Mindjet MindManager 8 for Mac released

mjmm8macThis is interesting timing. A new version of Mindjet MindManager, one of the most pen-friendly pieces of software for the Tablet PC, has just been announced for Mac.

No mention of  similar  pen support for Mac, but among the new features is gesture support for multitouch trackpad and Magic Mouse, which would also be useful on a touchscreen Mac.  No reason to read any further into that, so I’ll assume the timing is just a hedge in case a tablet running Mac OS X is announced tomorrow. Full list of new features after the jump.


Integration with Desktop Productivity Software
Import from Microsoft® Word, and Apple® Pages®. Export to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint®, Apple iWork Pages, Keynote®, OPML, text outline, HTML, JPG, PNG or TIFF formats.
Share Your Maps
Share your ideas and plans with your entire network. Email a link to your map, post it on your blog or share it with your Facebook™, LinkedIn®, or Twitter™ networks. Recipients can either view your map in a browser, or copy it for their own use, if you choose. With Mindjet Player, share your maps with everyone in dynamic Adobe® PDF or Adobe Flash® formats.
Calendar Integration (iCal or Entourage)
Create or import existing events or to-do items directly from MindManager. Any changes made in either iCal, Entourage®, or your map will remain synchronized. MindManager’s Smart Calendar Topics always provide the most up-to-date view of your events or to-do’s.
Built-in Web Browser
Stay focused. View web pages, search results, or applications such as Google™ Docs directly within MindManager.
Project Management
Define your goals, objectives, and scope by using MindManager’s task information, resource assignment, and prioritization. With Mac OS X Address Book integration, you can select groups or individuals and insert them into your map as the current list of resources.
iChat Integration
Send or receive maps during a chat session.
Gestures and Magic Mouse Support
Leverage the usability of the standard Apple gestures on MacBook® trackpads. Trigger operations quickly with gestures like “pinch”, “two-finger swipes”, “three finger swipes”, etc.