January 27th, 2011 by iMindMap
You’ve heard what we have to say about iMindMap 5, so now why not hear what our Beta Testers are feeding back about the new software?
The forum has been a hive of activity, keeping our developers on their toes and busily working out the kinks as fast as our testers can report them. We have had our head full of iMindMap 5 for so long now, that it’s been brilliant to get some fresh viewpoints and find out what our users think are the most important changes in iMindMap 5.
One of the big hits with the Beta Testers has been the new MultiMaps feature…
“I have just discovered the MultiMaps Feature – and played with it in Presentation View and in 3D View – WOW – you developers did a real impressive job to bring iMindMap to the next level of real brain-friendly work AND to show complex processes, too!” Michael Landers
“I think the ability to add more than one central idea is fantastic, as one of the features I really wanted was the ability to draw free standing, or floating branches, when you want to add an idea related to a number of other branches.” Ryan Tully
The new Styles feature that allows you to switch your Mind Map between a variety of styles, has also been picked up as a ‘really nice feature!’ and a ‘great solution to a thing I always wanted’.
“I am enjoying the Smart Layout feature. I like the fact that when you add an image to a branch and then draw a new branch that is too close it moves the original branch and image slightly so it is out of the way. Nice.” Carol Leather
“My first impressions are that it looks great, the interface and graphics look fantastic. I’m very excited to see what new features are included!” Ryan Tully
“It is my pleasure to tell you that after consulting the beta version of the iMindMap 5 I am thrilled. You have improved the graphics and added new possibilities. I am really fond of the 3D View too.” Tone Ancnik
3D View is getting some great feedback, with Ryan saying “The 3D view is really nice and looks great! This added perspective of being able to ‘travel’ around the mind map should certainly enhance memory and learning.”
Whilst all official feedback is coming through our Beta Forum, some of our testers have been getting vocal on Twitter. We should be disapproving and indignant of course – after all, it’s top secret Beta Testing! But it’s hard to argue with such good praise – as long as they’re not giving away all of our surprises…