Newsletter: Many more Geistesblitzes!


Dear MindMeister User,

Not too long ago we launched the Geistesblitz Tools - widgets for Mac OS Dashboard and Windows Vista for quickly inserting ideas into a MindMeister mind map - and received lots of great feedback. However, we also received some not so good feedback from users of older Windows versions who found themselves not being able to use these gadgets...

So, we've taken that feedback very seriously and now are proud to give you not one, not two - but three new versions of Geistesblitz, for Yahoo! Widgets, iGoogle and the iPhone. We hope this will make everybody happy. Read details below or go straight to the new tools page!

Cheers,
  The MindMeister Team

New Geistesblitzes

GEISTESBLITZ, (noun, m.) ['gæstes blîts]:
literally translated as mind flash, is a sudden insight or idea, often brilliant and unexpected. Consisting of the German words Geist (as in Zeitgeist) and Blitz (as in Blitzen, that lightning-fast reindeer of Santa Claus), it's probably best translated into English as brain wave or flash of genius.

Geistesblitz Tools allow you to quickly submit your ideas (or Geistesblitzes) to your default map in MindMeister (remember, you can set your default map in the Properties dialog). The ideas are inserted in a special branch top left of the root and remain there for you to copy to other maps, or move around within the default map.

Check out the new widgets / gadgets below:

Geistesblitz Yahoo! Widget

Geistesblitz Yahoo! Widget

Yahoo! Widgets (formerly Konfabulator) is the most common widget engine out there and works on all recent Windows versions, as well as Mac OS. So we thought it only fair to support this as well!

System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS X (10.3 or higher)


Download Now!

 

Geistesblitz iGoogle Gadget

Geistesblitz iGoogle Gadget

For those of you who already live and breathe through the web browser, the Geistesblitz gadget for iGoogle is the weapon of choice - one click to add the gadget to your iGoogle page and fire off ideas to MindMeister straight from your web portal!

Browser Requirements:
Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Safari, Opera

Install Now!

 

Geistesblitz iPhone Gadget

Geistesblitz iPhone Gadget

With 4 million phones sold within half a year, developing for the iPhone recently became more than a fashion statement. While you'll have to wait a little longer for the full iPhone interface, here's a cheeky gadget for your iPhone browser as a little taster!

System Requirements:
Apple iPhone or iPod Touch (any version, recommended 1.1.3)

Install Now!

More Geistesblitzes?

Just to round off, here are the other flavours of Geistesblitz that you can use - nothing new for avid newsletter readers and old MindMeisters, but still...!

Mac OS Dashboard Widget / Vista Sidebar Gadget

Set up the widget once with your MindMeister username and password, and fire off new ideas at will! Using the widget is fast and intuitive and besides, we think it looks rather dashing...

System Requirements: Mac OS X (10.4 or higher) or Windows Vista

Download Now!

 

Quicksearch Extensions

Submit your ideas to your MindMeister default map directly from the search field in the top right-hand corner of your web browser. If you use the "Remember me" function on the MindMeister login form, you won't even have to sign in!

Browser Requirements: Firefox 2.x or Internet Explorer 7

Install Now!

More MindMeister Features?

We hope that these new gadgets will help you pass the time until MindMeister's next major update - we call it the Big Kahuna - with lots of new features that have been requested over the past few months. Stay tuned, shouldn't be long ...