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Mindjet Catalyst gets Productivity Update

Mindjet_CatalystWe are pleased to let you know about latest updates to the Mindjet Catalyst collaboration solution.  Mindjet Catalyst combines our best-in-class visual productivity application (mind mapping) with secure online workspaces and web conferencing.

Our web conferencing just keeps getting better and is a great deal.  With Catalyst Web Conferencing you can initiate an unlimited number of web conference meetings, and now you can include up to 25 simultaneous users.  Anyone with a browser can join conferences with our new Mac client and download-free Adobe Flash conferencing options ensuring everyone gets to that meeting fast and hassle-free!  Mindjet Catalyst Web Conferencing includes full desktop sharing capabilities, the ability to pass control to others, support for video, VoIP, file transfers, and session recordings. catalyst post image 1

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Catalyst customers can now convert their maps to Microsoft® Office™ and Apple® iWork™ files instantly. Now it’s easy to use Catalyst’s visual diagramming capabilities to create dynamic new content for Word, PowerPoint, Pages and Keynote.  You can also convert your Word and Pages documents to mind maps to view information in a revealing new way, helping you see relationships and dependencies not visible in traditional formats.

Performance improvements make things happen faster. You’ll switch instantly between workspaces and mind maps and you can copy files between workspaces with a few simple clicks.  When working with the visual diagrams you can now just drag and drop icon markers to quickly highlight key topics and advanced map search options make it easier to find information within topics. We’ve also improved the Catalyst help and tutorials to make sure everyone gets the most out of the latest features or help on that key task with useful videos and walkthroughs.

*Note: In order to perform this update all online services relating to MindManager 8 for Mac and Mindjet Catalyst will be undergoing scheduled downtime from 6 pm to Midnight PDT Tuesday 4/20/2010.

We think these changes will help our Mindjet Catalyst customers be even more productive.  If you’re a current customer, let us know what you think.  If you’re interested in giving it a spin, get started with our free 30-day trial.

Mindjet Catalyst Boosts Productivity Benefits for Business Users With Microsoft Office and Apple iWork Integration

SaaS Visual Productivity and Collaboration Solution Adds Key Integrations, Major Performance and Usability Improvements, and Expanded Visual Mapping Features

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – May 7, 2010) – Mindjet®, the leading provider of software and cloud-based applications that visually connect ideas, information and people, today announced the release of Mindjet Catalyst™ 1.2, representing a major leap forward in how people collaborate online using the visualization of information.

Across industries, companies are looking to improve the effectiveness of their top talent, have more productive and collaborative meetings and drive innovation in their business. The visual nature of Mindjet’s information and idea mapping application (mind mapping) efficiently captures and organizes complex ideas and processes — from the big picture down to the smallest details — in a way that everyone can comprehend. It makes it possible for teams to quickly arrive at a common understanding of any given issue, opportunity or project, and then easily engage with the most relevant information to turn ideas into action.

Mindjet Catalyst offers cloud-based information visualization and collaboration capabilities for users who want the key benefits of mind mapping — the ability to organize and act upon ideas, information and resources to solve business problems and collaborate more effectively — anytime, anywhere. Mindjet Catalyst can be accessed as a standalone Web service or as a software-as-a-service complement to MindManager® 8 for Windows.

The latest release of Mindjet Catalyst includes integrations with both the Microsoft® Office™ and Apple® iWork™ productivity suites, an improved web conferencing experience that now offers enhanced support for Mac participants, significant performance improvements, and new visual mapping features, help, and tutorials.

“With Mindjet Catalyst 1.2, we offer integrations with the most popular productivity suites, better Web conferencing support, and improved user experience enabling individuals and teams to be even more productive,” said Neil Mendelson, Mindjet vice president, products. “With the latest release, users can better visually connect ideas and information in a flexible, intuitive and interactive manner to save time, improve business processes, and drive innovation.”

“Mindjet Catalyst has dramatically increased our productivity, enabling us to collaborate much more effectively, especially for meeting management and document sharing,” said Doug Stansfield, group manager, client integration services at Lexis-Nexis. “Mindjet Catalyst is a great complement to Mindjet MindManager, giving us the ability to share and co-edit visual information maps anytime, anywhere.”

Key Updates in Mindjet Catalyst 1.2 include:

  • Integration with Microsoft Office and Apple iWork: Users can convert Mindjet Catalyst maps to Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Word™, Apple Pages™ and Apple Keynote™ files instantly.

  • Improved Mindjet Catalyst Web Conferencing: Mindjet Catalyst Web Conferencing now includes support for Mac users, as well as an Adobe® Flash® client that lets any user join a web conference without downloading software. Windows users now have the ability to invite up to 25 simultaneous attendees and host an unlimited number of Web meetings.

  • Faster and simpler Mindjet Catalyst user experience: Mindjet Catalyst now enables users to switch instantly between workspaces they share and maps they collaborate on to brainstorm new ideas in record time. Files can now be copied between workspaces with a few simple clicks.

  • Mapping improvements: Map icon markers can now be simply dragged and dropped from the Map Markers menu into Mindjet Catalyst maps. Additionally, working with embedded images has been improved to allow for easy resizing, and new advanced map search helps users instantly find information stored within map topics.

  • New, helpful tutorials: A slew of new in-product tutorials help users get up to speed on managing workspaces, working with maps, and collaborating and sharing.

Mindjet Catalyst 1.2 is immediately available to all current users. For a limited time, MindManager 8 for Windows customers can take advantage of promotional pricing and purchase a new annual subscription for a 5-user Catalyst account for only $300 per year.

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About Mindjet

Mindjet builds industry-leading software and cloud-based applications that help users organize and act upon ideas, information and resources to solve business problems and collaborate more effectively. Mindjet provides productivity applications and collaboration services centered around visual mind mapping capabilities, as well as purpose-built applications that incorporate Mindjet’s innovative visualization technology to improve the usability of Microsoft® SharePoint® and® systems. So, whether the challenge is better managing projects, collaborating on a strategic plan, conducting an online meeting, analyzing information across multiple SharePoint sites, or creating sales strategies, Mindjet provides an intuitive visual framework to help users get more done more quickly.

Used by more than 1.5 million professionals around the world in 48 of BusinessWeek‘s 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Mindjet solutions dramatically boost productivity and team effectiveness. Surveys across several industries show that Mindjet can increase productivity by up to 25 percent by making meetings, common communications and project management tasks more efficient and effective. Mindjet products are available for free trial or purchase at, through AppExchange, and through an extensive partner network at Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Daisy Jiang
Sr. Manager Collaboration

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