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amazing new software discovered = YouMinds Composer !

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Posted by donleone
Jul 16, 2014 at 05:53 PM


furthermore, just discovered:

YouMinds is able to do FULL internally saved attachments
(and links to external files of course too)

so to attach a file,
you just simply drag it unto any shape
where you want it to be,
(or else right-click add attachment)
and then you get presented with this screen:

and i on purpose tested it, with even a 1GB attachment, and it took it in 20s copied!


and it’s all stored inside a single database file of one file per project.

furthermore, the software is actually in some diagrams “smart” too.

going in these, beyond just static shapes & lines.

for example,
depending on which diagram you choose
there are additional custom programmed options
just for that shape alone!

some “smart” examples are:

in the IDEA BOX diagram,

boxes have an option to be made visible & hidden with a single click
(for brainstorming purposes etc.), and if hidden the whole placeholder gets
automatically crossed over.

in the NOTEBOOK module
you can create side-pages like in OneNote,

and listen to this (!!) = you can have a Scrivenings View too !!!
that combines all the pages into ONE VIEW like this
and that just like in Scrivener,
you can fully edit in that view as-well !!

so from this “Pages View”:

to a “Scrivenings View” like this:

so amazing! (this guy took the best of everything and combined it best he knew :-))

then have a look at this SLIDESHOW module
(pages stack-able into itself :-)


- and for those calender fans, it provides a Google Calender Sync too.

- then there is also a “bookmarks” feature
(in form of a drop-down menu)
which is a kind of a favorites collection
that goes exactly back to the edit position
as you had it when you bookmarked it.

- also every single view, regardless of which one,
has uniformly in the top left corner an “outline panel” pop-up button,
in which all the items used on that view can be quick accessed,
and also in which their quick hierarchy can be observed.

- furthermore, the optimal view for MDI purposes seems to be to
“minimize” the 3rd right notes & tool panel (as per my former MDI screenshot)
and make it slide in automatically only when needed,
leaving thus full screen-space for the visual and/or 2 windows in parallel.

- you can even insert ENTIRE FOLDERS and it will automatically replicate
the folder structure with shapes AND for each file show also a shape with full image previews !!
(very useful if exactly here, you press to LINK instead of internally save,
so that you can use then YouMinds as a kind of meta file manager dashboard
just like people have been doing with TheBrain for a long time)

- finally, some handy Shortcuts discovered:

Backspace = zooms into a shape (auto-centering & blending out all others)

Shift+Backspace = goes back 1 level up

Return key (not enter) = adds a sibling next to it

Ctrl+Return key = adds a child item

Shift+Return key = adds a new item in-between

Alt+Return key = edit the description of a shape

Alt+Shift+Return key = Opens Properties panel of an item/shape

that’s about it friends,
i am definitely moving
into this software :-)