Now I can announce something really cool. At the invitation of Hobie Swan of Mindjet, a few MindManager-using bloggers and me have been beta testing the MindManager Web Viewer.
Below is a thumbnail of a MindManager file that I have up-loaded to this post. With the help of Nick Duffill I have created this so that if you click on it, another window will open with an 'exploded' version of the map.
Sample 'When You Need Best Practice' map
However, if you browse this post in Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher and download the Mind Map viewer plug-in from Mindjet you will be prompted for permission to install the MindManager viewer control in your browser. Note you will need to enable the IE ‘Enable Active X’ settings:
- Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls: Enable
- Download signed ActiveX control: Enable or Prompt
- Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable or Prompt
You should then see the MindManager file open up in the viewer.
You can then navigate, pan and zoom in the map and hyperlink from the map just like you can in MindManager itself.
Mindjet Map Viewer
Built by Mindjet LLC
Note that in my sample map, the branches in the viewer can be 'exploded' by clicking on the plus links on the Map.
The implications of this are significant. It means, first off, that MindManager maps can be shared in an HTML environment with hyperlinks to other files. The marketing people at Mindjet know what they are doing. Once people are using the viewer, they will want the full license to produce their own maps.
Well done, Mindjet, and thanks Hobie for inviting me to participate.