Mindjet has released MindManager 6 Mac for Apple's Mac OS X, which has been designed to enable individuals and teams in creative, publishing and education communities to visually connect and synthesize ideas. Built using Apple's Xcode development environment and Cocoa frameworks, MindManager 6 Mac is a universal version that runs natively on Intel-based Macintosh computers for increased performance.
The company explains that MindManager allows users to first capture the interaction of brainstorming sessions, after which they can then further develop their thinking by attaching or linking to a wide range of information types, including Web sites, e-mail addresses, documents and audio, video or image files. The map interface enables users to create assignments and due dates to quickly implement those ideas--all in a single, easily organized visual document, says MindJet. With a cross-platform file format, anything mapped out in MindManager 6 Mac--from project plans and marketing campaigns to lecture notes and research reports--can be shared with co-workers or classmates using either Mac or Windows.