With today’s announcement of Mindjet Connect, and our acquisition of the Cohuman Social Task Management service, we are counting down to the delivery of Mindjet’s collaborative work management software. This new generation of Mindjet software is designed for today’s customers who are challenged with the increasingly rapid pace of work, too much on their plates and (more often than not) a team that’s scattered to the four corners of the earth.
Mindjet Connect goes live on September 22nd.
The cloud-based service helps teams overcome challenges to get in sync by helping groups visualize their best ideas and plans, securely manage and share files, get teams on the same page and access information anywhere, at any time. In short, Mindjet Connect helps groups get more work done.
Work today is continually evolving, and there has been a constant evolution of technology to meet the demands of an evolving workforce. Mindjet Connect goes beyond document management and file sharing to include a powerful way to visualize information that provides faster insight and better results. It goes beyond social apps that often can be mere water cooler extensions. Mindjet Connect is a complete collaborative work management solution that helps you and your team focus on the actually working together.
Below is a brief overview of Mindjet Connect and how it enables team to quickly go from ideas to action.
Store and Manage Your Files Online
Mindjet Connect provides online file storage and document management so you easily store, share, manage, and access all your files online and from virtually any device. What you see below (Figure 1) is the file management view within Mindjet Connect.
Figure 1: Store, organize, and manage your files online for easy and secure anytime access.
Here you can upload and organize your work in secure online folders, track version history of your files, and establish varying levels of permissions so you have complete control over the level of access your colleagues have over your files, folders, and accounts.
Mindjet Connect also gives you the ability to pull in content from common web services into your map so you can store and work with important information researched online. For example, let’s say you are researching competitors and would like to follow their Twitter activity? Simply click on the Twitter button in the home ribbon, type in your search topic, and voila…the results are automatically pulled into your map (Figure 2)!
Figure 2: Pull in relevant content from popular web services into your map.
Share and Collaborate with Others in Real Time
What really makes Mindjet Connect special is its ability to bring teams together to collaborate with easy sharing and real time co-editing features. Share your work with anyone you want regardless of whether your colleagues use Mindjet software (Figure 3). You also have the ability to establish and manage permissions at the file, folder and account level – so you can share only what you want with who you want!
Figure 3: Easily share maps and grant either read only or edit access to your users
Once you’ve shared your maps with your colleagues, you can start to co-edit with them simultaneously (Figure 4). This can be an especially powerful feature when working with highly distributed or virtual teams.
Figure 4: Co-edit maps in real time with multiple people.
Access Your Work from Any Device
Since Mindjet Connect is an online service, all you really need to access your account is an Internet connection! That means you can access your files anytime, anywhere and from virtually any device. In addition, we will be offering seamless integration of Mindjet Connect with all of our productivity software as well.
That means you can take your work with you on the go and stay in better sync with your team regardless of where you are. Imagine how much more productive you would be if you could work on your map in MindManager 2012 on your laptop, access it on your iPad while you are waiting for your flight at the airport, and then use Mindjet Connect’s online co-editing capabilities to collaborate with your extended team distributed around the world?
The Power of Visualization
Last but certainly not the least, is our interactive visual framework which is core to our collaborative work management solution. Mindjet Connect provides a web-based mapping client that allows you to easily capture, organize, and connect ideas and information so you and your team can go from brainstorming to establishing priorities, creating plans, and taking action (Figure 5).
Figure 5: Map relevant information to keep everyone on the same page.
Use it to map goals, issues, and requirements to help everyone see information in context. Or map out tasks, schedules, and resource assignments to clarify workflows and ensure alignment. The possibilities are endless with how you can leverage our powerful mapping capabilities.
As you can tell, this is pretty powerful stuff. It’s going to change the way you work with others for the better. Are you ready to Connect?
Mindjet Connect – Work Better, Together.