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  • Model: Visual Mind
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  • SKU: VISUALMIND
  • MPN: Mind Technologies


Visual brainstorming and mind mapping tool with a range of export and import capabilities for managing large, complex maps with password and encryption functionality. It is available in Basic, Business and Server Editions.
Visual Mind is a brainstorming and mind-mapping tool for creating clear, visual representations of discussions and brainstorming sessions. It is available in the following Editions:

  • Visual Mind Basic Edition: for individual users who wish to focus on core mapping functions for modestly sized maps with limited complexity
  • Visual Mind Business Edition: includes a range of export and import capabilities including distribution and publishing functions for sharing of maps. Use explorer and search functions to manage large and complex maps and password and encryption functions for security
  • Visual Mind Server Edition: a separate application that enables multiple users of Visual Mind (Business Edition or Basic Edition) to share Visual Mind content in real time. Changes made to a server map will be visible immediately to other users via an intuitive interface.

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Visual Mind - Features

Visual Mind is a powerful tool that will help you in your daily work, whether your purpose is business or personal related.

Through a mind friendly and simple to use interface, you can visualize your thinking and quickly arrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you.

Visual Mind Basic Edition
The Basic Edition is designed for individual users who wish to focus on the core mapping functions of Visual Mind. If your maps are modest in size and complexity, the Basic Edition may cover your needs. Some features are excluded in this edition and, both business and basic editions have the same user-friendly graphical interface.

Visual Mind Business Edition
The Business Edition includes the most powerful functions for professional users and businesses and teams. It contains a broad range of export/import capabilities including distribution and publishing functions that allow easy sharing of maps with co-workers clients and project teams.

Both map explorer and search functions make it easy to manage large and complex maps. If your maps contain sensitive information, consider using the password and encryption functions.

Visual Mind Server
The Visual Mind Server is a separate application that allows multiple users of Visual Mind (Business Edition or Basic Edition) to share Visual Mind content in real time. Any changes made to a server map will instantly be visible to other users that work on the map. This way, Visual Mind offers businesses and teams real-time collaboration and information sharing through the intuitive Visual Mind interface.

Visual Mind 11 Feature List

  • In-map editing
    With Visual Mind 11, adding and editing content is done in a much more intuitive manner. No dialog box or loose of focus. Just type the text directly into the map and keep a much better contact between with you and the content.
  • Floating branches
    Need to add content that is detached from other content? Visual Mind 11 allows you to add floating branches to any location of a map, offering you a more dynamic and flexible way of mapping.
  • Floating pictures
    Floating pictures allow you to add graphic content to any location of the map. Either the goal is purely decorative or to provide additional information, this allows you to create appealing maps that leave a polished and professional impression.
  • Callouts
    Callouts act like annotations or labels to branches. Combined with Visual Mind's "show/hide callout" function, this is ideal for adding remarks or comments that are not a part of the content itself.
  • Visual relationship lines
    Relationship lines allow you to connect branches that are related to each other, offering you an improved visual view of complex issues.
  • Boundaries
    Boundaries are used to visually group all branches in a subtree, and thus make the subtree stand out from the rest of the map. This gives you a better view of the individual map parts, and is also one of the easiest ways to improve the visual appearance of a map.
  • Improved drag & drop feedback
    With Visual Mind 11, the visual feedback of drag and drop operations (moving, resizing, etc) has been greatly improved. By giving you a visual preview of the operation's effects, Visual Mind now offers you a more intuitive user experience.
  • Send as image
    Want a quick way to reach an audience that does not have Visual Mind? Now, the Send function of Visual Mind allows you to send a map as an image. Only a few mouse clicks, and Visual Mind has fully prepared the e-mail for you.

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New Features in Version 10

  • Improved look and feel (Ribbon Bar)
    Version 10 introduces an improved look and feel of Visual Mind. One of the most important improvements is the Ribbon Bar (known from Microsoft Office 2007), which offers a better visual and interactive user experience.
  • Better image management
    With Visual Mind 10, image handling and management has been greatly improved. With the new categorized image library, you can now visually browse the library category by category to find the image that suits your map. Images that you use frequently are stored in a special "favorites" group and are offered to you through the "Image Favorites" toolbar. This way you get quick access to the images you use the most!
  • Image Search
    In addition to improved image handling and management, Visual Mind 10 also allows you to search for images. Just type in a keyword and Visual Mind will search through the complete image library and offer the images that relate to your keyword.
  • Copy images into Visual Mind
    Often images suitable for a map, are found outside Visual Mind. If you, for instance by browsing the internet, come across an image that you would like to have in your Visual Mind map, you can now simply copy or drag the image into Visual Mind.
  • Auto-Capitalize
    Do your topics often start with a capital letter? If yes, the "Auto-Capitalize" feature introduced in Visual Mind 10 will be useful. Whenever you type in text for a new branch, Visual Mind can automatically capitalize the first letter for you. Without needing to worry about capitalizing, you can focus on the topic itself and the things that matters!
  • Improved PDF support on Windows Vista
    Visual Mind 10 comes with improved PDF support for Microsoft Windows Vista. The previous problems regarding printing and PDF export that appeared with some Visual Mind installations running on Windows Vista are now solved.
  • Autorecovery of unsaved maps
    Visual Mind has for a long time included an autosave feature that prevents users from loosing information. From version 10 of Visual Mind, this feature now also includes new maps (not yet saved to a file).
  • Updated Visual Mind Software Development Kit (SDK)
    In connection to the new look and feel of Visual Mind, the Visual Mind Software Development Kit (SDK) has been updated to reflect the new environment and the Ribbon Bar that is introduced in Visual Mind 10.

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Compare Editions

The table below shows the differences between the Business Edition and the Basic Edition of Visual Mind.

Feature
Benefit
Basic
Business
Basic Features
Notes
Write additional information to a branch.
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Multiselection
Select multiple branches and perform actions on all.
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Numbering
Automatic numbering of branches.
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Drag & drop
Easy moving of branches and elements.
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Export to separate map
Splits a large map into smaller maps.
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Import from other map
Imports information from other maps into existing map.
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Branch shapes
Shapes are drawn behind the text of a branch. For decorative reasons, or may signal a special meaning.
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Background & Map logo
Allows you to set a background and insert a logo for the map.
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Styles
Allows you to set multiple branch properties in one mouse click.
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Structures
Saves you time when entering frequently used information.
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Map layout styles
Sets the map layout so it fit your needs.
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Maximum map size
Maximum number of branches in a map.
200
Unlimited
Additional elements
Images
Decorates and gives more information to a branch.
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Web pages
Gives access to web pages with a mouse click
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Files
Gives access to files with a mouse click.
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Folders
Gives access to folder with a mouse click.
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E-mails
Gives access to e-mail messages with a mouse click.
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E-mail addresses
Allows you to create e-mails from within Visual Mind.
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Phone numbers
Allows you to make phone calls from with Visual Mind.
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Advanced features
Spell checking
Keeps your maps free from spelling errors.
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Map templates
Give yourself a kick start when creating a new map.
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Document creation
Create new documents (Word, Excel, etc.) directly from Visual Mind.
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Multiple views of same map.
Allows you to view and edit multiple places of a map at the same time.
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File embedding
Allows you to store file data of related files inside the map.
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Password & encryption
Protects the content of your maps.
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Map explorer
Gives you easy overview of all your maps.
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Document tabs
Appear below the map window. Makes switching between opened maps easier.
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Search
Find information instantly.
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Bookmarks
Access frequently used branches with a mouse click.
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News feeds
Allows you to use Visual Mind as a RSS news reader.
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Print to Visual Mind
Allows you to print to Visual Mind. The result is a PDF document that can be inserted into any location of a Visual Mind map.
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Reminders
Helps you remember important tasks and appointments.
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Document Information
Allows you to enclose document information (author, date, file name, etc) when printing to paper.
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Publishing & distribution
Independent maps
Saves a map as an independent exe file to allow people that do not have Visual Mind to view and browse your maps.
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Internet publishing
Publishes a map on the internet to allow people that do not have Visual Mind to view and browse your maps.
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Export
To Text files (Basic)
Exports text and notes to text files.
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To HTML files (Basic)
Exports text and notes to HTML files.
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To RTF files (Basic)
Exports text and notes to RTF files.
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To XML Files (Basic)
Exports text and notes to XML files.
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To Microsoft Word
Powerful export (text, notes, web, files, images, etc.) to Microsoft Word.
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To Microsoft PowerPoint
Powerful export (text, notes, web, files, images, etc.) that turns your Visual Mind into a complete Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
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To PDF
Exports the map to a PDF document.
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To Microsoft Project
Allows you to export your Visual Mind maps to Microsoft Project.
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To Pocket PC
Allows you to export your Visual Mind maps to a Pocket PC device.
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To image files
Exports the map as an image.
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Import
From Microsoft Project
Allows you to import information from Microsoft Project.
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From Pocket PC
Allows you to import information from a Pocket PC device.
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Print
Mosaic printing
Prints your large maps to several pages in a mosaic fashion.
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Visual Mind - System Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Pentium processor
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 80 MB free hard disk space for Business Edition and Basic Edition / 100 MB free hard disk space for Server Edition

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