First created in 1994 and now with over 2 million users worldwide, including over half of the Global 2000 and Fortune 500 Corporations’ such as Boeing, BMW, Ford, Hewlett Packard, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Rolls Royce & Siemens, MindManager (formerly ‘Mindjet’) software is the worlds leading information (“mind”) mapping software and we have been power users for over 20 years (since version 4 (MindManager 2002) actually!).
There are plenty of other (some even free) software tools out there if all you want to do is “mindmapping” on computer, however only MindManger has the range and depth of ‘information cartography’ tools we need to create our unique knowledge maps. Thus for us not only is MindManager still ‘the best in class’, it remains in a class of it’s own and as power users for over 20 years, we can offer a range of MindManger services to help others get the most from this amazing software tool!
We have an great range of public domain knowledge maps such as world atlases and calendars available ‘off the shelf’ from our digital download mapstore. Need to create your own maps? We also offer a bespoke MindManager mapping service for clients.
If you’ve already started on your map making journey, we can use our expertise to audit & optimise your existing MindManager map libraries and map-making processes and suggest ways to optimise them to maximise your efficiency.
Along with our fellow partners in the MindManager International Value Added Partner (MIVAP) Network, we have over a century of collective expereince and are able to offer a complete MindManager consultancy service on all aspects of the software – from training for beginners on how to get started to taking it to the next level for existing users, to extending functionality through the development of bespoke MindManager macros and add-ons.
As an official MindManager Partner we are also a value-added reseller of MindManager software. This means we are able to not only sell the software at an official partner discount compared to the recommended retail price, but also bundle it with any of our aforementioned consultancy services to help make sure you get the most from this amazing software tool!
As part of our ongoing mission to “connect people with the information they need to know using maps (of all sorts)”, we have created public domain knowledge maps of fundamental concepts that humans use to structure and make sense of the world – such as geographic space and time – and then we publish them in the world’s only digital download knowledge map store so that people can more easily structure and make sense of the world, as well as find out the knowledge they need to know about it in order to do what they need to do, quicker easier and with a lot less stress…
Maps are available in both MindManager and HTML5 format so you don’t need to be a MindManager user to get started on your visual knowledge journey. If you do want to take it a bit further though you can easily get hold of a fully functoning 30 day free trial copy of MindManager here. Even if you don’t decide to purchase a licence, it will still work as a free map reader for store maps in MindManager format in perpetuity.
If you have an urgent requirement for a particular public domain information map and it’s not in our store, then we may be able to create it and add it to our store inventory (if the information is “out there” to be mapped of course and we think it will add to the public good).
Please contact us directly to let us know of any MindManager maps you think should be added to our store.
We love creating information maps and, due to the range of layouts, formatting tools and information embedding options that MindManager has compared to other information mapping software, these can take many different forms and fulfill many different purposes.
What we love most about our maps is that they provide a cartographically designed, “visual knowledge framework” that enable users to:-
discover information of potential use to them more intuitively.
put / keep it within a “bigger picture” context.
Please contact us directly to discuss your bespoke MindManager map requirements.
The MindManager International Value Add Partner Network are a group of professional companies & individual consultants with a passion for MindManager, the world’s best information mapping software and the only one with an application programming interface (API), which makes it possible to develop macros and add-ins that automate processes as well as further extend it’s already formidable & unique functionaity.
Our many decades of combined MindManager knowledge, experience & expertise enables us to offer training, consultancy, support & development solutions that are second to none, to all types of users across the world.
Many MIVAP members are official Authorized Mindjet Partners.
We have over 18 years experience with using MindManager. When we first started using it it soon became our ‘go to digital tool of first resort’ for working visually with any sort of information. Even though dozens of ‘mindmapping’ software tools have emerged on the scene since then, MindManager remains our no 1. The reason it still remains so is because it has grown as the wider technology has, developing many unique features and capabilities not found in any other software.
New / Aspiring Users
Let us set you up with MindManager software licenses and sufficient training to get you started using it for your own benefit We can provide ongoing “as-and-required” traing and advice to help you as you gain confidence in its use.
Let us help you take your MindManager use to the next level. Perhaps extending your use of MindManager to other areas of your business with a mixture of bespoke new knowledge framework maps and templates, add-ins and ongoing training and advice.
Please contact us directly to start your MindManager journey.
Information mapping is a great tool, but just like anything else it takes time & practice to develop your skills and your own way of doing things that works best for you and your organisation. In the process a lot of maps can be created that can get a bit out of control if left unchecked, especially if there are a lot of engaged and enthusiastic MindManager users involved!
Let us use our expertise to audit your existing MindManager map libraries and map-making processes and suggest ways in which they can be streamlined to maximise your efficiency.
Please contact us directly to discuss your MindManager map optimisation requirements.
Take your MindManager skills to the next level with one-on-one or group training tailored to your circumstances and desired outcomes and delivered online or onsite.
Software Focused Training – We will walk and talk you through the different feature-sets of MindManager from basic “how to get started using MindManager” for complete beginners. through “I know my way around now, show me how to take it to the next level” for intermediates who are comfortable with using the basic features, to “Becoming A MindManager Master” for those who really want to take it to the max! We can include MindManager add-ins if appropriate.
Application Focused Training – Learn how to apply MindManager feature-sets to get what you want to do done! From “MindManager for Job Role X”, to “Using MindManager to Achieve Outcomes X,Y and Z” type training tailored to you and your organisation. We can incorporate your existing maps and practises into the training.
Training sessions can be delivered in a variety of ways
Remote Skype & Screenshare – works well with one-to-one training
On-premise – We can train individuals at their desk, or groups can be trained together in a suitably sized room that clients can provide on their premises or locally. Ideally sessions are “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)”, however training can take place in IT suites if the software is installed.
You can bring your own maps to the training session so you can apply your new skills there and then to your current projects and realise immediate benefit. Our coach will be happy to give you some advice.
Please contact us directly to discuss your MindManager training requirements.
MindManager is already a great digital information mapping software tool “out of the box”, but it is also currently the only one of its type that has a rich, well documented API (Application Programming Interface). This makes it possible to develop macros and add-ins that greatly extend its capabilities in bespoke ways…
“Off-the-shelf” – There is already a great range of “off-the-shelf” MindManager add-ins available, most of which have been created by fellow members of the Mindjet International Value Added Partner network. We can offer help and advice in using these add-ins to extend the benefits you get from MindManager.
Custom – We can also commission the creation of new add-ins on your behalf from our partners once we understand what it is you wish to achieve (see our wheel re-invention abhorence above ;-).
Please contact us directly to discuss your MindManager macro & add-in requirements.
As a Mindjet International Value Added Partner we are also a value-added reseller of MindManager software. This means we are able to sell the software at an official partner discount compared to the recommended retail price.
So where does the added-value come from? Well unlike a simple software distributer, we can also offer a bespoke package of all the training and services you need to get you and your organisation started using and benefitting from MindManager in your particular industry.
There are further discounts for volume licensing of MindManager Enterprise (>10 users), as well as discount rates for Government / Academic / Charity users.
Please contact us directly to discuss your MindManager licensing requirements.
There are many reasons as to why MindManager is the ‘go to digital tool of first resort’. It is usually the ‘business mapping software’ uses that come to mind – mindmapping, brainstorming, project & program management – however as you will see in this section, there are many others.
When we first started using MindManager over 20 years ago it was for those classic business mapping uses, and it soon became our ‘go to digital tool of first resort’ for working with any sort of information. However we were always struck by the similarities in the processes of mapping ‘business information’ and the traditional ‘geographic information’ mapping we had hitherto been involved with.
And so began our development of MindManager as an information cartography tool, capable of ‘capturing’ pretty much any ‘space’ of human interest and endeavour (be it physical, virtual, conceptual or whatever) – the ‘things’ that occupy the space, the spatial inter-relashionships between them and the links to the multiple public domain knowledge resources about them – in a single map, or series of inter-linked maps.
And even though many other ‘mind mapping’ tools have emerged into what is now a very crowded space over the years, both ‘standalone’ software or an ‘online service’, MindManger remains our main knowledge mapping tool. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly it has always grown as the wider technology has (eg. the integration with first Microsoft SharePoint and now Teams). Secondly – and this is the most important one – no other software has such a wide variety of ‘visual channels’ to attach / embed information in a map. Most of these features are unique to MindManager and it is these that we use to take our ‘information cartography’ to the next level…
By being able to variably format individual elements within the text of a single branch, visual hierarchies can be created, which means it can contain a greater amount of more diverse information without visually overwhelming the viewer eg. including unique identifying codes (taken from official sources) as well as the name.
MindManager has the unique ability to attach multiple hyperlinks to a single map branch. This means that 1) maps need fewer branches so are less visually cluttered; 2) a single branch can become a mini knowledge portal in it’s own right; 3) links to core knowledge resources can remain with the branch when it’s re-used in other maps (whether or not it’s the key focus of that map).
Multiple data fields (akin to single cells in a spreadsheet) can be embedded within a branch and is another way of adding contextual facts & figures to the map. Also the field values can be used to visually format the individual branch eg. if the value is > a particular number then make the branch text / fill this colour, or this shape (this is equivelant to ‘thematic mapping’ in GIS)…
‘Smart Rules’ enable any branch in a map to be individually visually formatted – colour, shape etc. – based on some aspect of the branch content. So not just the values in a single data cell, but specific branch text, attached index marker tags. (This is equivelant as the ‘thematic mapping’ process in GIS).
Use and re-use all / any any of the content of the map in other maps as appropriate. So not just whole branches with their sub-branches, but individuala embedded / attached elements like spreadsheets / charts, data fields, hyperlinks etc. This could be a simple, one off ‘copy & paste’, or creating a map part that is saved to your parts library so that it is instantly accessible to be added to any map without recourse to the original source map.
MindManager can export maps as HTML5 (.html) files which retain all the content – and most of the interactivity – of the original eg. they can be interactively queried by filtering using index marker tags to hide / show / highlight the coresponding branches. And, just like any other html file, they can be… 1) viewed by anybody, in any modern internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safara etc.), on or offline (once downloaded), on any device; 2) shared by email or file sharing services (eg. DropBox); 3) published online as stand-alone web pages, such that they have their own URL (which can be shared), or even embedded within existing pages (and hosted somewhere else eg. the aforementioned URL).
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This FULL webmap has 5636 hyperlinks over 6620 topics (4 or more levels deep) of online resources for Mindjet MindManager, the worlds leading information (“mind”) mapping software and personal productivity tool. All resources are internally mapped as extensively as possible (e.g. a website “resource” will have sub-topics of all links listed in the site navigation menus). The main categories of MindManager resources mapped are…
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