Mindjet on Surface (Win 8 RT)?

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Is there any way currently to view/edit Mindjet files on the Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 RT? The web-based mindjet doesn't work without flash and I haven't been able to find an app in the Microsoft store for this either.
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Andrew Connell

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A HUGE +1 to this thread. There's another app out there (Mind8) that works pretty good for idea mapping, but isn't nearly as full featured. I'd love to keep using Mindjet on Windows 8 (offline, NOT online), but depending on your plans for this type of an app in the store, I might have to switch over. For those that use Mindjet for note taking, using a WinRT tablet is the idea device now, but I'd like to use it on the desktop as well.

Can those at Mindjet comment on this?
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John C. Hamlin

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Cant' wait for MinJet to get an Win 8 RT version as well. GREAT platform, and great interface.
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Charley Pitcher

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need to update to current version of flash for win 8 IE flash is installed you can't find it - please fix this
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jeff hemming

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Add my vote to this. I rely on mindjet for note taking and am not always online. Big hole not having an RT version.
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Andy Markham

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I am tracking this topic as one data point in seeing just how much demand there is for the mobile Mindjet Maps and Tasks apps on Windows 8. Anyone else who would like to see us on this platform please chime in. Thanks.
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Andrew Connell

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ARY-
That's not true... there have been plenty of articles, interviews and presentations explaining that WindowsRT will not run apps written for the x86/x64 architecture.

I hope MindJet will consider building an ARM version... otherwise ill be one of many that no longer is a repeat customer.
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Andrew Connell

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Your premise is wrong IMHO. Following your logic, MindJet has to "solve and pay for the problem that Apple created for me" when I bought an iPad too. I'm simply asking MindJet to support another platform.

Your personal feelings about Microsoft or their decision to release a different version of their operating system is irrelevant. Probably would have liked to stay x86 too... eh?
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Andrew Connell

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No, you've taken this thread off topic as a debate on Windows 8 vs. Windows RT. It was a simple feature request (I'll stop posting to not feed this direction) with a customer (me) expressing that he wouldn't want to use two different idea mapping tools on different platforms.
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Kevin Hughes

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Wow. Ary, moving Windows into another architecture is a good thing, not a problem that Microsoft has created that needs to be solved. If people just want their laptops, they'll continue to buy laptops.

But well done to you for supporting Movember with such an excellent mo!
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I've been using MindJet on my windows laptop and android tablet for quite some time - love the product and I use it for just about everything. Just recently, I purchased a Microsoft Surface tablet which is turning out to be a great product as well. It would be a great addition to have a MindJet Windows Store App (for Windows RT) that I could use on my Surface to take notes in meetings like I did on my Android tablet.

I really hope you consider bringing your great software to the Surface.
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It would be great to have a version of MindJet that could run on Windows RT.

Though if I could get the web version to work with IE 10 and Flash version 11.3.376.12 that is installed on my Microsoft Surface that would work for me too.
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Definitely looking for Mindjet to support Windows RT as they do for Android and iOS. My employer--a large health care institution--is deploying Windows RT tablets, along with Windows 8. I was using an Android tablet, but now I am moving over exclusively to Surface. I love MindManager--which I use on my desktops, laptops, and Android tablet--and would like to keep using it on Surface RT, rather than using a third party app (the way I did before MindManager was sold on the Android platform). I commute via NYC's subway, so I need offline access to the app and my maps.
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I agree. Adding Windows 8 RT as a supported platform is great!
I just decided to buy my own Windows 8 RT device (there are plenty of neat hardware options already) and certainly would love to start off with a Mindmanager W8 app directly from Mindjet.
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Wesley Preston

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Would love to see a Windows RT version of MindJet released yesterday...
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Dave Glover

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Yes +1 for Mindjet on Windows 8 RT. Love Mindjet and would absolutely use!!
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hope

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I'm another Surface Windows 8 RT user. I'd really like to use Mindjet on this device.
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hope

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I'm another Surface Windows 8 RT user. I'd really like to use Mindjet on this device.
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hope

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It IS possible to get the Mindjet Flash application to work on the Surface Windows 8 RT

Mindjet has to apply to Microsoft as detailed here
Developer guidance for websites with content for Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8 (Internet Explorer)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libra...

This does not get Mindjet to run natively in Windows 8 RT - but it would allow the Flash application to run.

I've tested it and it will work.
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I tried to use the workarounds that are floating around the web about adding a flash website to the flash white list on my Surface RT and I couldn't get mindjet to work, even when adding vision.mindjet.com and mindjet.com to the whitelist on my surface.

I'm curious to know how you got it to work, that would be a great temporary work around for me.

Thanks.
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Hi Joseph,

FIRST - I'm not recommending this to anyone. The procedure described below is intended for developers who want to test their own sites. You have to edit your Windows Registry and if you make a mistake, you could render computer unusable.

Follow this link (same as my previous post)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libra...

Search in the page (ctrl-f) for

Testing your site

There are instructions in that section on how to get flash to run for ONE domain (only). This is for testing purposes only.

I think it would be much more productive for Mindjet to apply to have mindjet.com added to the Microsoft CV (Compatibility List).
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Andrew Connell

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RE Flash, I'd prefer if that was not the direction taken because then you'd have to be online whenever you wanted to take notes and not everyone lives in the online world all the time.
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I agree, I want to be able to run Mindjet natively on my Windows 8 RT Surface tablet, but I *also* want to be able to access and use Mindjet Web (that uses Flash).
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hope

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In other words, I'd like Mindjet to pursue both paths in parallel.

Mindjet on Surface RT (Windows 8 RT)

and

Get Mindjet added to the Microsoft Compatibility View list.

Note: I don't think that it is particularly fruitful to debate whether or not Microsoft should be restricting Flash to only those sites on the Compatibiltiy View list. If anyone wants to get into that discussion, you can post comments at the end of the article on the Microsoft site: (same link as previously posted)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libra...
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Completely agreed Andrew. Ideally I’d like to use a native application for Windows RT that would not require an internet/network connection, similar to the native applications Mindjet has for Android and iOS. On RT I’d really just need lightweight functionality, something to get things started and then finish it up using MindManager on my x86/x64 computer. This way I could use the application is situations where internet connectivity was not available, such as taking notes at a client site or at a conference in a presentation. When I get back to the office, open the file on my computer and finish things up. MindManager is a great application for this type of work, among other things, and it would be very nice to have it running on my Surface. There are other mind mapping applications available in the store for RT but none of them compare to MindManager – it is a great software tool.

Just throwing this out there; I’d even be willing to pay for the app on RT – I like it that much. Others may not like that comment ;)
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I don't know that Mindjet has to charge separately for a Windows RT app. If you are a subscriber, that is part of your package. Your subscription includes iOS and Android apps, so why would RT be any different? Any Web issues on RT with Mindjet is really an MS issue, not a Mindjet issue. It has to do with IE and Flash support. I have experienced similar issues with other Web sites. Ultimately, though, I want a local app and then I can use my desktop client or the Web on a desktop to work on a mindmap. I am sure there are other customers other than ourselves expecting RT support, but it is a new app. A lot of other business tool developers haven't released RT versions, though most seem to have something in development. Wait and see, I guess.
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Adding my vote for a RT version! Love mindjet on my desktop and have used for five plus years. Have on my android but going with Microsoft. Like the surface pro on paper but iffy battery life...
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Had a play with Dell's XPS 10 this week. Very reminiscent of the HP TC1100 with a detachable keyboard which I used for several years. It was a great way to take notes at meetings with MindManager. I definitely prefer a stylus to my digit for inking maps but I could compromise given its a third of the weight of a TC1100 and the battery probably lasts twice as long.

MindManager must be on RT soon surely?
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+1 for Mindset on Windows RT
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Shane Battrick

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Another +1 for MindJet on Windows RT.... Please!!
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Stig Vesterlund

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Just got a Win RT pad and came looking for my Mindjet App for it... I use Mindjet every day!

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