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Johannes Prison

Joined: 08/08/2008 11:36:13
Messages: 2

First I like to thank you for a great tool. I really like the open form of the concept map for scething out thoughts and ideas. But I wish for some ways of making it easier and quicker to use.

The overall complaint of mine and the reason for why I don't use the tool even more, is the constant need to use the mouse. Some of the following suggestions could be one way of getting around this.

I have been using the mindmapping tool Freemind some time now. While VUE is much more appeeling tool I find Freemind much quicker to use.

Keyboard shortcuts to select a node, one at a time.

A way of changing the node in focus, without having to use the mouse.

Attaching a new node as with the rapid prototyping tool of today, but whithout the need to use the mouse.

Text tool
Bulleted lists
Why not use the well known Windows convention: writing an asterix + space + your word + Enter

Today, if I click the bulleted list tool and then write my text, the bullet dissapears. Seems like a bug. You have to wite your text first, then press the bullet tool.

As many have said before, a way of folding and unfolding nodes.

The focus forcing interaction and hyperbolic tree navigation of for example the Personal Brain software. This could of course be an selectable option to use or not.

The presentation mode:
One of the greatest features of the application in my mind. But one need the ability to use one own's templates as background on the slides.

Some way of being able to se your slide notes while in presenter mode, as in Powerpoint, which has been in a far too great monopoly position for too long.

Thanks again for a great software that I hope to use even more than today.

Brg, Johannes Prison,
Information need & representation.
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