Mode de Vie releases MyThoughts 1.1 for Mac OS X

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[prMac.com] Hampshire, United Kingdom - Mode de Vie Limited today is pleased to announce the release of MyThoughts 1.1, an update to their popular Mind Mapping software for Mac OS X. MyThoughts for Mac is an intuitive, flexible and powerful Mind Mapping tool that avoids a steep learning curve or the need for any specialized training, and provides an ideal solution for those wanting to improve their brainstorming, learning and recall abilities through the use of Mind Maps.

Popular in business as it is in education and personal use, MyThoughts for Mac features an intuitive interface that lets the user focus on expressing and developing ideas with fluid, organic, Mind Maps. Via drag and drop, it is quick and easy to add images to Mind Map Branches and Central Thought, add links to files, pages from the web and much more.

Creating visually appealing Mind Maps with MyThoughts is a breeze. Users can easily modify the desired Branch Curvature, add Relationships between Branches, modify the curve of the relationship line to suit their needs, add text, color and have their Mind Map looking great in no time at all. MyThoughts also includes a Notes Editor with many options; easily add and format notes to any Branch. One click on a check box and Outline Numbering is applied for a cross reference.

New in Version 1.1:

Import/Export Features:
* Use the OPML Import and Export option to share with iPhone Mind Mapping Apps.
* Share your Mind Maps and/or Notes as Pages and Word documents.
* Enhanced PDF Export options including password security

Usability Enhancements:
* Collapsible/Expandable Branches
* Panning of large Mind Maps
* Improvements to Auto Branch Layout
* Add properties to the Mind Map Document (Author, Keywords, etc)
* Enhanced printing options, including the ability to add text and images to headers and footers.

MyThoughts Feature highlights include:
* Easy to use
* Visually Appealing Mind Maps
* Uncluttered, intuitive User Interface
* Creates organic, flowing, brain friendly Mind Maps
* Adjust the curvature of Branches quickly and easily
* Media Browser includes over 3000 high quality images and icons
* iPhoto is seamlessly integrated into the Media Browser
* Drag and Drop Images from the Media Browser, the Web or Finder to Mind Map Branches or the Central Thought
* Link from branches to URLs or Files
* Add notes to the Mind Map Branches using the Notes Editor
* Add Outline Numbering
* Print Manager makes printing large mind maps hassle free

"Version 1.1 of MyThoughts for Mac, with it's many new features, provides an even more powerful solution for Mac based Mind Mappers. Users now benefit from enhanced usability, a greater number of Export options, plus, OPML Import/Export, all of which are features that are sure to please our users." said Susanne Edwards, commercial director of Mode de Vie Limited. "When we set out to create MyThoughts we did not anticipate the scale of the enthusiasm and support from it's users, it has been just amazing. With such a positive vibe we have been able to tune into what users are seeking from a Mind Map application, and Version 1.1 is the result, but there is more to come in the future, that is for sure."

As a perfect complement to Apple's iLife suite, iPhoto is seamlessly integrated into MyThoughts' built-in Media Browser, giving direct drag and drop access to media assets. Additionally, the application ships with over 3000 images and icons to illustrate Mind Maps, offering users ample flexibility and creativity. The MyThoughts for Mac Print Manager makes printing Mind Maps hassle free, even when printing over multiple sheets.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later (Snow Leopard Compatible)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 120 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
MyThoughts 1.1 is priced at $49.00 (USD) for a single-user license. A 5 License Family Pack is available for only $69.00. Educational Institute Pricing is also offered.

Located in historic Hampshire, United Kingdom, Mode de Vie Limited is a privately held company founded by husband and wife team Alan and Susanne Edwards. With a focus on ease-of-use and meticulous attention to detail, Mode de Vie Limited specializes in the design and development of software applications for the Mac platform. With MyThoughts as their flagship product, and as long time mind mappers themselves, the company was born from the founders passion for innovation and a desire for a mind mapping solution that suited their own needs. Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Mode de Vie Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhoto, and iWork are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Mind Mapping or Mind Maps are the registered trademarks of the Buzan Organisation Ltd. The MyThoughts Logo and Magician are trademarks of Mode de Vie Limited (c) Susanne Edwards 2009 - 2010.

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