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iMindQ reviewed from the author of the Mind Mapping Software Blog

Posted by Magdalena Joveska | Posted in News | Posted on 31-07-2014 | Comments 0

Just after a few months of launching the new iMindQ, we were pleasantly surprised by a quite extensive description and overview of the main functionalities of our software and the new possibilities it offers to mind mappers.

Behind the review written with a substantial merit stands Mr. Chuck Frey, one of the most renowned experts in the category of mind mapping and mind mapping tools that has been focusing in the topic for years.

He started the review by presenting the main functionalities of iMindQ, depicting it with the following words – “iMindQ is a new visual thinking program from Seavus that combines organic mind maps, concept maps, whiteboard space, flowcharts and project planning in a single, easy-to-use program. It gives you more ways to visualize your ideas and information in a single, affordable package.”

After the user interface introduction, the author mentioned the types of diagrams that are supported by this mind mapping solution, quote: “One of the central aspects of iMindQ that Seavus has been promoting is the fact that it goes beyond mind mapping. You can use this program to create:

  •  Mind maps,
  •  Organic mind maps,
  •  White boards (which includes flow charts, concept maps and other types of diagrams),
  •  WBS charts (for project management),
  •  Organizational charts.”

Following the main characteristics of the new mind mapping solution, Mr. Chuck Frey described the easiest way to create and format mind maps within the program, focusing also on the flexibility offered with the vast choice of map parts, along with the customizable icon library.

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“The program gives excellent visual feedback as you move topics around; a red line appears where it will “land” if you release the mouse button. Clicking on the blue section of the topic’s quick menu gives you fast access to its properties. There, you can adjust topic shape, fill, color and transparency, adjust line and border color and size, plus change the topic text, image and icon alignment. I tried this with an icon and was satisfies with how easy it was to move it to any one of four positions – no dragging and dropping, just a simple selection from the topic properties dialog box.”

After the characteristics and functionalities focused on creating a mind map, the review goes on with explanation of the creation of flow charts, concept maps, organization charts and other diagrams.

“I created a flow chart in iMindQ, and found the process to be fairly easy. To create your flowchart, you simply drag and drop shapes into the workspace. As you drag successive shapes to create your flowchart, lining them up isn’t a problem, because iMindQ temporarily displays dashed red vertical and horizontal lines to show when shapes are perfectly aligned to each other. That saves a lot of time compared to some diagramming programs, where you are forced to manually align shapes.”

imindq wbs iMindQ reviewed from the author of the Mind Mapping Software BlogA rather useful turn on the project management related features describes iMindQ with the following paragraphs:

“iMindQ enables you to create a project plan called a Work Breakdown Structure, or WBS. Essentially, you take your overall project and break it down into individual tasks. Task data is entered via the “Task Info” panel on the right side of the workspace. It enables you to define start and end dates for tasks, duration, estimated hours, resources, priority level and percentage complete, plus dependencies and constraints.

iMindQ’s Gantt view is well organized and attractive, with a slight 3D effect applied to the horizontal bars that depict start and end dates; embedded within these bands are smaller green lines that show actual progress, based upon the value you entered for percentage complete. Once again, very intuitive.”

To read the whole review “iMindQ: Far more than a new mind mapping program” please visit the Mind Mapping Software Blog.

The virtual whiteboard in your pocket – iMindQ for iOS version 4.2

Posted by Magdalena Joveska | Posted in News | Posted on 22-07-2014 | Comments 0

Following the trends of our technology era, where apps go mobile, mind mapping is not an exception. This widely used technique which delivers value in increasing the productivity and organization skills of users has been following this modern trend, bringing mind maps at the touch of your fingertips.

With a large and growing user base, iMindQ has pioneered in adapting to new devices, and constant platform updates, which has led us to the latest, most powerful release of iMindQ for iOS yet – iMindQ 4.2!

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The latest release of iMindQ is an intuitive and comprehensive app for all users that need to experience a different way to organize and visualize ideas and creatively manage activities. Users have the opportunity to do all that and more with the iOS version, especially concerning the easy user interface and gentle user experience provided by this clean-cut app.

The version offers several improvements in the user experience along with a few novelties connected with the elements of creating a mind map.

In iMindQ 4.2 you can find new tie shapes, topic text alignment options and improvements to create even more stylish mind maps. Also, the integration with iMindQ Desktop is even stronger, providing users the chance to open mind maps with background images created in iMindQ Desktop.

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Another exciting news that comes along with the new version is an incredible 25% price drop, valid during the summer months. With this offer iPhone and iPad users can get the application for only $5.99. To find out more about this visit: iMindQ for iOS.

Utilize from the Collaborative Capabilities of iMindQ

Posted by Zoran Trajkovski | Posted in Productivity | Posted on 18-07-2014 | Comments 0

Your innovative and inspirational hub to stimulate creative thinking, iMindQ, is the starting point for every idea, project and product. iMindQ offers you the commodity to collaborate with different applications, stimulate creative habits and exploit the flexibility to structure, organize and present your information in a mind map, to see the big picture.

iMindQ integrates with world most used suite – MS Office. Using the integration with MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Project, you can transfer your mind map into the appropriate application and continue with the analysis/development of the project from different perspective.

Using the Import/Export functionalities implemented in iMindQ™ you can:

  • Create mind map based on existing Microsoft Project file;
  • Import and Export your tasks from and to Microsoft Outlook;
  • Map your Microsoft Word document into mind map;
  • Import data from Microsoft Excel into mind map;
  • Synchronize your appointments;
  • Export the map content in one of the following MS Office applications: Word, Excel, Project or PowerPoint.

Import Options available:

Import Utilize from the Collaborative Capabilities of iMindQ

Export Options available:

Export Utilize from the Collaborative Capabilities of iMindQ

Exploit this great opportunity to increase your productivity and safe valuable time during planning and organizing your activities. Start your mind mapping journey now and download the trial version here.

First 365 Days of iMindQ in Mac App Store

Posted by Stefan Jordev | Posted in News | Posted on 04-07-2014 | Comments 0

“I think this tool has become more flexible, easy to use and easy to customize. I like the new whiteboard option and the map styles are terrific. Thanks to the development team for sticking with it!”

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The first year of an exciting journey is behind us – 365 days have pass since we introduced iMindQ on the Mac App Store. We have enjoyed every minute, download and rating of it!

We have released 6 more releases since than trying to improve our users’ mind mapping experience with every next release. iMindQ’s user base quickly grew covering a wide pallet of users including everyone from students to CEOs. Our users have used iMindQ to:

  •  Brainstorm effectively
  •  Inspire creativity
  •  Capture, Explore and Present ideas visually
  •  Visualize strategic options
  •  Manage information overload
  •  Explain complex ideas
  •  Keep meeting notes organized
  •  Turn concepts to action plans
  •  Initiate project planning

Our latest release, iMindQ 5.0.4. has a smooth and flexible user interface, offers a virtual white board space where you can utilize an organic and intuitive mind mapping experience to organize and present your thoughts and ideas. We have also taken iMindQ beyond mind mapping technique, offering mind maps, concept maps, flowcharts, diagrams and much more. Additionally, we realize how important collaboration and presentation between mind mappers is, so we have added great importing and exporting options as well as presentation mode that turns your mind map into a powerful presentation in minutes.

“This update fixed all issues! ”

If you still haven’t purchased iMindQ from the Mac App store your timing could not be better. Act now and get iMindQ for Mac with 30% OFF!

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The offer is available until July 15th, 2014

Mind Mapping for Project Management: Achieve Your Project Goals with iMindQ’ s Free eBook

Posted by Stefan Jordev | Posted in Learning and Education | Posted on 01-07-2014 | Comments 1

Mind Mapping has been helping thousands of project managers around the world for more than a decade now. If you consider yourself to be part of the group of project managers who feel that there is constantly room for improvement mind mapping is definitely the way to increase your team’s productivity to a more satisfactory level. One of our latest free eBooks – “Mind Mapping and Project Management: The Untold story of productivity and effectiveness” covers some of the areas where project managers have seen biggest improvement when using mind maps. The benefits are numerous but the most common ones include:

  • Faster and easier brainstorming – Keep notes from everyone’s opinion in the session and kick start your project with a mind map.
  • Create better action plans – Estimate the project start and end date by identifying the amount of effort required to complete each task.
  • Track projects progress – Grow your mind map as your project progresses and get status reports the moment you need them.
  • Organize large amounts of information – If you always juggle with a large number of information you can structure them in a mind map and save time browsing through.

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  • Manage meetings effectively – Set your daily activities in a mind map and keep track of your day on your PC, tablet or mobile phone.
  • Manage and solve problems – Illustrate the problem in a mind map and set different scenarios that lead to resolution around it.
  • Strategic and project planning – envision your strategies in the most proficient way and successfully manage your project planning activities.

To learn more about mind mappings benefits for these problem Download our Free eBook and see if this technique fits your mind mapping style. We are sure you’d love the intuitiveness and speed of mind mapping with iMindQ!

Any other areas mind maps have helped you with in project management? Any additional specific topics you would like to see covered? Please share them in the comment section below and we will include your opinion in our next free eBooks to come!