Add a tabular view and other map view and export options
While the need to add a radial view to MindManager has been mentioned several times, a tabular or "tree table" view may be even more useful.
This view arranges the map topics and sub-topics within a rectangle with the main topics on the left, as shown in the example below. This sort of view is especially useful for showing a map as a formatted project plan or timetable which can easily be incorporated into a publication or an online display (this would also be a great option for publishing an HTML5 map online).
In a sense MindManager is already halfway there. I created the table view below on the right by exporting the map on the left to an Excel outline, then exported the table to Word where I merged cells and formatted them. This isn't too difficult to do but it's fiddly, especially with a large map, However, the biggest problem is that the result is a static view.
I'd like to suggest two things:
- Introduction of dynamic tree table view.
- The ability to export such a view to Excel (ideally Word would be another option but I suspect setting up a template to handle or the variables would be too complicated). This could also be an interim option on the way to a full dynamic view.