17 Feb 2015

iMindMap 8 for Mac coming soon

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iMindMap 8 for Mac coming soon
“This fluidity of recording my thoughts is exactly what I’ve needed to feel completely free in my creative process. From mind to screen is instantaneous and seamless.”

Mo Abdelbaki, Radio Presenter, 12Radio

iMindMap for Mac, like its Windows counterpart, has undergone a complete transformation for its 8th version. With clever new features such as the built-in, free-form brainstorming tool and a clean, familiar Mac-style interface, iMindMap 8 for Mac has been designed to de-clutter your workspace and clarify your thinking.

Already have iMindMap 8?
If you have already purchased iMindMap 8, we will send you your iMindMap 8 download link for Mac as soon as the Mac version is released.
Don’t have iMindMap 8 yet?
If you have not yet purchased version 8, you can benefit from our exclusive launch offers. We will let you know as soon as these offers become available.

What’s new in iMindMap 8?

Brainstorming & Mind Mapping software in one

Brainstorm ViewBrainstorm View is there for you when inspiration strikes. When your ideas are in full flow, capture them quickly on the cork board canvas. When you’re ready to develop your ideas, send them to Mind Map View with a single click.

Next generation Branch Target

Branch TargetAdding branches, box branches and relationship arrows is a breeze with the redesigned Branch Target – perfect for those ‘aha!’ moments when you need to get your ideas down right away. Also, it works wonderfully on touch-screen devices.

Simplified interface & new Icon Library

Properties PanelThe new library of sleek icons will add a burst of colour to your Mind Maps, while the refined interface has been designed to de-clutter your workspace and make adding images, icons, flowcharts, links and notes to your Mind Maps simpler than ever.

Redesigned iMindMap Cloud area

iMindMap CloudWith iMindMap Cloud & Mobile, you can access your Mind Maps on any mobile and tablet device or share them with others to collaborate on. Why not give it a try with the new streamlined Cloud area in iMindMap 8.

*Free 12 month subscription to iMindMap Cloud & Mobile when you purchase iMindMap Ultimate.

Revamped Presentation View

Presentation ViewiMindMap 8’s Presentation View boasts a simplified menu system and new slide preview layouts, making it even easier for you to build impressive, engaging presentations. The new, handy slide notes will be on hand to prompt you while presenting.

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Stay tuned for exclusive launch offers

14 Jan 2015

Brand new OpenGenius Licensed Instructor Course in Applied Innovation

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Applied Innovation training from OpenGenius
OpenGenius, the company behind ThinkBuzan and DropTask, presents their Licensed Instructor Course in Applied Innovation
Our 4 day Applied Innovation course provides hands on, interactive training in effective decision making for innovation. Learn a practical process for making clear, creative and risk-proof decisions, with the tools to apply it straight away.

Founder and CEO of OpenGenius, bestselling author and international speaker, Chris Griffiths, has helped thousands of teams and individuals with his innovation tools and strategies. Now, he brings you the OpenGenius Licensed Instructor Course in Applied Innovation to get you well on your way to applying powerful innovation techniques.
The course is accredited, which means that you will be certified to deliver your own, official OpenGenius Applied Innovation training after attending. We will send you the exclusive Applied Innovation Facilitator Pack of resources which will include everything you need to begin holding your own training courses right away. Plus, you will receive your own profile on our website to showcase your skills and experience. An OpenGenius accreditation can help you to increase your professional status, become recognised as an expert in this field and boost your income.
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02 Dec 2014

iMindMap 8 for Mac to be released early 2015

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iMindMap 8 is now available for Windows users – the Mac version is currently in alpha and is due to be released beginning of February 2015.

The exclusive iMindMap 8 launch offers are ending very soon, but if you are a Mac user, fear not because you can benefit from these offers if you purchase iMindMap 8 today.

We will send you an iMindMap 8 serial number and Windows download link, as well as an iMindMap 7 serial number and Mac download link so you can still enjoy using iMindMap on your Mac. Plus, you can give this iMindMap 7 serial number to a friend or colleague to use as soon as iMindMap 8 for Mac is available. (Just as a thank you for purchasing version 8 early).

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02 Dec 2014

8 ways to use iMindMap at work

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Integrating iMindMap software into your daily routine allows you to streamline your workload, save time and condense and organise vast quantities of information, all whilst boosting your productivity. Here are just eight ways that iMindMap can be utilised to help you get ahead at work.

1. Brainstorm

iMindMap 8 Brainstorm View

iMindMap’s Brainstorm View* provides you with a digital thinking space where you can capture ideas easily using coloured sticky-notes on the infinite cork-board canvas. You can let your ideas flow without having to worry about organisation or structure.

When you are ready to start sharing your ideas with the group, switch to Mind Map View and watch your ideas take on the structure of a Mind Map. From here you can organise and refine your ideas, so they are ready to share with your colleagues.

*Only available in iMindMap 8 Ultimate

2. Present

Present with iMindMap
iMindMap gives you the perfect platform to plan and deliver presentations with style and leave a lasting impact on your audience.
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02 Dec 2014

7 ways to use iMindMap as a teacher

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Teaching effectively centres around the ability to plan and deliver effective, engaging lessons throughout the entire school year. As a teacher, we know that time is often in short supply, and so here are seven ways in which iMindMap can help you find a little bit more of it, by improving your lesson planning, preparation and delivery.

1. Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning
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26 Nov 2014

The countdown begins – here’s what’s new in iMindMap 8

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It's nearly here - iMindMap 8
The release of iMindMap 8 is just around the corner and we’re thrilled to reveal the updates that make it the most powerful version of iMindMap yet. So what can you expect? Read on to find out – starting with the biggest of them all…

Brainstorm View – two tools in one*

iMindMap 8 is the only Mind Mapping software to feature an inbuilt brainstorming tool. Say goodbye to office walls covered in sticky notes – iMindMap 8 provides a digital alternative. Add sticky notes, images and mini-boards for grouping ideas on the interactive, unrestricted cork-board canvas and bring your ideas to life.

Brainstorm View
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19 Nov 2014

iMindMap 8 feature spotlight: Brainstorming View

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iMindMap 8 new Brainstorming View
Here at ThinkBuzan, we’re passionate about helping people harness their creative abilities – whether that be for work, education or personal purposes. That is why, in iMindMap 8 Ultimate, we’ve introduced a game-changing feature that will seriously get your creative juices flowing. It’s something completely different and unique to iMindMap: The new Brainstorming View.
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24 Oct 2014

Guest post with Toby Fenn – Start up success with iMindMap

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In this blog post, entrepreneur Toby Fenn tells ThinkBuzan how he used iMindMap to help plan, deliver and launch his company, Grad-Asia Ltd.

Grad Asia

How it all began

“After graduating in the UK back in 2010 and keen to secure a job, I sought frustratingly to align my interests and ability with a suitable career path. Limited by the domestic market, I widened my focus on potential avenues abroad, eventually deciding to pack up and relocate to Singapore. After a few weeks, I managed to secure a job in the finance industry, a Luxembourg based investment platform focused on business development across South East Asia.

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24 Oct 2014

Guest post with Ruth Fawcett from Leeds Mencap – Fundraising & goal setting with iMindMap

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iMindMap and Leeds Mencap
Ruth Fawcett, Head of Fundraising and PR at Leeds Mencap charity, shares her story with ThinkBuzan, about how she and her team use iMindMap and Mind Mapping for a whole host of tasks.

Who are Leeds Mencap?
Leeds Mencap is a small, independent charity that supports over 250 children and adults with learning disabilities, and their families and carers per week. We offer a range of activities and services including play schemes, parent and carer support, a dance group, residential homes and much, much more! We are regularly regarded as a life-life charity and receive many fantastic comments about our services. This is what one mother wrote recently;
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21 Oct 2014

iMindMap as a task management tool for humanitarian agency, GOAL

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GOAL logo
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, dedicated to ensuring those living in severe poverty have access to the essential needs and rights in life. They are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation.
In this article, Vicki Aken, the agency’s Country Director for Syria, discusses how Mind Mapping and iMindMap have become essential for coordinating all of the operations for the many issues that the agency handle.
GOAL whiteboard
“In Syria, our work focuses on delivering food to more than 250,000 people per month; restoring water systems that provide clean water to more than 350,000 people, rebuilding markets through livelihood and cash and voucher programming, repairing shelters, and providing emergency distributions to people newly displaced by the conflict.”
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