Archive for the 'MindManager' Category

ButtonReader: 40 configurable buttons for MindReader

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Several people had asked for customizable context buttons in MindReader. In part because Stefan has teh biggest donation to date, I jumped right on the task. As of yesterday the ribbon has had an options button that lets you not only change the contexts but allows you to re-purpose the context, due, and time tabs […]

Example of Map2Excel in use

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Wojciech posted a nice example of how one might use Map2Excel on his blog.

MyMapMacros: Launch your MindManager Macros from the Ribbon Toolbar

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

While MindManager macros can be very useful for automating repetitive operations in MindManager, it can be a little tedious to launch them. You either need to enable the developer tab and then click on “developer, macros, macro editor, run” or assign the macro to the topic context menu (which can get crowded and requires a […]

Update on the ActivityOwner.Com MindManager Add-ins

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

I wanted to provide an update on my project of converting tools on the site to MindManager Add-ins. The now has three independent stand-alone add-ins installs with domains that point to them:,, and of course Each add-in is really stand-alone now and will be less intimidating for new users […]

New version of Map2Excel uploaded

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Some users uncovered a bug in the 1st version of Map2Excel that only showed up if you hadn’t previously installed the ActivityOwner Tools Add-in for MindManager. It is fixed now, so if you had trouble installing, please have another go at it and report your results:

Map2Excel Add-in Available

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The Map2Excel tool has been converted to an easily installable MindManager add-in. More information is available here. The add-in also incorporates Map2Table and Map2Outline. To download the add-in, visit Note that the ActivityOwner Tools Add-in is also fairly functional now and ready for testing and feedback. SAMPLE INPUT: SAMPLE OUTPUT:

How to create a MindManager add-in with Microsoft Visual Studio in 7 easy steps

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

There was a discussion over the past few days on the MindManagerDev yahoo group on the relatively limited documentation of the MindManager Object Model and the challenges for new developers to get past the learning curve for creating add-ins for MindManager. Nigel Goult of Olympic Limited has now generously shared a 7 step tutorial on […]

MindManager 9 Task Date Issue accommodated in ResultsManager 2.9.2/1 (Part 6)

Monday, January 24th, 2011

IN Part 5 of the series we enumerated some of the issues that emerged for ResultsManager users with the new ways that MindManager 9 handles task dates. One of the main issues (which I didn’t recognize at that time) was that the way duration is now handled in MindManager was causing ResultsManager to add due […]

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