Windows: Mindmap functionality
I like to organise my ideas in a Mindmap then add some meat to the bones in OneNote. Adding mindmap functionality would make it a one stop shop for me. Todo lists, project plans etc can all be drafted up in one place.
Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic. In the near future, we are not considering this type of capability for OneNote.
Just purchased XMind to supplement one-note and outlook. Xmind and one-note feel like the missing pieces of each other. There is an incredible product in the balance. I'm presently trying to decide whether to do all project planning within XMind and just use one note a project reference. Or to initiate projects in XMind then PDF and import into OneNote for more planning and tracking.
My preference is to prioritize OneNote but mindmapping has been a productivity revelation.
Antonio V. commented
Mindmanager like software thebrain
Enrique B, you can collapse nested lists by double-clicking the paragraph dragger to the left of each line (in the desktop version).
I would also like to see concept mapping (not just mindmapping) tools as well to auto-link concepts that can be dragged around the page, and the links automatically follow.
Ken Sokol commented
I currently use a non-Microsoft mind-mapping tool for project planning, document outlining, etc... I generally use OneNote as my project planning tool. A MindMapping feature in OneNote would create a one-stop-shop for most of my project planning and management needs.
Dietmar Breihof commented
A Mind map feature would differentiate one note from completion too.
I use mind maps a lot as well as one note.
I use SimpleMind and simply save file as image and import into OneNote OR use the Screen Clipper and add to my notebook.
Kristoffer Helander commented
Yes a mind mapping tool would be fantastic. Especially with multi touch support for multiple users to brainstorm together around a Surface Pro and multiple online users for working with teams across the world through Skype or Lync. Also the ability to link a "bubble" to other office documents, or websites to make a more dynamic document. And the ability export the mind map to Visio for further, deeper editing in the end.
Also, merge this request with this one:
Hassan Selim commented
I think this should be merged with this: https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/256328-onenote-users/suggestions/6160979-mindmap-functionality-built-in-please
I get it that Microsoft doesn't want to cannibalize from other office products and therefore have kept OneNote 'dumbed down' so that it can't replace Word's advanced formatting, Excel's table calculations, PowerPoint's annotation and drawing tools etc. I also understand that they are very limited in what advanced features could be used in the web, ios, android, windows phone versions. That's what Evernote does, it's a web-first design with a generally clunkier desktop experience but pretty much all it's features are available on all platforms.
All that being said I hope they don't decide to water down the awesome Windows desktop version (not the basic metro-store-modern-rt version) in the name of cross-platform ubiquity. It'd be cool if they kept the cross-platform version free and ubiquitous but create a 'premium' desktop upgrade for those of us who really want advanced features. I'd happily pay good money for a 'visio-embedded' version that enabled mindmaps, flowcharts, etc! I understand my windows phone wouldn't be able to edit those elements, just let me view them on the mobile OS's like you do with inking!
I use a couple of mind map products.
If integrated into One Note, it will be one stop shop for me as well.