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Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 29th August 2010

Just returned from three days at Legoland Windsor with my family.

This marks the end of my summer vacations. My children go back to school at the end of this week and my twins start school a week Monday so exciting times ahead.

Got to get my head down this week. Spent a great few days planning and mind mapping last week and this week is about getting all of my projects back in control after my summer breaks.

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.

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.