I'm rather new to mindmanager, so maybe I just haven't found the correct way to do this... But I am desperately missing a checkbox in "Topic Notes".
Background is that i sometimes have some small subtasks, that i want to assign to a Topic like "fix this" or "do that". I can use a bullet list or a table for them of course, but it would be much more practical to have a checkbox (like e.g. in OneNote) which can be checked when the subtask is done.
I think its not a big thing, but maybe really helpfull?
If however you want to reserve the Progress icon for major tasks only (for example, if you don't want to clutter up the list of tasks in the marker index with these sub tasks or because you don't want to affect task roll-up), then treat them as subtopics but use a flag or another specific icon unrelated to tasks to mark them as complete instead of the Progress icon.
But if you want a solution for your "fix this" or "do that" tasks there are better options.
The bad thing about checkboxes in Notes is that you have to open your notes to see it.
And there is no way of achieving followup actions as for instance with export to Trello via Zapier (mm2017)
And you can even -roll-up- your task status on a higher level.
There is one fairly clunky workaround - copy the special character for a tick, for example the one in Windings, from either a word processor or using the Character Map feature in the MAP add-in and then paste this at the start of the line for each completed subtask in the topic notes. You can also copy the icon image of a tick from an external program and use this instead.
Unfortunately you can't search for these within MM - nor can you find and replace a word, for example "100%", with either a character or an icon as I had hoped to do. In fact it doesn't appear that you can search or use find/replace with special characters or symbols at all.