Archive for May, 2007

MindManager 7 Setup Tip

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

While it can be character-building to hunt around the new MindManager 7 menu for things like My Maps, Map Markers, Task Info, Map Parts, and the Library, you can save yourself a lot of time if you go in and immediately reactivate the MindManager 6 sidebar tabs as shown below: This was mentioned in the […]

ResultsManager 7 Preview

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

It's not actually "ResultsManager 7" — the humble folks at Gyronix have only incremented their 3rd digit (2.7.7 to 2.7.8) — but for a free upgrade, their upcoming MindManager 7-compatible release provides a significantly improved interface and adds real day-to-day value. While experienced users may have some difficulty generally adapting to MindManager 7's Microsoft Fluent […]

MindReader 7

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

The recent ActivityOwner.Com review of MindManager 7 mentioned that a big downside of the new release was a bug that prevented the file operations in MindReader macros from working correctly when called by GyroQ. After some experimenting we've found that if file closure commands are moved to the end of the macros, then everything works! […]

Map2Table — Export your map branches to a linked web page table

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

On Saturday morning I confronted my ResultsManager Daily Actions Plus dashboards in MindManager facing several dozens items in my @web, @home, @errand, @workpc context lists. The problem was I had the flexibility to be in almost any of these contexts at that moment. The GTD approach in this situation is to fall back to (2) […]

Log Events into MindManager Maps using GyroQ

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Kevin posted a question on the Gyronix Message Board looking for a method to compile an event log using GyroQ. He suggested using an approach analogous to that used by GyroTimer and even provided a mockup of what he is looking for: As I mentioned in Top 20 Uses of GyroQ Revisited, the GyroTimer gys […]

MindManager 7

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

As most ActivityOwner.Com readers are likely aware, Mindjet is launching MindManager 7 on May 31st. Marc Orchant and Chuck Frey have enumerated the new features of the program in detail, so I won't go into them here. I would note that the upgrade pricing from version 6 has not been announced, but given that the […]

Linking Projects to Next Actions — A ResultsManager non-issue

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Kelly Forrester posted a new pod-cast she did with David Allen on the difficulty people have with the idea of not being able to link their next-actions back to projects easily. David rightly points out that if you are in the hardware store, you are much better off reviewing your next action list for that […]

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