MindManager 8 for Mac – New Gesture Support

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Michael Deutch

October 16, 2009

This post continues our preview series of MindManager 8 for Mac which is gearing up to launch in November.

We’ve added a new way to quickly navigate your maps using standard Apple gestures on MacBook trackpads.

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Pinch & Expand: This gesture is generally achieved with the thumb and index finger. Use it to change the zoom magnification of your maps. “Pinching” will zoom out and “expanding” will zoom in.

Scroll: Use two fingers to drag across the trackpad to scroll your map.

Swipe: This is a three figure gesture in any of the four cardinal directions (up, down, left, right). These gestures scroll the map one “page” at a time.

Stay tuned for more updates over the next couple of weeks…

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18 Responses to “MindManager 8 for Mac – New Gesture Support”

  1. Garrett

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you Tony. Here is a quick answer, any MacBook that was built after 2008 will support the pinch. The previous versions don’t support the gestures.nnLet me know if that helps.

  2. HMM

    I already have lots of maps in which the topic style functionalty is used. (I haved used the functionality since MM7 for windows… for hundreds of maps) Is there any solution that the maps can be seen in Mac?

  3. Michael Deutch

    HMM, just checked. You’ll have the ability to set default styles for levels in the map but not ‘topic’ styles that can be applied individually. You can use the ‘copy and paste format’ feature in the edit menu. That will let you quickly copy topic format (share & font style) and apply it to other topics.

  4. Michael Deutch

    Andrew, if you’re referring to the ‘share’ capability updated in MindManager 8.1 for Windows, then the answer is YES. If you’re referring to the ability to export to the ‘Mindjet Player’ format, the answer is also YES.

  5. Andrew

    Will the new version allow us to publish live linked mindmaps to the web as I understand is possible with the current version of mindmanager for windows?

  6. Michael Deutch

    Justin, good question. As it isn’t out yet, it isn’t likely to be officially supported. We can cross that bridge when apple releases their magical mouse :)

  7. Justin

    Cool! I plan to purchase the Magic Mouse from Apple when it is available… will the multitouch gesture support work with Magic Mouse? I’m not sure if it’s a simple matter to port the work done with trackpads to other input devices.



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