]

Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for September 13, 14, & 15, 2005

Today's news is from MindJet whose flagship product is Mind Manager.  The latest version 6 was released on Tuesday and will be shipping on the 20th of September 2005. 

Why (?) use this product in the first place you might ask:

  • I have been using it (Mind Manger 5) for the last year as a great way to: conceptualize new ideas, start projects, and hold meetings. 
  • It also a pretty good tool for capturing and planning to-do list items and high-level project schedules.
  • In addition, it works well with Windows and Microsoft Office, especially linking data from Outlook into MindMaps.

Here are some of the things from my perspective (as a beta tester) that really makes this a powerful product upgrade worth considering:

  • Editable outline view ("This was my number one feature request!")
  • Better output options for Microsoft Visio & Powerpoint; and native "linking" support to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets & web pages via Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Capture data directly in new charts or spreadsheets data elements
  • New organizational chart layout generator and improved map formatting
  • Action tracking via topic alerts and topic numbering
  • Improvements to Windows XP TabletPC interfaces

Definitely worth taking a look at as a core tool in your tech software bag of tricks.  I hightly recommend the product.  It should easily pay for itself just by improving meeting notes and brainstorming.

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