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Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 5th December 2010

Well, missed quite a few posts for which I apologise but I am breaking the habit and posting again. Just been real busy!

Cannot believe how fast Christmas is approaching. Today we have put our Christmas decorations up and had a great day doing it. I hope you all are in the festive spirit!

Here are my collection of links for this week.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!

MindJet MindManager iPhone Application

At long last, my prayers are answered and MindJet have today launched their Mind Mapping application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

I am a devout MindManager user and have been for years. Over the past few months I have been using MindMeister more and more, mainly because of the rather cool ability to syn between their awesome web app and the iPhone Application.

MindJet MindManager iPhone

I have just purchased and downloaded the MindJet Mind Manager application.

My initial thoughts are mixed. The layout and look of the application is great. I must admit that I am not so sure on the way you enter topics. You jump from the main window to a separate entry window where the details are entered for each topic. Do I prefer the much simpler on screen method as used by MindMeister and iBlueSky?

There are a lot more bells and whistles in this app over the competition. But, I normally use the iPhone as a capturing device where my Mind Maps are very basic, just capturing the key concepts. I normally refine the Mind Map at a later date on my Mac.

The transfer/sync ability is definitely not up to the same standard as MindMeister. It would be great to see the ability to sync my Mind Maps with the desktop version of Mind Manager but I am sure this will be out in a later release.

Here is a little video published by MindJet.

Mindjet for iPhone from Mindjet on Vimeo.

I know this is the first release of the software and I hope it will improve because I really do want to be able to use this and get the most out of this application.

I will be putting this through its paces over the next few days and I will return back with a more in depth review.

Looking forward to hearing any comments that you may have.

Robert Scoble, Michael Deutch, and Mind Mapping

What a great combination to get together and make a video!

Robert Scoble (scobleizer) is one of the best tech bloggers and tech evangelists, Michael Deutch is a Mind Mapping Evangelist for MindJet, the creators of MindManager.

I love Mind Mapping and I map every day!

Here is an awesome 27 minute video where Robert and Michael discuss Mind Mapping and the MindManager product.

I hope you agree with me that this is an awesome video, thanks Robert and Michael!

Getting Things Done with MindJet

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a huge fan of Mind Mapping and the tool I use is the Mac version of MindManager from MindJet.


I do wish the Mac version had some of the cool functionality of the Windows version but still, the main aspect of being able to create awesome Mind Maps is there in the Mac version.

In my opinion, MindJet have really raised their game, especially since Michael Deutch (a regular reader of this blog) has joined the team and started writing for the blog.

I recently received an email from MindJet that provided a summary of some of their recent productivity and GTD activity via their blog and website. It is that good that I decided to repeat some of these great links here for the benefit of my blog readers.

So, here is the list of MindJet links to check out:

Be sure to Follow MindJet on Twitter and also Michael Deutch on Twitter.

I am a MindJet affiliate and do make money if you follow my links and buy MindManager. I love this tool and have been using and promoting it a long time before they launched an affiliate program!

As always, I would love to hear any other tips, tricks, or links you have regarding GTD and Mind Mapping!

Oh, and if somebody from MindJet reads this, get a move on with an iPhone application as I would really love to see MindManager on the Apple iPhone!

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 22nd February 2009

Hope you all have had a great week. I passed my exam last Monday that I had been studying hard for over the past few weeks. I made some great Mind Maps that sure did help with the retention of information.

I must write more about my experiences with Mind Mapping as they help me with so many aspects of my life.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is a another great post from the MindJet Blog about Getting Projects Done. This post looks at using Mind Manager 8, Google Docs, and Basecamp to streamline your project process. These great posts keep on coming out of Michael Deutch, well done!
  • My second link is a link to a post outlining 69 Great OS X Time Savers. Being a Mac User and somebody who loves saving time I found this a great little list. I do most of the items on the list but I did pick up a few new tips.
  • My third link is a link to a nice little post about Ubiquitous Capture with regards to GTD. I have written a few posts myself on Ubiquitous Capture as they in my opinion, are a key to success with GTD
  • My fourth link is a link to a nice little post about Mind Mapping and GTD. This is from a blogger who luckily attended a Making it All Work seminar in Amsterdam.
  • My fifth and last link for this week is an Introduction to GTD for Fashion People from the Ann Ching Wang blog. Nice read from somebody with a different perspective.

I attended another Northern UK Bloggers meetup on Friday. Another great meeting and great to share ideas and thoughts with fellow bloggers.

Wishing you all a productive week, as always!


Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 15th February 2009

This week say my RSS Subscriber count hit 3000 for the first time. It is a bit lower right now but that is normal for Feedburner on a weekend. Hopefully it will bounce back and always be above the 3000 mark.

Yet another Sunday hitting @home. I have been fitting taps today in the bath and seem to have pulled my back, great with a busy week ahead!

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is a Mind Mapping website that I found out about from a blog comment here on my blog. The website is IQMatrix and they provide a really cool collection of Mind Maps. Check them out.
  • My second link is a link to a post about Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety from Sid Savara. We all know the anxiety posed by public speaking and this post does a good job in breaking the fear down in order to manage it.
  • My third link is a link to a new time management system called AutoFocus. I always like to read these new time management systems and compare them to the GTD Methodology. Worth a read.
  • My fourth link is a link to a review of Ready For Anything. This was David Allen’s second book after Getting Things Done and before Making it all Work. I must admit that I started Ready for Anything and never finished it. I will, just not high priority for me and it is in my system!
  • My fifth and last link for this week is a review of that previously mentioned third book from David Allen, Making it all Work. The review is from Genuine Curiosity and the review is a pretty good synopsis of the book.

I have got some interesting ideas for this week and I have to get some review posts edited and posted on the site.

Wishing you all a productive week, as always!


Mind Mapping to Increase Productivity

The MindJet Blog have just had a great post about increasing productivity through Mind Mapping. This post included a link to a Mind Map that displays the way Mind Mapping can be used to increase productivity.

Mind Mapping Productivity

The link provided from MindJet only allows you to download the Mind Manager version so I have PDF’d the Mind Map and made it available here for all to see and enjoy.

New Year Strategic Planning MindMap

The great folks over at MindJet have just released a Strategic Planning Mind Map that I am sure will help us all in taking stock and reviewing 2009.

Mind Map

The Mind Map is broken down into 5 steps:

  1. Preparation
  2. Where are we now?
  3. Where are we going?
  4. How will we get there?
  5. How will we manage the plan

I think this is a great Mind Map and something that we can all use for planning 2009. You can read the original post over at the MindJet Blog.

You do need MindJet MindManager to open this file as it is a MindManager Mind Map.

Mind Mapping Tool MindMeister Updates to 3.0

MindMeisterI am a great fan of Mind Mapping and I have followed the MindMeister online Mind Mapping tool since its first release.

The guys at MindMeister invited me to preview and test their new release, version 3.0 of MindMeister which I am happy to say is now live so I can tell you all about it.

MindMeister version 2.0 was pretty hot, and a great showcase for Web 2.0 application technology. Version 3.0 brings some great new features that really make it the best online Mind Mapping tool.

So, what extra do we get in MindMeister v3.0? Well, as so much has changed the nice guys and gals at MindMeister have created a Mind Map showing you all the new features.

Click on the Mind Map below to go the full size Mind Map in a MindMeister window that you can play around with.

I have managed to get five premium accounts from MindMeister.

The next five people to sign up for my newsletter (sign up form is the top right of this page) will be emailed a voucher code over the next day or so. – UPDATE – These went very quickly, I will see if I can get some more but why not sign up anyway!

Thanks, and be sure to check out MindMeister as it really is a good tool.