MindManager has always offered a variety of export functions from text, image, PDF to HTML. While useful they haven't really allowed the unique interaction a MindManager map offers. I think the most powerful aspect of a map is the ability to collapse topics for clarity yet still be able to drill down for detail if required. To share that experience MindManager 8 offers a new export function:
Mindjet Player exports a PDF or SWF file. Open a Mindjet Player PDF in Adobe Acrobat and many of the map features are available. You can interact with the map, expand and collapse topics and zoom, as you do in MindManager. Web topic links and topic notes, with some limitations, also function.
If you'd like to try the player function download this file, open in Adobe Acrobat and play!
Download MindManager_Competition_Map (1511 KB)
Current Player/Export Limitations:
There are a few limitations to consider;
- Unlike an image export the player file does not respect the current view state when the map is exported. If you have hidden topics, branches etc they are exported and will be visible in the player file.
- Topic note text is supported but topic note images are not.
- Internet topic links (hyperlinks) are supported, local network links are not even if you have access to the network.
The ability to share maps with others, without a special viewer install, is a huge advance for mapping acceptance.