Another Mashup: MindManager & Remember The Milk

Filed Under Mindjet

Michael Deutch

February 17, 2009

Alan Yoshioka continues to push the limits with his Mindjet Mashups transforming emails in Gmail into Remember The Milk (RTM) tasks and then using them from his MindManager dashboard map. Here are the results of my test this morning:

Remember The Milk Link: Drag your Remember The Milk link from your account to your map. Access & update your tasks directly in the embedded browser.


Remember The Milk – Published Task Lists: RTM lets you publish lists to the public or specific contacts. This allows others to see but not change the tasks.


What works: This appears to be another way to access a great task manager within your project maps. Gain quick access to your tasks lists and make updates directly within MindManager. You can also add publised task lists into project status dashboards.

Future improvements: At first glance, I noticed a few areas that can be improved with this mashup.

  • Ability to link to specific RTM lists (e.g. Work, Errands, Study, etc…)
  • Ability to drag and drop single tasks directly into maps
  • Ability to use MindManager’s news reader or web services to access (and update) RTM tasks

If you know ways to make my desired changes above work, please share in the comments!


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5 Responses to “Another Mashup: MindManager & Remember The Milk”

  1. Michael Deutch

    Stewart – thanks for your suggestion. I just sent an email to you asking for further clarification. If you could post here or email me directly, I’d love to learn more about what you’re sharing.


  2. Stewart McKie

    Dear MindMappers:

    Here’s a suggestion for a new killer mashup to Mindmaps that anyone can do and take advantage of:

    Add Microsoft Tags

    If you put a MS tag image on your mindmap you can snap the tag with your mobile (whether the map is online or printed out) and be taken somewhere, get stuff etc.

    Try it. It’s easy.

    Stewart McKie
    IT Innovation Consultant

  3. Michael Deutch

    Thanks Marco.

    Yes, this is about seeing your tasks in context with the rest of the information in your map. The ability to drag individual tasks into a map would make this more powerful as you’d be able to take advantage of the mapping capabilities to add meta data to your task links. Your recommendations are great, I’m looking for ways to fully leverage what exists today while exploring the possibilities of deeper, more meaningful integrations.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  4. Torgrim Sandvoll


    Thank you for your tip, but is this not just linking to a webpage and showing the webpage in MindManager?
    Sorry, but I dont see the fuzz about this, or are there any interaction between MindManager and Remember the Milk?

    (Eg. MindManager pop-up reminders for RTM tasks, being able to use MindManager Powerfilter to sort out RTM tasks, visualise tasks in MindManager, etc.).

    Have a nice day!

  5. Marco

    There is a fully featured tool out on the web called MindReader ( you should really check out if you’re at all interested to keep your activities in MindMaps. It also includes a Tool in Outlook that lets you do something similar to what you’re doing above.

    For me, MindReader and Outlinker are the killer app for MindManager – I’ve so far processed about 15000 messages and I have full overview of all my commitments and other people commitments to me. And they’re free too!

    I’m not an affiliate of the AO website – but trust me: you should check them out!