CS Odessa releases ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 tool for Macintosh

August 31, 2007 in Project Tracking (F)

[prMac.com] Odessa, Ukraine, August 28, 2007 " CS Odessa today announced the general availability of ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 for Macintosh. ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 is an easy-to-use software tool that supports mind mapping, brainstorming and other personal productivity methodologies thus providing businesses and individuals with an engaging and creative way to increase efficiency and productivity when organizing ideas and projects.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 is focused on fostering and capturing an individual's creativity that is often required when solving complex business tasks. The results are then integrated into one's office workflow through tight integration with other Macintosh office software products. Major changes in version 5 include a new Brainstorming mode, a highly intuitive interface, visually enhanced map appearance and tighter integration with MS Office and MS Project applications.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 has a new Brainstorming mode that allows users to conduct targeted brainstorming sessions. New ideas are added as free-floating topics, and these can then be freely rearranged using drag-and-drop or edited during the session or after its completion. A built-in session timer helps to manage the scope of the brainstorming session and is a great tool for keeping groups on target.

To support people who are either linear or nonlinear types of thinkers ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 offers a comprehensive text outline view and the map view that can be displayed simultaneously. Users can quickly switch between the map view and the outlined text description, with all changes and additions appearing real-time in both views.

To address existing customer's requirement for a more sophisticated and rich mind appearance; ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 has added smooth lines and text, along with gradient fills and transparency settings for any map element which gives users an unparalleled amount of control over a mind map's appearance. Vector drawing tools contained in ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 allow users to draw handmade style mind maps or create custom visual elements and shapes for decorating a document.

ConceptDraw MIDNMAP 5 is compatible with all major Mac OS X project management software titles and MS Office. Complete support of MS Project XML file format allows data to be transferred between ConceptDraw MIDNMAP 5 to project management applications and back again; MS Word export is helpful for preparing business documentation. All export features require only ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 installed without the need of any additional software.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 is Universal Binary application and requires Mac OS X 10.4 to run.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 is available at the price of $199 USD for the professional edition and of $119 USD for personal edition at:

Volume purchase discounts, educational and non-profit pricing is also available.

Read more information about ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 and obtain a download of the free trial version at: http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/mindmap/main.php?utm_source=mm5macS&utm_medium=press_release

Owners of earlier versions can upgrade to ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 for only $119 at: http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/purchase/mindmap/upgrade.php?utm_source=mm5macS&utm_medium=press_release

About Conceptdraw Productivity Line:
The ConceptDraw product line for Macintosh and Windows is comprised of ConceptDraw 7 diagramming and drawing software; ConceptDraw MINDMAP, a brainstorming tool that uses standard mind mapping techniques to help organize ideas and tasks; ConceptDraw Project , professional project management software; ConceptDraw WebWave, software for creating professional diagrams and drawings on the stage of website or application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping; ConceptDraw NetDiagrammer for network and system design.

Founded in 1993, Computer Systems Odessa supplies cross-platform productivity tools and graphics technologies to professional and corporate users. With headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine and an office in California, USA; CS Odessa sells products internationally through resellers in over 25 countries. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line of products has won numerous awards (http://www.conceptdraw.com) and is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.