What is your MindManager environment?

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Hello Everyone.

As we chart the future path for MindManager, We want to ensure that we are aligning our evolution with that of our users. Right now we have Windows and Mac versions along with a mobile option. As we evolve we hope to provide more options so you can work where you want, how you want and on your terms.

That said, it would be great to get an idea of the environment you work with and how you see it evolving over the next couple years. We would really appreciate any comments in this regard so we can continue to support your reality.

Many thanks... Blair and the entire MindManager Team
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Blair Young, Official Rep

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Windows 10, firefox, chrome and Android smartphone.

I would like to see more import from competitive products.
And I would like to see thencohuman functionality again in desktop as well as Android app
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Thanks Blair for consulting with the MindManager community regarding this question.

Like Detlef I'm also a daily user of MindManager, though only since MM8. I use it extensively on my desktop and laptop, both running Windows 10.

What I would really like is an updated mobile version for iOS, in particular on the iPad, which would permit editing. While I wouldn't expect this to offer every feature of the PC version I would like it to contain a similar feature set to some of the third-party applications which now dominate mind mapping on the iPad (I can name a few if asked). Of course I think there should be a similar level of functionality on Android devices, as well as a version for Chrome laptops.

I also agree with Ary about the need to improve importing from a wider range of competing products (in fact I keep a third-party mind mapping program on my desktop mainly because it can import maps from a much wider range of products than MindManager and can then export them to MM).

In this regard it's also important that MM's ability to integrate with Office products continues to improve. MM's Word and PowerPoint import and export facilities need to be improved in the same way that its Excel import/export facility has been (ie, so they are not dependent on having either product installed), though it's important that MM's current undocumented abilities to import task tables from Word and from lists of links on websites are also maintained. The bugs in Outlook integration also need to eliminated.

MM's file search capabilities also need to be expanded, especially in terms of searching for non MM files. Finally I like Ary's suggestion on the thread about HTM5 export that the Publish maps facility should allow hosting on third-party servers.