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The Perfect Pairing – Part 2: Combine Creativity & Productivity

Dt & imm integrateWelcome to part two of ‘The Perfect Pairing’ where we take a closer look at our integration with iMindMap 7 Ultimate to bring you complete control when managing your ideas and planning your tasks.

In ‘The Perfect Pairing – Part 1’, we showed you how to apply a visual approach to thinking by developing a Mind Map full of ideas and possible solutions to your problems. Now you have these thoughts mapped out, it’s time to put them into action.

With a two-way integration you can easily transform free-flowing ideas from iMindMap 7 Ultimate into tasks that need to be actioned within DropTask PRO.  Easily manage your ideas from conception right through to completion in two seamlessly suited workspaces guaranteed to send productivity sky rocketing.

From iMindMap to DropTask

When exporting from iMindMap 7 Ultimate to DropTask, you have two options. You can either export a whole map which will convert into a project or just send over individual branches that will become actionable tasks.

Send individual ideas to DropTask

iMM send to DTIf you only wish to pursue a few ideas, select them in iMindMap to bring up the Branch Editor. By clicking the DropTask tab you can send the branch straight to DropTask where it will appear as a new task.

Send a whole Map to DropTask

If you’re ready for a real challenge, transform your entire map into a fully-fledged project by exporting it to DropTask. Main branches will be converted into groups and the descendent branches will become tasks.DT

Once your ideas are exported from iMindMap and converted into tasks, you can start getting things done. The visual and flexible design of DropTask makes keeping on top of things simple. Prioritize tasks and share the workload by assigning responsibilities to colleagues, and track progress as your project develops by viewing file attachments, adding comments and requesting updates, plus much more

From DropTask to iMindMap

iMM DTWhen working through tasks you may find that some ideas need further development before you can continue to make progress on them. With DropTask PRO, you can easily export your DropTask project back into iMindMap.

After the export, your project will appear as a Mind Map where groups become key branches and tasks become subsequent child branches. And for continuity, the colors that are applied in DropTask will correspond with the branches in iMindMap.

With these two brilliant visual tools integrating effortlessly with one another, you have double the opportunity to be creative, organized and productive – whether it be at work, college or home.

Seamlessly integrate your DropTask PRO projects with iMindMap 7 Ultimate today.

Coming Soon…

iMM8

With iMindMap 8 just around the corner, creative stimulation will be taken to another level with an all-new Brainstorming Mode, introducing a quick fire way to input ideas and images using sticky notes and pin boards.  Click here to find out more.

The Perfect Pairing – Part 2: Combine Creativity & Productivity

Dt & imm integrateWelcome to part two of ‘The Perfect Pairing’ where we take a closer look at our integration with iMindMap 7 Ultimate to bring you complete control when managing your ideas and planning your tasks.

In ‘The Perfect Pairing – Part 1’, we showed you how to apply a visual approach to thinking by developing a Mind Map full of ideas and possible solutions to your problems. Now you have these thoughts mapped out, it’s time to put them into action.

With a two-way integration you can easily transform free-flowing ideas from iMindMap 7 Ultimate into tasks that need to be actioned within DropTask PRO.  Easily manage your ideas from conception right through to completion in two seamlessly suited workspaces guaranteed to send productivity sky rocketing.

From iMindMap to DropTask

When exporting from iMindMap 7 Ultimate to DropTask, you have two options. You can either export a whole map which will convert into a project or just send over individual branches that will become actionable tasks.

Send individual ideas to DropTask

iMM send to DTIf you only wish to pursue a few ideas, select them in iMindMap to bring up the Branch Editor. By clicking the DropTask tab you can send the branch straight to DropTask where it will appear as a new task.

Send a whole Map to DropTask

If you’re ready for a real challenge, transform your entire map into a fully-fledged project by exporting it to DropTask. Main branches will be converted into groups and the descendent branches will become tasks.DT

Once your ideas are exported from iMindMap and converted into tasks, you can start getting things done. The visual and flexible design of DropTask makes keeping on top of things simple. Prioritize tasks and share the workload by assigning responsibilities to colleagues, and track progress as your project develops by viewing file attachments, adding comments and requesting updates, plus much more

From DropTask to iMindMap

iMM DTWhen working through tasks you may find that some ideas need further development before you can continue to make progress on them. With DropTask PRO, you can easily export your DropTask project back into iMindMap.

After the export, your project will appear as a Mind Map where groups become key branches and tasks become subsequent child branches. And for continuity, the colors that are applied in DropTask will correspond with the branches in iMindMap.

With these two brilliant visual tools integrating effortlessly with one another, you have double the opportunity to be creative, organized and productive – whether it be at work, college or home.

Seamlessly integrate your DropTask PRO projects with iMindMap 7 Ultimate today.

Coming Soon…

iMM8

With iMindMap 8 just around the corner, creative stimulation will be taken to another level with an all-new Brainstorming Mode, introducing a quick fire way to input ideas and images using sticky notes and pin boards.  Click here to find out more.

The Perfect Pairing – Part 1: Explore your Mind

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It’s the start of a new day and you’re looking for a burst of inspiration to solve those problems that have been playing on your mind. The first challenge to conquer is knowing where to begin. You need something to stimulate your mind so that you can not only generate ideas, but organize them too.

DropTask PRO’s integration with iMindMap 7 Ultimate enables you to apply a visual approach to thinking, mapping out your thoughts as you brainstorm, plan and organize – before using the ‘export to DropTask’ feature where you can put your ideas into action using DropTask.

Together, they provide the perfect visual solution so managing and organizing information has never been easier.

Back to the drawing board

With an incredible tool available at your fingertips, it’s time to start using it to encourage creative thinking and manage your ideas. Below are 5 simple steps to follow when using iMindMap so you can visualize your way to creative conceptions:

central idea1. Start with a central idea

This is the starting point of your Mind Map and represents the topic you are going to explore. It should be central to the page and you should use an image to represent the idea.

2. Add branches to your mapbranches

To get creative juices flowing you need to start adding branches from your central idea; these branches represent key themes. With a free flowing design, branches can be added and extended to accommodate new ideas and associations, meaning you are never restricted in your thoughts.

3. Add keywords

For each branch of your Mind Map include just one keyword. The use of a single keyword encourages you to explore the word and generate more associations. Keywords trigger connections in your brain and allow you to remember a larger quantity of information.

4. Colour code your branches

By using colour codes you can categorise, highlight and analyse information, identifying more connections which would not have previously been discovered.

images5. Include images in your map

Pictures are a very powerful aspect of creating a Mind Map – they say far more than words. Images are processed by the brain instantly and act as a visual stimuli to recall information. Images also act as a universal language to overcome any language barriers.

Now you’ve followed these five simple steps, generated a creative Mind Map and explored all corners of your mind, your ideas will be bursting at the seams.  Those problems you started out with are a thing of the past, there’s no stopping you now – the only way is forward! All you need to do is put those ideas into action so you can complete your goals.

With iMindMap 7 Ultimate you can convert your Mind Maps into projects and tasks by using the ‘export to DropTask’ feature. This way you can manage and organize your ideas from conception right through to completion.

Stay tuned for The Perfect Pairing – Part 2, to find out more about using DropTask PRO’s integration with iMindMap 7 Ultimate.

If you can’t wait for our next blog on DropTask’s integration with iMindMap 7 Ultimate, then click here to find out more!

COMING SOON…

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With iMindMap 8 just around the corner, creative stimulation will be taken to another level with an all-new Brainstorming Mode, introducing a quick fire way to input ideas and images using sticky notes and pin boards.  Click here to find out more.

Are you already using DropTask’s integration feature? Let us know your thoughts below.

Integration with iMindMap 7!

Integration Overview

In line with the latest release of iMindMap 7 today, we’re pleased to announce that DropTask users will now be able to export all of their tasks, groups and projects straight into iMindMap 7 Ultimate for further visual exploration of opportunities and ideas.

Designed to give a beneficial boost in creativity and vastly improve your quality of work, the integration supports existing theories and studies on the benefits of visual thinking.

Did you know: Research cited by David Hyerle approximates that between 70% & 90% of the information received by the brain is through visual channels?

Getting Started

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Exporting your DropTask project is easy, all you have to do is select your project from the side menu, go into the project settings, and then select iMindMap from the export pop up.

After doing this, all of your groups and tasks will appear in iMindMap 7. Your project will become your central idea, your groups will be main branches, and your tasks will become descendent child branches in the same colours as you’d set them in DropTask.

And the best bit is, once you’re ready to take action again, you can export your entire map (or individual branches) back into DropTask for fluid and powerful visual task management. 

Send all of your actionable tasks back into DropTask

Send all of your actionable tasks back into DropTask

To try out the export feature, get your free trial of iMindMap 7 Ultimate here