Open letter - What are the rules or conditions for getting suggestions implemented
I am grateful that MM developers have an open forum for soliciting ideas. From a product improvement perspective this provides the opportunity to have some of the most committed users provide ideas that should be considered.
I have over several years asked for a two simple changes.
- To allow users to change / swap the order of icons in a topic
- To provide a true 0-100% progress icon suite (allow the option of a 100% full blue icon rather than a green tick)
I have noticed there have been some similar ideas presented by others, that alone will not elicit significant buy in from the group. However, collectively, the similar ideas could be aggregated, but I am not sure this is taken into consideration.
MindManager is not cheap, however, it is an essential tool for my daily work. I am questioning are we getting value for money. We are in a world of constant change, but I think significant change is rather slow for each of the iterations within MM. If this was an open source program I am sure that many of the great ideas provided would just be implemented. Like the ability to simply swap the order of icons. What triggered my rant is that PowerToys provide significant improvements on almost a weekly basis.
So my question is:
- Is it clearly articulate how our suggestions are taken on board and implemented?
- Are we happy with the rate of continuous improvement?