Some ideas regarding user-experience & daily use

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I have some remarks to make, concerning some details in the basic use of Mind Manager (which remain in the new version 2018):
- Export & SaveAs & SendTopicsTo  menus should be unified. The user is searching in different places to export what he actually wants as result... Additionally, the "part of mmap" save is not so clear how to save/export (eg if I want to save just a branch of a mmap in Word DOC or HTML5, along with the notes...).
- I think it would be helpful the greatest integration with Google Drive (eg saving a mindmap online as file in GoogleDrive & being able to open it using some kind of GDrive plugin).
- The font full toolbox should be in the Home tab (rather in the design). Users frequently mix the text tools of the 2 main elements: mindmap text vs its banches' notes text!
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Good suggestions!

- Export & SaveAs & SendTopicsTo  menus should be unified. The user is searching in different places to export what he actually wants as result... Additionally, the "part of mmap" save is not so clear how to save/export (eg if I want to save just a branch of a mmap in Word DOC or HTML5, along with the notes...). 
Though it might make things easier for some users by merging the menus, the current menu structure is in line with the design patterns of MS Office 2016 so changing the menus might confuse another group of users?

- I think it would be helpful the greatest integration with Google Drive (eg saving a mindmap online as file in GoogleDrive & being able to open it using some kind of GDrive plugin). 
Have you tried adding Google Drive as a Place in MindManager 2018? It is a bit hidden, but this will allow to download and save a map online?


- The font full toolbox should be in the Home tab (rather in the design). Users frequently mix the text tools of the 2 main elements: mindmap text vs its banches' notes text!
Yes, interestingly this is where MindManager differs from the MS Office 2016 design :)
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I did add Google Drive as a Place + I asssociated with MManager Viewer in Google Drive apps. Yet, when I try to open it through the Google drive, I get a URL somewhere in https://cloud.mindjet.com/?state=(something)#gdrive & then nothing opens...
(I use Firefox latest)