CS Odessa ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 increases productivity of Macintosh users

August 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Odessa, Ukraine, August 11, 2007 – CS Odessa today announced the upcoming release of ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 for Mac, scheduled for shipment August 28, 2007. Key changes in this version include a highly intuitive interface, visually enhanced mapping, and integration with MS Office and MS Project compatible software.

Recognizing that quick and easy text outlining is essential for most tasks, ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 provides a unique fully featured text outline view that can appear simultaneously with a map. Users can quickly switch between the map view and the outlined text description, with all changes and additions appearing real-time in both.

Visual richness and clarity is a customer priority, and ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 now has smooth lines and text along with gradient fills and transparency settings for all map elements. Users gain an unparalleled level of control over the appearance of their mind maps. Vector drawing tools contained in ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 enable users to draw handmade mind maps or create custom visual elements and shapes to enhance documents.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 includes innovative brainstorming features that allow users to quickly add ideas to mind maps as free-floating topics, and then effortlessly rearrange them via drag and drop. A built-in session timer and newly enhanced feature set allow users to effectively manage brainstorming sessions for optimum results.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 includes support for personal productivity methodologies, including “Getting Things Done” (GTD) by David Allen. Users may add, edit and track task information, priorities, and links in detailed project maps, or build a simple task and priority map to track progress.

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 transferring to and from ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 and project management applications. MS PowerPoint export allows users to present mind maps to an audience, while MS Word export is helpful for preparing business documentation. Export features require only ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 installed without the need of any additional software.

ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 has a suggested retail price of $99 for Personal and $199 for Professional edition; educational, government and nonprofit pricing is available.

Read more about ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 at:
Owners of earlier versions can upgrade to ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 for only $99 at:

GTD and “Getting Things Done” are registered trademarks of The David Allen Company. There is no endorsement by The David Allen Company of MINDMAP 5.

The ConceptDraw product line for Macintosh and Windows is comprised of ConceptDraw 7 diagramming and drawing software; ConceptDraw MINDMAP, a brainstorming tool using standard mind mapping techniques to organize ideas and tasks; ConceptDraw Project, professional project management software; ConceptDraw WebWave, software for creating professional diagrams and drawings for website or application prototyping and design, page mock-up and site-mapping; and 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 more than 25 countries. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line of products has won numerous awards (http://www.conceptdraw.com) and is now used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.