The Contacts & Sharing features were introduced to iMindMap Cloud only a few weeks ago and offer a whole new way to use iMindMap on your computer, mobile or browser.
We thought we’d give you some ideas to get you started using the new features…
If you are working on a group project, Contacts & Sharing mean that you can all work from the same map in the Cloud. Plan what needs to be done, share out responsibility, gather everyone’s ideas together, outline the final product or report, all in one place. Everyone can log in to their own iMindMap accounts from their desktop, browser or mobile, and view the project map to add and edit information or ideas, on the same Mind Map. That’s the beauty of iMindMap Cloud.
Perfect for bypassing conflicting schedules so everyone can contribute in their own time.
Ever tried to organise a group holiday with family or an event with colleagues who are all coming from a different place? It can be a nightmare communicating via emails, texts and facebook, with 10 different people, at all different times of day and night, trying to consider everyone’s opinions and requirements.
Share a map through iMindMap Cloud and you can get everyone to add their own requirements to the map when they have the time. You can have branches for dates people are free, desired locations, activities, price range and whatever else needs to be decided.
One way that we use the new Contacts & Sharing features every week in ThinkBuzan, is for our weekly tasks. The head of each department will share a map through the Cloud with everyone in their team. The map will have a branch for each member of the team, with their tasks and key focuses for the week.
This provides a clear picture of what the whole department is focused on, so everyone is informed. Each member is then free to add to their section, so they can keep the map, and the department, up to date on what’s going on within their area of responsibility.
Another great use for Contacts & Sharing through the Cloud, is getting feedback. Two heads are better than one as they say, and when you’re working on something, be it a new business idea or a plan for some history coursework, you should seek a fresh perspective.
You can share your map with your friend, your teacher or your boss and they can add feedback as well as their own ideas. Another handy tip if you don’t want people to mess with your actual branches, is to get them to attach their thoughts to each branch or point using the Notes feature in iMindMap.
Ever put together a Mind Map of a new office procedure, or maybe the minutes from a management meeting? Well the fastest and easiest way to share the information with your team or colleagues is with iMindMap Cloud’s Contacts & Sharing.
You can share maps by either allowing Conacts to ‘Edit’ the map, or for fixed info you can allow them to simply ‘View’ the map.
It’s pretty unlikely that a student will make it to every single lecture, or manage not to miss a couple points along the way. Well why not set up a notes-sharing Contact Group in the Cloud? Mind Maps are a great way to summarise large quantities of information in a clear and structured way and so perfect for subject notes.
Create maps of your topics or classes and share them with the Contact Group so everyone has access. As a group you can fill in any gaps or elaborate on areas that someone else may not have fully understood. These will also be an invaluable revision tool when it comes to exam time!
Similarly, if you’re attending a conference, work-related seminar or in-house training, you can easily feed what you’ve learnt back to the rest of the company in one shared map. They are far more likely to take a look than if you send out pages and pages of black and white text!
Subscribing to iMindMap Freedom gives you the full-featured iMindMap mobile and web apps, plus full iMindMap Cloud and Contacts & Sharing functionality. It means you can access and create your maps on any supported device, wherever you are.
If you buy or upgrade to iMindMap 6 Home & Student or Ultimate, we will send you a coupon code for some free subscription time to iMindMap Freedom so you can get the full iMindMap experience!
Tried Contacts & Sharing and used it for something totally different? Post a comment below and pass on some ideas to other iMindMap users…← What’s in the iMindMap 6.1 Update… Out Now! Last delivery dates for Christmas 2012 →