import from imindmap?

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I tried iMindmap 6 for a year and came back to Mindjet due to more functionality. iMindmap happily opened my Mindjet files and imported them. I would love a feature to do the reverse please? Anybody got a way round say using iPad apps?
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Patrick Duffy

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Nigel Goult (Olympic & MIVAP)

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Hi Patrick,

I believe that iThoughtsHD for the iPad will do this for you:

http://www.ithoughts.co.uk/iThoughtsHD/Welcome.html


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Patrick Duffy

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Yes but I have to buy that! Both iMindmap and MindGenius can import maps from other products as they recognize that maps get emailed around groups who use different products. I also have Mind Genius which is down on the visualization but its project planning tool is way up compared to other mind map products and even most Project Planners too.
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Nigel Goult (Olympic & MIVAP)

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Both iMindMaps and MindGenius are later entries to the Mind Mapping software market, which lets be honest, Mindjet created back in the early 2000's.

Other vendors are still to this day playing catch up and it makes sense for these vendors to incorporate an import function for maps generated in the market leading application so they can increase market share by making it easier for them to convert existing Mindjet users to their product.

As you said, "I came back to Mindjet" for whatever reason and now you find that you cannot bring the maps you created in a competitor product across without having to find a solution to convert them.

I would say that $10 for iThoughtsHD (which is the leading iOS Mind Mapping app by far) to convert your maps AND have the iPad Mind Mapping app of choice is pretty good value.
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PS I was using Mindmanager back in the mid 90's when it came out and was Mindmapping on paper since 1987. iMindmap actually follows the principles of mapping more accurately than Mindmanager and I still use V6 to demonstrate some things in my presentations because of its visualization.
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iThoughts was the answer but I use both iMindmap and Mindjet as they have their strengths and sometimes one is preferable to the other for particular audience. I bit the bullet and upgraded to iMindmap 7. Vast improvement!
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Patrick, as an afterthought I would be interested to know what the features were that brought you back to MindManager?
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Patrick Duffy

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Hi firstly their cloud was unreliable in retrieving files on my iPad. It always displays as "beta" but they charge annually for it. There is no option to use my Dropbox or Skydrive accounts if I want to access from the iPad. In Mindmanager I can create active PDFs to send to non users which is very useful. The downside of Mindmanager for Mac is that it is versions behind the Windows version. Also I cannot import my iMindmap maps. This makes moving to Mindmanager difficult for users of other systems.
I mainly use the Windows version on my Macbook & MacMini via parallels as I am also used to it and the Mac version is like a different product altogether. I see oner users have this complaint. We need all the features of MM14 and a similar interface.
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Hey there,

I'm also switching to mindjet after a lousy imindmap experience.  In order to force me into their latest version, Buzan "expired" my serial number since I'm a couple of versions down.  Never before had a company go that far before to for me into something new.  Made me realize there had to be a better option out there.