New Mac Version?

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Mindmanager 10 for Mac was released 3 years ago. Considering the recent release of Mindmanager 2016 for Windows when are we ever going to see an upgrade for the Mac? I do a lot of cross platform work and the widening gap between platform versions is making it a very difficult choice of mindmap software for me now.
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Andrew Molloy

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Patrick Duffy

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as a mind manager user since 1995 I am very disappointed with the Mac version. It is considerably inferior to the Windows version. I suspect it is moribund!
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I decided to contact customer support, they said it was a new focus because of all the angry mac users and a new update would come in Q1 (assumed 2016). But it still wouldn't be same features as current Windows version. At this stage it feels like it's still going to be too little too late and I'm better off with any competitor who are all consistent and support multiple platforms and invariably cheaper.
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Rereading posts to see if there are any additional comments... I missed your note about the angry Mac users. I'm glad that at least Mindjet acknowledged that there are angry Mac users and the company will do something about it. Eventually. Of course, here it is almost the end of Q1 2016 and there hasn't been any news. 
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As a long time user, I am so disappointed that they have neglected us Mac users. When I first started using it well over a decade ago, I was using PC (WIN), but switched to Mac about 7 years ago.  I still get emails with all the incredible WIN updates - YEAR AFTER YEAR - but nothing for us Mac users.  How can a company have such tunnel vision?  I am currently testing out 2 new solutions.  I hate to have to learn new software and shortcuts, but I now feel like an idiot for supporting a company that doesn't support my needs or seem to care.
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Hi Tim,

I have a Mac and used the windows version for decades...the functionality is far superior I echo your sentiments...another angry Mac user!.......Paul
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Hi. We understand the frustration of Mac users.  Many of us are Mac users at Mindjet.  As longtime MindManager users know, Mindjet the company has been reorganized to provide clear focus on improving MindManager.  The first step was to provide a significantly improved Windows release, MindManager 2016, since our global base skews heavily toward Windows.  The next step is to dramatically improve the Mac.  You will see some announcements in the next quarter and more significant announcements later this year.
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Tim makes a great point that the smaller mac user base may be because of the lack of mac support rather than the other way around. I suspect on paper I'd be classed as a "Windows user" by Mindjet yet I'm put off using Mindmanager any more just because I don't have the option of easily using my macbook too. It's not just "Mac users" but also "multi platform users" that are being deterred. Almost every mindmap app I've used is available on mac and pc and they are on feature parity.  

Also as Tim points out it seems we've heard the promises before, look in the earlier comments. I started this thread and even at the start  I was told by Mindjet we'd see an update in Q1! Now it is going to be  Q2/3, "later this year" and it's been reduced from "update" to just "announcements".  So just in the lifetime of this thread alone the promises are heavily diluted and delayed, so is it any wonder there's such scepticism and still very much a feeling of too little, too late. Really at this point for me it would have to be made up by having amazing upgrade of Mindmanager as a platform (still leaves a lot to be desired even in Windows for features and exporting)/huge reduction in price and definitive feature parity across platforms. Anything less than that seems pointless to me.
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I hear both of your feedback and understand any cynicism or skepticism. Andrew, unfortunately, you will not see parity in this upcoming update. We're on a path towards it but it'll take some time to get there. Action will speak louder than words. We'll have improvements and new features in this next Mac release and more improvements to come in subsequent releases to reduce and ultimately eliminate the gap between the two platforms.  
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I'm very encouraged to hear this. Thank you for giving us an update and making Mac users feel like you're hearing the issues we've been posting about. 
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Ceffyl Aedui

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Are there any additional updates? It would be nice to know if Mac development continues, especially since the announcement of the new Windows MM 2017 preview version. 
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Andrew Molloy

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From my comment: "Also as Tim points out it seems we've heard the promises before, look in the earlier comments. I started this thread and even at the start  I was told by Mindjet we'd see an update in Q1! Now it is going to be  Q2/3, "

and response "We're on a path towards it but it'll take some time to get there. Action will speak louder than words."

Looks like I was right about hearing these promises before. Where's the "action" on this, we're already well into Q3. 

I'm not actually expecting anything, I've already resigned myself to just simply assuming mac is now dead for mindmanager development. Even the "good intentions" are for minor updates and not proper upgrades equivalent to windows version so that might as well be not updating it at all for what I wanted. 
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