Mindjet Announces the Most Powerful, Comprehensive Software Application Ever Delivered for Visualizing and Using Information

Customer-Inspired MindManager 7 Catapults Productivity to New Levels With

Its Visual User Interface and Business Application Integration



May 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from Mindjet Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindjet(R) Corporation today
 announced MindManager(R) 7, a next generation release of its popular
 visualization software used by almost a million business professionals to
 accelerate their work processes, be more effective in their jobs, and save
 time. MindManager 7 optimizes both individual and team productivity with a
 new user interface that is easy to use and delivers quick results to
 achieve new levels of project and process improvement, communication and
 interactions, as well as access to and management of key information.
     MindManager Is Easy-to-Use with Fast Results
     MindManager software has evolved over time to be a must-have
 application within 85 of the Fortune 100 companies to help boost individual
 and team productivity. Its ability to visually capture ideas and
 information, organize priorities and tasks, manage simple and complex
 projects and develop and communicate strategies and concepts helps to
 streamline and convey vast amounts of information.
     Introducing MindManager 7
     MindManager 7 is available in both Microsoft Windows (MindManager Pro 7
 and MindManager 7 Lite) and Macintosh versions (MindManager 7 Mac).
 MindManager Pro 7 better enables the powerful integration capabilities with
 Microsoft Office products, as well as more elegant and powerful navigation
 and usability.
     "MindManager 7 will transform the way people work and interact with
 information," said Scott Raskin, CEO of Mindjet. "MindManager and its use
 of information maps will help people visualize and see the big picture to
 achieve better business results. Now with MindManager 7 -- productivity
 gains have never been easier to achieve. The spectacular and intuitive
 navigation breaks new ground by making it easier to interact with your
 ideas and information, increase effectiveness, and improve collaboration.
 We are excited about our next generation software and its ability to
 optimize productivity to help our customers accomplish more throughout the
 day."
     Mindjet MindManager Pro 7
     MindManager Pro 7 for Microsoft Windows features a new interface based
 on the Microsoft Office Fluent(TM) UI -- designed to enable people to
 quickly discover and utilize more capabilities within MindManager. New
 usability enhancements include easier browsing within the Ribbon which has
 logically grouped tabs, saved queries and views for better navigation, new
 map styles and galleries for faster formatting, and enhanced ScreenTips,
 just to name a few.
     "Mindjet is addressing a pressing need in the marketplace today for
 more visual and easy-to-use interfaces to business productivity and
 planning applications," said Mark Levitt, vice president for Collaborative
 Computing and the Enterprise Workplace at IDC. "As individuals and teams
 strive to better manage information overload and time constraints,
 MindManager can be a valuable application for creating, sharing and
 managing information and knowledge."
     Tight integration with Microsoft applications in MindManager means
 users can launch Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project or Outlook from within
 MindManager as well as import or export key content or information easily
 to any Microsoft Office application. Advanced sorting, topic-level
 formatting, and the centralization of map subtopics further streamline the
 easy navigation and visualization of particular sets of information within
 a Mindjet map.
     "Mindjet has done a beautiful job of incorporating the Microsoft Office
 Fluent UI into their new release of MindManager. We are extremely happy to
 have them as one of our many licensees, and are proud of the work they have
 done in showcasing the improved usability that the Office Fluent UI brings
 to products of all kinds," said Chris Bryant, Senior Product Manager,
 Microsoft Office, Microsoft Corporation.
     MindManager maps can be linked to variety of data sources beyond
 Microsoft(R) Office, such as RSS feeds, websites, and popular applications
 like Salesforce.com(R), enabling users to capture, organize, and visualize
 complex information. Integration with leading productivity applications and
 enterprise solutions saves users time and ensures quick data exchange for
 dashboard and presentation creation, contact and content management, data
 and project management, and more.
     Mindjet MindManager 7 Lite
     Mindjet is also announcing MindManager 7 Lite, streamlined entry-level
 software to introduce MindManager to students and home users. MindManager 7
 Lite provides these users the ability to visually capture, organize and
 prioritize ideas.
     Mindjet MindManager 7 Mac
     Mindjet is also announcing MindManager 7 Mac, the first upgrade to
 Mindjet's successful Macintosh product, released in 2006. MindManager 7 Mac
 offers significant enhancements to improve ease of use and functionality.
 These include a powerful new way to select topics by rules, which can be
 saved and applied as filters; printing enhancements that allow users to
 print large maps across multiple pages and add headers and footers and
 borders to printed maps; enhanced import and export capabilities, including
 OPML, HTML, Text Outline and more. Mac version users can now instantly view
 maps in a new Outline View. There are also significant image library
 enhancements, allowing users to find images quickly using keywords or a
 zoom slider to enable multiple or up-close image views. The Mac version
 also includes a new timer to keep meetings and brainstorming sessions on
 track and improved background image handling and main topic alignment.
     Pricing and Availability
     The English and German language versions of all of the MindManager 7
 applications will be available on May 30th. Pricing is as follows:
 MindManager Pro 7 US$349, upgrade US$119; MindManager 7 Mac US$129, upgrade
 US$69; MindManager Lite 7 US$99. In the month of May, anyone who purchases
 MindManager 6 will receive a free upgrade to MindManager 7 when it becomes
 available. For more detailed information about features, pricing, and more
 international versions, please visit www.mindjet.com/mindmanager7
     In response to overwhelming demand from our customers and available for
 the first time is Mindjet Project Management Jet Pack(TM) created
 specifically for project teams to kick start project planning and
 management. The pack includes a whitepaper and 15 related maps, an example
 project process with 19 additional map examples and templates, and
 information about our technology partners that support project management
 solutions. The Jet Pack, in English or German, is available now and free
 with the purchase of MindManager for a limited time. Please visit
 www.mindjet.com for more information.
     Additionally, Mindjet Technology Partners will have MindManager 7
 compatible solutions available for purchase on May 30. Offerings include
 solutions from aha!Web, BENEfit, BOSSDev, Gyronix, HBB, I and A Research,
 In4Tools, Mindsystems, MindBusiness, Ontaris, ProjectWizards, Realize AB
 and TeamDirection. Trials, demonstrations, pricing information and more
 partner solutions can be found at www.mindjetsolutions.com
     Special Press Conference Webcast
     To celebrate the unveiling of MindManager 7, Mindjet hosted a live
 webcast on April 30, "Mindjet Guest Sneak Peek at Upcoming Product before
 Public Launch." After April 30, a recorded version of the webcast will be
 available at www.mindjet.com .
     About Mindjet
     Mindjet makes software that helps people manage and visualize
 information. Its leading product, MindManager, enables individuals and
 teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time everyday. There are
 over 880,000 licenses of MindManager used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100
 companies and more than 50% of Global 2000 organizations. Mindjet is
 headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world and is
 backed by the leading international venture capital firms, Investor Growth
 Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit www.mindjet.com
     Media Contacts:
     Derek Kober                    Melinda Venable
     GlobalFluency                  Mindjet
     650-433-4233                   415-229-4308
     dkober@globalfluency.com       melinda.venable@mindjet.com
 
 

SOURCE Mindjet Corporation
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindjet(R) Corporation today
 announced MindManager(R) 7, a next generation release of its popular
 visualization software used by almost a million business professionals to
 accelerate their work processes, be more effective in their jobs, and save
 time. MindManager 7 optimizes both individual and team productivity with a
 new user interface that is easy to use and delivers quick results to
 achieve new levels of project and process improvement, communication and
 interactions, as well as access to and management of key information.
     MindManager Is Easy-to-Use with Fast Results
     MindManager software has evolved over time to be a must-have
 application within 85 of the Fortune 100 companies to help boost individual
 and team productivity. Its ability to visually capture ideas and
 information, organize priorities and tasks, manage simple and complex
 projects and develop and communicate strategies and concepts helps to
 streamline and convey vast amounts of information.
     Introducing MindManager 7
     MindManager 7 is available in both Microsoft Windows (MindManager Pro 7
 and MindManager 7 Lite) and Macintosh versions (MindManager 7 Mac).
 MindManager Pro 7 better enables the powerful integration capabilities with
 Microsoft Office products, as well as more elegant and powerful navigation
 and usability.
     "MindManager 7 will transform the way people work and interact with
 information," said Scott Raskin, CEO of Mindjet. "MindManager and its use
 of information maps will help people visualize and see the big picture to
 achieve better business results. Now with MindManager 7 -- productivity
 gains have never been easier to achieve. The spectacular and intuitive
 navigation breaks new ground by making it easier to interact with your
 ideas and information, increase effectiveness, and improve collaboration.
 We are excited about our next generation software and its ability to
 optimize productivity to help our customers accomplish more throughout the
 day."
     Mindjet MindManager Pro 7
     MindManager Pro 7 for Microsoft Windows features a new interface based
 on the Microsoft Office Fluent(TM) UI -- designed to enable people to
 quickly discover and utilize more capabilities within MindManager. New
 usability enhancements include easier browsing within the Ribbon which has
 logically grouped tabs, saved queries and views for better navigation, new
 map styles and galleries for faster formatting, and enhanced ScreenTips,
 just to name a few.
     "Mindjet is addressing a pressing need in the marketplace today for
 more visual and easy-to-use interfaces to business productivity and
 planning applications," said Mark Levitt, vice president for Collaborative
 Computing and the Enterprise Workplace at IDC. "As individuals and teams
 strive to better manage information overload and time constraints,
 MindManager can be a valuable application for creating, sharing and
 managing information and knowledge."
     Tight integration with Microsoft applications in MindManager means
 users can launch Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project or Outlook from within
 MindManager as well as import or export key content or information easily
 to any Microsoft Office application. Advanced sorting, topic-level
 formatting, and the centralization of map subtopics further streamline the
 easy navigation and visualization of particular sets of information within
 a Mindjet map.
     "Mindjet has done a beautiful job of incorporating the Microsoft Office
 Fluent UI into their new release of MindManager. We are extremely happy to
 have them as one of our many licensees, and are proud of the work they have
 done in showcasing the improved usability that the Office Fluent UI brings
 to products of all kinds," said Chris Bryant, Senior Product Manager,
 Microsoft Office, Microsoft Corporation.
     MindManager maps can be linked to variety of data sources beyond
 Microsoft(R) Office, such as RSS feeds, websites, and popular applications
 like Salesforce.com(R), enabling users to capture, organize, and visualize
 complex information. Integration with leading productivity applications and
 enterprise solutions saves users time and ensures quick data exchange for
 dashboard and presentation creation, contact and content management, data
 and project management, and more.
     Mindjet MindManager 7 Lite
     Mindjet is also announcing MindManager 7 Lite, streamlined entry-level
 software to introduce MindManager to students and home users. MindManager 7
 Lite provides these users the ability to visually capture, organize and
 prioritize ideas.
     Mindjet MindManager 7 Mac
     Mindjet is also announcing MindManager 7 Mac, the first upgrade to
 Mindjet's successful Macintosh product, released in 2006. MindManager 7 Mac
 offers significant enhancements to improve ease of use and functionality.
 These include a powerful new way to select topics by rules, which can be
 saved and applied as filters; printing enhancements that allow users to
 print large maps across multiple pages and add headers and footers and
 borders to printed maps; enhanced import and export capabilities, including
 OPML, HTML, Text Outline and more. Mac version users can now instantly view
 maps in a new Outline View. There are also significant image library
 enhancements, allowing users to find images quickly using keywords or a
 zoom slider to enable multiple or up-close image views. The Mac version
 also includes a new timer to keep meetings and brainstorming sessions on
 track and improved background image handling and main topic alignment.
     Pricing and Availability
     The English and German language versions of all of the MindManager 7
 applications will be available on May 30th. Pricing is as follows:
 MindManager Pro 7 US$349, upgrade US$119; MindManager 7 Mac US$129, upgrade
 US$69; MindManager Lite 7 US$99. In the month of May, anyone who purchases
 MindManager 6 will receive a free upgrade to MindManager 7 when it becomes
 available. For more detailed information about features, pricing, and more
 international versions, please visit www.mindjet.com/mindmanager7
     In response to overwhelming demand from our customers and available for
 the first time is Mindjet Project Management Jet Pack(TM) created
 specifically for project teams to kick start project planning and
 management. The pack includes a whitepaper and 15 related maps, an example
 project process with 19 additional map examples and templates, and
 information about our technology partners that support project management
 solutions. The Jet Pack, in English or German, is available now and free
 with the purchase of MindManager for a limited time. Please visit
 www.mindjet.com for more information.
     Additionally, Mindjet Technology Partners will have MindManager 7
 compatible solutions available for purchase on May 30. Offerings include
 solutions from aha!Web, BENEfit, BOSSDev, Gyronix, HBB, I and A Research,
 In4Tools, Mindsystems, MindBusiness, Ontaris, ProjectWizards, Realize AB
 and TeamDirection. Trials, demonstrations, pricing information and more
 partner solutions can be found at www.mindjetsolutions.com
     Special Press Conference Webcast
     To celebrate the unveiling of MindManager 7, Mindjet hosted a live
 webcast on April 30, "Mindjet Guest Sneak Peek at Upcoming Product before
 Public Launch." After April 30, a recorded version of the webcast will be
 available at www.mindjet.com .
     About Mindjet
     Mindjet makes software that helps people manage and visualize
 information. Its leading product, MindManager, enables individuals and
 teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time everyday. There are
 over 880,000 licenses of MindManager used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100
 companies and more than 50% of Global 2000 organizations. Mindjet is
 headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the world and is
 backed by the leading international venture capital firms, Investor Growth
 Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit www.mindjet.com
     Media Contacts:
     Derek Kober                    Melinda Venable
     GlobalFluency                  Mindjet
     650-433-4233                   415-229-4308
     dkober@globalfluency.com       melinda.venable@mindjet.com
 
 SOURCE Mindjet Corporation