New Version: ConceptDraw MINDMAP 11 What's New » ConceptDraw MINDMAP A versatile, yet easy-to-use tool for organizing ideas and data. Creates mind maps that intuitively illustrate your thought process. Outputs a wide variety of document styles and formats. Delivers presentations from mind maps with built-in modes and MS PowerPoint export. Perfect for brainstorming, project planning, meeting management, note taking, and more. Application area Creating Presentations Decision Making Documenting Creating Reports Communicating with Teams Support of Common Business Activities Sharing Your Work Easy Trial Buy Reasons to Upgrade What Is It Benefits Strength What are The Output Capabilities of ConceptDraw MINDMAP? ConceptDraw MINDMAP offers a variety of outputs, making it easy to share map content in the appropriate format. Creating output is simple; just one click allows you to output to other applications, such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, as well as ConceptDraw PROJECT and ConceptDraw PRO. You can generate text and tables that are pertinent to your work. The output capability of ConceptDraw MINDMAP unlocks the information in your maps to build documents. With one click, you can communicate status, update tasks, write articles, and build presentations from your map, choosing the appropriate document type and template. For example, you can generate a task list with one click. Helpful copy and paste capability built into ConceptDraw MINDMAP can be used to manage spreadsheet data from MS Excel. Data can easily be moved from one of the applications to the other by using copy and paste functionally, preserving data structure as data is transitioned into a different visual format. What are the Presentation Capabilities of ConceptDraw MINDMAP? ConceptDraw MINDMAP offers a set of tools to create presentations from a mind map. With one click, you can generate a slide show. You can build multiple presentations and store them in a single map. Different audiences require different types of presentations. You do not want to make a different map for each presentation. ConceptDraw MINDMAP can create many types of presentations from a single map. Using the View Navigator tool, you can select the map parts you want to present, sequence your slides, and preview the presentation. What are the Input Capabilities of ConceptDraw MINDMAP? ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports inputting external data into a map with one click. Input capabilities are critical because it makes your data visual. After the data is visual, you can manage and communicate your data using newly generated documents or presentations. Data comes in a variety of formats. You are able to input your data from many different file formats. You can input data as a task list, resource list, Gantt chart, or even input brainstorming or search results in the maps you build. The flexible copy and paste capabilities of ConceptDraw MINDMAP allow you to input data from Microsoft Word or Excel. New Presentation Styles Make You the Master of Your Presentations Whether you are pressed for time, need to share only specific content with your audience, or want to create a polished presentation narrative, ConceptDraw MINDMAP has the appropriate presentation style. Instead of being at the mercy of your presentation tool, you are in charge of your content. Every presentation has to satisfy a specific need — sometimes you need to focus on a particular audience or topic and sometimes you need a traditional slide presentation. Trying to use one tool or presentation method for multiple situations does not work — you end up investing a lot of time to create an imperfect message. In addition, when you build slide show presentations the traditional way, you spend unnecessary time creating a presentation that is quickly out of date. ConceptDraw MINDMAP addresses both issues of slide show generation and keeping information current — you can now create presentations with one click from your mind map and your content stays relevant, saving you time. Presentation Styles The simplest presentation style is the default presentation style. With a single click of the mouse, ConceptDraw MINDMAP creates a presentation for you. The default presentation style is ideal when you have no time to prepare a presentation and want to share a map's entire content. If you have only five minutes, and you want to customize the presentation, you have several options. The default presentation style supports using the View Navigator to select and sequence the content you want to share. Using your mouse and right-clicking, highlight only the map branches and topics you want to present. Alternatively, create an instant presentation using Keywords in the filter field to instantly highlight all instances of a term in a map. ConceptDraw MINDMAP introduces another presentation mode based on Intelligent Topics, which bring data into the map from external sources. When you present from these topics, you have the most current data. Use Intelligent Topics to create presentations that are repeatable, such as financial and status reports. Presentation Features Each presentation style in ConceptDraw MINDMAP is simple to prepare and present. ConceptDraw MINDMAP View Navigator window allows you to drag and drop presentation screens so you can arrange and preview your content. While you are presenting, navigation is simple — advance your presentation one click at a time. You can easily zoom in and out, allowing you to further focus on specific ideas. While presenting, the application spotlights current topics to further focus your presentation. One of the most powerful new presentation solutions is Full Screen Edit Mode. In this mode, you can project the entire map, hide the application interface, and continue to edit. This solution gives the presentation polish, focuses attention on the content, not the tool, and allows you to incorporate feedback instantly into your map. Full Screen Edit Mode supports shortcuts and mouse-clicks to control editing, so you don't have to toggle out of your presentation to edit and then launch presentation again. This feature also supports all other presentation styles. Sometimes you need the power of a polished slide presentation — an impromptu presentation will not do — and you want to construct a slide by slide narrative. For this scenario, ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides a comprehensive export to Microsoft PowerPoint solution. If you need more presentation power, ConceptDraw Solution Park provides a range of presentation functionalities you can download to your application. Many of these solutions are free and as more of them become available, you can download them from the ConceptDraw Solution Park using the ConceptDraw Solution Browser. ConceptDraw MINDMAP reduces the amount of time you need to prepare your presentation. You can focus on the content that matters, navigate and incorporate content easily, and maintain all of your data in one source document. You can pre-plan the presentation with your current map data by saving your presentation settings. ConceptDraw MINDMAP Supports a Variety of Inputs and Outputs The value of your presentations depends on the quality of your content inputs and outputs. ConceptDraw MINDMAP makes inputting and outputting data intuitive. You can gather information from multiple sources and share them in a way that works best for you and your audience. The flow of information from input to output is seamless, which saves you time and allow you to focus on other matters. ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports numerous map inputs, including importing content from external sources such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook. Even more importantly, ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports the most important inputs to mind maps — input from your teams and your own thoughts and analyses. Numerous brainstorming options and usability improvements make inputting content easier than ever. After you create your content, sharing it becomes your next goal. In addition to the presentation styles described in ConceptDraw MINDMAP, you can share map content using automatic document generation features, using intelligent topics, and exporting to Microsoft Office products. Visit the CS Odessa ConceptDraw Solution Park section of the web for more input and output solutions. Communicating with Teams Effective team communication depends on having the correct information, at the correct time, and in the correct format. Customizing content for each need risks getting information out of synch and consumes time. Not taking the time to choose the correct communication method risks creating misunderstandings. Because ConceptDraw MINDMAP allows you to input and maintain information in one document and then to output to different document and presentation options, you can always choose what you need for your team. ConceptDraw MINDMAP Supports Common Business Activities Whatever your task, ConceptDraw MINDMAP makes gathering and incorporating information into maps, updating maps, and sharing maps, quick, easy, and effective. Creating Presentations Because your needs for presentations vary depending on your audience and context, ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides different methods for creating them. Getting content into your maps is easy because of the variety of inputs available — importing and updating data from external sources, capturing input from teams, and making simple things, like copy and paste, work the way you want them to. Creating a presentation flows naturally from your content. You can choose from many different presentation styles with one click. You do not need to create a separate presentation document, and at any time, you can update your data to update your presentation. Decision Making ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports the entire decision-making process — from gathering input, to structuring the decision-making process, to documenting the outcome. Using different brainstorming techniques, you can work with your teams to define important decision input. It is also simple to import data or to structure specific types of data. After you have all the information in the map you are using, you can start the decision-making process, updating your information as you proceed. ConceptDraw MINDMAP has a fishbone diagram solution for formal decision making that can be exported to ConceptDraw PRO. By the time you finish, the entire process is documented; from information gathering and analysis to your final decisions and next steps. Documenting Although tracking information is core to everyone's work, creating a central place for information can be challenging. ConceptDraw MINDMAP helps you centralize your data so you can keep track of it and update it automatically so you always have your key information at your fingertips. You can do the same for teams by creating mind maps that collect relevant input for quick reference. After you develop this content, you can easily create presentations and reports, sparing you the time and trouble of creating and synchronizing multiple documents and presentations. Creating Reports Many of us have to create multiple weekly status reports. We collect data from external sources, create status reports, and then distribute them. ConceptDraw MINDMAP helps you create these reports automatically. Just update status and information, and then produce the report with one click. Advanced Technology Makes Sharing Your Work Easy ConceptDraw MINDMAP technology helps you get your work done, provides you with many input and output options, helps you utilize intelligent topics to structure data, and allows you to extend the product with ConceptDraw Solution Park additions. Inputs and Outputs Getting content into your map is fundamental to its effectiveness. If you struggle to get the information you need or cannot organize it the way you want, you will not be able to communicate its meaning to other people. ConceptDraw MINDMAP eliminates the struggle of gathering and organizing input so you can focus on your ideas instead of learning about the tool. Many forms of input are human — such as brainstorming or incorporating feedback. Because ConceptDraw MINDMAP provides you with different brainstorming options and supports editing content while making presentations, gathering input is easy. Other types of input, such as copy and paste, do not always work the way you want, so you end up reformatting information. ConceptDraw MINDMAP makes this process seamless. Importing and Exporting ConceptDraw MINDMAP has highly specialized forms of inputs and outputs that make it possible for you to add rich data to your maps. ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports importing from and exporting to many Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, and Outlook. This functionality frees your data from being trapped in multiple documents and formats. Intelligent Topics Many types of information are highly structured. A project task typically includes start and stop dates, resources, and milestones that must be complete. For structured types of data, ConceptDraw MINDMAP introduces intelligent topics, enabling you to structure data for its specific purpose. Then, when you need to import or export data, intelligent topics are designed to manage that information. Updating intelligent topics is easy, so you always have current information with one click.